Kristen Stewart isn't sorry you don't like her.
The "Twilight" star, who came under public scrutiny for cheating on her boyfriend Robert Pattinson with her "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders this summer, faced a large amount of public backlash.
The scandal caused the actress to issue a pleading apology to Pattinson via the press and significantly lowered Stewart's stock with the devoted "Twilight" fan base who'd come to be just as invested in the real-life romance of the film's stars as they were the characters they'd played.
But, in a new interview with Newsweek, the actress, who's been heavily promoting her indie flick "On the Road" as of late, says she doesn't care about public opinion.
“It’s not a terrible thing if you’re either loved or hated. But honestly, I don’t care ’cause it doesn’t keep me from doing my s**t," she tells the magazine. Though she did have some words of contrition for those upset by the scandal. "And I apologize to everyone for making them so angry. It was not my intention."
Stewart also gets quite candid about her new post-"Twilight" world.
“The only relief when it comes to "Twilight" is that the story is done. I start every project to finish the motherf--ker, and to extend that [mentality] over a five-year period adapting all of these treasured moments over four books, it was constantly worrying. But as long as people’s perspective of me doesn’t keep me from doing what I want to do, it doesn’t matter.”
There is another part of her public persona that she takes issue with though.
“It’s a little annoying having to be so compartmentalized,” Stewart says. “I go from box to box to box. Like right now, this is so crazy ’cause we’re out at a restaurant. But I’m going out a lot more now. I was starting to get closed off and self-conscious, and I’m trudging forth into the world more often.”
What do you think?