Kristen Stewart: 'I Love Putting Myself Through Hell'

by Zach Seemayer 9:30 PM PST, March 04, 2015
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Twilight star Kristen Stewart, who recently made French history when she became the first American actress to win a Cesar Award, loves sacrificing herself for her art and putting in a hard day's work in pursuit of perfecting her craft.

The actress, who has delivered a number of acclaimed performances in films like Adventureland, On the Road, Into the Wild, Camp X-Ray and Still Alice, told CR Fashion Book in a recent interview, "I love putting myself through hell and really experiencing that pain."

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"That's when I feel the most fulfilled," Stewart added. "When at the end I feel like I've slaughtered myself. And it's so worth it."

In her love life, Stewart is every bit as ambitious as she is in her career, and she says she looks for that same energy in the people she dates.

"For me, the most attractive thing in a person is drive," Stewart revealed. "Genuine impulse expressed for the sake of it, not for perception. I think that's hot."

That attraction to impulsiveness has directed how she lives her own life, according to the 24-year-old star.

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"I do not approach my life tactfully at all," Stewart told the publication. "I'm incredibly impulsive and I am definitely an intense weirdo. I love living and I love people. They trip me out and I want to know more about them all the time. That isn't something I can turn off and on."

Stewart expressed a bit of that hip weirdness at the coolest wedding ever, between actress Riley Keough and stuntman Ben Smith-Petersen, earlier this month.

For a look at the young star's unique style over the years, check out the video below.