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Kristen Stewart to Host 'Saturday Night Live' For The First Time in February

by Antoinette Bueno 6:29 AM PST, January 23, 2017
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Kristen Stewart is ready to show a much less serious side of herself.

The 26-year-old actress is hosting Saturday Night Live on February 4, the NBC show announced during Aziz Ansari's hosting gig this weekend. Stewart, who has never hosted SNL before, will be joined by musical guest Alessia Cara.

In November, the Equals actress admitted that her Twilight years was an "uncomfortable" time for her in the spotlight, so the news of her hosting gig may come as a surprise.

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"I was 17, 18, when it all went down and that was the most uncomfortable, terrible, weird thing -- you're, like, 17 years old, 'Ahhh!'" she told Ellen DeGeneres. "At the same time it's good. It kind of forced me to stand to attention in this way, which, I didn't have that."

These days, Stewart is definitely more comfortable discussing her personal life. On Friday, she spoke out against President Donald Trump, particularly, when she was on the receiving end of one of his Twitter outbursts in 2012.

"Robert Pattinson should not take back Kristen Stewart," the current president tweeted about the Twilight star at the time. "She cheated on him like a dog & will do it again -- just watch. He can do much better!"

"He was mad at me a couple years ago, really obsessed with me ... which is f**king crazy," Stewart recalled to Variety. "I can't even understand it."

"They should be [worried]," she added when asked about young girls being scared of the Trump presidency. "I've never been the most politically charged person, but at this point, it's not political, it's f**king so humanitarian."

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ET spoke with Stewart in October at the 23rd Annual Elle Women In Hollywood Awards, when she talked about her willingness to be more in the public eye.

"I think it takes a minute to sort of acclimate to communicating with so many people at one time, with like, 'the masses,' you know," Stewart told ET. "I think it's only beneficial, like... for me to have so many pathways open -- it ends up kind of not allowing people to misconstrue you."

"I know people love to say, 'Oh, she doesn't give a...' like, no, I totally do, man!" she added. "So yeah, I think I just feel a little bit more uninhibited or something."

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