Kristen Stewart has come a long way from the shy, anxious actress fans and reporters first encountered around the time of the first "Twilight" film's release.
When MTV News caught up with the saga's heroine on the "Eclipse" premiere's black carpet Thursday night (June 24), Stewart was all smiles and visibly bubbly with positive energy.
"I actually am quite excited," she said about being at the premiere. "I don't know why I'm not nervous. I think we've done a bunch of these events now, and I've always said that the energy is always undeniable, but right now, it feels positive and great."
Stewart acknowledged the consistent fan support as one of the "Twilight"-related gifts for which she's most grateful. "It's cool for me, because I've never had this [amount of fan support] on any of my movies, and I feel like I'm one of them," she said. "I feel like we share the exact same passion for this thing. It feels weird to be at the head of it, but it's cool, I'll roll with it."
Earlier in the night, MTV News chatted with [article id="1642359"]"Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer[/article], who was glad that she wasn't in Stewart's shoes. "I'm so not used to this," Meyer admitted when asked about the size and scope of the "Eclipse" premiere. "I only do this kind of thing once a year. The rest of the time, I am totally incognito. It's nice to be the author, let me tell you. It's so much easier than being the actor!"
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