You were at the centre of a media storm earlier this year [when news of Kristen’s affair with a married director broke]. What has that taught you about dealing with the press?
You have to be OK with your own fears. If you’re an honest person you’ll make mistakes, but that’s when the most interesting things happen. I used to just stay in my hotel room rather than deal with everything, but if you get too caught up in what others think you become a really disjointed person.
What were you like before you were famous?
In school, I was made to feel like an outsider. I hung out on sets as my dad was a TV producer and my mum worked in film. I’d hug them and their clothes would smell of the dust from the set. That memory’s stuck with me.
You had some risque scenes in your recent movie, On The Road. Were you comfortable getting naked on screen?
We did a threesome scene, which was actually just kind of fun. My mum loved the movie. I still haven’t talked to my dad about it yet!
What’s it like filming Twilight love scenes with your real-life boyfriend Robert Pattinson ?
We’re meant to have mind-boggling sex in Breaking Dawn Part I. We wanted to be like animals – we tried and they told us it was rated ‘R’!
What was your first impression of Rob when you met him in 2008?
I liked his pants. Seriously.
Your character Bella becomes a mother in the final Twilight film. Do you want to start a family soon?
My standard answer is that I can’t wait, but I can wait.
You did a lot of your own stunts in Breaking Dawn. Did you get any injuries?
I broke my thumb on one of the first days. I was a little overzealous!
How do you feel about leaving Bella behind?
I’ve seen the ending of the final film four times and I’ve cried every time! It’s sad, but there’s a sense of relief that comes from finishing a project. The weight has lifted. I don’t have to worry about Bella any more.