Kristen Stewart sat down with The Sydney Morning Herald and talked about her upcoming projects and vegemite, the trademark spread of Australians.
Her Los Angeles home is not a mansion in the Hollywood Hills despite her pocketing $US2million ($2.7million) for Twilight and a reported $US4 million for the sequel, New Moon, set for release in November.
Home is comfortable in suburban LA, where she lives a regular life with her Australian scriptwriter mother, Jules, television producer father, John, and older brother, Cameron.
But this is not a shy, sheltered teen. Stewart is as wise and tough as a Hollywood veteran.
"Kristen has a great bullshit detector," the writer-director of her new comedy Adventureland, Greg Mottola, tells S.
When Stewart arrives for this interview in a Beverly Hills hotel, a stylist has not scoured the racks of nearby Rodeo Drive's designer boutiques for a jaw-dropping Dior creation. Stewart is dressed casually in black skinny jeans and a grey, loose-fitting T-shirt.
"This is me," the actress says, jokingly rubbing her hands down her thin 168-centimetre frame.
Stewart also swims against the tide of Hollywood when it comes to breakfast, venturing where most refuse to go.
"I actually don't mind Vegemite," she says, laughing. "I know most Americans can't stand the smell, taste or look of it but I like it."
Stewart, of course, can thank her Maroochydore-born mum for an early introduction to the iconic Australian spread. Born in Los Angeles and raised in the US, the actress names Noosa Heads as one of her favourite places on the planet. The Queensland resort town is where she holidayed with her family and learned to ride a surfboard.
Stewart's Australian heritage also inspired the name of her dog, a border collie named Oz.
"I love Australia and we have a lot of great family and friends down there. I can't wait to get back," she says. Click here to read more.
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