Kristen Stewart struggling with pressures of stardom?

Updated: Jun 28, 2010, 13:53 PM IST

Melbourne: `Twilight` star Kristen Stewart doesn`t seem to be too comfortable with the mega stardom that she has achieved with the success of the `Twilight` series.

The actress received much flak recently over her not-so-friendly attitude with fans during her `Eclipse` promotional tour in Australia.

"You don`t see the cameras shoved in my face and the bizarre, intrusive questions being asked or the people falling over themselves, screaming and taunting to get a reaction. All you see is an actor lit up by a flash," a news daily quoted Stewart as telling a British magazine.

The American star doesn`t like being hounded by the paparazzi too.

"It`s so... The photos are so... I feel like I`m looking at someone being raped. A lot of the time, I can`t handle it. It`s f*cked. I never expected this would be my life," she added.

On the other hand, she also said, "I don`t know what I`d do if I couldn`t do this. I`m sure I`d find something else. The thing about acting [is], you could get into something else. You could write, because you have that mind. If you couldn`t act, it would definitely manifest in different areas. But I`d be devastated. I don`t want to stop."

While Stewart has not spoken about her relationship with co-star Robert Pattinson , the Brit actor called rumours of their engagement "bullsh*t" and is often quick to defend his co-star.

"A big franchise like `Twilight` is a scary thing, because it put me on the map and I`ll have it my whole life. So it`s important to get along with my partner, and Kristen is the perfect partner," he said.

"She sets the bar high, so I must deliver, too," he added.

Moreover, Stewart admitted that the Twilight has been challenging.

"The past three years have been heavy. I haven`t had any plans in a long time, because I`ve been working a lot. I enjoy my downtime and I`m looking forward to it," she said.