Stripping didn`t scare me: Kristen Stewart

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2010, 09:07 AM IST

London: Kristen Stewart says she was surprised by how comfortable she felt while stripping for her latest movie role in "Welcome to the Rileys", in which she plays a teenage stripper.

"I think what surprised me most is probably the fact that I was so unaware of the fact that I was walking down the street with my robe opened and fishnets and beyond caring at all. I wasn`t scared," contactmusic.com quoted her as saying.

"I had known about this for a while before it got up and running. I`m really glad that it took a while to do so, because I think I was old enough to play the part - as opposed to not ready. I think I would have shied away from too much, so it was shocking to find myself in situations like that, being completely fine with them," she said.

The 20-year-old revealed she visited a strip club for the first time to research her role, and even took pole-dancing classes - which she admits "hurt".

"I learned how to pole dance, although you never really see it. You do for a second; it`s like in silhouette. It really hurts and you don`t realise, of course, it`s really going to show," she said.

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