It was clear during the hype around the "Twilight" movie series that star Kristen Stewart was uncomfortable with the interviews, the red carpet appearances and the paparazzi.
The actress, confirming the assumption of many, is now explaining why she felt so awkward.
"Having that much human energy thrust at you and then being critically analyzed is obviously disarming," she admitted in the June issue of Harper's Bazaar U.K.
"Control issues make me so nervous. It’s not knowing what’s going to happen. So what people were seeing was what happens when you are terrified," she explained. "My palms sweat, my knees shake, I don’t think I can stand in my heels, I’m breathing heavily, I feel nauseous. I’ll be so nervous and then my body creates something to calm me down and I get so tired."
The actress said she's now learned how to deal with the attention.
"I’ve taken a step back and relinquished a bit of control. Now, I just breeze through, though there are some things I still get very nervous about," she admitted.
The actress said she doesn't enjoy being famous. "Fame is the worst thing in the world. Especially if it's pointless. When people say, 'I want to be famous' Why? You don't do anything," Stewart said.
And although she likes being an actress, she still feels Hollywood has a long way to go as far as treating women fairly.
"Women inevitably have to work a little bit harder to be heard. Hollywood is disgustingly sexist. It's crazy. It's so offensive it's crazy," she said.