Kristen Stewart admits nervous condition

kristen_stewartTwilight‘s Kristen Stewart is “ridden with tics.” The actress explained her body constantly makes involuntary movements, adding she can’t help making jerky motions or fiddling with her hair and clothing when she is nervous. The 19-year-old tries her best to keep her habits under cover, but revealed they did cause problems when shooting her new movie The Runaways. Kristen plays rocker Joan Jett in the biopic, and struggled to take-off her mannerisms perfectly. “You always feel the pressure,” she explained. “It’s, like, if I don’t get every little thing right I’m going to kill myself. And we have very different tics. We’re both, like, ridden with tics, but they’re a completely different set of them. She’s got a hunch, but a cool one.” The star managed to keep her tics in check at the recent Oscars ceremony, where she was thrilled to meet up with Jodie Foster. The pair starred together in the 2002 movie Panic Room, and Kristen couldn’t believe how well-adjusted to fame Jodie is. The veteran actress offered to hang with Kirsten in the near future, leaving the teenager touched. “I just saw her at the Oscars and it was really cool,” Kristen enthused to TV host Jay Leno. “She’s like, ‘You know, you could learn a thing or two from me. I think that we should maybe start hanging out.’ I was like, ‘Really?’ I think I probably could!”

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  1. beast • March 12, 2010 @ 12:42 PM

    I know how that feels, I get the same way. It get’s hard to deal with sometimes, and annoying.

  2. tributegirl • March 12, 2010 @ 1:46 PM

    A lot of people have nervous tics and it’s hard to control.

  3. Nancy • March 12, 2010 @ 1:50 PM

    Well, I could “stay up all night and research” it (right demigod & Minerva? Haha) but, sometimes the medication ‘Carbamazepine’ works for that.

  4. tributegirl • March 12, 2010 @ 6:36 PM

    Are you sure Nancy? I don’t know, I think maybe you’d better check into that tonight! LMAO!!!!!

  5. mandee • March 13, 2010 @ 4:01 PM

    im actually surprised that she has been acting for so long and she still gets that nervous. i didnt even realize it was kristen who played in panic room. i wonder if she will outgrow it?

  6. beast • March 13, 2010 @ 10:25 PM

    it’s not always something you can grow out of.

  7. Nancy • March 14, 2010 @ 2:55 AM

    Tributegirl: Hahaha, I’ll get right on it!

  8. mandee • March 14, 2010 @ 5:05 AM

    i know beast, thats why i was wondering if she will. ill bet it embarrasses her 🙁

  9. Bibby • June 20, 2012 @ 3:47 PM

    You could see a mile away that she has a million tics a second going on when she is being interviewed. I thought she was the female version of micheal J Fox when I first heard her speak

  10. misstiss71 • October 8, 2013 @ 4:43 PM

    If you know someone with Tourettes Syndrome, then you may just recognize the symptoms. Along with Tics is anxiety, increase that and it’s a struggle to control. Watch her closely and you’ll see just how much she is holding them in. Probably part of why she is so shy & always has her body clenched. I’m in no way saying she has TS, but her actions are very similar to my sons and also actor Dash Minok from “Ray Donovan”. He has it severe, yet you would never know it.

  11. Felicity • May 30, 2015 @ 3:13 AM

    I knew it! So that’s why she keeps thumping her feet or fiddling with her hair while shes on the red carpet or in movies!

  12. Hatch Mayfield • September 21, 2015 @ 5:26 AM

    Shut up. It just proves she normal- like us. I love her and her acting.

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