Kristen Stewart is fed up with the paparazzi, reports Wonderwall.MSN.com. Recently promoting "Eclipse" with co-star Taylor Lautner in Australia, Stewart noticed clicks and flashes while standing on the balcony of her hotel room. She promptly gave the press two middle fingers. (Click here to see Kristen's flip-off photo.)
The 20-year-old mega-star was again upset by hounding photographers during a jet boat ride, Wonderwall reports, around Sydney Harbor. She flipped off the cameras again.
A source in the crowd tells Radar Online, "She sprinted along the wharf trying to get away. She was swearing at them and tried running into a restaurant, but the door was locked. She was saying, 'Stop taking my picture.'"
What Kristen might not realize, of course, is that running from the attention is probably only going to make it worse. Still, she's only 20, so I'm sure this is all rather hard to process.
But is the paparazzi is impacting her relationship with co-star (and boyfriend) Robert Pattinson?
On a recent weekend getaway in Southern California, E! News reports that the Twilight duo stayed at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel. "You could tell they were a couple," a source tells Wonderwall. "They were just sitting next to each other talking. Everyone pretty much left them alone."
Still, the occasional dimming of the spotlight isn't enough for Kristen, who says, "People always ask me if I'm dating Robert. It's beyond annoying." She adds, "...why would I want anything that's private to become entertainment for other people?"
She goes on to say, "People say that if I just tell them everything I'll be left along, but God, you think if I tell people they'll leave me alone? They pick up every little scrap, and that's much worse...It's so weird, that you have to be worried about people seeing things. You want to be excited about something, normal people can be excited about their lives, and I am, too, but it's such a different thing. It comes out as entertainment for other people and that makes me want to throw up."
I hate to sound cliche, but it's tough to have sympathy for this young woman. I'm sure it's not fun to have details of your private life splashed across the pages of magazines, but in reality, are these really details of her private life? Or are we just writing entire articles about the way the couple sits next to each other on a couch? That's not exactly intimate information. For now, it seems like Stewart and Pattinson are going strong, despite pressure from the media to share their lives with the world.
Stop reading the newspapers and magazines, Kristen. Stop worrying about what everyone thinks about your relationship. Be yourself, live your life, enjoy your massive paycheck, and get used to the clicking sound that follows you everywhere you go. Until we have stricter laws against paparazzi in this country, nothing is going to change. I'm not sure I'd trade you places, but I'm not sure you'd trade me places either. So enjoy your blessings and leave the rest alone.