Life imitated art for Kristen Stewart, and now the "Twilight" actress is speaking out about love triangles.
While Stewart discusses the on-screen love triangle that plays out in the "Twilight Saga," she herself has personal experience with such trials of the heart.
Stewart's now-infamous real-life love triangle with boyfriend Robert Pattinson and married "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders might have given her some insight into her character Bella Swan's love struggles. On screen, Bella feels for both vampire Edward Cullen (Pattinson) and werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner).
The 22-year-old actress discussed the topic of love triangles while promoting "Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2" in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday.
"There were times when it was difficult to agree with every decision she [Bella] made, but at the same time it was always coming from such an honest place in her heart," Stewart said. Later adding, "As a woman, I think that it's really important not to discredit feeling. You say, 'I don't know why I feel it, but I do. And I'm gonna figure out why pretty soon.'"
"The whole love triangle thing... She needs Jacob in her life. He needs her in the same way," Stewart said. "It's not like an unbalanced thing. I think that they really offer each other so much. If you can get past conventions, and get past what everyone else is thinking, and have what you want, then you're gonna be a much happier person."
Her real-life love triangle unfolded in the public eye when the actress issued an apology to her "Twilight" boyfriend for her fling with Sanders via People magazine in July.
Stewart and Pattinson have reportedly reconciled privately and have embarked on separate "Breaking Dawn Part 2" promotional tours. While she was in Japan, 26-year-old Pattinson headed to Australia, where he talked about the "pretty ridiculous" sex scene in "Breaking Dawn Part 2."
BreakingDawnMovie.org reports that U.S. promo dates are set to begin on Oct. 28 and continue through Nov. 12, when the cast joins for the world premiere in Los Angeles. The final "Twilight" installment will hit theaters on Nov. 16.
Check out Kristen Stewart on the "Twilight" press tour in Japan below. She discusses Bella's love triangle around the 8:05 mark.