Kristen Stewart Was A Self-Conscious Tomboy: I Wasn't A 'Cutesy' Child Actor At All!

Fri, August 12, 2011 2:22pm EDT by 3 Comments

In the new issue of W magazine, K-Stew reveals how she got discovered at eight years old while singing a ‘dreidl’ song in a school concert!

Believe it or not, as a kid, Kristen Stewart was the last person anyone would picture becoming an actress — she was just your typical tomboy, anything but ‘cutesy,’ as she describes it. But all that changed when she was forced to sing in a school concert!

“It’s weird, because I would be the last person in my school to be in plays, but I was forced to sing a song in a school thing. I sang a dreidl song, which is funny for me,” Kristen admits in W magazine. “I’ve never celebrated Hanukkah—it wasn’t in my upbringing, but it was one of those deals where everybody has to pick a song or participate somehow in the chorus.”

“It wasn’t the normal dreidl song; I can’t really remember the words, but it was a more serious dreidl song. The dreidl was huge, it was really honored. And that’s how I met my agent, who was in the audience,” she adds. “I was eight. I was nine when I did my first movie, The Safety of Objects.”

From there, Kristen did some commercials, but admits she didn’t really fit the part of a typical ‘cute’ kid. (Let’s just say Welch’s grapefruit juice commercials weren’t her thing).

“I was definitely not the type of child one would cast in a commercial or any TV that you’d typically go out for as a young kid,” K-Stew humbly admits. “I wasn’t the type of kid who would be in stuff that kids watch. I wasn’t cutesy.”

Actually, K-Stew was sometimes mistaken to be a boy! “I have brothers, and that so-called boyish quality was something that I was deathly self-conscious about when I was younger,” she reveals. “I was, like, No, I’m a girl. Actually, I’m still embarrassed to say that.”

Well, she should be anything but embarrassed. Kristen is one of Hollywood’s biggest talents and has a long career ahead of her thanks to that tomboy quality!

–Leigh Blickley

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