Sweet and innocent Kristen Stewart before Twilight, R-Patz and the affair that turned her into a 'trampire'
23:30 GMT, 13 August 2012
Delightedly munching on lobster, pulling funny faces in the make-up chair and grinning for the camera – this is Kristen Stewart before she was transformed into Hollywood's hated 'trampire'.
The 'precocious' actress was then just 13, starring in one of her first films and blissfully unaware of her future as a worldwide celebrity with the Twilight franchise which also introduced her to now-ex lover Robert Pattinson.
It was a more innocent time, according to her friend Hallee Hirsh, who co-starred with Kristen in the 2004 movie Speak.
Sweet and innocent: Kristen Stewart as a 13-year-old budding film star, before she found fame in Twilight
She said: 'She's powerful, intelligent and in control but also the apple of people's eyes. I like the way she deals with fame.
'When we worked on Speak she was so precocious, it was a really hard part she played [as a rape victim] but she not only comprehended it, she portrayed it beautifully.
'She wanted to tell the story, even at such a young age she wanted to tell the story of a character.
'She was like 12 going on 35. She was never out to be famous. She's always been so curious about her work, even at 12.'
Only the best: The teen, who comes from a Hollywood family of writers, tucks into a plate of lobster
Close friends: Kristen with actress Hallee Hirsh, with whom she co-starred on the 2004 movie Speak; Hallee has defended Kristen, calling her an 'inspiration'
Before the storm: Kristen, left, and Hallee, second from right, on the set of Speak in Ohio
Hallee also revealed that the actress has a habit of falling for the people she works with on her films.
Before R-Patz and Rupert Sanders, Hallee
revealed, Kristen had her first 'relationship' with a male co-star on
the set of Speak, after meeting her ex boyfriend, actor Michael Angarano, during the movie.
Hallee, 24, described how the 'intense' atmosphere actors and crew experience on a film set can cause romance to blossom.
'From personal experience I know
working on a production is a really intense thing. You have this family
when you're on project it feels like the people that are around you are
the most important people in your life and it's always extremely open
'Infidelity, and these sort of things, they happen easily
when you're caught up in the moment.'
Intense relationship: Kristen filming Snow White And The Huntsman on location in Wales with director Rupert Sanders; the pair began an affair
Hallee was keen to defend her friend, who has been in hiding since her affair with married director Sanders was revealed.
all reach hard places in our lives,' she said. 'I don't know anyone who
has had all the relationships in their lives run smoothly.We're all
'It's difficult juggling [work and a relationship] especially if you're famous.'
Intense: Hallee described how the atmosphere actors and crew experience on a film set can cause romance to blossom
And Hallee thinks her friend is an inspiration to all young actresses trying to make it.
think she's one of the smartest actresses out there. I think she's
paving a really, really cool way for the rest of us young actresses.
'I think it's really difficult for women in acting being famous and being a sex symbol. She's awesome, she's a real artist.'
Directing: Rupert's wife Liberty Ross also appeared in the movie, playing Kristen's mother
Photos released today from the set of the film Snow White And The Huntsman, give a hint of the bond that had developed between Kristen and her director.
She can be seen in a low cut dress crawling on the wet sand as Sandars locks eyes with her, watching every movement and directing the camera.
Between takes Kristen smiles and flicks her hair as she chats to Sandars. The pair were filming on location in Wales last year.
Forming bonds: The fall out from Kristen and Rupert's affair has seen both of them apologise to their partners, and Kristen remains in hiding