"Never at any point have I sat down and plotted how I should proceed from here on," she reveals.
"As soon as you start thinking about your career as a trajectory—like, as if you're going to miss out on some wave or momentum—then you're never doing anything for yourself anyway. Then you're truly, actually, specifically working for the public. You're turning yourself into a bag of chips."
Stewart's also had to deal with her fair share of drama in the spotlight -- in 2012 she was photographed getting intimate with "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders.
Today, the actress just tries to keep a low profile when it comes to the paparazzi.
"Now I feel like if I smiled for a paparazzi photo—not that I ever would—that's exactly what people would be desecrating me for. They'd be like, 'now you're going to give it up, now you're a sellout.' like, okay. What do you want? What would you like?," she reveals.
While the former child star has been in showbiz for a very long time, she definitely hit it big with the "Twilight" movies.
"The day the movie came out there was a picture of me—in the New York Post, I think. I was sitting on my front porch, smoking a pipe with my ex-boyfriend and dog. And I was like, Oh sh-t, well, I have to be aware of that," she confesses.