After shooting seven films back-to-back, Kristen Stewart has announced that she's taking a break from acting.

Stewart, who shot to international stardom thanks to her starring role as Bella Swan in the "Twilight" series, hasn't really stopped working since, and that's the problem, the actress revealed in a new interview with USA Today. After wrapping her latest project, the futuristic flick "Equals," which co-stars Nicholas Hoult, USA Today reports that the process "tore her up emotionally, and necessitated what she long thought she needed: a break to just be Kristen the person. She won't read a single script in the coming months."

The break is a long time coming, Stewart said.

"I'm taking some time off because I've been working for two years. I'm an actor and that's my art form, and because I started that so young, I've always felt intimidated and insufficient when I think about other forms of art I want to create. I'm going to take so much time off," Stewart told the paper. "I'm going to buy a live-work space in downtown LA and I'm going to make some (stuff) with my hands. Literally, I made that decision a few weeks ago. I'm making a short film. I'm making a bunch of (stuff). I don't know how I'll put it out. But I'm not going to hold it so preciously close to me. I write all the time."

Despite the need to recharge, Stewart reported that she was feeling happy these days, and excited about her future.

"Now, I really have no apprehension about anything, which is great," she told USA Today. "I can get behind all of my creative endeavors more so than ever before. I'm super happy and challenged and inspired and relaxed."

Enjoy your time off, Kristen; your fans will be waiting for you when you return.

[via: USA Today]

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