Actress Kristen Stewart, star of the new film "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" poses at the film's Los Angeles premiere November 16, 2009. [Agencies]
Kristen Stewart insists she isn't dating her 'Twilight' co-star Robert Pattinson.
The 19-year-old actress - who plays Robert's character's lover in the first movie in the series - understands why fans would want them to date in real-life but a there is a difference between fiction and reality.
She said of her handsome 23-year-old co-star: "I get why fans want to know more about the cast as real people and they want us to be together and all of that.
"I just have to sort of not think about that. People have a hard time separating us from our characters."
Kristen also confessed she is a control freak and used to worry about how she publicly came across, but now claims she doesn't care what people think of her.
She told Parade magazine: "As soon as I stopped trying to control everything that came out of my mouth and every picture of me that came out, that's when I became so much happier.
"It wasn't like some big turning point, I've just grown into being able not to care as much. I realise that I'm not going to be able to influence the way everybody perceives me."
Rumours of Kirsten and Robert dating circulated again last week after their 'Twilight Saga: New Moon' co-star Peter Facinelli linked a photo of them holding hands at a Paris airport to his Twitter page.
He wrote: "Co-stars caught holding hands. Guess this picture proves everything."
'Twilight' director Catherine Hardwicke also recently claimed the pair were in a relationship, saying: "I didn't have a camera in the hotel room. I cannot say. In terms of what Kristen told me directly, it didn't happen on the first movie. Nothing crossed the line while on the first film.
"I think it took a long time for Kristen to realise, 'OK, I've got to give this a go and really try to be with this person.' "