During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Kristen Stewart left behind her platinum blond hair and went back to her original brunette hair while looking back at her Twilight days.
The Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk actress, 26, jokingly talked about her look back then, as host DeGeneres shared pics of the cast and asked Stewart what she remembered.
“Really uncomfortable hair extensions?” Stewart teased of what she remembered. “I look at those photos and I feel like I’m looking at a college yearbook. It was just after my high school experience would have been, so it feels like just after. I don’t jump right back into those memories, but as soon as you see a picture you’re just, ‘Oh, god, it’s like yesterday.’”
Aw, memories—it brings us back to when everyone was either Team Jacob or Team Edward. (Please no fighting again; it’s in the past now!)
Stewart was something of a child star back in her younger years but rose to great fame, thanks to her main role as Bella Swan in the Twilight series based on the books by Stephenie Meyer. The mega-hit film series includes Twilight (2008), The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 1(2011), and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 2 (2012).
“[Twilight] was something I really invested in. It mattered to so many people. Something personal became not the most personal thing, which is awesome because to share that is great, but at the same time I was 17 or 18 when it all kind of went down, and that’s the most uncomfortable, terrible, weird [time],” she told DeGeneres. “But at the same time, it was good. It kind of forced me to stand at attention in this way.”
But the love showed on Twilight between Bella and Edward wasn’t acting at all. As we all know, Stewart had a public, high-profile romance with Edward’s Robert Pattinson, which also put her under a microscope. Sadly, the power couple ended their relationship for the final time in 2013, a few months after Stewart was photographed cheating on him with Rupert Sanders, her Snow White and the Huntsman director. (As expected, fans were upset with Stewart.)
Both stars have moved on, with Pattinson engaged to FKA Twigs in April 2015 and last month, Us Weekly reported that Stewart is dating alternative rocker St Vincent.
Now, Stewart has a new hair color, thanks to her hairstylist Adir Abergel, who’s responsible for the dyed dark brown hair. Abergel took to Instagram to show off Stewart’s new (old) look with the caption: “This happened in the middle of my day. Love my boo.”
Stewart is not the first celebrity to adopt the platinum blonde hair trend. Stars such as Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner have also been on the blonde bandwagon respectively, but have since returned to their own brunette locks.
Webber, S., “Kristen Stewart Looks Back at ‘Twilight’ Fame: It Got Pretty Uncomfortable,” Us Weekly, November 11, 2016; http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/kristen-stewart-looks-back-at-twilight-era-it-was-uncomfortable-w449891, last accessed on November 15, 2016.