Kristen Stewart's Marie Claire September Issue Feature

Posted Thursday August 9, 2012 4:08 PM GMT

It’s no secret that she’s been embroiled in controversy ever since cheating on Robert Pattinson, but Kristen Stewart looks anything but troubled in the September 2012 issue of Marie Claire magazine.

Joined by her “On the Road” costars Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley, the “Adventureland” actress seems carefree and fun- obviously the photoshoot was done prior to her affair with director Rupert Sanders.

And as it turns out, Kristen has decided to drop out of her starring role in the forthcoming “Cali” flick, also starring “Magic Mike” hunk Alex Pettyfer.

Meanwhile, Stewart’s “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” director Bill Condon has come to her defense during this difficult time.

Condon told press, "The fact is, these are actors playing parts, and maybe it's not such a bad thing that people be reminded of that. Both of these actors gave heart and soul to the Twilight movies, not only during shooting, but also by navigating so graciously the whole life-in-a-fishbowl aspect of the phenomenon. Above all they have always shown great respect for the fans who made these movies such a success. Now it's time that some of that respect be returned to them."

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