Kristen Stewart is featured in the latest issue of V Magazine.
At least we think Kristen Stewart is featured in the latest issue of V Magazine.
Photographed by the legendary Mario Testino in a bright purple and blue Chanel ensemble, flames aloft on the backdrop behind her, Stewart is front and center for the publication's "Free Spirit" issue.
And she looks almost nothing like herself on the cover:
Among the topics Stewart delves into as part of this cover story is iconic designer Karl Lagerfeld.
The two have worked together for a number of years now.
"Karl has always, from the very beginning, made me feel like being myself was the right thing to do. And in [the fashion] world, that is a rarity," Stewart explains.
"He's a compulsive and obsessive artist and it's contagious. And he's kind. He is who he is for a reason. I feel so lucky to be in his space so often."
Stewart will next be seen in the film Personal Shopper, a thriller that is scheduled to hit theaters on March 10 and which centers on our relationship with new forms of communication.
It's a meaningful theme to the former Twilight Saga star.
"When you speak to someone on the phone, that is a decipherable, understandable exchange," says Stewart to V.
"But with text and social media, it's essentially a dialogue with yourself and your interpretation of a shadow. It's not invalid; it's a new language."
Stewart continues to distance herself more and more from the role of Bella Swan that made her famous.
It made her famous among teenagers around the world, but this star has loftier goals in mind.
She's hoping to reach a larger audience.
Last month, for example, Stewart won rave reviews for her Saturday Night Live hosting debut, actually cursing in her monologue and taunting Donald Trump.
She openly talked about her ex-boyfriend, Robert Pattinson.
She told the entire world that she's gay.
She seemed a little nervous and anxious, but she also came across like more of an open book than she ever had before.
"For six years, I've just been being a total wuss about it and then I finally was like, at some point, you just have to bite the bullet, you know?" Stewart said of the hosting gig, adding that even if one is to fail...
"It will make you stronger, man."
This issue of V hits newsstands on March 9.
Pick up a copy to learn more about Stewart and check out a segment from her Saturday Night Live hosting appearance above.