A blend of awkward ingenue and seasoned pro, Stewart turns 20 in April and hopes it heralds a new era. "I seem to play disaffected teens, but then how else you gonna be at that age?" As a rising star juror, I risk protocol to tell her she was included on overall acting merit, Twilight phenomenon aside. She sighs a thank you. "I am grateful to my fans for voting, but I wish Twilight wasn't so rampant, then I could have judged myself against the others on a more level playing field."
She will soon be seen playing Joan Jett in The Runaways – "I had to do that movie quickly cos I was getting too old" – before heading back to Oregon for the next two Twilight movies. Before that, however, she's presenting at the Oscars with her buff werewolf co-star Taylor Lautner. Will he keep his top on? "That's funny. You're funny," she says, not laughing.