Twilight Kristen Stewart Apologizes for Cheating With Director

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Adelle Platon / July 26, 2012

They say never mix business with pleasure, but it seems actress Kristen Stewart is a repeat offender.

Though romantically tied to her vampire beau and ‘Twilight’ leading man Robert Pattison, reports hit the web Tuesday that the star also known as Bella, cheated on him.

Not just with a no-name but (married and twice-her-age) director Rupert Sanders, who she worked with closely in her recent summer flick ‘Snow White and the Huntsman.’

In an interview prior to the film’s release, Sanders told VIBE in April that Stewart is “one of the greater actors of our generation.” Excerpts of the chat below.

With Kristen Stewart’s obvious connection to the “Twilight” series, do you think that people are going to be surprised by her acting skills as Snow White?

I don’t think they’ll be surprised by her acting skills because I think she’s very good in the “Twilight” films. She’s also very good in the film that I had seen her: “Into The Wild,” “Panic Room,” you know she’s one of the greater actors of our generation and rightly so and I think her performance in this really shows that. I think people get really lost in the Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan and that means she plays the character really well. Most people think that’s a trait of hers but when you meet her, you realize that she’s definitely not the girl from the “Twilight” movie.

She definitely gives off that vibe when you see her at award shows but I can see how she took a different approach to the Snow White character.

The public Kristen is very different from the private Kristen. The way she is on set comes easily to her, she’s certainly not herself in that environment. I feel she’s most at home when she’s on a film set with the crew around her and she’s doing what she loves. That’s when you see the most illuminated version of her. She’s a funny girl, she’s a lot of fun. She’s a very spirited being.

What was your favorite part about working with her?

Just being able to see that come to life and the decisions she made on a daily basis. She really helped me find my motive true north of that character. Snow White in her eyes is what really brought that to me and that’s the reason I casted her. She has that. She’s full of life.

The 41-year-old British director issued an apology to his wife and family Wednesday in a statement to People. “I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family,” Sanders said. “My beautiful wife and heavenly children are all I have in this world. I love them with all my heart. I am praying that we can get through this together.”

Turns out Sanders’ wife, model Liberty Ross, (with whom he has two children), made an appearance in ‘Huntsman’ as a young Stewart’s mother (the irony!). Before deleting her Twitter account, she posted the Marilyn Monroe quote, “sometimes bad things fall apart so better things can fall together.”

Kristen Stewart then issued an apology to People: “I’m deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I’ve caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected. This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry.”