A Close Analysis of Kristen Stewart’s Red Carpet Body Language

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Press tours have never been easy for Kristen Stewart; she is famously fidgety, and often reluctant to talk about herself (especially when David Letterman is around). Add in her scandalous affair, very public apology, and newly-forgiving boyfriend standing on the red carpet right next to her, and you have the makings of a personal KStew nightmare.  Let us be clear: Kristen Stewart has handled herself extremely well on the Breaking Dawn — Part 2 press tour, only showing the slightest hint of frustration (when the Today show asked point blank about her relationship with Robert Pattinson). But there is certainly more that Kristen Stewart wants to tell us — and so Vulture's resident Body Language Expert* has analyzed her recent appearances to translate her secrets to the world.

An auspicious beginning: the open palms suggest a certain pleading, like Kristen Stewart is trying really hard to be game for this carpet, and certain publicists keep ordering her to kiss Robert Pattinson.

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Kristen Stewart arrives at the 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Los Angeles Premiere  at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
Photo: JB Lacroix/WireImage

Less effort, more "did I bring a hair tie? Crap, no, I'm out of them. I should buy some on the way home. Oh, and I need some paper towels too. And chocolate-covered blueberries, for Rob. He likes those. Those will make him happy again."

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14:  Kristen Stewart attends the UK Premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Odeon Leicester Square on November 14, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Photo: Dave J Hogan/Gety Images

This is what we call "not trying."

Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson attend the 'Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2' photocall at the Villamagna Hotel.
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This is what we call "trying not to punch someone who keeps yelling, 'How are things with Rob?'"

MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 15:  Kristen Stewart  attends a photocall for 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2' (La Saga Crepusculo: Amanecer Parte 2) at the Villamagna Hotel on November 15, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Fotonoticias/FilmMagic)
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The single raised finger is Kristen's desperate message to the world: "one is the loneliest number, which I know from experience because my boyfriend may or may not have actually forgiven me for nuzzling that director on a hike."

Red carpet arrivals at 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2 - Part 2' European premiere at the Empire Leicester Square.
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"Yup, the relationship is going just great.  I totally mean this. My teeth are not gritted."

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"Maybe if I make cool hand signs people will stop talking about my relationship."

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' UK premiere.
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"Hey, it's working!"

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12:  (EDITORS NOTE: Image was processed using Instagram Photoshop filter)  Actress Kristen Stewart arrives at the Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
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"I'm so happy to not be talking about my relationship that I forgot my shoes!"

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07:  Kristen Stewart visits "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on November 7, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
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Oops, that was going so well.

TODAY -- Pictured: Kristen Stewart appears on NBC News' "Today" show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)
Photo: Peter Kramer/NBC

* We know absolutely nothing about body language.