Kristen Stewart marked her 30th birthday by giving up cigarettes and alcohol.

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart

The 'Adventureland' actress reached the milestone in April while quarantining at home due to the coronavirus pandemic and felt it was the ideal opportunity to overhaul her lifestyle.

She said: "I woke up that day [April 9] and was like, 'You need to get your ass in gear.' I was drinking too much in the beginning [of the pandemic], so I stopped drinking and smoking. I'm embarrassed because it sounds really cliché, but, whatever, it's true."

Kristen has been grateful to have the last few months without acting work as it's allowed her to get on with developing scripts she's been writing, including her upcoming directorial 'Chronology', which is based on Lidia Yuknavitch's novel, 'The Chronology of Water'.

Speaking to her 'Happiest Season' director, Clea DuVall for InStyle magazine, she said: "I've been writing 'Chronology' for a long time. That's done. And I have three other projects I've been thinking about for a while but never touched. For the first time, they've all taken a massive jump forward...

" I walk my dogs and take walks with people. I feel horrible about the state of the world, so I'm donating money — but I'm not marching, and I'm feeling weird about it. I'm a frustrated optimist. I'm always thinking, 'It can't be as bad as this.'"

Kristen is trying not to overwhelm herself with news stories and she's rather support the campaigns she's interested in privately.

She said:"I read the news every day, but I don't fixate on it. I have some friends who won't stop, and it's all they talk about.

"I'm not saying I don't want to confront these things. But in terms of how involved I am, I've never been the face of anything. I don't even have a public Instagram.

" I really do like to support people who are already doing it and have been for years."

The 'Twilight Saga' star admitted it has never felt "natural" for her to be on social media, unlike many other stars.

She said: "It's just not natural to me. It's never been a question. I've never been like, 'Should I do it?' It's literally just been like, 'No, my god.' "

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