1 of 5 | Kristen Stewart arrives at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of "Equals" in Toronto, Canada on September 13, 2015. The actress recently dished on life as an obsessed-over celebrity, choosing indie over commercial films and what she would suggest Daisy Ridley do in the face of global fame. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Kristen Stewart, who knows what it's like to suddenly become an obsessed-over celebrity thanks to huge franchise Twilight, would advise Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley to continue focusing on happiness.
During an interview on the Awards Chatter podcast published Monday, 25-year-old Stewart offered advice to the latest actress entering the limelight, which is thankfully charted territory for her, saying Ridley should, beyond all else, "Focus on the fact that you're stoked 'cause you're doing the work that you want to do," she said.
"It's literally mainly just about focusing on what makes you happy. And if losing your anonymity or whatever doesn't make you happy, then focus on something else."
Ridley plays possible budding Jedi Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which opened in theaters this month. The film broke a slew of box office records, earning $238 million in North America during opening weekend.
The advice comes shortly after the Clouds of Sils Maria actress, who became the first American to win a Cesar Award in February and was voted this year's best supporting actress by both the New York Film Critics Circle and Boston Society of Critics, discussed on the podcast the issue of social media.
"I've never fed into it," she said. "I've never had a public Twitter, I've never had a public Facebook or things where people go on and look at your every move, like Instagram and stuff like that, because it's just so empty and distracting."
"I don't understand how so many people don't view it as what it is, which is nothing at all. It's just nothing, all of it -- it doesn't exist," she added, before admitting social media practices do tend to make money for websites and the like.