Kristen Stewart's vampire protection
- Bang Showbiz
- 13 September 2009
'Twilight' actress Kristen Stewart is so scared of vampires she has a huge stock of garlic at home to deter the mythological blood-sucking creatures
Kristen Stewart is scared of vampires.
The 'Twilight' actress, who plays Bella in the vampire film franchise, is so terrified of the mythical blood-sucking creatures she festoons her home with cloves of garlic in an attempt to deter them.
A source told National Enquirer magazine: "People are always remarking how smelly it is, but Kristen doesn't care. She's been afraid of vampires for years, even before she signed up to do the movies, and read somewhere that garlic is supposed to repel them."
Kristen, 19, hangs pouches of the smelly foodstuff on her bedroom door, and even keeps an emergency stash in her car.
In the movies, Bella falls in love with Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson, who is a vampire. She becomes so enamoured with him she tells him she wants to become one too, but Edward will not grant her wishes.
Kristen recently revealed she films the movies' fans frightening because they are so obsessive.
She said: "I'm scared. I feel like I could go out in disguise but they would recognise my feet or the shape of my leg."