Kristen Stewart has been reminiscing about the experience of falling in love for the first time, describing it as an “intense, overwhelming” feeling. The 26-year-old was previously in a high-profile relationship with her Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson which ended in 2014, two years after the actress was caught in an embrace with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.

Kristen StewartStewart at the premiere of Equals.

In her new film Equals, Stewart and Nicholas Hoult play co-workers who fall in love while living in a futuristic society where emotions have been outlawed. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight about the film Stewart said: "I read the script and I was just like, 'This is going to suck and hurt to think about.’”

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"You just place yourself in that feeling that maybe you've had before -- it's the most visceral, intense, overwhelming feeling -- so when it's really great, it's epically great, and when it's really bad, it's epically bad.”

Stewart also sees comparisons between her Equals character Nia and Bella Swan from the Twilight series, especially when it comes to how much they're willing to sacrifice for love. "I'm obviously really drawn to that idea,” Stewart said.

“That element of both stories is kind of what turns me on the most about them, it’s that idea of being, like, seemingly weak or subject to something in terms of just your capacity. You’re emotional, you are completely raw and you are willing to give it all up for someone.”

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“So it seems that maybe, like, you're on bottom or something -- like you are somehow giving yourself away -- but really you are finding yourself in doing that,” she continued. “It’s bold to do that, it's f**king courageous to give yourself to someone like that.”