Kristen Stewart has lashed out at her former teachers, insisting they "failed" to support her while she was away from class on acting jobs.
The Twilight star began performing when she was just eight years old, and balanced work with attending school before deciding to drop out of mainstream education in the seventh grade when she was in her early teens.
And Stewart is adamant she felt forced to have home schooling because her teachers refused to help her catch up when she was working on location.
She tells Britain's GQ magazine, "School became genuinely uncomfortable. I was feeling a little self-conscious about the acting thing with my peers, but also my teachers became a problem. They didn't want to do the extra work or put packages together so I could keep up while away.
"They failed me. My teachers failed me. Not one, but all of them. I'm always slightly ashamed in a way, about what I do. I'm slightly embarrassed as I had such serious ambitions when I was younger, I just never imagined that I would ever have a reason not go to school. But then this happened."