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9 Most Painfully Awkward Stars of All Time

by Ericka Sóuter on November 8, 2012 at 9:02 AM

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I doubt anyone would disagree that Kristen Stewart is the most awkward actress in the world. I have never seen a superstar who was so uncomfortable in her own skin. During interviews she is constantly fidgeting, playing with her hair, and biting her lip. I cringe through every one of her long, weird pauses and just hope the whole thing is over soon. To be honest, she probably feels the same way. But watching her recent appearance on the Today show to promote Breaking Dawn 2 made me think about all those other super-awkward A-listers out there. And guess what, from Tina Fey to Zach Galifianakis to Ellen Page, KStew is in some really excellent -- if not odd -- company. Check out the most awkward celebs around:

1. Kristen Stewart Even the interviewers were uncomfortable during this fiasco. Note their awkward giggles as they try to get her to warm up. You just know Kristen bolted out of there the minute the camera stopped rolling.

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2. Tina Fey She is proof that no matter how rich and successful you become, you can still morph into that geeky, self-conscious kid you were in high school. But it totally works for Tina, though, doesn't it?


3. Adam Scott On camera or off, this actor never seems comfortable. He's full of awkward pauses -- but it's still so damn adorable.


4. Jonah Hill You always get the impression that he can't believe people actually want to talk to him.


5. Rashida Jones Everyone can relate to Rashida. She seems like the normal girl plunked in the middle of Hollywood craziness. We totally get why she looks so weirded out all the time.


6. Michael Cera There is no dude more awkward than this guy. Enough said.


7. Zach Galifianakis He has perfected the art of making every single person around him uncomfortable. It's fantastic to watch!


8. Ellen Page She gives off a cool yet awkward vibe. You just know she thinks this interviewer is a total tool.


9. Aubrey Plaza The Parks and Rec star definitely battles KStew for the most awkward young actress. That deadpan delivery is so off-putting ... but we love it!


Which other stars should make this list?

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  • puasa...


    November 8, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    The only one of those I think is really awkward is Kristen Stewart. The others, awkwardness is their schtick, they're comedians. Their interviews aren't painful to watch, they're funny.

  • cmjaz


    November 8, 2012 at 9:15 AM
    Jennifer lawrence is a awkward interview. But hilarious. She just says whatever pops into her head
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    Jaime Schulang

    November 8, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Kristen actually wasn't too unwatchable last night on Jimmy Fallon.  Still awkward, but better than usual.

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    Sarah Johnston

    November 8, 2012 at 12:07 PM
    Kristen Stewart is exponentially more awkward than any other celebs. While Ellen Page and the others have a cute goofiness about them, no one exudes the level of 'I am mildly retarded' that Kristen Stewart consistently does. I have to wonder if she does have mental problems of some sort. Yes, she is young but she grew up in the public eye and has no excuse for being so un-poised and painfully embarrassing to watch.
  • MomLi...


    November 8, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    It seems she enjoys acting but not the recognition, it's valid, she becomes someone else in the movies she makes, but in real life, she is this  akward, shy, introvert woman.

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    November 9, 2012 at 10:16 PM
    All comments stated about the AWKWARDNESS of Kristen Stewart are all valid, and it can be uncomfortably witnessed by anyone...just watch anything with her in it...and if you happen to be an unfortunate soul whom experiences her awkwardness in person, may God have mercy on your soul. In saying that, K. Stewart's awkwardness could be a result of..."One hell of a drug", COCAINE. Though, the more likely reason is that Kristen Stewart is just truly one AWKWARD...AWWWWWWWWKWARD PERSON, no explaination...JUST AWKWARD!
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    November 11, 2012 at 9:06 PM
    awkward yes, interesting no. Why bother with the poor kid, this is just another form of paparazzi bugging the girl. Maybe she has nothing to say to people who have nothing to say to anybody themselves.
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