London, Jul 15: Actress Kristen Stewart says she vowed to “prove” herself in “Cafe Society” because she thought director Woody Allen regretted casting her. The 26-year-old actress worked with the filmmaker on “Cafe Society” and initially thought he “regretted” casting her, so was determined to prove herself on set, reported Female First. (ALSO READ: Falling in love is intense: Kristen Stewart)

“I thought, ‘He hates me! He absolutely is regretting his decision’,” she recalled. “But, then, I was like, “I’m going to prove to this little dude that I can absolutely do this!” Stewart revealed Allen, 80, criticised her for her looks and said she wasn’t pretty enough.

“That first day, he would come up to me and say things like, ‘You look terrible. You’re supposed to be pretty.’ ” The “Twilight Saga” actress, however, wasn’t offended as she thinks it was a test used by the director to see if she was “cool”. “It’s not personal, and he’s not trying to offend. He’s not the type of person who likes actors who have massive egos.

I feel like it was almost a tool for him to go, ‘If they can take it, they’re cool. And if they can’t, then leave it.”