Kristen Stewart'Twilight' star Kristen Stewart is taking back comments she made in July's British Elle that equated paparazzi photos of herself to images of women being raped. "I really made an enormous mistake -- clearly and obviously," Stewart tells PEOPLE exclusively. "And I'm really sorry about my choice of words."

In the issue, she complained about being chased by the paparazzi. "The photos are so ... I feel like I'm looking at someone being raped. A lot of the time I can't handle it," the actress said. "I never expected that this would be my life."