Kristen Stewart has gone from the star of the Twilight saga to a queer icon over the past few years. She deals with a ton of media scrutiny over her relationships with both men and women, and in a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK, she spilled the tea about it all.
After a stormy relationship with co-star Robert Pattinson, Kristen came out as bisexual in 2017. These days, she prefers not to label her sexuality, but she says it was still important for her to come out.
“I think I just wanted to enjoy my life,” Kristen said. “And that took precedence over protecting my life, because in protecting it, I was ruining it.”
She’d previously been told to keep her sexuality under wraps for the sake of her acting career.
“I have fully been told, ‘If you just like do yourself a favor and don’t go out holding your girlfriend’s hand in public, you might get a Marvel movie.’ I don’t want to work with people like that,” she said.
Kristen is also very aware that people would prefer that she categorize herself more neatly. “I was informed by an old school mentality, which is – you want to preserve your career and your success and your productivity, and there are people in the world who don’t like you, and they don’t like that you date girls, and they don’t like that you don’t identify as a quote unquote ‘lesbian’, but you also don’t identify as a quote unquote ‘heterosexual.'”
Now, Kristen sees herself as a trailblazer for sexual fluidity — something she sees becoming more and more common and accepted. It’s a “gorgeous thing,” she says. Agreed!
The actress was most recently linked to screenwriter Dylan Meyer and model Stella Maxwell.