Kristen Stewart Was Told She’d Land A Big Role If She Stopped Holding Hands With Her Girlfriend
It's TWENTY NINETEEN?!
Kristen Stewart has opened up about the prejudice she’s experienced as a sexually fluid woman in the public eye.
The actress has been in relationships with men and women over the years and is now in a relationship with Dylan Meyer, and before that was dating Victoria Secret model Stella Maxwell.
She admits that she was told to tone down her sexuality in order to nab a role in a big movie.
“I have fully been told, ‘If you just like do yourself a favour, and don’t go out holding your girlfriend’s hand in public, you might get a Marvel movie.'” she revealed.
Thankfully, Kristen dismissed this ‘advice’ because: “I don’t want to work with people like that.”
When Kristen burst onto the scene during her time in Twilight, she was dating co-star Robert Pattinson. While the pair did numerous press tours together, they kept details of their romance to a minimum.
Now however, the actress is more open about her relationships and admits that this is because she wants to ‘enjoy her life’.
“And that took precedence over protecting my life, because in protecting it, I was ruining it. Like what, you can’t go outside with who you’re with? You can’t talk about it in an interview?”
The 29-year-old told Harper’s Bazaar UK that people struggle with the fact that her sexuality isn’t easily defined.
“I was informed by an old-school mentality, which is – you want to preserve your career and your success and your productivity,’ she continued. ‘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 “hetero-sexual”. And people like to know stuff, so what the f*** are you?”
She went on to say that more and more people are identifying as something other than straight, which she welcomes.
“I just think we’re all kind of getting to a place where – I don’t know, evolution’s a weird thing – we’re all becoming incredibly ambiguous. And it’s this really gorgeous thing.”
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