Actor Kristen Stewart, who is one of the famous faces for the bisexual community, recently revealed about how she was made uncomfortable about her relationships, as she was told not to flaunt her sexuality in public if she wanted ‘to get a Marvel movie’. Kristen spoke to Harper’s Bazaar about how she was advised by big names from the industry to stop holding her girlfriend’s hand in public, before she came to limelight. Why? Because, if she wants mainstream movie roles, the actor should not come out open about her relationships. In a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Stewart said that, before she became an established star, she had “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 added: “I don’t want to work with people like that.”

Further talking about her much glamoured relationship with fellow Twilight actor Robert Pattinson, she said, “When me and Rob were together, we did not have an example to go by,” she said about why they never publicly spoke about their relationships. “So much was taken from us that, in trying to control one aspect, we were just like, ‘No, we will never talk about it. Never. Because it’s ours.’”

Key Takeaways: 

  • Kristen Stewart was told not to hold her girlfriend’s hand in public if she wanted ‘to get a Marvel movie.’ In response, she said, “I don’t want to work with people like that.”
  • Stewart was dating Robert Pattinson and Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders before revealing a relationship with visual effects producer Alicia Cargile in 2015.
  • Stewart is currently dating Stella Maxwell, a 28-year-old Belgian model. She will appear in Sony’s Charlie’s Angels, releasing in Nov. 15.

“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’. And people like to know stuff, so what the fuck are you?” She said.

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“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.”

Stewart was dating Robert Pattinson and Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders before revealing a relationship with visual effects producer Alicia Cargile in 2015.

“I think I just wanted to enjoy my life. And that took precedence over protecting my life, because in protecting it, I was ruining it.”

She added, “Like what, you can’t go outside with who you’re with? You can’t talk about it in an interview? 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’. And people like to know stuff, so what the f**k are you?” She said that she appreciates the fact that ‘we’re all becoming ambiguous’.

She came out open

In 2013, the actress said, “I was hiding everything that I did because everything personal felt like it was immediately trivialised, so I didn’t like it.”

“We were turned into these characters and placed into this ridiculous comic book, and I was like, ‘That’s mine. You’re making my relationship something that it’s not.’ I didn’t like that,” she added.

After she started dating a girl, she was like, “Actually, to hide this provides the implication that I’m not down with it or I’m ashamed of it,’ so I had to alter how I approached being in public. It opened my life up and I’m so much happier.”

“To hide this provides the implication that I’m not down with it or I’m ashamed of it.”

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Kristen was always a LGBTQ supporter

“The whole issue with sexuality is so gray. I’m just trying to acknowledge that fluidity, that grayness, which has always existed,” she said in an interview with The Guardian.

“But maybe only now are we allowed to start talking about it. I think things (the culture) are changing. Individually we are all part of that change and so I can take some credit for it, I guess – there’s no reason why I should shy away from that.”

Coming out stronger than ever, in September 2015, Nylon magazine published an interview with Stewart when she claimed, “I think in three or four years, there are going to be a whole lot more people who don’t think it’s necessary to figure out if you’re gay or straight,” the 29-year-old actress said. “It’s like, just do your thing.”

“It took me a long time to realise that I was a girl as a teenager. At that point, I never really believed it. I looked like a boy for a long time. Now finally, I feel like a woman.”

Stewart is currently dating Stella Maxwell, a 28-year-old Belgian model. She stars in Amazon Studios’ forthcoming film Seberg, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival over the weekend, and will appear in Sony’s Charlie’s Angels, releasing in Nov. 15.

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