Kristen Stewart reveals that she was warned that her sexual orientation could impact getting into a Marvel movie
Kristen Stewart is opening up about her sexuality in a new interview — and admitted she has been suggested her sexuality could damage her career.
“I have fully been informed, ‘If you just like do yourself a support, and don’t go out holding your girlfriend’s hand in public, you might get a Marvel movie.'”
The actress said she no longer worries if talking about the subject impacts her career, and attributes that to the confidence that has come with age.
Stewart said she didn’t identify as a lesbian because she does not like labels. She told to journalists that she’s a different person every day — and she wakes up and delighted by that.
It was not always so easy to be open about her sexuality, Stewart explained. “I was apprised by an old school mentality, which is — you want to preserve your career and your success, 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 ‘lesbian,’ but you also don’t identify as a ‘heterosexual.’ And as people like to know stuff, so what the fuck are you?'”
Stewart said she no longer feels required to answer that question — and also no longer feels pressure to keep her sexuality a secret. The 29-year-old told that she would be happy if she can make conversations about sexuality easier.
While at one time Stewart was warned that public demonstrations of love could stop her from getting movie roles, now people want to make movies about her and her “obscure sexuality”.
So, although Stewart has yet to be cast in a Marvel movie, she has found a new hero franchise of her own — inspiring others by being herself.