Kristen Stewart was told not to hold girlfriend's hand in public, tone down her sexuality if she wanted to land a Marvel movie
The 29-year-old beauty said her fluid sexuality has had a negative impact on her career but added that she 'couldn't care less'
Kristen Stewart has revealed she was advised to restrict public displays of her sexuality if she wanted mainstream blockbuster roles or to land a Marvel movie.
Having had public romances with both men and women during her time in the spotlight, the Hollywood star is now set to become the latest incarnation of Charlie's Angel, Metro reports.
The 29-year-old beauty recently admitted her fluid sexuality has had a negative impact on her career. But she also insisted she couldn't care less. "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,'" she told Harper's Bazaar UK.
"I don’t want to work with people like that," she added.
Kristen's first major romance was with her Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson, a relationship they kept quiet for fear of outside intrusion. That said, she has also been connected with performance artist St Vincent, Victoria’s Secret Angel Stella Maxwell, and, most recently, Dylan Meyer.
Kristen also spoke about why she had decided to be more open about her relationships. "I think I just wanted to enjoy my life," she said. "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?"
"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?"
However, she said society was now becoming "incredibly ambiguous" and that it was a "really gorgeous thing."
"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," she said. "And it’s this really gorgeous thing."
Kristen came out while hosting 'Saturday Night Live' in February 2017. Shortly before the revelation, she had a testy exchange with future president Donald Trump, who notoriously tweeted that Robert Pattinson "should not take back Kristen Stewart. She cheated on him like a dog & will do it again."
"Donald, if you didn’t like me then, you’re really probably not going to like me now, ’cause I’m hosting SNL and I’m so gay, dude," she responded at the time.
Nonetheless, she later clarified she was bisexual and open to relationships with both men and women. "It’s cool that you don’t have to nail everything down anymore," she told The Guardian. "That whole certainty about whether you’re straight or gay or whatever. You’re not confused if you’re bisexual. It’s not confusing at all. For me, it’s quite the opposite."
"That’s been nothing but positive. I mean, it’s hard to talk about," she continued. "I don’t want to seem presumptuous, because everyone has their own experience. The whole issue of sexuality is so grey.
"I’m just trying to acknowledge that fluidity, that greyness, which has always existed," Kristen added. "But maybe only now are we allowed to start talking about it."
She said she also felt a "responsibility" to come out of the closet. "I felt this huge responsibility, one that I was really genuinely worried about, if I wasn’t able to say one way or the other, then was I sort of like forsaking a side," she told the Associated Press.