Kristen Stewart on her sexual orientation: ‘I live in the ... ambiguity of this life’
Kristen Stewart is playing the ambiguity game and she’s embracing it, especially when it comes to her sexual orientation.
The “Twilight” mega-star, who was long linked to costar Robert Pattinson before a cheating scandal derailed their romance, has had her sexual orientation be the subject of much speculation. Most recently, the actress was erroneously linked to her assistant Alicia Cargile in June by the Mirror, a story that quickly went viral when it seemingly confirmed her involvement in a same-sex relationship. The story was debunked by Stewart’s mom, whom the Mirror attributed for the reveal.
The 25-year-old elaborated on the public’s perception of her to Nylon magazine’s Margaret Wappler ahead of the release of her stoner comedy “American Ultra,” saying that she feels no need to define herself or her sexual orientation at the moment.
“If you feel like you really want to define yourself, and you have the ability to articulate those parameters and that in itself defines you, then do it. But I am an actress, man. I live in the ... ambiguity of this life and I love it,” Stewart said. “I don’t feel like it would be true for me to be like, ‘I’m coming out!’ No, I do a job. Until I decide that I’m starting a foundation or that I have some perspective or opinion that other people should be receiving ... I don’t. I’m just a kid making movies.”
That kid has grown up in the spotlight ever since her role in 2002’s “Panic Room” and breakout role in the “Twilight” franchise. Although identity politics have come a long way since then, Stewart is hopeful that they’ll continue to evolve.
“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. It’s like, just do your thing.”
Fully aware of the actress’ popularity, the media and Twi-hards have been trying to figure out the actress for years, and it appears that she’s recently come to embrace it rather than get upset about it.
“It’s like I’m involved in a weekly comic book. I have this assigned personality ... which I helped create, I suppose,” she explained. “People stand to make a lot of money on people like me — it’s this booming industry, so why would you go and change the character that people are paying for?”
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