Sunday 22 September 2019

Stewart was told to keep private life a secret

‘Controlled’: Kristen Stewart said she “just wanted to enjoy my life”. Photo: PA
‘Controlled’: Kristen Stewart said she “just wanted to enjoy my life”. Photo: PA

Lucy Mapstone

Kristen Stewart has said she was advised to be less affectionate with her girlfriend in public if she ever wanted to land a role in a Marvel film.

The actress, who was in an on-off relationship with model Stella Maxwell for around two years, said she was "informed by an old-school mentality" of keeping certain things about her personal life a secret.

Stewart (29) told 'Harper's Bazaar UK': "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'.

"I don't want to work with people like that."

Stewart did not reveal who had made the Marvel comment to her.

The film star, who was previously in a relationship with her 'Twilight' co-star Robert Pattinson, said she has found the freedom to be herself because she "just wanted to enjoy my life".

She added: "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?"

She added: "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*** are you?"

Stewart has previously talked about having a fluid approach to her sexuality.

Irish Independent

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