Kristen Stewart has opened up about her bisexuality and said her experience becoming a high-profile LGBTI actor has been “nothing but positive”.
“I mean, it’s hard to talk about. I don’t want to seem presumptuous, because everyone has their own experience,” she told the Guardian.
“The whole issue of sexuality is so grey. I’m just trying to acknowledge that fluidity, the greyness which has always existed. But maybe only now are we allowed to start talking about it.”
Kristen, who has dated French singer Soko and special effects artist Alicia Cargile, said she thinks acceptance is slowly improving for queer people because of increased visibility.
“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,” she said.
“But all the prejudice; it’s going for sure. I mean, yeah, it’s definitely still there. People still have some horrendous fucking experiences.
“But it’s cool that you don’t have to nail everything down anymore. 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.”
Kristen hosted Saturday Night Live in February and poked fun at President Donald Trump, telling him “I’m like so gay, dude,” a declaration she said she made because of its importance to other LGBTI people.
“Considering I had so many eyes on me, I suddenly realized [my private life] affects a greater number of people than just me,” she told The Sunday Times.
“It was an opportunity to surrender a bit of what was mine, to make even one other person feel good about themselves.
“If it didn’t seem like a relevant topic, like something that needed help, I would have kept my life private forever.
“It wasn’t this grand statement, ‘I was so confused! Now I’ve realized who I am!’ I haven’t been struggling.”
Kristen will next be seen in her new movie Personal Shopper, released in Australia in April.
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