Kristen Stewart graces the cover of Nylon magazine, eschews labeling herself, says, ‘Google me, I’m not hiding” and much more in addressing whether or not she is coming out. Her extended comments as well as the stunning cover and photos are going viral.
The 25-year-old Kristen Stewart has been in the public eye for along time, having risen to fame as we all know, in ‘The Twilight Saga,’ and became the girlfriend of her costar Robert Pattinson has ever since been in the constant glare of the public’s incessant need to know every detail of a celebrity’s life.
It was just a couple of years ago she became a tabloid spectacle when her affair with married ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ director Rupert Sanders became public, ending her relationship with Robert Pattinson, and Sanders’ with his wife. And of late, the fascination with her relationship with her personal assistant and presumed girlfriend, Alicia Cargile which now fuels the public current fixation to pin a label on Kristen Stewart’s sexual orientation; is she now bisexual, or has she always been a lesbian or is she something else altogether, the public wants to know
The ‘American Ultra’ star clearly doesn’t want to play that game, and kudos to her. Nylon magazine asks if she wants to make any “pronouncements about her sexuality” and she says in part, “Google me, I’m not hiding.” And while that’s a pithy reply that makes for clickbait for celebrity news outlets, Stewart has much more to say than that, and it’s worth taking a look at what she has to say (after, presumably, one is finished with the Googling…).
She says, “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.”
She goes on to say, “But I am an actress, man. I live in the f–king ambiguity of this life and I love it. 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.”
And she makes a strong point here. Celebrities are too often pressured to become symbols for this and role models for that and yet, what’s lost is, just as she says, she’s doing a job and her job is acting. She’s not a policy maker, she’s not the head of a foundation and she’s not an activist and doesn’t have to be forced into becoming one. Rumors will fly either way, of course.
Stewart also says, ““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.”
See Kristen Stewart’s Nylon magazine interview here and cover and inside photos below.
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Pictures: PR Photos