Kristen Stewart On Sexual Fluidity And Smashing Prejudices

She's Hollywood's most high-profile gay actor, apparently

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Kristen Stewart is a bit of a reluctant celebrity, and even more of a reluctant role model. When she was interviewed by The Guardian in Cannes, ahead of the Film Festival and the release of new film, Personal Shopper, she made it very clear that life in the limelight was wearing her down – even claiming she was going to be taking six months off right after (say it ain't so, K-Stew!).

Reluctant she may be, but Kristen's openness about her sexuality and her colourful relationship history (she's currently rumoured to be dating model Stella Maxwell) has been inspiring for the LGBTQ community.

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"I mean, it's hard to talk about. I don't want to seem presumptuous, because everyone has their own experience," she told the newspaper. 'The whole issue of sexuality is so grey. I'm just trying to acknowledge that fluidity, that greyness, which has always existed. But maybe only now are we allowed to start talking about it.'

But when it comes to taking credit for breaking down some of those barriers, she plays down her influence. 'Things are changing. I don't think I would have approached my life differently if that hadn't been the case. But who knows? Individually we are all part of that change and so I can take some credit for it, I guess….'

Oh K-Stew, your gangly awkwardness melts the hearts of millions. But as a bonafide A Lister, a no-bullshit approach to gender and sexuality seriously ups the profile of LGBTQ issues.

'People still have some horrendous f*cking experiences. But it's cool that you don't have to nail everything down any more. 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.'

Keep flying that flag, girl.

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