Kristen Stewart is a very talented actress with 55 credits to her name, according to IMDb. The Daily Mail confirms over 40 of those credits are for films. Even with so many different movie credits on her resume… The Twilight Saga is often the first that comes to mind when people speak of Kristen Stewart. After all, her role as Bella Swan in Twilight really was the breakout moment of her career.
Kristen Stewart is a proud member of the LGBTQ community, struggled to get there.
The Twilight actress was featured on the November 2020 cover of InStyle. During her interview for the publication, Kristen got candid about all of the pressure she faced after being labeled as a lesbian when she was just 21 years old. Today, at the age of 30, Kristen labels herself as queer.
During the interview, Kristen Stewart also discussed her romance and relationship with Robert Pattinson. As anyone who loved the Twilight Saga knows, Kristen Stewart dating Robert Pattinson was a very big deal. This is because they were both on screen and off screen lovers. The chemistry that fans saw in the show must have existed in real life! This, however, came with its own set of problems.
It was difficult for Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson to be in a relationship together. Why? Because everyone was so obsessed with their relationship. Kristen admitted they had to be careful about what they did where. Otherwise, something that was meant to be special between the two of them ended up getting shared with the world.
— InStyle (@InStyle) October 7, 2020
The Twilight star reflects on the first time she dated a girl.
Unfortunately, that necessity for her romantic relationship with Robert Pattinson to remain hidden spilled over into the rest of her dating life. And, it sounded as if it gave her a bit of anxiety.
Yeah. The first time I ever dated a girl, I was immediately being asked if I was a lesbian. And it’s like, ‘God, I’m 21 years old.’ I felt like maybe there were things that have hurt people I’ve been with. Not because I felt ashamed of being openly gay but because I didn’t like giving myself to the public, in a way. It felt like such thievery. This was a period of time when I was sort of cagey. Even in my previous relationships, which were straight, we did everything we could to not be photographed doing things—things that would become not ours. So I think the added pressure of representing a group of people, of representing queerness, wasn’t something I understood then. Only now can I see it. Retrospectively, I can tell you I have experience with this story.”
Kristen Stewart wanted to make it clear that she was never ashamed of her sexuality. But, with her very first girlfriend it would have been nice for her to find herself before the world labeled her as being a lesbian. Having that label slapped on her at such a young age put a lot of pressure on her. She felt as though it was necessary for her to represent the LGBTQ community. And, it wasn’t something she completely understood in her youth.
The Twilight star has grown a lot since the days of dating Robert Pattinson. And, since she had that first girlfriend.
Today, she’s happy to be in the spotlight.
There was a time where Kristen Stewart was turned off by the idea of her public displays of affection making headlines. Today, however? She admits that she lives for it. Describes it as “dope.” She hopes that her sexuality being in the public eye will help someone struggling with who they are.
— GEORGE(Dancing&more) (@GPBGeorge) October 8, 2020
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