Kristen Stewart: I’m “Not Defining” My Sexuality
Kristen Stewart says she’s “not defining” her sexuality these days. Her not explaining it or feeling compelled to, says the actress, “is the whole basis of what I’m about.” She also praises how the younger generation is more about “acceptance,” and less about labels.
In a new interview with Variety, Stewart says, “Me not defining [my sexuality] right now is the whole basis of what I’m about.” The Cafe Society actress, who was linked to French singer Soko and was photographed recently with gal pal Alicia Cargile, adds, “If you don’t get it, I don’t have time for you.”
And while she doesn’t like the intrusiveness of the paparazzi, she has no problem with photos emerging of her with a girlfriend. “As much as I want to protect myself, it’s not about hiding. As soon as you start throwing up so many walls, you cannot see over them yourself, so you just start isolating in a way that’s not honest. I definitely found where I’m comfortable,” notes Stewart.
Stewart says she used to feel she needed a label for her sexuality, but no longer does. “I had to have some answer about who I was. I felt this weird responsibility, because I didn’t want to seem fearful. But nothing seemed appropriate,” says the actress, who previously dated Robert Pattinson. “I was like ‘F—, how do I define that?'” Now she says, “I’m not going to.”
Regardless off who she’s dating, Stewart isn’t opening it up for conversation. “When I was dating a guy, I would never talk about my relationships,” she tells the magazine, adding, “I feel the same way now.”
The Twilight star, however, is proud of how among kids today “there’s acceptance that’s become really rampant and cool.” Stewart praises this generation for understanding “you don’t have to immediately know how to define yourself.”