American actor and director, Kristen Stewart has spoken out about the struggles of being out in Hollywood, saying that it has likely negatively affected her career.
29-year-old Stewart made the comments during an interview with Harper’s Bazaar ahead of the release of her rebooted Charlie’s Angels.
“I have fully been told, ‘If you just like do yourself a favour, and don’t go out holding your girlfriend’s hand in public, you might get a Marvel movie,’” Stewart said, suggesting that her publicly coming-out may stop her obtaining certain roles.
Despite her disappointment in such comments, Stewart added that working with people who gave such ‘advice’ would be off the cards, “I don’t want to work with people like that.”
“I think I just wanted to enjoy my life, and that took precedence over protecting my life because in protecting it, I was ruining it,” the Twilight trilogy star added.
Stewart became the highest-paid actress in the world in 2010 and 2012 during the blockbuster Twilight series. At the time, she was dating co-star Robert Pattinson and was perceived by the public as being heterosexual.
However, after breaking up, she was later linked to several female partners, before eventually coming out as bisexual and sexually fluid in 2017.
The 2019 version of Charlie’s Angels will also star Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska as the titular characters and will be released in October 2019.