An industry favorite when it comes to celebrity gossip and invasive photography, Kristen Stewart has been living a very public life since her role in the Twilight Saga. But now, instead of the seemingly fairytale romance she once shared with costar Robert Pattinson, she’s been photographed out and about with Alicia Cargile, whom many media outlets refer to as just a friend. Stewart, who covers Nylon’s upcoming September issue, discussed her career, and, when it came to her sexuality, said, “Google me, I’m not hiding.”
On her mentality going into a new role:
“I’m always fucking terrified before every role, even if it’s fun and stupid or whatever. American Ultra is a stoner comedy, but it was physically strenuous, and to try and sell such an absurd story but keep it grounded so people will believe it is really hard.”
On her perceived personality:
“It’s like I’m involved in a weekly comic book. I have this assigned personality… which I helped create, I suppose. People stand to make a lot of money on people like me — it’s this booming industry, so why would you go and change the character that people are paying for?”
She feels no need to define herself or her sexuality right now:
“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. But I am an actress, man. I live in the fucking 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.”
The future of identity politics:
"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.
Changing time of fame:
"It's funny when old actors are like, 'Just give them a smile.' I'm like, 'You have no idea what you're talking about, but thanks!' It must've been awesome without the Internet."