Kristen Stewart has spoken about her experience of being viewed as a “poster girl for the LGBT community” in Hollywood.
Speaking to the Guardian, she discussed how “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 starting to talk about it.”
People still have some horrendous f***ing 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.”
Stewar’s latest film, Personal Shopper, is full of mysteries. It’s a ghost story, set in a contemporary world of texting and Googling.
In the film, (out now), she plays a twin whose brother has just died. Her day job is shopping in Paris for a stuck-up celebrity, but she’s also a medium, and a series of strange encounters make her believe a spirit (her brother?) is contacting her.
With Personal Shopper set for release, a new trailer has been released for writer-director Olivier Assayas’ critically acclaimed supernatural drama which stars Kristen Stewart.
Described as an “ethereal and mysterious ghost story”, the movie sees Stewart play Maureen, a young American woman living in Paris and working as the titular shopper to high-profile celebrities (a job she hates). But there’s also a supernatural element to this tale: as a spiritual medium, she starts to feel the presence of her recently-deceased brother.
Kristen Stewart says she was unfazed by having to get naked on camera while filming scenes for French director Olivier Assayas’ indie film, Personal Shopper.
Talking to W Magazine, she said the attitudes towards sex and nudity on screen differ greatly in the US, where people are much more “weird” and “precious” about both.
I wasn’t apprehensive. I feel super great with director Olivier [Assayas], as well. The scenes in which I don’t have clothes on or the scenes that seem ‘risqué’ from an outsider’s perspective, there was no acknowledgement on his part.
They’re very f**king French. We are weirder about shit like that. You kind of have to take yourself personally out of it. My personal feeling about that is that I’m really unashamed. […] it’s kind of nice to see someone stripped and bare, totally bare. There’s a strength in it.”
Stewart was pleased with the sex scene in the film, describing how its “rawness” only served to depict her character with more depth.
I think people are way, way, way too precious about that. It is precious, that’s probably the wrong word to use. I still want women’s bodies and the way they want to reveal them, it should be a precious thing, I don’t want to de-sexualise it in some way. But at the same time, I’m not weird about it. I’m pretty open. I think people are a little too f**king weird about it, to be honest, but that’s kind of why I was like, ‘I’ll do it.’”
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