Kristen Stewart has discussed the vast pressure she felt coming out as queer at a time where she was one of the world's most famous women.
In a new interview in InStyle with Happiest Season director and co-writer Clea DuVall, the Twilight alum gets candid about growing up in the spotlight and having her dating life dissected by the public.
Now, Stewart said, she "relishes" the idea of her visibility as a queer woman helping "somebody who is struggling".
She discussed: "The first time I ever dated a girl, I was immediately being asked if I was a lesbian". She recalled feeling, "I felt like maybe there were things that have hurt people I've been with".
In another interview, Kristen Stewart had said, "I think there is sort of an unbridled, open, and intimate exchange that she had with the public that was so striking for people that were used to a sort of different face to the royal family".
Stewart explained that she felt a sense of invasion from the media even in her "straight relationships" and wanted to do everything she could to not be photographed. Everything's fine.' That's bulls--.
"I was a kid, and I felt personally affronted".
"I love the idea that anything I do easily rubs off on somebody who is struggling", she said.
Now Stewart, who identifies as bisexual, says she's more comfortable being a spokesperson for the LGBTQIA+ community. I love the idea that anything I do easily rubs off on somebody who is struggling.
"I was drinking too much in the beginning [of the pandemic], so I stopped drinking and smoking".
Now, a typical day includes walking her dogs, walking with people and donating. "I'm a frustrated optimist". I've always been very surprised by that and thought it must have been very hard to do.
As part of her research, Emma spoke with bulimia sufferers and experts from eating disorder Beat and admitted she could understand why the princess was gripped with the mental health condition, which sees sufferers binge on food before purging to get it out of their bodies. "I have some friends who won't stop, and it's all they talk about".
"I am not saying that I do not need to face these items". But in terms of how involved I am, I've never been the face of anything.
" I actually want to encourage those that are already doing this and have been for decades".