The actress says she's been inspired by the way young people are able to love and view each other without label

By Jodi Guglielmi
May 09, 2016 05:05 PM
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Kristen Stewart doesn’t need to put a label on her sexuality to know who she is.

The Café Society actress opens up about why she chooses to remain vague about her sexual orientation in the debut issue of Variety Magazine’s new redesigned format.

“Me not defining it right now is the whole basis of what I’m about,” she tells the mag. “If you don’t get it, I don’t have time for you.”

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The actress, 26, says she’s been inspired by the way young people are able to love and view each other without labels.

“There’s acceptance that’s become really rampant and cool,” she said. “You don’t have to immediately know how to define yourself.”

Kristen Stewart
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Though she admits she struggled with the pressure to put a label on her herself while growing up, Stewart says she now believes in the idea of sexual fluidity.

“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,” she explained. “So I was like ‘F—, how do I define that? I’m not going to.”

Kristen Stewart
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And while she says the LGBT movement is “so important” and something she wants to be involved in, she’s careful not to send the wrong message to people who might be struggling with their own sexuality.

“I didn’t want to be this example: it’s so easy,” she explains. “I don’t want it to seem like it was stupid for them to have a hard time.”

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