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“It's not necessary to figure out if you’re gay or straight” Kristen Stewart on why we don't need to define sexuality

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She's been acting almost all her life, but it was the release of the first Twilight film seven years ago that propelled Kristen Stewart's fame to extraordinary levels across the globe.

Now the star has addressed the constant attention on her relationships and sexuality in a new interview, saying she feels like her life is like a “comic book”.

Appearing in the upcoming September issue of Nylon, Stewart, often characterised in the press as surly and miserable, said even her fellow thesps struggle to understand the intense scrutiny afforded by today's technology and social media.

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Kristen Stewart pictured with Alicia Cargile earlier this year

“It’s funny when older 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,” she told the magazine.

“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?”

Stewart - who has previously spoken about the difficulties of coming to such huge fame as a teenager - has seen her lovelife under the microscope repeatedly, most recently for her relationship with Alicia Cargile.

Though the actress has never publicly confirmed the romance, Kristen’s mother Jules was reported to have referred to visual effects producer Cargile as 25-year-old Stewart's “new girlfriend” and the star explains in the interview that while she's “not hiding”, she doesn't feel the need to define her sexuality either.

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Kristen with Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson in 2008

“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 f**king 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 article goes on to say that Stewart believes in fluidity of sexuality, rather than labelling.

“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.”

The full interview appears in the September issue of Nylon.

Words: Amy Swales / Images: Rex Features

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