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‘Women have to work harder in disgustingly sexist Hollywood’ Kristen Stewart calls out sexism in new interview

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Kristen Stewart has become the latest star to shout about how sexist Hollywood is in an interview with Harper's Bazaar.

Joining Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Patricia Arquette, who’ve all made public statements about the lack of equality in the industry, Kristen has branded Hollywood "disgustingly sexist."

"Women inevitably have to work a little bit harder to be heard," she told the magazine. "Hollywood is disgustingly sexist. It's crazy. It's so offensive it's crazy," she says. 

Kristen Stewart at a Pre-Oscar Dinner at Madeo Restaurant, Los Angeles

The Twilight star has always been brilliant at flying the flag for women saying recently that women needed "to stand tall and be proud to be feminists."

"I feel like some girls around my age are less inclined to say, 'Of course I'm a feminist, and of course I believe in equal rights for men and women,' because there are implications that go along with the word feminist that they feel are too in-your-face or aggressive," Kristen told Wonderland magazine.

"A lot of girls nowadays are like, 'Eww, I'm not like that.' They don't get that there's no one particular way you have to be in order to stand for all of the things feminism stands for. It’s a really ridiculous thing to say you’re not a feminist."

The actress admitted that she’s been labelled a bitch for being outspoken. "It’s much easier for a guy to say what he wants and not to be cute and funny all the time, but, if you’re a strong sort of woman, you’re just, for lack of a better word, a bitch," she said.

Kristen Stewart on the cover of Harper's Bazaar

In news that will devastate Twilight fans, Kristen, 25, also talked about the difficulty of filming sex scenes with her ex-boyfriend and ex-Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson - describing them as "agony". 

"I only hate [sex scenes] when they’re contrived. That’s when it’s grotesquely uncomfortable," she said.

"On Twilight, we had to do the most epic sex scene of all time. It had to be transcendent and otherworldly, inhuman, better sex than you can possibly ever imagine. We were like, 'How do we live up to that?' It was agony. Which sucks, because I wanted it to be so good."

Kristen says filming sex scenes with ex Rob was agony

Kristen announced in October she was taking a break from acting to "make stuff with her hands".

But according to the Guardian she's signed up for two more films - the new Woody Allen film and historical drama The Great Getaway alongside Brendon Gleeson.

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