Earlier this year Kristen Stewart took to the stage as host of Saturday Night Live. As part of her hilarious Trump take down, Stewart casually mentioned to the audience she was gay.
And in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the star has shared what it was like to come out in such a public way.
‘I’ve been talking about it for a really long time! I’ve lived pretty openly. I guess because it was simple and straightforward. Just — “I’m so gay, dude”... In that moment, to make it normal and cool and completely unashamed? It felt really cool,’ Stewart told the publication.
Stewart has become somewhat of a role model for the LGBT community, a position she is happy to take.
‘I don’t want to seem presumptuous because everyone has their own experience. The whole issue of sexuality is so gray. I’m just trying to acknowledge that fluidity, that grayness, which has always existed. But maybe only now are we allowed to start talking about it,’ the actress told The Guardian.
While the Personal Shopper star believes prejudice is still rife, she thinks positive change is afoot.
‘I mean, yeah, it’s definitely still there. People still have some horrendous experiences. But it’s cool that you don’t have to nail everything down anymore. That whole certainty about whether you’re straight or gay. You’re not confused if you’re bisexual. It’s not confusing at all. For me, it’s quite the opposite.’