Kristen Stewart weighs in on straight actors portraying LGBTQ+ characters

25 Novembre, 2020, 08:54 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
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"I would never want to tell a story that really should be told by somebody who's lived that experience", she told Kate Aurthur.

In a new interview with Variety, she reveals whether or not she thinks it's okay for LGBTQ+ roles to be given to straight actors.

"Twilight" star Kristen Stewart has reacted to the increasing demand for 'gay actors to play gay characters".

When asked whether gay characters should only be portrayed by gay actors, Stewart prefaced her response by pointing out that her career has been a fairly privileged one. 'But we need to have our finger on the pulse and actually have to care. Calling the conversation a "slippery slope', she said, "I could never play another straight character if I'm going to hold everyone to the letter of this particular law".

The latest: Kristen Stewart, 30, said she finds the debate about only gay actors playing gay roles to be "such a gray area" that filmmakers and performers have to intuitively deal with on a case-by-case basis. "I could defend that, but I'm sure that somebody with a different perspective could make me feel bad about that-and then make me renege on everything I've just said". Though Davis doesn't identify as a lesbian, Stewart says that Davis was the only actress she had in mind to play Abby's girlfriend Harper in the film. "You kind of know where you're allowed", Kristenshared.

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"If you're telling a story about a community and they're not welcoming to you, then fuck off", she said. There are ways for men to tell women's stories or ways for women to tell men's stories. And therefore helping each other tell stories.

EW rounded up writer-director Clea DuVall and the film's stars Mackenzie Davis, Alison Brie, and Mary Steenburgen for a holiday-themed version of Mad Libs where they had to describe the plot of their upcoming queer Hulu rom-com, and it's safe to say that things went off the rails - what else would you expect?

"Sometimes, artfully speaking, you're just drawn to a certain group of people", Stewart told Variety.

She continued: 'I acknowledge the world that we live in. At least that's what the Happiest Season cast and filmmaker came up with during a fun round of Mad Libs with Entertainment Weekly.

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