Kristen Stewart makes her third appearance on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar in the September 2017 issue, and she opens up about her love life, her views on fame and her “resting b*tch face.”
The former “Twilight” star has been romantically involved with both men and women, and tells Harper’s that she’s not confused about her sexual identity. “I’ve been deeply in love with everyone I’ve dated. Did you think I was faking it?” she says. “I’ve always really embraced a duality. And really, truly, believed in it and never felt confused or struggling. I just didn’t like getting made fun of.”
As for her bisexuality, she explains: “Some people know that they like grilled cheese and they’ll eat it every day for the rest of their lives. I want to try everything. If I have grilled cheese once I’m like, ‘That was cool, what’s next?’”
Stewart, 27, skyrocketed to fame through her role as Bella Swan in “Twilight” and its sequels but reveals she’s never placed much stock in her celebrity status. “Fame is valued quite ridiculously,” she says. “So then there’s this idea that you’re beholden in some way, and I resent that. And it comes across like I’m ungrateful or something but, actually, I just find it weird to talk to the general public as a whole. Like, you can relate to a person, you can relate to an individual, but addressing the world at large is something that just perplexes me.”
Asked whether she suffers from “resting b*tch face,” Stewart admits that she does. “Completely,” she says. “I’m really not introverted — I’m just not acting all the time, which is what it would take to look like how people expect famous people to behave.”
However, she’s not a fan of the word. “Men cannot say b*tch anymore, I’m sorry. Say something different. Say ‘You’re rude,’ say ‘You’re a d*ck,’ whatever. Just to say ‘Oh that b*tch.’ You can’t say that because there’s nothing I could say to you, there’s no retort that would be equal to that, therefore it’s demeaning and literally on par with… something homophobic or something racist.”
You can read more from Kristen Stewart in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar.