Kristen Stewart Is Keen To Play A Superhero — But ‘A Gay One’

In a recent interview with the U.K. edition of Harper’s Bazaar, Kristen Stewart revealed she was told she “might not get a Marvel movie” if she insisted on “holding your girlfriend’s hand in public.”

In a subsequent chat with Variety she expounded on that statement.

“That’s been a conversation that’s always existed,” said Stewart, interviewed at TIFF during the premiere of her new film “Seberg”.

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“I’ve always radically rejected it. It’s nice to be able to talk about that in a way that people really understand now. Instead of sounding like I’m being crazy, like, ‘Don’t put me in a box! Ambiguity’s a cool thing!’ Now, it’s like, duh. Before, I had to say it like it was some far-out idea. Now it’s more on the main stage, which is rad.”

In fact, she admitted that she only used Marvel as an example because “it was literally just a big conglomerate-y type thing,” adding with a laugh, “I’m sure they would love to hire the gay kids to be superheroes.”

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Sitting next to her during the interview was her “Seberg” co-star Anthony Mackie, who actually is a Marvel superhero, having played the Falcon since 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” and will be taking over for Cap in next year’s Disney+ series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”.

Asked which superhero Stewart should play, Mackie responded, “That’s a very good question.”

“A gay one!” quipped Stewart.

Following up, Mackie was asked whether there might be a gay superhero at some point on “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”.

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“I think [Stewart] should be the gay female Falcon Captain America,” he said.

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