Kristen Stewart Would Like To Play A Gay Superhero For Marvel
The actress also explained that she had been asked to hide her sexuality if she hoped to get a role as the MCU.
While Disney is seeking to represent minorities more, its subsidiary Marvel is trying to bring black superheroes, such as Black Panther, or Asian superheroes, such as Shang-Chi, to the big screen. Earlier this year, the studio also announced that it was looking for an openly gay actor to play a superhero. Richard Madden (aka Robb Stark), who will play in Eternals by Chloé Zhao (expected on November 4, 2020 in theatres), recalled the importance of having a gay character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Kristen Stewart, a committed LGBTQ+ actress, told Harper’s Bazaar that she would love to wear the costume of a homosexual superhero. However, she says she was warned about... her way of displaying her bisexuality:
"I have fully been told, 'If you just like do yourself a favour, and don’t go out holding your girlfriend’s hand in public, you might get a Marvel movie.'"
While the actress denounces this comment without specifying whether the author of these words works directly for Marvel, she has assured that she doesn't "want to work with people like that.".
This testimony particularly affected Anthony Mackie. The actor, who plays by her side in Seberg, is also known to play Sam Wilson (aka the Falcon) in the MCU. "I think [Stewart] should be the gay female Falcon Captain America," Mackie commented.
By Lucille Bion, published on 10/09/2019