Kristen Stewart Talks LGBT Rights, Thinks Antidepressants Are 'Bizarre'

by Antoinette Bueno 10:17 AM PDT, September 14, 2015
Playing Kristen Stewart Talks LGBT Rights, Thinks Antidepressants Are 'Bizarre'

Kristen Stewart is as unfiltered as ever.

The 25-year-old actress stars in the new sci-fi film Equals alongside X-Men: Days of Future Past actor Nicholas Hoult, and is getting candid about surviving a high-profile breakup and feeling intense emotions.

Equals is a futuristic love story set in a world where emotions have been eradicated, and the Twilight star says that society is definitely "getting to this neutralized, disconnected world" thanks to technology. She also, apparently, doesn't agree with the concept of antidepressants.

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"I know a lot of people on meds who don’t have mental health issues. Not all emotional issues are 'mental health issues,'" Stewart tells The Daily Beast

"As far as we know, you have one shot at this and it can be so fu**ing beautiful, so why lessen the feeling of anything?" she muses about life. "Why numb yourself? I'm not on antidepressants. I think it's bizarre."

For Stewart, there's nothing wrong with showing intense feelings.

"It's weird because if you're overtly emotional about anything, people discredit what thought you might be contributing, because anything overtly emotional can be viewed as a weakness," she says. "'Oh, do you feel something? We can help you with that.' Self-exploration goes out the door with medication. You go, 'Oh God, I have a little stomachache,' and they say, 'Here, we can help you with that.' Well, why do you have that stomachache? Maybe it's because your head's in your stomach, so maybe there's something you're ignoring that you can work out."

The usually stoic Stewart goes on to open up about filming the highly anticipated new film last August, coming off her breakup with Robert Pattinson. Hoult was also dealing with his own big breakup at the time, parting ways with Jennifer Lawrence.

"It was incredibly painful," she admits. "Ugh, f**king kill me. It was a really good time for both of us to make this movie. Not all of my friends have been through what I've been through, or what some people have tasted at a relatively-speaking young age, and we were not expected to do anything."

As for her love life these days, although she's rumored to be dating former personal assistant Alicia Cargile, Stewart has stayed mum on her sexuality. But she does stand up for LGBT rights in the new chat, saying she feels "bad" for Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refuses to issue same-sex couples marriage licenses and was sent to jail.

"Honestly, it makes me so deeply uncomfortable," Stewart comments. "I feel really bad for her. Anyone who’s so closed off to things that are so apparent? Imagine what else she’s missing out on in life. I’m not making any grand statements about her personally, but if something so glaringly obvious, such as this subject…"

" ... I feel bad for her," she stresses. "It’s like, 'Oh, buddy, that must suck.' That fear of the unknown cripples people, breeds hate, and it's just very sad."

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Stewart talked about her own sexuality last month in an interview with Nylon. "If you feel like you really want to define yourself, and you have the ability to articulate those parameters and that in itself defines you, then do it," she said. "But I am an actress, man. I live in the f**king ambiguity of this life and I love it. I don’t feel like it would be true for me to be like, 'I'm coming out!'"

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