Kristen Stewart says going nude in Personal Shopper was 'empowering'

Personal Shopper is set to hit U.S. theaters on March 10.

Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart felt doing nude scenes in the upcoming film was "empowering" Reuters

Kristen Stewart has opened up about her decision to go topless in the film, Personal Shopper. The Twilight actress talked about the emotion she went through doing the nude scenes.

During an interview with E! News, the 26-year-old actress said: "I didn't feel encumbered at all. Quite the opposite actually."

"Those [scenes] for me were really empowering, not because I was taking my clothes off, but just because I was getting to the most primal part of that [character], finally, someone who's really closed off. So then I felt like they were the most revealing, but also the most empowering scenes," she added.

Adding on, Robert Pattinson's former girlfriend also talked about coming out as a lesbian. When asked about the viral Saturday Night Live segment, in which she joked about being "like, so gay," she replied: "Honestly, I think it was just funny. Not to diminish the point because I think that saying things so bluntly is absolutely important, but at the same time, the only reason I haven't ever done that is because there is an ambiguity to that and I wanted things to be really real for me."

"But honestly, it just worked for the joke," she continued. "It wasn't like, 'Let's do this thing that's going to be so important.' I just thought it was like a nice, light... and also yeah, I'm so utterly proud that I've had so many people be like, 'Thank you,' and I'm like, 'No, thank you.' It's kind of mutual, full circle."

Personal Shopper is set to hit U.S. theaters on March 10.