Kristen Stewart Really Wants to Play a Gay Superhero

*Screams in lesbian*

Nope, your eyes don’t deceive you: Kristen Stewart actually said she wants to play a gay superhero.

She addressed the topic at a press junket at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival this past weekend, where the queer actress (and soon-to-be Charlie’s Angels star) was promoting her new film Seberg. As NewNowNext reported last week, Stewart had told Harper’s Bazaar U.K. that a Hollywood exec once advised her “not to hold her girlfriend’s hand” in public if she wanted a role in a Marvel movie.

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Stewart (L) and her Seberg costar Anthony Mackie.

Of course, K-Stew ignored that advice, and her ambiguous queerness—she doesn’t identify as lesbian or biseuxal, choosing instead to forgo labels—has become a huge part of her appeal. When the interview came up at a TIFF panel she was on with her Seberg co-star Anthony Mackie—a.k.a. the Falcon from Marvel’s 2014 flick Captain America: The Winter Soldier—she clarified that she cited Marvel because it’s “just a big conglomerate-y type [brand],” Variety reports.

“I’m sure they would love to hire the gay kids to be superheroes,” she joked, laughing alongside Mackie.

When asked which superhero Stewart should play, Mackie paused. “That’s a very good question,” he replied.

Stewart interjected, “A gay one!”

Obviously. Mackie went along with the joke, telling reporters that “it’s been a really wonderful, eye-opening experience to where I’ve been able to work with many”—he shot a look at Stewart—”gay kids.”

Marvel—are you listening?! Give Kristen Stewart the people what they want already! If the out actress is even half as psyched to play a queer superhero as Ruby Rose is to depict Batwoman for The CW, then we’re in for a treat. And hey, as one clever person on Twitter noted, if Stewart is too gay for Marvel, she’d also make a stellar superhero debut as D.C. Comics’ Catwoman.

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