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For a lot of people, the name of evokes , pale vampires and obsessed teenagers — but since the days of her tabloid-filling relationship with , K-Stew has enormously changed, both in her personal and her professional life. Her roles have become more focused, as she's been doing brilliant work in indie movies miles away from the young adult blockbusters, and her interviews have become more open, less shy.

And as she gets asked a lot about her sexuality, having been spotted out and about with girlfriends such as visual effects producer Alicia Cargile and French singer Soko, she's been increasingly more outspoken about the importance of respecting the complexity of other people's sexuality. Now she's one of the most prominent figures of a much needed IDGAF attitude in Hollywood, and we can only love her for it.

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Kristen Stewart in 'Clouds of Sils Maria'
Kristen Stewart in 'Clouds of Sils Maria'

In a candid interview with the New York Times back in August, Stewart explained how despite her reticence to be in the media spotlight, she felt like she was contributing to something by promoting an open attitude on sexuality:

"I would never talk about any of my relationships before, but once I started dating girls it seemed like there was an opportunity to represent something really positive. I still want to protect my personal life, but I don't want to seem like I'm protecting the idea, so that does sort of feel like I owe something to people."

It's an even bolder stance from a year earlier, when she was talking to Nylon about making any announcements related to her sexuality and her love life:

"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. But I am an actress, man. I live in the fucking 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!' No, I do a job. Until I decide that I'm starting a foundation or that I have some perspective or opinion that other people should be receiving… I don't. I'm just a kid making movies."

And it's true, she doesn't owe an explanation to anyone. In the end, her motto is quite straightforward: Just do your thing.

"I think in three or four years, there are going to be a whole lot more people who don't think it's necessary to figure out if you're gay or straight. It's like, just do your thing."

Fingers crossed.

Watch the trailer for Stewart's recent Café Society below, and click here for more videos and clips:

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