Elizabeth Banks has explained how she didn’t want to ‘label’ the sexuality of Kristen Stewart’s character in the new Charlie’s Angels film.
She revealed she wanted the character, Sabina, to be ‘like the way Kristen is’ – with the Twilight actress having relationships with men and women in the past.
The 45-year-old – who wrote, directed and also stars in the upcoming reboot – said: ‘When I cast [Kristen Stewart], I just wanted her to be… I just felt like she’s almost the way Kristen is.
‘I don’t feel there is a label that fits her.’
Elizabeth went on to tell Digital Spy: ‘The only thing that was important to me was to not label it as anything. It’s fine if the media wants to label it, I think that’s okay, but I didn’t do that. I just let her be herself in the film.
‘But that was almost in response to someone who was like, “What are all the boxes they’re in or whatever?”
‘There was no mention of it in the script whatsoever.’
Charlie’s Angels drops in the US on 15 November and the UK on 29 November.
As well as Kristen – known for her roles in the Twilight franchise and indie fare like Personal Shopper – the film stars Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska.
It is not the first director credit for Elizabeth, also known for acting roles in the Hunger Games franchise and indie comedy What To Expect When You Are Expecting.
She has previously helmed 2015’s Pitch Perfect 2, which received mostly positive reviews and almost $300 million at the global box office. We’re crossing fingers Charlie’s Angels does just as well, if not better!
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