Words: Steve Brown
Elizabeth Banks says Kristen Stewart’s character in Charlie’s Angels is ‘definitely gay’.
The new film – which is set to be released on November 29 – stars Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska as of Sabina, Elena and Jane aka Charlie’s Angels.
However, unlike the iconic TV series and the two previous movie adaptations starring Lucy Lou, Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz, the film is more of an origin story for the Angels.
With a screenplay by Elizabeth Banks – who also stars as Bosley, a role normally played by a man - there are now teams of Angels guided by multiple Bosleys taking on the toughest jobs everywhere.
And now, the actress-turned-filmmaker has revealed that Stewart asked if her character could be gay.
While speaking to Pride Source, Banks said: “Kristen’s character is definitely gay in the movie. I mean, she wanted to be gay in the movie and I’m like, ‘Yeah!’
“I made sure we kept that little moment in so that you understand what she was attracted to.
“And you’re welcome to talk to her about it. She loves to be open about it. I just wanted to make sure that she was able to present a character that she was fully behind.”
Watch the trailer below: