The 26-year-old actress is one of eight actresses featured on a cover for the Women in Hollywood issue. Three of the other ladies include Anna Kendrick, Felicity Jones, and Aja Naomi King. Here is what they shared with the mag:
Kristen on opening up about her love life: “I’m not ashamed and I’m not confused. Things have changed. And not just with me—we’re really allowed to encourage this new acceptance to develop and be awesome.”
Anna on the gratitude she feels for her career: “Sometimes, it feels like I’m standing in one of those rooms, in a riddle, where there are all these doors. And it’s like, why wouldn’t I keep opening them? Even if what’s behind is something kind of annoying, I’d rather find out. I think it will be hard for me to know if I should ever take a break, or focus on something else, because I feel so grateful that I get to keep opening that dang door.”
Aja on the inspiring people she works with: “I want to write, I want to direct, I want to produce—I want to inhabit what I think it means to fully be an artist. I always wanted to do that, but I didn’t think I had the tools. Now I look at Viola [Davis] and I look at Nate [Parker] and I look at Shonda [Rhimes] and it’s like, You just do it. You just begin, you know?”
For more from the issue, visit Elle.com!