“I feel like he’s the only guy that could play that part,” she told Variety‘s Marc Malkin. “I’m so happy for him. It’s crazy. I’m very, very happy about that. I heard that and I was like, ‘Oh man!’ It’s awesome.”
Stewart also agreed that the former Edward Cullen actor has the “perfect cheekbones” to play the crime-fighting, billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne.
Earlier in the day, Stewart sat down in the Variety studio to expound on her past claims that she was told to hide her sexuality so she could get a Marvel movie. She made the comment in a recent Harper’s Bazaar interview.
“That’s been a conversation that’s always existed,” Stewart had told Variety. “I’ve always radically rejected it.” She added that it wasn’t just Marvel Studios that specifically encouraged her to hide her queer identity to get bigger roles.
“It was literally just a big conglomerate-y type thing,” she had said. “I’m sure they would love to hire the gay kids to be superheroes.”
“I’m down,” she told Variety. “I’m definitely not turning that down.”