Kristen Stewart was on hand at the Sundance Film Festival for the premiere of her recent film, an indie drama entitled Certain Women, and she took the opportunity to speak about her dreams and goals for her career. She revealed that she’s looking forward to playing a superhero, but that she also has ambitions that would put her behind the camera as well.
In the meantime, Kristen has Certain Women coming out, and following closely on the heels of that film will be the release of Personal Shopper, a film which Stewart describes as a “thoughtful, really meditative ghost story.”
Still Alice Star Kristen Stewart Has A Superhero Complex
Stewart has already achieved a great deal in her career to be judged by the long list of credits to her name, which includes her César award-winning performance in Clouds of Sils Maria. It seems the Twilight star would find herself fielding offers to star in more franchises, but Stewart says that isn’t the case.
“They’re not too common,” Kristen said. “Trust me, I would love to find a big doozy of a movie that’s interesting and worthwhile.”
It sounds like the actress is hoping for one of these superhero franchises that are such a big craze right now and, as the idea crosses her mind, Stewart seems particularly eager for something along those lines. Kristen would love to play a superhero, she says.
“I can’t wait to play a superhero,” Stewart revealed at Sundance.
That’s not to say the Twilight actress is only willing to take on the big blockbusters. She says she loves doing small indie films as much as the bigger Hollywood sagas. For her, it all depends on the people involved and their motivation for participating in the project. If there’s great love for the project and it’s about creating something special, that’s the kind of project Stewart really looks for. Kristen adds that she tries to stay away from films where it’s obvious that the cast is just doing it for the attention or the money.
Stewart also has dreams of directing. She says she loves the filmmaking business, having been involved in acting since she was much younger, and she would really like to take that next step.
“Hopefully as soon as humanly possible,” Stewart said. “I really want to. I have to find the right thing. I started working when I was nine. I love this industry. I love what movies can do so I’ll find my story.”
Kristen Stewart Gives An Inside Look At Personal Shopper
The actress says Personal Shopper was the hardest film she’s ever had to make in more ways than one. First, for herself, it was physically demanding. As might be implied by the film’s title, Stewart was required to do a great deal of walking and running.
“It’s like 16-hour days, six days a week, running my f***ing ass around Paris. Literally nonstop running.”
Written and directed by Olivier Assayas, Personal Shopper explores a ghost story that takes place in Paris’ fashion underworld. As such, Kristen says she was forced to face one of our greatest fears, that of an infinite lifetime. She says she found herself contemplating the kinds of things we try to avoid, when we’re alone at night.
“[Assayas] sort of gave me this opportunity for a short period of time to contemplate infinity in a really disarming and scary way, that’s like little questions that you ignore when you lay your head down on your pillow at night. Like, ‘I’m alone, who am I?’ All those things, they plague her.”
Personal Shopper does not have a release date at this time.
[Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Samsung]