Kristen Stewart and Precious actress Gabourey Sidibe are set to direct their short films for Refinery29, according to Entertainment Weekly. The Twilight star and Sidibe will make their narrative directorial debuts as part of Refinery29‘s NewFronts presentation in New York.
Refinery29, a fashion and lifestyle-related website, announced earlier this week its upcoming NYC presentation called NewFronts, which will see directorial debuts from Kristen Stewart, Sidibe, and dozens of other female filmmakers.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) May 3, 2016
Kristen Stewart and others will test their directing skills via the short-form ShatterBox Anthology, which is scheduled to begin streaming on Refinery29‘s website in summer 2016.
It’s already known that Kristen Stewart’s short film will be titled Water while the Empire castmember’s short will go under the title A Tale of Four Women. The anthology will also include short films from such female filmmakers as Tiffany Shlain, Meera Menon, Courtney Hoffman, Jessica Sanders, Julia Lerman, Chloë Sevigny, and many others.
Just like in Kristen Stewart’s case, Sevigny’s short film titled Kitty will be her directorial debut. In fact, Sevigny’s film will even be premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in June.
— SemaineDeLaCritique (@semainecannes) May 9, 2016
Kristen Stewart has some experience in directing, as the 26-year-old Twilight actress directed a music video for band Sage and the Saints two years ago. In 2014, she admitted she had been eager to direct films since she was 10 years old.
The Huntsman: Winter’s War had quite a weak start at the U.S. box office last weekend. And Kristen Stewart could have saved the sequel to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman, according to Forbes.
— The AV Club (@TheAVClub) May 10, 2016
For 2016’s sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, and Chris Hemsworth, Universal decided to ditch Stewart’s Snow White and focus on the Huntsman, played by Thor star Hemsworth, instead.
The box office opening of 2012’s film starring Kristen Stewart, $56.2 million, is almost three times larger than The Huntsman: Winter’s War‘s $20.08 million in its box office debut last weekend.
And it got the original film’s fans wondering whether a normal sequel, one that would bring back Kristen Stewart’s Snow White as the main character, could be more successful than the one missing the Twilight actress.
And while it’s still unlikely a conventional sequel starring Kristen Stewart would beat the original film’s $396 million worldwide mark, it would still be a much more attractive sequel in the eyes of moviegoers than it is in its current state.
— Susan Johnson (@susanjohnsonq) May 11, 2016
And even though the sequel features such female stars as Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, and Charlize Theron, the film still looks like yet another male-led fantasy action movie. There have been way too many of them lately, and even the handsome Thor star with his perfect physique doesn’t make it more exciting.
But Forbes‘ contributor Scott Mendelson believes female-led action movies are “big business” in Hollywood today. And looking at the success of the original film starring Kristen Stewart as the lead character, there are no doubts Mendelson is right.
Kristen Stewart looks nothing like she used to five years ago. The Twilight star rocked her newly bleached blonde hair at the Met Gala last Monday, according to E! Online. And even though the event included her ex-boyfriend Robert Pattinson, Stewart still opted to stand out from the crowd by wearing a gorgeous dress by Chanel.
Kristen Stewart at the Met Gala through the years???? pic.twitter.com/PwQ4FvDIdL
— QueenStew. (@Inlovewkstew) May 7, 2016
Kristen Stewart, who is a Karl Lagerfeld muse, wore one of Chanel’s Fall 2016 ready-to-wear dresses while boasting her bleached blonde hair in a messy updo. The actress’ fans also noted that her style has gone through serious changes over the past five years or so. She is not the shy and awkward Kristen Stewart anymore!
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