Kristen Stewart has won several accolades for her brilliant performance in Olivier Assayas’ drama film Clouds of Sils Maria, but now the actress thinks that this is the right time for her to focus on her other aspects of filmmaking. If things go accordingly, then there is a chance that Twilight fans will see less of her on-screen very soon.
In her recent interview with Britain’s HELLO! magazine, Stewart talked about her love towards the craft of directing, and how Jodie Foster has encouraged her to direct more films.
“I’ve never thought there was a huge divide between acting and directing. Jodie Foster said something very helpful when I told her I was going to make this movie — she said: ‘The first thing you’re going to learn is that you don’t have much to learn — you’re totally ready already.’ That was an incredible thing to hear coming out of that particular mouth.”
The entertainment industry is not new to Stewart who made her debut at the age of 8 in a nonspeaking part in the Disney Channel TV-movie The Thirteenth Year. Her father, John, is a stage manager and television producer who has worked for Fox. On the other hand, her mother, Jules Mann has been a script supervisor and was even credited as a director for a prison drama film K-11.
So, the world behind the camera has always fascinated her.
“I’ll carry on acting, but making films is where I really want to be. I’ve wanted to make movies since I was nine years old.”
Stewart’s short film is going to be a part of an anthology series commissioned by lifestyle website Refinery29, and is also going to feature Gabourey Sidibe and Chloe Sevigny.
Does this mean that if she gets the right opportunities, she will quit acting in films and will dedicate her time to directing? Well, that’s left to be seen.
In the near future, Stewart has three films in her pipeline. Her French psychological thriller film, Personal Shopper was recently released at Cannes and will release worldwide on December 14. Her first movie with Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, is scheduled for a November release.
She has also been credited as Bridget Sullivan in Untitled Lizzie Borden Project, in which she will be sharing screen space with Chloe Sevigny. The film is said to be based on the lives of an ax murderer from 1800s and her live-in maid.
In other news, Stewart has recently called her highly-publicized relationship with Robert Pattinson a product made by the people.
In her recent interview with T Magazine, the Equals actress went on to explain how her relationship with Pattinson was created by the Twilight fans and the media.
“People wanted me and Rob to be together so badly that our relationship was made into a product. It wasn’t real life anymore. And that was gross to me. It’s not that I want to hide who I am or hide anything I’m doing in my life. It’s that I don’t want to become a part of a story for entertainment value.”
Well, after ending her relationship with Pattinson, Stewart dated a few women from the entertainment world and now she is thinking of settling down with her long-time girlfriend, Alicia Cargile. In her interview with Elle UK, Pattinson’s former girlfriend stated that she is very much in love with Cargile and thinks that she is the one for her.
“We’ve broken up a couple of times and gotten back together, and this time, I was like, ‘Finally, I can feel again,'” she further stated.
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