Kristen Stewart Has Her Eye on Superhero Movies and Directing
K-Stew isn’t ruling out becoming a superhero anytime in the future, people.
Kristen Stewart, who is attending Park City, Utah’s annual hipster-fest (the Sundance Film Festival) in support of her latest Kelly Reichardt–directed movie Certain Women, co-starring the magnificent Laura Dern and Michelle Williams, revealed that she’d be interested in donning a new, superhero identity.
The 25-year-old told E! news (when asked if she gets offered Twilight-esque franchise roles), “They’re not too common. Trust me, I would love to find a big doozy of a movie that’s interesting and worthwhile.”
Such as a superhero? “Maybe. Go print that—I can’t wait to play a superhero,” she answered.
One thing she’s definitely certain about is her future plans for directing movies one day.
She’d like to get into it “hopefully as soon as humanly possible,” she 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.
Stewart has attended Sundance in the past for her films Camp X-Ray, The Runaways, and Welcome to the Rileys. She’s something of a regular, you could say, and obviously a lover of indie flicks. Having just come off of her success from Olivier Assayas’ Clouds of Sils Maria, that’s not a bad thing at all.
I’m not totally biased. I really like making the small ones and I like making the big ones. It’s just when you get the right people together who really care about something, who are not solely interested in getting just love and attention and money and stuff and it’s really for the love of the meditation on a subject and getting into something and baring your soul, [Sundance] is the perfect place to do it.
Certain Women, adapted from Maile Meloy’s Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, features three separate stories of women in rural Montana. Stewart’s story rounds out Derns and Williams’: she plays a young law school grad who takes a job four hours away to teach a night class, where she befriends a lonely rancher (Lily Gladstone).
Stewart explained, via Vanity Fair, “There are little missed connections and little conversations that are completely separate—you think you’re having an exchange with someone that is like the definition of a conversation but sometimes you’re [interpreted a different way]. And I thought it was just so perfect.”
On the movie’s so-called “slow burning pace,” she commented:
It’s a really, really unique thing actually to have [a director with] any bit of comfort sitting and watching [instead of trying to] package up and deliver you this specific notion. It doesn’t happen. Her movies are so composed. . . .she is super-thoughtful in her approach. It is slow and steady, and the fact that she has the patience and the interest in things that people don’t normally look at is what paces her movies—the comfort of watching nothing because there is always something in there.
Watch her discuss the film with Reichardt and Gladstone in the video below: