The “Twilight” actress is opting to take a spot behind the camera rather than in front of it.
According to an exclusive report from Variety, KStew will be stepping behind the camera to direct the adaptation of the memoir, “The Chronology of Water.”
Stewart sat down with the entertainment outlet for an episode of “Variety Awards Circuit Podcast,” and discussed the current status of the film.
The lead role of author Lidia Yuknavitch is currently being cast.
Kristen Stewart Set To Make Directorial Debut!
Stewart said “we’re casting right now” on the podcast and added, “We’ve been putting together and have been thinking about this for a really long time. I’m so stoked.”
While the actress is known for her memorable roles on-camera, this will be her first dive into the directing scene.
“It’s taken the time it’s needed. Some of these take a decade to put together. I just jump every gun in my life and start talking about stuff before they’re really relevant, but it’s more relevant than ever,” she explained. “Now we’re casting the movie. We’re finding our Lidia Yuknavitch.”
Kristen Stewart is “so stoked.”
The “Spencer” actress added that she plans to take it out to shop it around to investors.
She said, “It’s a small movie. We don’t need that much,” adding, “It’s something I would have wanted to be cast in when I was younger.”
As for whether or not she will star in the film, KStew says “No,” as of now.
The actress feels there isn’t a role for her, unless it was the role of Lydia’s older sister.
So, how does Emma tie into all of this.
Earlier this week, The Blast reported the “Harry Potter” actress’ announcement that she too has chosen to go behind the camera.
In an Instagram post published on Tuesday, October 26, the ‘Harry Potter’ actress posted a series of photos of herself operating a camera.
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“Getting behind the camera and learning how it works is about the most empowering thing I’ve learned in lockdown,” she captioned the photo.
“As a young woman, I always thought the most glamorous and exciting thing would be to be someone’s “muse”; and of course as women we are inspiring,” she continued, “but wow it’s something else to be able to tell your own story and other people’s’. 💖”
Looks like a new directorial trend is taking over young Hollywood.
Kristen just wrapped her latest film, “Spencer,” which chronicles the late Princess Diana’s decision to leave Prince Charles during Christmas in 1991.
“Spencer” will be released in theaters on November 5.