Kristen Stewart talks directorial debut

Posted on May 13 2014 - 8:37am by Anne Smith

Kristen Stewart has opened up about her decision to step behind the camera and have a go at being a director. The former Twilight actress has co-directed on the music video for the song ‘Take Me To The South’ by Sage & The Saints.

She tells Rolling Stone in a new interview:

“I’ve been saying I want to direct movies since I was 10 years old. And then I started making movies and working with such incredible people that I realized what I was up against.”


Robert Pattinson’s ex said of the experience:

“It’s this very consistent strain that never lets up. Whereas with acting, there’s small bursts… You alleviate bits of tension for the camera and then you go off and, I don’t know, wait to stress out again.

“But there wasn’t one second that I wasn’t sitting with my head in my hands. It’s your responsibility to hold this thing together, and I was always concerned I was missing something. Missed opportunities are the most gut-wrenching, painful, nauseating thing.”

She went on:

As an actor, your job is to lose yourself in the moment. Losing yourself is the last thing you want to do as a director, so it goes against my instinct. I had to harness my energy rather than let it explode all over the set.”

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