Kristen Stewart made her directorial debut at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival with her short film, “Come Swim.”
Stewart, who recently shaved her head to play an engineer in the movie “Underwater,” is proud of her abstract 17-minute film.
“I look at it and it’s its own thing and it’s like, ‘I’m so proud of it,'” Stewart told reporters at the Cannes 2017.
“Come Swim” is a bizarre metaphorical depiction of grief and heartbreak. In the artsy film, a man is literally submerged in water.
Kristen, who rocketed to superstardom after starring in the blockbuster Twilight films, relates to the “aggrandized pain” she spotlights in “Come Swim.”
“You don’t realize when you’re trudging through that water, you feel so alone,” Stewart said. “We’ve all been there. But when you’re in it, you feel like you can’t participate in life.”
Stewart says “Come Swim” is “not quite done,” so she’s interested in making it a feature-length film at some point.
Kristen has metamorphosed in unexpected ways since making it Big in Hollywood. In addition to shaving her head and going lesbian, the pan-sexual beauty has eschewed the all trappings of fame and fortune.
But that’s probably a good thing for someone with her personality. “I am so sensitive it drives me crazy!” she said.
While Kristen Stewart enjoys directing, don’t expect her to quit acting anytime soon. “I love acting too, though. Like I don’t want to trade one for the other,” she said.
Meanwhile, Kristen fans tweeted their approval of her edgy new haircut and bold fashion statement.
All directors should dress like Kristen Stewart, showing off her debut at Cannes. pic.twitter.com/tT0ycaZnhH
— Kayleigh Donaldson (@Ceilidhann) May 20, 2017
— The Celeb Zone (@TheCeleb_Zone) May 21, 2017
— IndieWire (@IndieWire) May 21, 2017
Kristen Stewart, Cannes 2017.
We live at the same time as this human being.
Way up, I feel blessed. pic.twitter.com/z0ozlZhdVM
— rad (@queennn94) May 21, 2017
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