Kristen Stewart won’t say if she’s officially on board for Sony’s “Charlie’s Angels” reboot but she’s a big fan of the project. Speaking after Chanel’s Métiers d’Art show in Hamburg on Wednesday, the actress revealed she is up to speed with the planned film, to be directed by Elizabeth Banks.
“Whoever ends up being in that movie, I can tell you right now – because I’m friends with Liz Banks – I mean, I can tell you it’s going to be really good,” she said, adding that she is a fan of the story about members of a female private detective agency.
“I think it’s a good time right now to do another one, because we’ve all changed so much. Women have changed so much, or at least maybe just, you know, perception and the cadence and volume of the voice of women has definitely changed. And I know Liz pretty well, and she’s going to reflect that, and I think it’ll be something to be really proud of,” she added.
The “Twilight” actress, who in recent years has starred mainly in independent films, has also made her first foray into directing with the short “Come Swim,” recently released as part of Refinery29’s female-focused Shatterbox Shorts program.
Fittingly – since the venue of the Chanel show was the Elbphilharmonie concert hall overlooking the port of Hamburg – the film is all about water.
“It scares me. It’s just it’s something that’s so essential and vital, yet so utterly overpowering, and it’s kind of one of those things, you know, it’s just a really good metaphor: if you fight something like that, you’re going to tire and drown,” Stewart said, adding that the film is about allowing yourself to float rather than struggle.
“A lot of the stuff was very utilitarian, and I don’t want to say buttoned-up, implying that it’s stuffy, because I’ve never seen anything remotely, like, surplus-y, look so beautiful,” she said.
“It was really cool that the models came right up in front of the band like they were almost dancers for them, and it was very confronting, because they’re really addressing the audience rather than just the photographers at the end of a line, which is kind of typical for a fashion show, so I liked the interactive nature of it,” the actress added.
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