Recently, there’s been a lot of Oscar buzz for Kristen Stewart’s performance as Princess Diana in “Spencer.” Her gorgeous red carpet looks for the film’s premieres and her recent engagement to screenwriter Dylan Meyer have also earned her a lot of extra attention. What’s next for Stewart? A film co-starring Steven Yeun, a directorial comeback, and two TV series in the works.
In a profile by The New Yorker, Stewart shared a few tidbits about her upcoming projects. While her work on David Cronenberg’s horror film “Crimes of the Future” has wrapped up, she’s been shooting the sci-fi romance “Love Me” with Steven Yeun which she described as having “something to do with getting computers to love one another.”
Although Stewart kept mum on the details about the TV series she’s writing with her fiancee Meyer, she did talk about the gay ghost-hunting reality show she’s developing with a friend. She called it “a paranormal romp in a queer space” with elevated aesthetics. “Gay people love pretty things,” she quipped. “So we are aiming for a richness.”
What she did seem most excited about was her feature-length directorial debut: an adaptation of Lidia Yuknavitch’s memoir titled “The Chronology of Water.” Stewart said of the memoir, “It kind of celebrates a certain taboo… that shame finds itself sexually in women. The ways that she acknowledges being embarrassed, and self-hating, but that it also really turns her on, is one of the really difficult and complicated relationships we have with being women in this body in a fully patriarchal society.”
“I want to f*ck with a split screen,” Stewart said about her vision for the film. “I want to make something that’s gonna, like, stink and be horribly embarrassing but also make you f*cking wet, and just be really honest… Do you know what I mean? I want to do a coming-of-age movie that actually considers young women. They’ve never f*cking done it.”