Kristen Stewart Talks Directorial Debut in Rolling Stone: I Had to Stop Being a "Pu**y"
Sitting down with Rolling Stone, Kristen Stewart opened up about her directorial debut for Sage + the Saints' new music video.
The "Twilight" actress co-directed the clip for "Take Me To The South" with David Ethan Shapiro, using funds obtained with a grant from Buffalo David Bitton’s Blank Check Series.
“I’ve been saying I want to direct movies since I was 10 years old,” Stewart told the mag. “And then I started making movies and working with such incredible people that I realized what I was up against.”
“Basically, I’m grateful to Sage,” she explained, “because she was like, ‘I have this little thing, no one could tell the story better than you… Just do it and stop being such a p*ssy.’”
Kristen and Shapiro directed the clip for five days in Tennessee back in February, and created Sage's journey from Los Angeles to Nashville before launching her country music career.
“Nobody wants their sh*t to be pretentious, but like, I didn’t want it to seem like we wanted to be cool at all. Country music’s not cool. It’s truthful and it’s sweet," Kristen added.
Stewart continued that she's not sure where this directorial debut will lead, and she may take a break from acting for a while to discover this side of her talent. “A director is only as good as the people they work with,” says Stewart. “I gotta figure out who my boys are!”
"Take Me To The South" music video premieres on May 28. Check out a teaser below!