While there are quite a lot of actors and actresses in Hollywood these days who are deciding to have a go at directing their own movies, it seems that there is one star who has decided to take a slightly different route. Actress Kristen Stewart rose to stardom with the Twilight franchise and has continued to grow as an actress with roles in movies such as Snow White and the Huntsman, but she has now tried her hand at something new.
Kristen Stewart is good friends with the country singer Sage Galesi of the band Sage + The Saints, and earlier this year Sage managed to persuade Kristen to direct the music video for her song Take Me to the South. Kristen has now opened up about directing the video, revealing what the ideas and plans were for the shoot.
Stewart told Rolling Stone magazine, "Sage lived all of this; we fabricated nothing. I wanted the video to feel really captured and found rather than set-up and executed. The story is that she's insanely courageous to be this kid from L.A. who doesn't hang out with anyone that listens to country music — and suddenly she realizes she wants to be a country star, and drives to Nashville by herself to see if she can meet people and be in a band. Then she did it all."
She added, "It was so easy, once she presented me with the idea. I was like, well, that's what the video is. It's done. Basically, I didn't want it to feel…I mean, nobody wants their shit 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."
As for her acting career, Kristen Stewart is currently filming the movie American Ultra, which sees her share the big screen with Jesse Eisenberg, Topher Grace, and Connie Britton, among others. American Ultra is directed by Nima Nourizadeh, from the screenplay written by Max Landis, with a planned release date for some time in 2015.