Kristen Stewart's sparkled onscreen, but now she's taking her talents behind the camera!
The 24-year-old actress is making her directorial debut with her friend Sage Galesi's country-rock band Sage + the Saints' "Take Me to the South" music video. Behind-the-scenes footage released today shows K.Stew smiling, laughing and generally enjoying herself as shooting takes place. The project, which is part of denim/lifestyle brand Buffalo David Bitton's "Blank Check Series," allowed Kristen to finally realize one of her childhood dreams.
"I've been saying I want to direct movies since I was 10 years old," she told Rolling Stone. "And then I started making movies and working with such incredible people that I realized what I was up against. So it was like, no way, now I'm gonna get more attention than I ever should just because of who I am."
But then, a longtime friend had an idea. "Basically, I'm grateful to Sage," Kristen 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--sy.'"
So in February, Kristen, co-director David Ethan Shapiro, cinematographer/editor James Gallagher, Sage, the Saints', and some mutual friends headed down to Tennessee to shoot the music video, which premieres later this month.
And it seems Kristen likes working behind the camera from start to finish. In her own words? "It's so much nicer doing interviews as not what I usually am."