Kristen Stewart on Making Superhero Movies: “Sounds Like a F****** Nightmare, Actually”

Kristen Stewart on Making Superhero Movies Sounds Like a F Nightmare Actually

Kristen Stewart gained widespread recognition for her role as Jodie Foster’s daughter in the 2002 thriller ‘Panic Room.’ However, it was her portrayal of Bella Swan in the ‘Twilight’ film series, starting in 2008, that catapulted her to international fame. The success of ‘Twilight’ made her one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood.

Even before ‘Twilight’ Stewart took part in several indie projects such as ‘Speak’ and ‘Into the Wild,’ it was these early roles that somehow determined the rest of her career. While we did see her in big and small productions, we’ve never seen Stewart in a superhero movie, especially MCU, and this is something she discussed on ‘Not Skinny but Not Fat Podcast’.

Kristen opened her commentary on making superhero movies with “sounds like a fucking nightmare, actually

When host Amanda Hirsch suggested Kristen Stewart could play Mary Jane “MJ” Watson from the Spider-Man comic, Stewart clarified her role preference and that she does like big productions because she loves fans seeing her in movies. But she further explained that if a superhero role was to happen for her, the system would have to change:

system would have to change. You would have to put so much money and so much trust into one person…and it doesn’t happen. And so therefore what ends up happening is this algorithmic, weird experience where you can’t feel personal at all about it.

It does sound like MCU production is the last on Stewart’s list of potential roles, she did add that if Greta Gerwig were to ask her to start in one she would do it.

We don’t expect Stewart to appear in the ‘Avengers’ anytime soon, but she will be busy in the future. Stewart is expanding her career beyond acting, as she decided to go into writing and directing with her feature film directorial debut, adapting Lidia Yuknavitch’s memoir, ‘The Chronology of Water.’ She’s also set to portray Joan Vollmer, a key figure in the ‘Beat Generation,’ in Ben Foster’s directorial debut, and has roles lined up to play Susan Sontag in a biopic titled ‘Sontag,’ and to star alongside Michael Cera in the road trip comedy ‘Sacramento.’

Have something to add? Let us know in the comments below!

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments