'It's fun to talk about': Kristen Stewart on Cannes audience walking out of her film midway
Seldom does one take it sportively when people storm out of a film you're a part of. Kristen Stewart seems to belong to that lot. 'Crimes of the Future', her most recent outing post the critically acclaimed 'Spencer', premiered at the Cannes Film Festival recently and made people walk out midway due to its gory content.
Starring Léa Seydoux, Viggo Mortensen, and Stewart, the David Cronenberg directorial had shots of intestines, scenes where characters orgasm by licking each other's open wounds, and a gory child autopsy sequence, which filmgoers and critics couldn't stomach. However, the film received a seven-minute-long standing ovation despite the walkouts. Stewart touched on the walkouts, among other things, at a press conference during which she also revealed that she had "no idea" what the film was about. "I told him (Cronenberg) I have no idea what this movie is about, but I'm so curious and maybe we can just figure it out," Stewart said.
The 32-year-old actor went on to disclose that the actors wondered what they were doing "every single day after work." "But then I watched the movie and it was so crystal clear to me," she added. Praising Cronenberg's filmmaking style at the conference, Stewart expressed her "love" for his films and her disbelief about being a part of 'Crime of the Future'.
Addressing the walkouts that took place at a screening that Insider attended, Stewart said that it was "fun to talk about people walking out of Cannes screenings." The Twilight star also said that she was never repulsed by the gore and "every single gaping, weird bruise in his (Cronenberg's) movies" made her "mouth open."
Just in case you're curious, here's the official synopsis for the body-horror film in which Stewart will be seen as an investigative surgeon, "As the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice (Léa Seydoux), Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen), celebrity performance artist, publicly showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances. Timlin (Kristen Stewart), an investigator from the National Organ Registry, obsessively tracks their movements, which is when a mysterious group is revealed… Their mission – to use Saul’s notoriety to shed light on the next phase of human evolution."
'Crimes of the Future' is slated to release in theaters in the US on June 3, 2022.