This year, we are constantly thinking about politics, whether we want to or not. Politics has shown up in our television, our music and even our fashion. The latest contribution to political art comes from actor-turned-director Kristen Stewart.
Stewart, while promoting her directorial debut for her short film Come Swim at the Sundance Film Festival, revealed she is already working on a new project—a short film about gun control. Highly politicized and garnering strong emotions on both sides, gun control is certainly a timely issue. For Stewart, it’s more a humanitarian issue than a political one—she states in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, “You don’t have to be a politically involved person to be uber-aware of the fact that very basic humanitarian ideas are being so incredibly trampled on.” Little else is known about Stewart’s next project, except that she promises it to be “kick-ass.” We will definitely be looking for future updates from the up-and-coming director.
Watch IMDB’s video below of Stewart discussing her film Come Swim, and THR video of her revealing her new project beneath that.