“I typically don’t have to spend more than five minutes in a room with someone to know if I want to explore something with them,” said Kristen Stewart, explaining how she chooses her film roles (watch above). Stewart was at the New York Film Festival on Monday, October 3, to discuss her film “Certain Women” with press and industry at the New York Film Festival.
“I’ve worked recently with a lot of people I’ve grown up loving, which is a great thing. I’ve been super lucky, and it’s been super conducive to making good shit. Because I think I have pretty good taste,” Stewart added, gesturing to “Certain Women” writer-director Kelly Reichardt, who was also on-hand.
Based on short stories by writer Maile Meloy, “Certain Women” tells three loosely connected stories about women living and working in Montana. Stewart plays Beth Travis, a young law-school graduate who teaches an adult education class on school law and forms a bond with a local rancher, Jamie (Lily Gladstone). Meanwhile, Laura Dern plays a lawyer who gets in over her head with a volatile client, and Michelle Williams is a woman trying to persuade an elderly man to sell his sandstone so she can build a new house.
“Certain Women” will be released by IFC Films on October 14. Watch more NYFF videos below:
Kristen Stewart, on the difference between indie films and big-budget productions.
Kelly Reichardt, on being inspired by Maile Meloy’s short stories.