Kristen Talks Indie Films With The Associated Press
Robert Redford’s two-week celebration of independent cinema kicks off its 30th year Thursday in Park City, Utah, with a lineup that includes 117 feature films. One of them is “Camp X-Ray,” in which Stewart plays against type as a Guantanamo Bay guard who befriends a prisoner.
Stewart, who was last at the festival in 2010 when she was promoting her role as Joan Jett in “The Runaways,” says “Camp X-Ray” was one of the rare scripts she’d read that made her want to work again after her two-year acting hiatus following the “Twilight” movies.
“At my age it’s difficult to find stuff that isn’t completely derivative,” said the 23-year-old in a recent interview. “Most parts are imitating something else that was popular.”
With “Snow White and the Huntsman 2″ coming in 2015, Stewart’s big-budget franchise days are far from over. “But it’s a little bit more difficult to create the environment that I thrive in on a bigger movie,” she explains. “I prefer doing smaller ones. They’re quicker. I like intensive things and then I like to walk away.”