Kristen Stewart reacts to people walking out of her new movie Crimes of the Future

Kristen Stewart reacts to people walking out of her new movie Crimes of the Future
Kristen Stewart at this year's Cannes Film Festival
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Kristen Stewart’s new body horror movie Crimes of the Future has proven so disturbing that people have been walking out of screenings at the Cannes Film Festival and she loves it! “We’re pleasure sacks,” she says. 

 

Directed by the acclaimed auteur David Cronenberg who is responsible for some of the most celebrated yet shocking movies in various genres, the film follows Kristen’s character as she becomes obsessed by a performance artist who uses live surgery as part of their act.

 

Also starring regular Cronenberg collaborator Viggo Mortensen, the movie clearly proved too much for some filmgoers who have been leaving when things got a bit too gory for them. 

 

Kristen recently got engaged to her girlfriend Dylan Meyer and was talking about the film making process: “We, the actors, spent every single day after work being like, ‘What the fuck are we doing?’ But then I watched the movie last night and it was so crystal clear to me. It so exposing, and it does feel like you’re hacking up organs when you’re making something, and if it doesn’t feel that way it’s not worth it.

 

As for people walking out, she certainly doesn’t mind, saying: “Everyone loves to talk about how his movies are difficult to watch and it’s fun to talk about people walking out of Cannes screenings. But every single gaping, weird bruise in his movies, it makes my mouth open. You wanna lean in toward it and it never repulses me ever. The way I feel, it is through really visceral desire and that’s the only reason we’re alive. We’re pleasure sacks.” Indeed we are. 

 

David Cronenberg has directed some iconic movies like Crash, A History of Violence and eXistenZ, all of which pushed the boundaries of the various genres they inhabit whilst (randomly) the director himself also stars in Star Trek Discovery

 

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