Kristen Stewart: Working With Woody Allen Was “Much Easier Than I Thought”
Kristen Stewart, who co-star’s in Woody Allen’s new movie Cafe Society, admits in a new interview that working with the iconic filmmaker was “much easier” than her preconceived notions about acting in one of his projects.
“I’m the type of actor that really approaches things incredibly impulsively,” Stewart tells Deadline during a joint interview with Allen and co-stars Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively and Corey Stoll. “I’ve done very little work that required much preparation, and in this case, I was really diligently obsessed with knowing my lines.”
But despite Stewart’s assumption that the legendary writer/director forces his actors to strictly adhere to his script, she reveals, “What I found surprising was getting to set and realizing he was like, ‘You can say whatever you want really. You can say these words, you can say your own words.'” As far as Allen’s direction goes, the actress admits he has a hands-off approach, saying, “We didn’t have extensive discussions about what the movie was about. It ended up being much easier than I thought it would be.”
Cafe Society, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this week, hits theaters July 15 in New York and Los Angeles before expanding nationwide on July 29.