Kristen Stewart Stepping Away from Acting for 'Other Forms of Art'

October 23, 2014
Source: USA Today

Kristen Stewart

Just as Kristen Stewart seems to finally be taking interesting roles and letting us forget about The Twilight Saga, it appears the exhaustion of the spotlight has her wanting to take a break from acting for awhile. Speaking with USA Today, Stewart was asked what she has coming up next, and the actress said, "I'm taking some time off because I've been working for two years." That might not seem like a lot of time, but when you're moving in and out of various characters with entirely different personalities, and when you're as famous and bother by photographers and tabloids, it would probably be nice to step away for a bit.

Stewart explained why she's taking a break and what she wants to do with that time:

"I'm an actor and that's my art form, and because I started so young, I've always felt intimidated and insufficient when I think about other forms of art I want to create. I'm going to take so much time off. I'm going to buy a live-work space in downtown LA and I'm going to make some (stuff) with my hands. Literally, I made that decision a few weeks ago. I'm making a short film. I'm making a bunch of (stuff). I don't know how I'll put it out. But I'm not going to hold it so preciously close to me. I write all the time."

Stewart has already published some poetry she's written, so it's not surprising that she wants to try out some other creative outlets. It's just a shame that she's taking a break at a time when she's getting acclaim for roles in Camp X-Ray (even though I didn't enjoy her performance) and The Clouds of Sils Maria. But fans of Stewart shouldn't fret, because she already finished her role in Drake Doremus' sci-fi Equals with Nicholas Hoult and also has a reunion with Jesse Eisenberg in American Ultra from Max Landis, an ensemble drama called Anesthesia and also the TIFF selected Still Alice, which will get an awards season release later this year. So you'll still get your share of Stewart over the next couple years.

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Reader Feedback - 18 Comments


That's what I would do if I made as much money as she has. Get a few million and get out of that business and do things on my own.

OfficialJab on Oct 23, 2014


Who cares really, but good for her. Let's just hope her artwork is better than Shia LeBoeuf's

TheOct8pus on Oct 23, 2014


A good decision, 14 years too late.

chuj on Oct 23, 2014


Wait... ...when was she acting in the first place?

Van Chandler on Oct 23, 2014


Thank you!!!

311 on Oct 23, 2014



Brian Sleider on Oct 23, 2014


that picture is amazing haha

Danimal on Oct 23, 2014


Good luck Ms. Stewart.

Xerxexx on Oct 23, 2014


I wouldn't really call what she does acting.

AL on Oct 23, 2014


"Don't go Kristen! We will all miss your onscreen talents so very much!" -no one ever-

Mike on Oct 23, 2014


C3P0 have more facial expressions than Stewart.

Christine Silver on Oct 23, 2014


She is a average actress or maybe she was just never given the right project. I won't miss her, just ambivalence.

DAVIDPD on Oct 23, 2014


Being a twat must be considered "art" in some cultures... I GOT IT! She must be moving to Arizona.

stavi82 on Oct 23, 2014


Damn. A bunch of dicks on here. Gotta respect someone who wants try a move like this. Wish I had the financial stability to pull it off.

grimjob on Oct 23, 2014


Shots of haterade are .50ยข each.

Xerxexx on Oct 23, 2014


i'll take 3 please...

shane willett on Oct 24, 2014


Please god or Gods don't allow her to become a musician - this the end all to be all..Hell freezes over, pigs fly, and the world will suffer harder.

shane willett on Oct 24, 2014


She's got the same dead eyes as Megan Fox. And about as much acting ability.

AwesomeWave on Oct 27, 2014

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