Kristen Stewart recently talked about her experiences on the set of David Cronenberg’s ‘Crimes of the Future’ and shared insights about her upcoming projects in a new Variety video. She also expressed her candid feelings about her co-star, Viggo Mortensen.
In the Variety video, Stewart reflected on her role in ‘Crimes of the Future,’ a 2022 science fiction body horror drama. Praising the film, she said:
“It’s a David Cronenberg movie. It’s a part of David’s utter genius that you go, ‘This made me feel a lot, put me in my body, and it kickstarted a thought process that nobody can untangle, but nobody can stop talking about.’ I loved making that movie.”
She then expressed her admiration for Mortensen and talked about their two-week stint in Athens for the film:
“Also, Viggo is a legend. He’s the hottest guy I’ve ever seen in my life. I was like, I can’t believe I’m allowed to do this. I was there for two weeks. We were in Athens. It was so f*cking hot the entire time. I can’t believe I got to be in that movie. Like, so lucky.”
You can watch the rest of the video below.
What’s ‘Crimes of the Future’ About?
Although you may think so, ‘Crimes of the Future‘ is not a remake of Cronenberg’s 1970 film of the same name. It explores a future where human evolution has accelerated, where performance artists Mortensen and Léa Seydoux perform surgeries in front of an audience.
Following its release, ‘Crimes of the Future’ received acclaim at its world premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. It also competed for the Palme d’Or and was received with a six-minute standing ovation. Stewart’s portrayal of an investigator in the film was described as ‘oddly nervous’ by Todd McCarthy of Deadline Hollywood.
Future Projects of Stewart and Mortensen
Stewart has several exciting projects lined up.
She is set to make her directorial debut with the film adaptation of Lidia Yuknavitch’s memoir ‘The Chronology of Water.’ Additionally, she will portray Joan Vollmer in Ben Foster’s untitled directorial debut, which focuses on the early works and letters of William S. Burroughs.
Her upcoming roles include starring in the romantic thriller ‘Love Lies Bleeding’ by Rose Glass, playing Susan Sontag in the biopic ‘Sontag,’ and appearing alongside Michael Cera in the road trip comedy ‘Sacramento.‘ Fans can also look forward to Stewart’s ‘Love Me,‘ releasing on January 19, 2024, and her involvement in ‘Rosebushpruning‘ and ‘Pruning the Rosebush.‘
Viggo Mortensen, Stewart’s co-star in ‘Crimes of the Future,’ is also keeping busy with his next project, ‘Two Wolves,‘ which is currently in its pre-production phase.