Suppose you’re Kristen Stewart, and you’re presented with a concept that’s so mind-blowing yet utterly confusing. In that case, you ask what the f*ck is going on but do the project anyway with as much curiosity and enthusiasm as a true lover of the arts.
Such is the case for David Cronenberg’s “Crimes of the Future,” which had the Academy Award nominee asking questions about the exposing nature of art and the human condition.
During a Cannes Film Festival press conference, Stewart revealed she didn’t know what the movie was about when filming.
“I told [Cronenberg] I have no idea what this movie is about, but I’m so curious and maybe we can just figure it out,” Stewart admitted.
Kristen Stewart as Timlin, Léa Seydoux as Caprice, and Viggo Mortensen as Saul Tenser in the internationally co-produced body horror film Crimes of the Future (Credit: Neon / MK2 / Mile End)
“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 [was] 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,” Stewart added.
The film – Cronenberg’s first in eight years – is every bit as provocative and original as the rest of his filmography. It showcases body horror, macabre humor, and the dark side of human nature.
Kristen Stewart in a sheer Chanel gown with Dylan Meyer and a friend at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022, in Beverly Hills, California (Credit: MEGA / WENN / Jen Lowery)
As with any Cronenberg piece, it was met with both standing ovations and walkouts – a fact that Stewart enjoys discussing as the way she feels about his work “is through really visceral desire and that’s the only reason we’re alive.”
But it wasn’t just Cronenberg’s return to filmmaking that had everyone on the edge of their seats. It was the promise of a series of red carpet appearances by Kristen Stewart for this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Decked out in Chanel Spring 2022 Haute Couture, Stewart’s premiere look was a tad bit underwhelming. She wore a cropped turtleneck top with long sleeves and multicolored embellishments – a glamorous piece with a cool edge for which the actress is known.
Kristen Stewart, Viggo Mortensen, David Cronenberg, and Léa Seydoux at the “Crimes of the Future” premiere during the 75th Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 23, 2022, in Cannes, France (Credit: DDP / INSTARimages)
But it’s the bottom half of the look that had us puzzled. The white tulip-shaped skirt looked out of place and didn’t do anything to accentuate her figure, while the pair of pointy-toe black pumps was just a boring choice for the event.
Kristen Stewart in Chanel Spring 2022 Haute Couture at the “Crimes of the Future” premiere during the 75th Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 23, 2022, in Cannes, France (Credit: David Niviere // ABACA / INSTARimages)
Overall, Stewart’s red carpet premiere look did not reflect the hype surrounding the most original selection of this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Stewart redeemed herself during the “Crimes of the Future” photocall the next day in a red-and-white tweed jumpsuit from Chanel’s Resort 2023 collection.
Kristen Stewart in a Chanel Resort 2023 tweed jumpsuit at the “Crimes of the Future” Photocall during the 75th Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 24, 2022, in Cannes, France (Credit: IPA / INSTARimages)
The tousled blonde locks, yellow-tinted Oliver Peoples Tk-2 shades, and exposed cleavage all contributed to the sultry elegance of the look.
Her outfit reminded us of the oozing confidence she showed while on this year’s Academy Awards red carpet.
We’re not sure about the black platform Casadei block heel boots, but everything else showcased what we love about Kristen Stewart’s style.
Kristen Stewart wears brushed silver Oliver Peoples Tk-2 round frame sunglasses with yellow wash lens color (Credit: IPA / INSTARimages)
The Oscar nominee returned to the red carpet for the premiere of “The Innocent” later that day in an all-black Chanel Haute Couture ensemble, opting for a Fall 2021 bustier and Spring 2021 tweed trousers.
Kristen Stewart wearing an all-black Chanel Haute Couture ensemble at “The Innocent” premiere during the 75th Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 24, 2022, in Cannes, France (Credit: Doug Peters / PA Images / INSTARimages)
The exposed shoulders, flirty hint of her toned midriff, and nonchalant pose all added to the cool-girl glam vibe of this look.
She finished it off with an artfully messy bun, sunglasses, black open-toed Chanel heels, and pieces from Chanel High Jewelry.
Kristen Stewart exuding a cool-girl glam vibe in her all-black Chanel ensemble (Credit: Doug Peters / PA Images / INSTARimages)
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