Actress Kristen Stewart has been chosen as the president of the international jury at next year’s Berlin International Film Festival.
The actor, who rose to fame in films including ‘Panic Room’ and ‘Twilight,’ is known for his body of acting work, including his recent portrayal of Princess Diana in ‘wig‘, for which he was nominated for an Oscar. He is set to make his feature-length directorial debut with The Chronology of Water, an adaptation of Lydia Yuknovich’s novel of the same name, reports Variety.
Kristen Stewart made her Berlinale debut in 2010 with the independent production Welcome to the Rileys with director Jake Scott.
She also appeared at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in support of David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future, in which she plays an employee at a transplant center. The gory film saw many people walk out during the screening, but also earned a 7-minute standing ovation.
“We are excited about this special work from Kristen Stewart,” said festival directors Mariette Riesenbeck and Carlo Chatrian.
“She is one of the most talented and multi-faceted actors of her generation. From Bella Swan to the Princess of Wales, she has brought life to timeless characters. Young, bright and with an impressive body of work behind her, Kristen Stewart is one of the most sought-after actors in America and Europe. The middle is an ideal bridge.
Stewart is also currently working on a paranormal reality series, for which she recently released an open casting call. She is producing the project, which focuses on LGBTQ+ ghosthunters. She is also working on a project with her fiancé, screenwriter Dylan Meyer, in which the two are writing an undisclosed TV series.