Kristen Stewart (photos) is just 20 years old, but she clearly has a knack for picking varied, interesting and challenging projects to work on. Let’s review, shall we? High school rape survivor (Speak), terminally ill teenager trying to lose her virginity and experience love (The Cake Eaters), iconic rocker Joan Jett (The Runaways), an angst-filled teen prostitute (Welcome to the Rileys) and a clumsy vamp-lover (Twilight)… to name a few. Her obvious interest in exploring unique, character-based stories has left us wondering for a while: when is this woman gonna produce her first movie? WHEN, god damn it!?
Co-star (and, er, brother?) Robert Pattinson (photos) has been quietly producing some of his films recently, and we wanted to find out if and when Kristen was gonna do the same thing. Here’s what she told us Monday night at the Welcome to the Riley’s screening. “Sometimes you have ideas or you read a book or something and you go like, ‘I don’t want to give that away to somebody else, I’d really like to do that myself,’” says Kristen, “but the more you work with people you really respect and that are incredibly talented and smart the more you realize you should probably wait to do that. But eventually, definitely.”