Kristen Stewart on her 'The Chronology of Water' directorial debut

Kristen Stewart joked that if she didn’t make her directorial debut by the end of the year, she would “die”.

The 32-year-old actress is currently working on her debut film, ‘The Chronology of Water’, which is an adaptation of author and teacher Lidia Yuknavitch’s autobiography of the same name, and has now released an update on the project.

Speaking to IndieWire at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Stewart joked: “If I don’t do this movie before the end of the year, I’m going to die.” Despite this, the actress has yet to land the overall funding for the flick. However, due to her promotional commitments for ‘Crimes of the Future’, she hasn’t spent much time at this year’s Cannes Film Festival watching films. “To be honest I prefer links. I have a great projector.” In January, Stewart said ‘The Chronology of Water’ was “so physical and so fiercely, furiously feminine”.

During an interview with Nicole Kidman, Stewart revealed to her fellow actress, “I was adapting the memoir of a writer named Lidia Yuknavitch and we just got the lead role, which is a huge relief. […] I spoke to someone two days ago who has a lot money and she seemed excited about the prospect, but I want it to be small.”

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