Kristen Stewart Would Join the Marvel Movie Machine Only if Greta Gerwig Directs

One Exception

“It sounds like a fucking nightmare, actually,” the actress expressed in a recent interview. “[The] system would have to change”

Kristen Stewart‘s one condition for joining the Marvel movie machine isn’t a particularly enormous paycheck, or the visibility that a franchise of that magnitude could provide. In a recent interview with the Not Skinny but Not Fat podcast, the actress expressed that those frills aren’t all that interesting to her, anyway. However, what she is interested in — enough to make it her only exception — is the idea of Greta Gerwig directing one of those multimillion dollar superhero movies.

“I will likely never do a Marvel movie,” Stewart said. “It sounds like a fucking nightmare, actually.” Expanding on her point, the actress added: “[The] system would have to change. You would have to put so much money and so much trust into one person … and it doesn’t happen. And so therefore what ends up happening is this algorithmic, weird experience where you can’t feel personal at all about it.”

In the years that followed her dominating run as Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga, Stewart has mostly created movies with smaller budgets, lesser known directors, and virtually no surrounding tabloid drama. Her most recent film, Love Lies Bleeding, is being distributed by A24 and marks the second feature film from director Rose Glass.


But Stewart isn’t completely swearing off of Marvel’s major franchise films, emphasizing the “likely not” element of her answer. “But maybe the world changes, that’s what I’m saying,” she added. “How could I tell you no when maybe one day … if Greta Gerwig asked me to do a Marvel movie, then I would do it.”

Last summer, Gerwig told Rolling Stone about her own set of conditions for working on a superhero or action film. “It would have to be something I had a feeling for and a relationship to. A well-shot, well-executed action movie is just incredible. It’s a dance,” she explained. “I’ve never done anything like that. But even in a small way, working with the stunt coordinator who did fight choreography on Barbie, he was just fascinating. It was so fun to talk to him.”