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Kristen Stewart 'at home' with French film industry

By ReutersMovies - 19 May 2016 12:00 AM | Updated 11:10 AM

Kristen Stewart 'at home' with French film industry

Kristen Stewart, who stars in French director Olivier Assayas's independent film, 'Personal Shopper', at the Cannes Film Festival, says she is more at home with France's cinematic culture than Hollywood's as the focus is less on making money. 

The Twilight star told Reuters on Wednesday that she likes the risk involved in making films with "a culture that's felt". 

Stewart became the first American actress to win a Cesar, France's Oscar equivalent, with a Best Supporting Actress award in 2015 for 'Clouds of Sils Maria', also directed by Assayas. 

Stewart is no newcomer to independent cinema. She starred in independent movies before, in-between and after the Twilight series, between 2008 and 2012, including Jake Scott's 'Welcome to the Rileys' and Walter Salles's 'On The Road'. 

The 26-year-old said that she is looking forward to working with Assayas again. 

Stewart also co-stars with Jesse Eisenberg in Woody Allen's out-of-competition film, 'Cafe Society', at Cannes.