ByElle McFarlane, writer at
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Elle McFarlane

Twilight mega star, Kristen Stewart, can now add her name to a list that includes Beyonce, Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian, Cher and Snoop Dogg as outspoken celebrities demanding gun control.

Hot off the heels of her directorial debut, Come Swim, which premieres at Sundance this week and which she actually published an academic paper on, Kristen has already been asked about her next project and she has revealed that it's going to be about gun control, and it's going to "kick ass."

Kristen's Debut, Come Swim, Is Too 'White-People Problems'

Come Swim [Credit: Starlight Studios]
Come Swim [Credit: Starlight Studios]

Kristen is quoted in Nylon as being extremely nervous about taking her directorial debut, Come Swim, to Sundance — and not just because it was her first movie behind the camera. Kristen went on to state the following:

"It feels really first-world white-people problems, and I came here a little bit nervous about it, considering the timing, because people are going to be like, ‘That doesn’t matter’... But I feel like things are going to shift in this really beautiful way.”

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While Sundance was experiencing and unexpected cyber-attack from some anonymous hackers, the anti-trump Women's March protest took place in the festival's Park City Utah location. With Come Swim having its world premiere on Thursday, Kristen has clearly chosen to hang around for much more of the Festival, and made her voice heard as part of the protest led by Chelsea Handler alongside the likes of Rooney Mara, Charlize Theron and John Legend.

Kristen's Next Project Will Focus On Gun Control

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Kristen revealed that her next project now that Come Swim is completed, will be a movie focusing on gun control, and that it will 'kick ass.' Speaking very much from the heart, and from a place profoundly aware of the current political climate, Kristen stated:

"You don't have to be a politically involved person to be uber-aware of the fact that very basic humanitarian ideas are being so incredibly trampled on."

In the words of the almighty Abbi and Ilana, Yasssss kween.


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