Kristen Stewart had the best response when a director called her “the greatest actress of her generation”

It’s no secret that we love us some Kristen Stewart. And when French director Olivier Assayas called her “the greatest actress of her generation,” (i.e. probably the best compliment a performer can possibly receive) she had the perfect response.

“He has good taste,” Stewart joked while chatting with Vulture.

Stewart then went on to explain herself a little more seriously, and we also totally dug it:

"No [seriously], he does have good taste. I also know how close he is to his work; I know how personal it is for him. So I know he would only say that because I was able to get about as close to his thing as he is. And honestly, it makes me feel great. I would go to really stupid lengths to satisfy that vision, so him saying that means I did it."

Assayas directed Stewart in Personal Shopper, which — while it may sound like a film that would have a Sex and the City vibe — is actually a psychological thriller ghost story where Stewart plays a woman mourning the loss of her twin brother. She has a reputation for taking dark and gritty roles, so the subject matter comes as no surprise.


We’re glad that Stewart is receiving the high praise she deserves, and we CAN’T WAIT to see what she does next — she has seriously made a reputation for choosing some of the most diverse, unique, and nuanced projects out there.

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