Equals: Futuristic Love Story is Personal Film for Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart showed her futuristic love story, Equals, at the Toronto Film Fest on Sunday afternoon.  The official world premiere was held a week earlier at the Venice Film Fest.

Stewart, her co-star Nicholas Hoult, and their director Drake Doremus talked to Variety. When asked about Doremus, who also helmed the Sundance Fest indie hits, Like Crazy and Breathe In, Stewart professed to be a huge fan of the filmmaker, who’s 32.

“At this stage of my life where I’m close to these awakening periods, and it’s a big deal for me, and to represent them so basically and so hard was intimidating as hell,” she said.

“Equals” is a dystopian sci-fi drama centering on the lives of Nia (Stewart) and Silas (Hoult) as they live in an advanced society that has banned emotions and traditional human relationships.

The star of the “Twilight” franchise, Stewart called her new role “painful,” alluding to past relationships, but ultimately said her new film was very much a catharsis.

“We’re actors,” she remarked. “We love nothing more than to be over-indulgent and think about things too much.”