Stewart was flanked by French director Olivier Assayas, with whom she is preparing to shoot “Sils Maria,” a drama set — as luck would have it — in the world of theater.
“I play a personal assistant to an actress. It takes two very particular people to have that relationship be functional – one that services the other — because Juliette Binoche is playing the actress that I assist, and she is one of the most powerful women I think I’ve ever seen infilm,” said the “Twilight” star.
Noting that her character is no pushover, Stewart said she would have to hold her own against the Oscar-winning Binoche. “I’m going to try desperately to not be squashed by a woman like that, and it’s not going to be an easy thing,” she said with a nervous laugh.