There’s no doubt that she’s a proud mom. Still, she struggles to curb her competitive instincts with her own daughter.
“To the world, I have no name. I am ‘Mama Stew’ — that’s what they call me, all of her zillions of fans,” she said with a shrug. “Most of the female directors that are successful in this business came up through the ranks. And I’m hoping to follow in their footsteps. I have my own career. ... I would hate to think that it’s because of my 22-year-old that I got to direct a movie.”
Even the star of her movie understands her frustration. Visnjic, who plays an inmate who mistakenly lands in K-11, said that in the weeks leading up to the film’s 15-theater release, he’s noticed that many of the reports about the film are about Kristen.
“I just read some review about the film, and it was really good, but the big title was, ‘Kristen Stewart’s new movie,’” the actor said. “Underneath, they explained she only gave a voice-over for one tiny little scene. People try to make it about Kristen, but the fact is, this is Jules’ movie, and Kristen doesn’t have anything to do with it.”