Women who love women won’t have to wait too long to see Kristen Stewart in another on-screen, same-sex relationship.
Stewart has signed on to co-lead in director Rose Glass’s upcoming film, Love Lies Bleeding, according to an exclusive from the Hollywood Reporter. The film, which is described as a romantic thriller, dives into the world of competitive bodybuilding, with Stewart playing the protective girlfriend of a woman bodybuilder.
Stewart’s on-screen love interest has yet to be cast, with filmmakers “hoping to cast the lead as authentically as possible, with the search currently underway,” the Reporter notes.
Stewart is no stranger to same-sex, on-screen relationships. She starred in Clea DuVall’s lesbian-centered holiday film, Happiest Season, which premiered in 2020. In the film, Stewart plays Abby, a woman who goes home for the holidays with her girlfriend (played by Mackenzie Davis) only to discover that her girlfriend has yet to come out to her family.
Since Happiest Season, Stewart’s schedule has been pretty busy. Last fall, Variety reported that the actress was in the process of casting for her directorial debut, an adaptation of Lidia Yuknavitch’s memoir The Chronology of Water.
In November, Stewart starred as Diana Spencer in Pablo Larrain’s Spencer, a fictionalized version of the events which led the late princess to end her marriage to Prince Charles. The role earned Stewart her first Academy Award nomination.
In addition to her professional success, Stewart also had personal reasons to celebrate 2021: just before Spencer‘s release, she announced her engagement to girlfriend Dylan Meyer, a screenwriter.