23-year-old “Twilight” actress Kristen Stewart says that she can’t believe she agreed to do her new film, Drake Doremus’ futuristic love story “Equals,” due to the immense challenge involved.
She calls the project, which begins filming later this year, an updated version of George Orwell’s classic 1949 novel “1984” – albeit one focused on a more romantic theme with her co-star Nicholas Hoult.
Nathan Parker (“Moon”) penned the script which Doremus says deals with “love in a world where love really doesn’t exist anymore”. Stewart herself tells ABC:
“It’s a love story of epic, epic, epic proportion. I’m scared…. I’m terrified of it. Though it’s a movie with a really basic concept, it’s overtly ambitious. In ‘Equals,’ things go wrong because you can’t deny the humanity in everyone. It’s the most devastating story.
I trust Drake’s process and I know we will do something really natural and real. But I told Drake, ‘Don’t expect that I am going to be able to do this. It’s too hard.’ But he wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer. I’ve given directors disclaimers before, but never this much.”