Whoa. The Cannes Film Festival audience turned on Kristen Stewart after her thriller, ‘Personal Shopper,’ screened for the very first time to mixed reviews. Eek.
Kristen Stewart, 26, had a not-so-fun experience at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday, May 17. Unfortunately for the actress, her second film at the festival was not well received during it’s first screening.
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Well, this sucks! While promoting her second film at Cannes, a psychological thriller called Personal Shopper, Kristen Stewart found out the hard way that not everyone is a fan of her films. When the very first screening ended, many people in the audience booed loudly, reports our sister site, Variety.
In the film, Kristen plays an assistant who can communicate with the dead. Although many critics are now coming to the film’s defense, the director, Olivier Assayas, believes the audience was upset with it’s ominous ending.
“It happens every once and a while where people just don’t get the ending,” the director said during the film’s press conference. “It’s very clear to me.” Kristen also chimed in to remind people that “not everyone” booed after the screening.
Variety‘s film critic Peter Debruge also defended the film, saying: “There’s a certain perverse genius to unveiling a ghost movie at Cannes that relies on the audience to deliver the ‘boos’ as the final credits roll, although one doubts that’s quite what Olivier Assayas was going for with his peculiar ‘Personal Shopper.'” You read his full review of the film HERE.
Personal Shopper will have it’s big gala premiere on Tuesday night, May 17. Fingers crossed there is no more booing while the cast and crew are sitting in the audience!
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