Recent Stern Show guest Kristen Stewart goes from French New Wave starlet to the target of a U.S. government conspiracy in the trailer for “Seberg,” Benedict Andrews’ upcoming noir-ish thriller about real-life 1960s icon Jean Seberg.
As the clip begins, Jean wants the world to know she’s more than just the character she played in Jean-Luc Godard’s “Breathless” and the small-town Iowa actress her fans have come to idolize. “I’ve been trying to get away from that girl my whole life,” Stewart’s character tells a reporter.
And get away from her she does. Jean soon makes headlines protesting the war in Vietnam and raising fists with the Black Panthers, but the revolution she’s joined and might also be funding does not go unnoticed by the U.S. government. The more they spy on her, the more tension it causes between Seberg and her allies in the Civil Rights movement, including characters played by “Avengers: Endgame’s” Anthony Mackie and “Deadpool 2’s” Zazie Beetz.
“You can’t stand that I might be a part of something more important than books or articles or movies,” Seberg tells Hakim Jamal (Mackie), her partner in romance and protest.
“You run around with a handful of nails looking for a cross to die on,” he responds.
When Kristen joined the Stern Show just last week, she opened up about her own experiences walking the line between celebrity and activist. She also spoke to Howard about everything from her past romance with “Twilight” co-star Robert Pattinson and her role in the new “Charlie’s Angels” film to her current relationship with the woman she plans on marrying. Watch a clip from their conversation (below).
“Seberg” opens in select theaters on Dec. 13.