“I would’ve done anything with him, but I actually, ultimately did one of the coolest parts that I’ve done in a really long time with him over the course of four days,” Kristen Stewart said of Ang Lee, her director on Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.
Along with costars Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker, and Garrett Hedlund, she discussed working with the illustrious filmmaker during an interview with EW. “I have four scenes in the movie. It’s a small period of time to get a lot across,” she said of her role of Karthryn, sister to the titular Billy Lynn (played by newcomer Joe Alwyn).
Shot in 120 frames per second, the film is adapted from the novel of the same name by Ben Fountain and follows the story of a young soldier returning home from Iraq and his struggles with PTSD on his victory tour.
“There was something very cool about returning to a war pic,” Diesel said, referring to his early role in Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan. “It was interesting to come back, almost 20 years later, and now being the mentor figure to another group, another platoon of kids,” he added.
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk opens this weekend select New York and Los Angeles theaters in 120 FPS. It’ll open wide on Nov. 18 in traditional formats.
Watch more from EW’s interviews with the cast above.