Kristen Stewart was given directing advice by Jodie Foster.

The 'Twilight' star is set to step behind the camera for the first time to direct a short film about the power of women and has revealed the 'Money Monster' filmmaker helped ease her nerves.

She told HELLO! magazine: ''I've never thought there was a huge divide between acting and directing. Jodie Foster said something very helpful when I told her I was going to make this movie - she said, 'The first thing you're going to learn is that you don't have much to learn - you're totally ready already.' That was an incredible thing to hear coming out of that particular mouth.''

Meanwhile, the 26-year-old actress previously admitted she is taking a break from acting after doing ''five movies over a two-year period''.

She said: ''I just did like five movies over a two-year period, and I think it's a very good decision for me right now to stop acting in movies for just a moment, and I've never really done that, I've never changed my appearance.

''I've always really stayed neutral since I was like 10 years old, so I was like, 'I'm gonna direct a short, and I'm gonna f**k up my hair.'''

And Kristen also recently revealed she feels ''most alive'' as an actress when she is taking lots of risks.

She explained: ''When you feel like you're gonna die is when you feel the most alive. I feel as though I might actually spontaneously combust sometimes and just not be able to go on.

''I trust myself a little bit more. When I was a little bit younger, I used anxiety and nerves, which I still have a lot of. It's just that I'm better at channeling. them. I get better every time I do a job.

''I'm genuinely just drawn to material that's moving. Recently I've been into slightly more diagonal sort of, a little less straight down the line, in terms of story, and those are always a little bit less commercial.''