The star is planning to move behind the camera by directing a short film titled Water, which will be based on her own script.

Further details of the project, which is part of the ShatterBox Anthology series featuring 12 short films made by female directors, are yet to be released.

But speaking in regards to her filmmaking, Kristen reveals that she wants to draw upon the experience of directors she has worked with in the past, including Woody Allen, whose film Cafe Society she stars in and has been promoting at the Cannes Film Festival (beg09May16).

However, it is Sean Penn, who directed her in the 2007 film Into The Wild, who she singles out as her main creative inspiration.

Of watching Sean work, she tells British newspaper The Guardian, "(When watching Sean work) I thought: ‘Yep, that’s how I’m going to do it!’ There’s a firm, almost staggeringly strong diligence, yet he’s so trusting in the process of discovery that what happens is always like lightning in a bottle.

"I really love the idea of creating an environment in which you can just completely expose yourself and do things you otherwise wouldn’t."

Despite learning from acclaimed filmmakers like Sean and Woody, the 26-year-old star admits she still has a lot to learn about the craft.

"I will definitely make a few missteps and a few bad movies and things that aren’t so sure,” she said.

Kristen was thrust to mega-stardom aged 17 by her role in the Twilight films, and reveals she struggled with the attention brought by their success and her relationship with co-star Robert Pattinson.

"I was so guarded. And that really doesn’t provide a fully- lived life," she explained. "There are ways to interact with media and there are ways to interact with the public and, beyond that, just human beings."

Cafe Society, which premiered in Cannes on Wednesday (11May16), is set to open in the U.S. in July (16). Its U.K. release date is yet to be announced.