Kristen Stewart is preparing to call time on her Hollywood career, at least for a while.
The Twilight star, 24, made the decision to swap acting for other forms of art "a few weeks ago" after finding herself wanting a fresh challenge.
"I'm taking some time off because I've been working for two years," she told USA Today earlier this week.
"I'm an actor and that's my art form, and because I started that so young, I've always felt intimidated and insufficient when I think about other forms of art I want to create."
Stewart, who can currently be seen playing Guantanamo Bay army recruit Amy Cole in Camp X-Ray, also revealed how she plans to spend her free time.
"I'm going to take so much time off," she said. "I'm going to buy a live-work space in downtown LA and I’m going to make some [stuff] with my hands."
Among other projects, Stewart is busy making a short film. "I don't know how I'll put it out," she added. "But I'm not going to hold it so preciously close to me. I write all the time. I love hard work."
The US actress has already forayed into the poetic world, as fans learnt when she shared her poem "My Heart is a Wiffle Ball/Freedom Pole" (in full below) with Marie Claire readers in February.
Oh, The Horror: 10 Terrible Works Of A-List Poetry
Oh, The Horror: 10 Terrible Works Of A-List Poetry
1/10 Kate Moss
Look. She wasn't always a clothes horse. The world's most famous supermodel is a ruddy lyrical genius. If by genius we mean woefully bad. Here's a limerick she wrote in the heart of her rehabilitation days: “Please let me tell you in brief / what has always been my belief, / Though you may have a passion / for beauty and fashion, / What matters / is what’s underneath.”
2/10 Jennifer Aniston
There's so much wrong with this poem Jen An wrote for then-boyfriend John Mayer, we're not really sure where to start. So we'll just start: "Lucky in love, lucky in love/ Didn’t forget me when I asked you to leave me/ Didn’t forget me/ Now you’re alongside me/ You’ve brought luck to love/ I’ve been hit by a truck in love."
3/10 James Franco
Pulitzer prize-winners a-plenty were drafted in to write poetry for President Obama's second inauguration. Oh, and James Franco, who wrote something really long. Here's an excerpt: "I’m not up there, but Obama is/I was asked to write something/ For the inauguration of his second term, but what could I write/ I was in Asheville, studying writing, but not the political sort/ I write confessions and characters, and that sort of thing." What can we say. It's, erm, literal.
4/10 Charlie Sheen
Sheen gave us a Peace Of My Mind once. Yes, with a deliberate misuse of the word 'Peace'. Here's a verse from it: "Teacher, teacher, I don’t understand/ You tell me it’s like the back of my hand/ Should I play guitar and join the band?/ Or head to the beach and walk in the sand?"
5/10 Britney Spears
Poor old Britney had a terrible time in the mid 00s. But she still found time to write an overly long piece of prose called Remembrance Of Who I Am. Some of which is here: "The guilt you fed me/ Made me weak/ The voodoo you did I couldn’t speak/ You’re awakening/ The phone is ringing/ Resurrection of my soul/ The fear I’m bringing."
6/10 Pamela Anderson
Want to read a par from Ms Anderson's famed Musings from the Bed of Pamela? Of course you do: "The youth… /The wild that rose up from the ashes/ The adults… /Living and dead that fought for our rights/Artists… Sweet artists/Hold on… Crazy/ the world goes on… /And goes…" ... Speechless.
7/10 Sean Penn
Sean Penn previously admitted to writing poetry on napkins when drunk and passing it off as acceptable. Including one classic called, “This Water’s Cold,” which is apparently about a guy with feces on his chin who takes a shower. In a freak plot twist, the water turns out to be cold. It's too horrible to publish, to be honest, so we'll leave it there.
8/10 Ronald Reagan
He's the one on the left, FYI. The former US President has even had a bash at penning the odd poem. He opens his 1928 classic "Life" with the following: “I wonder what it’s all about, and why / We suffer so, when little things go wrong? / We make our life a struggle, / When life should be a song.”
9/10 Alicia Keys
Cracking songs, love, but seriously - back AWAY from the poetry: “Right now I feel like a bird/ Caged without a key/ Everyone comes to stare at me/ So much joy and revelry/ They don’t know how I feel inside/ Through my smile I cry/ They don’t know what they’re doing to me/ Keeping me from flying”
10/10 Leonard Nimoy
And who can forget this masterful piece, as penned by Star Trek veteran Leonard Nimoy(left): “You fill me/ With your love/ You fill me/ With your caring/ You fill me/ With your thoughts/ You fill me/ With your sharing.”
"I don't want to sound so f*cking utterly pretentious but after I write something, I go, 'Holy f*ck, that's crazy," Stewart said at the time, modestly.
"It's the same thing with acting. If I do a good scene, I'm always like, 'Whoa, that’s really dope'."
My Heart Is A Wiffle Ball/Freedom Pole
"I reared digital moonlight/
You read its clock, scrawled neon across that black/
Kismetly ... ubiquitously crest fallen/
Thrown down to strafe your foothills/
...I'll suck the bones pretty.
Your nature perforated the abrasive organ pumps/
Spray painted everything known to man/
Stream rushed through and all out into/
Something Whilst the crackling stare down sun snuck/
Through our windows boarded up/
He hit your flint face and it sparked.
And I bellowed and you parked/
We reached Marfa/
One honest day up on this freedom pole/
Devils not done digging/
He's speaking in tongues all along the pan handle/
And this pining erosion is getting dust in/
And I'm drunk on your morsels/
And so I look down the line/
Your every twitch hand drum salute/
Salutes mine."Reuse content