One might imagine shooting topless scenes for the first time would be a nerve-racking experience.But Kristen Stewart has brushed off the task as ‘not a big (deal)’.
The 22-year-old starlet, who plays Marylou in Jack Kerouac adaptation On the Road, strips down while sitting in a car next to Garrett Hedlund and English actor Sam Riley.Not only does the Twilight star strip down for the role of a 16-year-old bride, she simulates a certain sexual act with the two men with her hands in the car.But the star says the racy scenes came quite naturally.Stewart told MTV News at the Toronto International Film Festival: ‘It didn’t bother me.’
The entire cast reportedly underwent a three-week ‘beatnik boot camp’ for the film, led by Kerouac biographer Gerald Nicosia, in which they read literature pertaining to the Beat Generation.She added: ‘You can do no wrong with [director Walter Salles]. He puts so much inside of you. In the four-week rehearsal process, it was okay to ask any question, to bring up any story, to really over-analyze everything and intellectualize everything.’Stewart continued: ‘Once we got on set, it was so about just breathing and letting it happen. He put so much trust in us, so it was like, “Okay, so I have to take my clothes off?” It’s so not a big [deal].’
The Adventureland actress was only 17-years-old when she accepted the role, but thanks to delays she got a chance to mature a bit first.’I should have definitely been older than 17 while playing this part, absolutely,’ she said.'[My performance] would have been done very differently if I was younger. I wouldn’t have played the part, obviously.’The story is based on the years Kerouac spent traveling the United States in the 1940s with his friend Neal Cassady and several other figures who would go on to fame in their own right, including William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg.The film, scheduled for release of December 22, boasts an outstanding ensemble including Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Steve Buscemi, Terrence Howard and Elisabeth Moss.
While many feared that Stewart’s affair with married director Rupert Sanders last July could spell the end of her career, Stewart has seemed to brush those concerns aside as well.After a six-week absence from the public, the Runaways star emerged last week to promote On the Road at the Toronto Film Festival and a New York screening at Disney Park Avenue.While posing with Hedlund and Salles, Kristen looked fierce in her black ALC trousers, androgynous and unbuttoned white Balenciaga shirt, and Jimmy Choo heels.
Stewart will next be seen in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, set for release November 16.Lainey Gossip reported that she is already back together with her costar and ex-boyfriend Robert Pattinson, ‘But they [Robert and Kirsten] are worried about how it might affect his career, like whether or not there will be some kind of crazy backlash,’ according to the website.
Stewart also alluded to the fact that they are ‘totally fine’ when quizzed during a press conference about how they would handle co-promoting the final installment.Sanders’ wife Liberty Ross appears to be moving on, however.The actress, who has been seen without her wedding band in recent weeks, is throwing herself into her career.Ross took to the runway to walk for Alexander Wang in New York just last week. – Dailymail