In her newest movie On The Road, actress Kristen Stewart takes on a riskier role as she portrays rebellious Marylou. The movie, also starring Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Dunst shows Kristen in a role that’s a far cry from her previous role in the Twilight saga – the 22 year old even goes topless for a couple of scenes in the upcoming flick.
While premiering On the Road at the Toronto International Film Festival, Kristen spoke with MTV about her topless scene in the movie, admitting that showing some skin wasn’t a big deal for the star.
“It didn’t bother me,” she said. “You can do no wrong with [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 overanalyze everything and intellectualize everything.”
“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, ‘OK, so I have to take my clothes off?’ It’s so not a big [deal].” Kristen explained.
The star is thankful that she was able to shoot the movie when she did, as she signed on to star in the film when she was just 17 back in 2007. “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.”
Kristen also explained how she wanted to give the movie her all, as her character Marylou was a fearless spirit. “I don’t want this to be misconstrued in anyway, but you do want to get as close to an experience as you can, anything that feels guarded, in this particular movie especially, would just be so against the spirit of it.”