Friday, December 14, 2012

Print interviews from the 'On the Road' premiere in NYC


“I think it was a slightly more thoughtful time,” Kristen Stewart said at the premiere of her movie On the Road, based on the Jack Kerouac novel set in 1951. “It’s obviously an incredibly different lifestyle [from today.] There’s not this constant stimulation. I think you’d get to know yourself a little bit better, a little bit faster,” she added, thoughtfully. “That, I was into.”


“The book was the freedom that we were craving.” Stewart, wearing a sheer Erdem dress and hot pink Christian Louboutin pumps, said she first read the book “as a freshman in high school and it really kick-started something for me.” She relished the opportunity to bring Marylou’s character to life: “One really remarkable thing about her—she’s so completely un-self-conscious and so self-aware at the same time, and for a teenager, those are not common attributes,” she said. “She was a beautiful girl and she was infectiously, disarmingly present.”

WWD (via kstewartnews)

Showing some major skin in a sheer Erdem number, Stewart recalled her first time reading the novel, as a freshman in high school. “I’d always done well in school, but I was never fueled by it. I just wanted to be a good kid,” Stewart said. “[Reading ‘On the Road’] really kick-started something for me. It probably coincided with the age for me as well. It’s that moment when you look up and realize that you actually choose your surroundings.”

[At the after-party] Stewart chose an even more surprising — albeit, less juicy — party companion: Patti Smith. The pair stayed under the radar at a table overlooking the Hudson River, where the actress appeared all smiles, predictably trading in her hot-pink Louboutins and red-carpet frock for some sneakers and a well-worn hoodie.

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