11:31 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 05/23/2012 10:30AM
Shy? Not Kristen Stewart who says she didn't flinch when it came to filming the sex scenes in the long-awaited film version of Jack Kerouac's 1957 classic, On the Road.
Asked Wednesday at a Cannes Film Festival press conference about a particularly raw scene in which she – playing a character based on the freewheeling, sexually adventurous first wife of Kerouac's legendary friend, Neal Cassady – appears topless while sitting in a car seat between costars Sam Riley (in the Kerouac role) and Garrett Hedlund (in Cassady's), Stewart said she "wanted to do it."
"I love pushing. I love scaring myself," said Stewart about her portrayal of Marylou, who is based on Luanne Henderson. (Henderson, along with Kerouac, Cassady, Allen Ginsberg and Cassady's second wife, Carolyn, were among the most iconic members of the Beat Generation.) "I've always wanted to get as close to an experience as I could."
Originally posted 03/19/2012 12:35PM
The glasses aren't new, but the curly hair sure is.
In a bit of casting against type, Daniel Radcliffe is playing Beat Generation poet Allen Ginsberg in a movie now shooting in Brooklyn Kill Your Darlings – and this is among the very first looks of the Harry Potter star in character.
The independent film tells the real-life story of the young Ginsberg's meeting fellow Beat legends Jack Kerouac (On the Road) and Lucien Carr in 1944 and of the murder of Carr's former English teacher, David Kammerer, which resulted in a sensational trial and Carr's imprisonment.
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