Kristen Stewart says, "I love scaring myself." Does that mean haunting roller coasters or driving too fast or, gasp, hanging out with vampires? No, she means pushing her own, personal limits. "I love pushing myself," the Twilight actress says in a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival. "I've always wanted to get as close to an experience as I could," People magazine reports.
That's why she didn't "flinch" at any of the raw sex scenes in her new film, On the Road. She was perfectly okay, for instance, with a topless scene in a car, while seated between her two male co-stars. "I wanted to do it," Kristen Stewart said.
The role started with an immerse-yourself-in-the-50s "Beatnik Boot Camp" for cast and crew, held in Montreal more than a year ago. Beatniks were the hippies of the '50s, only more artsy and less earthyÂ—the children of the "Beat Generation". Kristen Stewart must have been born too late. "I got to live more in those four weeks than I ever usually do in my life." And she managed to drop her self-consciousness about being a well-known face, Kristen Stewart shared, and run around town with the rest of the gang. Fun!
This complex movie has been eight years in the making. Kristen agreed to do it when she was a mere sixteenÂ—before the Twilight hurricane happened to her life. The heroine of the film is actually sixteen. "But I was a much younger 16, so I'm glad I had a chance to age before we started shooting," says Kristen Stewart, now 22.
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