Two things about Kristen Stewart: Although she seldom really shocks, she never disappoints; and sometimes she actually pleasantly surprises. Recently, Robert Pattinson's lady admitted that she didn't mind doing the controversial nude sex scenes in her Cannes Film Festival nominated movie, On The Road. In fact, she confessed, she'd looked forward to filming the "racy" parts of the script. What's more, she'd already decided before shooting started that she didn't want to "stay safe" by doing "fake sex scenes." Yikes. Did Robert Pattinson know?
In a recent interview with Istoe Brazil as part of her On The Road Cannes press junket, KStew dished on what it felt like to strip down and get busy in front of the cameras. When asked about the totally nude scenes required of her as the uninhibited, sexually liberated Marylou, Kristen's replies were unhesitatingly honest and surprisingly mature. When asked if she "had some fear" about the sex sequences, she replied:
"On the contrary, I wanted to do the sex scenes. I like films that test my limits. It's a way to challenge myself, to leave the comfort zone. I confess that I have lived most interesting experiences in those four weeks of filming On The Road than in my normal life."
Yikes. Does that mean her reel life sexual experiences in On The Road were more exciting than her real life with RPattz? Oops.
Although La Stewart, as always, refused to dish on her relationship with the Cosmopolis man, she didn't hesitate to reveal how she felt about the fact that OTR's nudity wasn't actually full frontal. Interestingly enough, the possibility of having to expose her genitals on camera never bothered Stewart. In fact, she thought it would have made the sex scenes more authentic.
"I see actresses do ridiculous fake sex scenes in movies and then declare that they felt safe on the set," scoffed the Twilight heroine. "In most cases, the sequences sound fake, you can see that they are using strips of skin color to cover the breasts. I did not want to feel safe. It is much more interesting to see genuine sex scenes than a thing we realize that...is false. [I] always wanted to be closer to actual experience as possible."
So, there you have it. Kristen Stewart really is a refreshingly non-prudish actress determined to be true to herself and her craft.
Whether he knew about her feelings about on-camera nudity or not, Robert Pattinson should be proud.
You go, KStew girl.
Â© Hope Carson 2012