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On The Road is so full of emotion, passion and conviction.

Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley and Garrett Hedlund talk about the impact On The Road had on their lives and working on director Walter Salles’ new movie.

So what’s been the most anticipated film this year so far? The Dark Knight Rises, maybe, or The Avengers? For comic books fans, yes. But for a certain audience, it’s On The Road.
Influential to generations for its trail-blazing portrayal of youthful rebellion amid a growing sex’n’ drugs-fuelled counterculture, a film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s classic Beat novel has been mooted ever since its 1957 publication.
From Marlon Brando to Francis Ford Coppola, numerous Hollywood legends have considered bringing the trans-US road trip of Kerouac’s alter ego, Sal Paradise, and his untameable friend, Dean Moriarty, to screen. Nobody could crack it, until along came Walter Salles.

‘This is a book that’s had a very deep impact on my life,’ says the Brazilian director, whose 2004 film The Motorcycle Diaries detailed a similarly formative road trip by Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara. ‘It’s really about young men in the transition from youth to adulthood, who live in a very conservative society.’
The likes of Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt and Ethan Hawke are just some of the many hip actors who have been attached to the project in the past. Salles, though, wanted lesser-known stars.

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Kristen In Japan for Breaking Dawn-Part 2.

As previously announced, Kristen will travel to Japan for Breaking Dawn – Part 2 promo. The official Japanese Breaking Dawn twitter announced Kristen will attend a fan event Wednesday evening October 24th in Tokyo.

Fans in attendance can see Breaking Dawn- Part 1 and will also see video footage from Part 2. Ticket information, including location will follow.

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Kristen Talks ‘On The Road’ & ‘Twilight’ With Movies.IE.

How are you finding your post-Twilight career?

KS: The only time I have ever had to answer that question is in an interview. I don’t look for anything. It’s a very odd thing to pretend to be someone else and let people watch you do that. It really takes something special and I never know what that is until I find it. People who put movies into boxes… Into genres… When life is really sad, it’s really funny too and what is that? Is it a dark comedy? Or is it a dramedy? Or is it a drama that’s sometimes funny? I have no desire to…This sounds so pretentious, but I don’t want to be in the entertainment industry, movies can be pretty important if you want them to be, and it’s the only time I feel like it’s worth doing such a ridiculous thing as acting in a film.

How did you prepare to play Mary Lou in ON THE ROAD?

KS: it’s weird because On The Road was my first favourite book and we were allowed to know so much more than what is told in the novel. The version that came out in 1957 compared to the scroll [the original scroll that Kerouac wrote], compared to reality and really who these people were… You can only do On The Road once, so I think it’s really cool that all of those three stories are rolled into one. As a character, Mary Lou couldn’t be further from me. Everything she does is outward, she is one of the most generous, absolutely open faced people and in reality… It’s hard to play that on one note. In the book, she’s fun and she’s sexy and she’s progressive because of the time and the bold things that she’s doing, but you do sort of go ‘Gosh’ as a more sensitive girl, you do go ‘Wow, I don’t know if I could do that, I don’t know if I could keep up’. That is what I love about the book because I want to be able to keep up with those people. Figuring out who Luanne actually was, she was a bottomless pit, no one could waste her, she had everything to give and she expected just as much in return. It was really really lucky that we had the tapes and the access to the biographers and basically just to humanise these characters. It is not about Mary Lou, the book is not about her, she is a peripheral character. To play her, it was really nice to be able to understand why she did some of the stuff she did and not just play a fun, sexy character.

Where do you think her vulnerability was?

KS: Unlike anybody else in the whole story and unlike anybody else at this point in this movement, she was able to juggle all of her values that really didn’t coincide, but she did it with such skill. She could compartmentalise her life with great skill, she had very traditional values, she wanted things that are very typical of a young girl that age and also, very very untypical desires and really limitless boundaries. She could do both and that’s why the end of the boy’s stories is so sad because they couldn’t, they didn’t have that ability, and maybe her vulnerability and strength sort of lies in between there. She is not somebody who can’t feel, everything definitely affects her, she’s not someone who’s above jealousy… She is so accepting and very very aware of all the beauty in people, even if they are buried really deep and she doesn’t need everything she wants from one place, she can get it from many many different places. Sure, she was totally ahead of her time and she totally carved the way, and she is absolutely a pioneer for us ladies, but she had no idea of what she was doing. I think she would be just as special and just as unique now. I think she would impress people just as much.

Why do you consider it a vulnerability that she can understand people?

KS: Just because you understand something, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t touch you. She could overcome things that hurt, but she still was hurt, but she could understand the hurt and love it as well and learn from it. She never really took anything as malicious, it was just who they were, they couldn’t help themselves and she couldn’t help herself some of the time. She had a very acute understanding of that and she was so evolved. I am much more sensitive and possibly more vulnerable than her. She’s a girl…

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Live Interview For Balenciaga ‘Florabotanica’.

Have you always wanted to ask a question to Kristen Stewart? On 18 October will be your chance. On her debut as the face of the new fragrance Balenciaga Florabotanica on that date Kristen will respond to your questions during a live Internet interview of 30 minutes. The interview will be filmed in Los Angeles and broadcast live on the site of Balenciaga Fragrance and page Facebook Balenciaga. It will run for 30 minutes beginning at 21:00. French journalist Virginie Mouzat, Fashion Editor of Vanity Fair France, will be the moderator and will put the questions on the role of Kristen as a muse of the brand and the fragrance testimonial.

How to ask a question: Everyone will have the opportunity to participate. To send inquiries, the recording will be active from today, October 8, on the official website and will remain open until the end of the interview. To take advantage of this opportunity, anyone can register and submit their applications online. There are no limits on the number of questions per participant, and registration is free. Will be selected twenty questions. A fragrance Florabotanica will be sent to those whose applications have been selected. Participation is free of charge. The interview will be broadcast live on the internet and access will not require a password.

Send your questions to Kristen on the Balenciaga website. If your question is selected you will receive your very own bottle of the new fragrance!

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