Kristen Stewart is one busy lady.
A day after introducing Bon Jovi at the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Benefit concert, the actress turned up the heat in New York for the premiere of her latest film On The Road.
Despite the December chill, Stewart — who plays wild bride “Marylou” in the film — hit the red carpet on Thursday evening in a sheer white-floral satin bra and shorts ensemble from Erdem’s Spring 20132 collection.
Joining the actress were Brazilian director Walter Salles and co-stars Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley and Kirsten Dunst.
At the premiere the 22-year-old Stewart told Movie Bytes:
“We all still have to pinch ourselves, considering so many lists of people before us almost got it made. You know, I think it kind of goes to Walter [Salles, director]. he spent ten years putting this thing together. Anyone who’s going to go and make a documentary in search of a possible film … there’s an honor to this story and to the project that’s just not typical in this business.”
Adapted from Jack Kerouc’s seminal beat generation novel of the same name, the movie version has finally come to the big screen 55 years after it published.
After its Cannes Film Festival debut in May to mixed reviews, a shorter cut of On The Road the film played at Film4’s Summer Screen Series in London, the Toronto International Film Festival and the American Film Institute Festival.
Ahead of the film’s limited release in New York and Los Angeles on December 21 — it rolls out in more US theaters in January — Stewart has attended multiple screenings in the past few days as well as making television appearances
The actress also guested on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show before the premiere on Thursday. Asked how she prepared for a particularly uninhibted performance in a dancing scene in On The Road, Stewart joked:
“You’re doing On The Road, don’t mess it up! … We [the cast] sort of felt like we would do anything for it. Yeah, I was pretty scared of that scene … because my moments are pretty few and far between where I really get to exhibit, like, pure sort of wild nature, exuberance. “
Changing into casual jeans, hoodie and boots, the actress joined guests and punk icon Patti Smith at Abe & Arthur’s in the meatpacking district of New York City for the film’s afterparty.
Smith, who had good things to say about Kristen and Robert Pattinson earlier this year, looked delighted to be on the road with a leading lady she could perhaps identify with.
That’s beat for you.