In an interview with Indiewire, Twilight star Kristen Stewart says that the sex scenes she filmed for her new movie On The Road are fairly ridiculous when viewed independently from the rest of the movie. She said that, when given the option to screen them, the sex scenes are very difficult to watch. Yet she says they fit into the movie as a whole and are very necessary to the film.
“To be honest, I think if you were to isolate the scenes, it’s fairly ridiculous watching yourself fake have sex, but within the movie, watching the movie, I do get so caught up in this one. I’ve seen it three times, and that’s not typical for me. I have to complete the process, I need to watch the movie at the end of it.”
In the new adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, Stewart plays Marylou, a young woman who marries Dean Moriarty (played by Garrett Hedlund), She has sex with multiple partners during the film, but she told the Huffington Post the scenes were a huge part of the film.
Stewart said to HuffPost Entertainment:
“Actresses love to stand up and say, after they’ve shown their t*ts in a movie, that it was done tastefully and that it was, you know, far from gratuitous. I mean, projects that really require it are really few and far between. And I think that in this case, it needed to be. This book celebrates being alive and it celebrates being human, and if you want to cover up and deny any aspect of that, you are denying the spirit of the book. I think that it would have been so wrong to shy away from anything in this movie. I think that I would have gotten flak for that. I think that it would have been that I was scared to disappoint my ‘Twilight’ fans or something.”
Stewart said she wouldn’t have had it any other way, saying at the fillm’s premeire at the Cannes Film Festival in May:
“I wanted to do it. I love pushing, I love scaring myself.”