Kristen Stewart: Camera Ready And Captivating At NYC Screening Of ‘On The Road’

Coming straight off her well received re-entry into the spotlight at Toronto’s International Film Festival, Kristen Stewart looked happy and hip at a New York City screening of her latest film On The Road on Monday.

A monochromed Stewart stepped out at the Disney Park Avenue wearing a combination of Balenciaga, ALC, and Jimmy Choo. Joined by co-star Garrett Hedlund and director Walter Salles, the actress was all smiles for the press.

Adapted from Jack Kerouac’s classic beat novel On The Road, the film features an eclectic ensemble cast that includes Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Sturridge, Terrence Howard, Alice Braga, Elizabeth Moss, and Danny Morgan.

Core characters are writer, Sal Paradise (Sam Riley playing Kerouac’s alter-ego), Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund), and Marylou (Stewart). Bound by a desire for freedom, this trio travel across 1950s America in search of adventure and the indefinable.

Stewart’s part in the film is a marked departure from her Twilight Saga character Bella Swan (now Cullen), and, in a recent interview, the actress shared her take on Marylou and LouAnne Henderson — the real-life inspiration for her role. Stewart toldMovieline:

“To play a part like Marylou, she’s very vivid and colorful but also on the periphery. You don’t know her heart and head and the how and why she does what she does. By the time that it came to film, I didn’t want to play her simply as this character that is just a wild and sexy girl.”

“What I found about her [Henderson] is, that uniquely to her — and not to the time she lived in — was her capacity to see through people’s flaws and see past them, which was unbelievable. She was just such a wonderful woman. She was infectious. And, no, I did not judge her.”

On The Road hits UK theaters October 12 and New York and L.A on December 21.