Everyone asks about the nude scenes in On the Road, but I also had to dance, and dancing is harder than being naked. My character, Marylou, is so exuberant, and I had five minutes to do something that showed she was sort of like the craziest motherfucker around. In the book, it says ‘Dean takes Marylou and they do a love dance and no one can take their eyes off them,’ It’s one sentence. And I was mad-intimidated by it. We did the dance four times to the song “Salt Peanuts.” By the end, I was red as a fire truck. I was holding onto Garrett [Hedlund] because I was going to fall over, I almost passed out every single time.
I don’t think there’s ever going to be a point when there aren’t a group of people who have varied expectations of what they want from fate. You gravitate toward those people and you do things you couldn’t do alone. That’s why the book has never been not popular amongst people pushing and running after something.
Kristen Stewart to attend an ‘On the Road’ Q&A in Los Angeles
Location: Landmark Theater 10850 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064
Date & Time: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 @ 7:30PM
Description: Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.
Q & A Panel: Director Walter Salles Actor Garrett Hedlund & actress Kristen Stewart