Kristen Stewart talks greeting fans: 'I want to take my shoes off and go over to everybody'
Kristen Stewart appeared at a screening of "On The Road" in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 3, wearing an outfit by Balenciaga and shoes by Christian Louboutin. However, the "Twilight Saga" star told OTRC.com at the screening that she just wanted to take off her shoes and greet fans.
"It's so weird to look up and see 150 people - I don't know how many people are here - but it's very odd to know that ... to have certain feelings and certain, really like strong impulses validated," Stewart said during the interview. "It takes a really particular thing to do a movie and as soon as a bunch of people stand up and go, 'Yeah! I completely agree with you,' it's like having a thousand different directors or a thousand different members of the cast to go, 'Yeah, we totally feel the same way.'"
"I hate putting myself on any other different level [from fans]," she added. "I want to take my shoes off and go over and say 'Hey' to everyone. It's like, 'Yeah. Look at where we are. How cool is this?'"
Stewart appears in "On The Road" as Marylou the 16-year-old love interest of the Dean Moriarty (played by Garrett Hedlund). Sam Riley plays Sal Paradise and the film also stars Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Elisabeth Moss and Viggo Mortensen. "On The Road" is adapted from the critically acclaimed beat novel of the same name by Jack Kerouac and will be released in the United States on December 21.
Stewart, now 22, said she was cast in the film at age 17 and had already read and was deeply influenced by the book it is based on.
"I read the book when I was like a freshman in high school and it's funny I ... it was my first favorite book. I felt entirely undeveloped at that point, which is a great way to feel at such a young age," she said. "I was like, 'Wow that's where I have to get? That's what I want to get to? That's an enormous jump to make.'"
"I think that characters like that give you the faith in yourself to take it [that jump] and it definitely influenced who I surround myself with," she added. "I think you should always feel pushed. You should never feel comfortable. You should be a little bit terrified all the time. Yeah."
The statement echoes something Stewart said while promoting the film at the Cannes Film Festival in May and talking to The Associated Press about shooting nude scenes for the movie.
"Obviously everyone who does scenes like that, the first thing they say is 'Oh, I felt so safe, Walter put me in an environment that was very informed by the natural story,'" Stewart told the Associated Press at Cannes. "But I loved pushing, I love scaring myself and I think to watch genuine experience on screen Is just so much more interesting than seeing you can see the tape holding up the pasties. I wanted to do it."
"On The Road" hits theaters on December 21 in the United States. Stewart will be seen on the big screen soon when "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" hits theaters on November 16. Check out the trailer for "On The Road" and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" below.