Kristen Stewart claims topless scenes in new film were ‘not a big deal’
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Kristen Stewart claims topless scenes in new film were ‘not a big deal’

Toronto : Canada | Sep 16, 2012 at 8:37 AM PDT
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Kristen Stewart, who plays Marylou in “On The Road”, recently dismissed her topless scenes in the film, saying it was “not a big [deal]” to strip down while sitting in a car with co-stars Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley.

The 22-year-old starlet, who will appear in the highly-anticipated Jack Kerouac adaptation, “On the Road”, appears topless in a few scenes in the film. She said she felt that the nudity was natural to the story. The Daily Mail quoted Kristen Stewart as telling MTV News at the Toronto International Film Festival, “It didn't bother me.”

The “Twilight” star gave full credit to director Walter Salles for making her comfortable for the nude scenes. According to reports, the actors underwent a three-week “beatnik boot camp” for the film, led by Kerouac biographer Gerald Nicosia, in which they learnt about the Beat Generation. Stewart claimed the rehearsal gave the cast time to ask questions and analyze the story.

The “Adventureland” actress told MTV, “You can do no wrong with [director Walter Salles]. He puts so much inside of you. In the four-week rehearsal process, it was okay to ask any question, to bring up any story, to really over-analyze everything and intellectualize everything.”

Kristen Stewart continued, “Once we got on set, it was so about just breathing and letting it happen. He put so much trust in us, so it was like, 'Okay, so I have to take my clothes off?' It's so not a big [deal].”

According to reports, the brunette beauty was only 17-year-old when she accepted the role back in 2007, but the film was delayed and she got time to get mature for the bold scenes.

“I should have definitely been older than 17 while playing this part, absolutely,” the “Breaking Dawn” actress said. “[My performance] would have been done very differently if I was younger. I wouldn't have played the part, obviously.”

When asked why she signed up for the film, the young actress explained to MTV that her desire to explore the world Jack Kerouac wrote about in his novel made her commit herself to it.

"I don't want this to be misconstrued in anyway, but you do want to get as close to an experience as you can," said Stewart. "Anything that feels guarded, in this particular movie especially, would just be so against the spirit of it."

Scheduled for release in December, “On The Road” is based on the years Kerouac spent traveling the United States in the 1940s with his friend, Neal Cassady, and several other figures, including William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg. The film boasts an all-star ensemble including Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Steve Buscemi, Terrence Howard and Elisabeth Moss.

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