3 young actors seize the day, go ‘On the Road’

Kristen Stewart understands the lure of the open road. So do her “On The Road” co-stars, Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley.

The three young actors play the central love triangle in Walter Salles’ adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s Beat Generation novel, an experience that has helped them appreciate why the book is considered a classic.

The tale of wannabe writer (and Kerouac surrogate) Sal Paradise and his friend Dean Moriarty crisscrossing the United States in search of freedom and the elusive “it” was published in 1957. But Stewart said the way it captures the heady feeling of young adulthood is timeless.

“You’re so filled with something that is hard to identify at this age,” said the “Twilight” star, who plays Dean’s teenage bride Marylou, a free spirit torn between the lure of adventure and desire for a more settled life.

“You’re just bursting, and (the characters) value that so much,” said Stewart, who is just 22 herself. “They don’t ignore it. That celebration of youth and exploration is just something that you envy.

“I read it right at the point when I was about to get my (driver’s) license, and I thought, wow, I want to meet people who push me the way people push each other. I wanted to be more like them.”

Minnesota-born Hedlund (“Troy,” ”Tron: Legacy”) plays the carnal, vital Moriarty, a character modeled on Kerouac’s friend Neal Cassady. He said some things have changed since Kerouac wrote his freewheeling, impressionistic story,

“Back then a car was 100 bucks and all you had to choose between was a radio and a heater, and things seemed a little freer,” said the 27-year-old actor. “The roads seemed more open than they are today, but a young person’s ambitions are still the same. Everybody between the ages of 17 and 21 or 22 still feels that they can achieve anything they want in life if they are ambitious enough.”

 

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OTR Article: "The roads seemed more open than they are today ..."
Laura
25 May, 2012


Kirsten’s dress was beautiful.

The annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala took place at the Hotel du Cap in France today. The glamorous event has occurred during the Cannes Film Festival for almost two decades and this year brought out many stars, including a L’Wren Scott-clad Julianna Margulies and her husband Keith Lieberthal, as well as Alec Baldwin and his fiancée Hilaria Thomas. Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger, in Chanel, continued their red-carpet run with another appearance for the cameras after stepping out most recently for the Nights in Monaco Gala in Monte Carlo. Kirsten Dunst chose blue Louis Vuitton gown and sat with boyfriend and On the Road costar Garrett Hedlund during dinner. Milla Jovovich, who we chatted with last night at L’Oréal’s bash, wore a metallic look by Atelier Versace while Kylie Minogue brought a pop of color in red. Petra Nemcova also chose the bright hue while model Doutzen Kroes went with white.

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Garrett and Kirsten Attend the amFAR Gala
Laura ReTweet
24 May, 2012


Just a quick video where you can see Kristen’s, Sam’s, and Garrett’s reactions. It looks like the whole thing was very emotional for all of them.

Thank you, Mercer Lives, for the link!

OTR Cast Reaction to Standing Ovation
Laura
24 May, 2012


ON THE ROAD KRISTEN SAM GARRETT INTERVIEW (Video) – The cast of On the Road continues their interview with Screenslam as star Kristen Stewart speaks about having to switch gears between filming On the Road and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Sam Riley speaks about the 70′s era of cinema as well as joking around with Garrett Hedlund about having to take his clothes off on set.

“I didn’t want to do anything after this. It raises the bar for, of course the work that you do, but just the experiences that you want to have and why you do the work you do.” – Kristen Stewart

“I don’t think there’s any actors that are working today that don’t admire the era of cinema, particularly in America – the 70′s era.” – Sam Riley

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Screenslam On the Road Interview - Part 4 of 5
Laura
24 May, 2012








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