Stewart, who will wrap up her duties as the lead in the Twilight film series with the release of the final film this month, plays the free-spirited MaryLou in On the Road. She wore a black and white Balenciaga jumpsuit on the red carpet at the premiere at AFI Fest on Saturday, Nov. 3.
Amy Adams has a memorable performance as Jane in On the Road. She wore a stunning Dolce & Gabbana dress that she said reminded her of her outfits in Enchanted.
Hedlund, who plays Dean Moriarty, describes Neal Cassady as an intellectual whose thirst for exploration was an admirable quality. “To me, I feel that he’s one of my heroes in the way that he approached life in terms of the yearning for adventure."
Amy Adams, Darren Le Gallo
Amy Adams poses on the red carpet with her husband, Darren Le Gallo. Adams told THR that it wasn't hard for her to get into the mindset of her intense character, Jane. "It wasn't as hard as it seems because I wasn't getting any sleep and I was still breastfeeding, so I was in a sort of surreal hormonal place anyways," says Adams, who gave birth to a baby girl in 2010 before filming began.
Kristen Stewart, Walter Salles, Charles Gilbert, Rebecca Yeldham
Kristen Stewart poses with director Walter Salles, producer Charles Gilbert and producer Rebecca Yeldham on the red carpet at the AFI Fest premiere of On the Road on Nov. 3. “She definitely helped me break down a few walls,” Stewart said of playing MaryLou. “But I think that project actually started when I read the book.”
Amy Adams, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart
Amy Adams, Garrett Hedlund pose together with Kristen Stewart. Director Walter Salles said that he cast Hedlund as Dean Moriarty after the actor drove from Minnesota for the audition. “When he finished reading the scenes, there was such electricity in the air that we were all completely taken by it,” he tells THR. “And that electricity never disappeared. We’re still in love with Garrett.”
“I thought that the characters in On the Road were people I wanted to be able to find in my own life. I wanted to find people who really stirred me up and kept me moving and kept me pushing. And she’s that type of that person," Stewart said of MaryLou.
Charles Gilbert, Walter Salles
Producer Charles Gilbert and director Walter Salles are all smiles on the red carpet. "More than anything else, I think it’s an ode to youth, to freedom and an ode to literature as well," Salles said of his long-awaited film. "So we needed to keep those three elements alive in the film for it to give justice for the book."
Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams
Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart and Amy Adams appear onstage at Grauman's Chinese Theatre before the screening. On the Road opens in theaters on Dec. 21.