Kristen Stewart went on ‘The Daily Show’ on Dec. 13 and revealed the most challenging moment of her career so far — see what she had to say!
Kristen Stewart managed to avoid all relationship and Twilight talk on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. If you remember, her boyfriend Robert Pattinson was invited to eat Ben & Jerry’s and mourn with Jon when he appeared on the show in August, soon after Kristen’s affair was revealed! Instead, Kristen was all business and spoke about defining moments in her career.
When Rob was on in August, Jon urged him to kick Kristen to the curb! That probably explains why Kristen was so nervous to be a guest! But Jon was a very gracious host, and kept the questions to On The Road and acting.
Kristen Talks ‘On The Road’ Insecurities
Kristen was her usual awkward self, shaking Jon’s hand when she came on stage, rather than the usual kiss-on-the-cheek hello. They featured a clip of Kristen dancing in On The Road, and Jon asked her how she was able to dance on film without inhibition.
“This is me most of the time [crossing arms]. They said, ‘You’re doing On The Road. Don’t mess it up.’ We felt like we would do anything for it. I was pretty scared to do the [dancing] scene. My moments are pretty few and far between where I really get to exhibit pure, wild nature, exuberance.”
For Kristen, it was the book that really struck a chord with her and pushed her to take the role. “It was my first favorite book. It was the first time, for a lot of people…I really came alive. It definitely kick started something in me. I did not think I could play that part at all.”
Kristen’s Interesting Education
Kristen said that she read the book when she was in high school. By that point, she was in private school, since she had already been acting for many years.
“I was 9 or 10 [when I started acting]. I stayed in public school until I was in middle school. I saw [On The Road] on a reading list when I was a freshman. I think now it’s a little older or not at all.”
“I kind of got to design my curriculum, somewhat, it was cool. It was independent study.”
Kristen said that it was more of a private tutor situation. She was actually invited to prom, but there were only a few students!
“I was invited to a prom at one point. The school barely existed!” Jon joked that “prom” was probably held in someone’s basement!
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