Kristen Stewart On Her Topless Scene: "I Wanted To Do It"

Kristen Stewart On The Road cast

The actress reveals that it was partly her decision to go nude in the new film, "On the Road."

The loner girl with the steely façade, AKA Kristen Stewart, is not as shy as one would think, and she proves it in the movie she's currently promoting at the Cannes Film Festival.

Everyone has been waiting for this film version of Jack Kerouac's 1957 classic, On the Road. Now, it's finally here ... and it features a topless sex scene starring K-Stew!

Stewart told reporters at the Cannes Film Festival that she "wanted to do" the nude scene, which features her sitting in the backseat of a car in-between her two co-stars, Sam Riley and Garrett Hedlund. The 22-year-old actress and (Robert Pattinson's other half) admitted (via People): "I love pushing. I love scaring myself. I've always wanted to get as close to an experience as I could." A-List Links: Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson Kiss At Cannes

Stewart plays Marylou, who is based on Luanne Henderson (Kerouac's friend Neal Cassady's first wife), one of the few iconic members of the Beat Generation. Stewart's immersion into the beatnik world took place during a "bootcamp" held for her and the rest of the cast while filming in Montreal in 2010. The Twilight star says the role taught her a lot about passion and being alive. 

"I'm usually self-conscious about running around town with my face hanging out," Stewart admitted. "But I got to live more in those four weeks than I ever usually do in my life." Kristen Stewart & Rob Pattinson: Hot Enough For "Fifty Shades"?

Maybe she should keep that in mind and carry it a little into her everyday life!

Tell us: Will you go see On The Road when it hits theaters this fall?

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