Stewart and company spoke at the morning press conference after the first Cannes screening. In the movie the actress, now 22, plays Marylou, the fictionalized version of LuAnne Henderson, whose adventures with the Kerouac characters Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund) and narrator Sal Paradise (Sam Riley) provide "On the Road" with its central triangle. "We found out," she said, "that Walter and I loved the novel for the same reasons. But I was very happy to age a couple of years before we shot the film. I was a younger 16, I think, than the real LuAnne was at that age." Then someone in the Cannes press room asked Stewart about the nudity — discreet and brief, but thanks to the "Twilight" franchise, a noteworthy change-up. A quick, tense exhale, and then: "I love scaring myself. To watch genuine experience on screen is is so much more interesting than faking it. The reason I want to do this job … I don't know, I want to get as close to the character's experience as I possibly can.