Kristen: Montreal is where we started the film, I got to live more in those 4 weeks than normally
Kristen: describes starting the movie as “conception”
Walter Salles talking abt “boot camp” of movies & music the cast experienced together to gain “almost 3 dimensional” knowledge #OnTheRoad
Kristen: LouAnn Anderson’s daughter came to visit us, it was emotionally stimulating, it connected me to my character as a real person
Kristen: “She jumps off the page and smacks you in the face…with her tongue…not in a bad way!”
Kristen: LouAnn never sold herself, she never made herself a commodity, she embodies the spirit of the book. I listened to tapes of her voice
Viggo Mortensen: “I was with it [OTR], it felt like music, it never quite stops” [the action]
I read OTR when I was 17; reading it again made me realize how pertinent it is to our times”
Walter Salles: says the actors were “coauthors” on the film
Tom Sturridge : Ginsberg’s literary juvenilia is amazing, I felt very intimate with him reading this naked expression of his
Danny Morgan: I was lucky to meet Al Hinkel in person, at the wrap party–very surreal
Kristen: on doing the sex scenes “I love scaring myself, I wanted to do it” I love pushing…I love scaring myself…as long as you’re being honest there is nothing to be afraid of.
Kristen: I’m glad I aged a little before doing the part. As long as you’re being honest there’s nothing to be ashamed of
Kristen: says she always wants to go for it in movies, when asked about risqué scenes.
Salles: we tried to develop the female characters -but the scroll has much more about them than the original book published in 1957
Tom Sturridge: Ginsberg’s literary juvenilia is amazing, I felt very intimate with him reading this naked expression of his
Kirsten Dunst: I was lucky bc Carolyn Cassady wrote a book. She was trying to live a normal life and got caught up with those guys
Salles: it’s about the loss of innocence, that last frontier that they will find,the end of the American dream #OTT
Kristen first met Walter at 16/17 to talk abt #OnTheRoad (& the character is 16), she is glad she actually got to be a bit older filming.