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Monday 14 July 2014

Hedlund: Mum giggled at nude scenes

Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund star in On The Road

Garrett Hedlund has revealed his family laughed through his on-screen nudity in On The Road.

The heartthrob plays free-spirited Dean Moriarty in the adaptation of Jack Kerouac's cult novel, with Twilight's Kristen Stewart as his girlfriend.

Garrett told Collider of his nude scenes: "My mom and sister watched it next to me... There were a lot of laughs. I don't know if that was a good thing or a bad thing. I don't know if the laughs were out of nervousness or because the actual text was really that humorous."

The star - who is dating On The Road co-star Kirsten Dunst - went on: "I think the only thing harder for a parent is having to sit down and watch you do a dying scene.

"I've died in three films, and my mom begs me, 'Just tell me you don't die at the end.' To get her to go watch I Am Sam, I told her it was a comedy. She came back with her best friend and pockets full of Kleenex and said, 'You son of a b****!'."

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