Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 December 2014

Stewart: Vintage language is funny

Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart is intrigued by the "very different canter" of our forefathers' speech.

The 22-year-old actress portrays MaryLou in On the Road, a drama adapted from author Jack Kerouac's famous 1957 novel. MaryLou is based on Luanne Henderson, a real-life friend of Jack's.

Kristen enjoyed portraying a rebel on a road trip during the Beatnik era.

She was especially captivated by how people communicated with one another back then.

"It's funny. For one thing, it's in 1948, and people spoke with a very different canter, literally it is like an accent," Kristen told MTV News.

"And [we] had listened to these tapes of [Luanne's] and I think it took five minutes for everyone to sort of look around the table and just start laughing cause no one really knew how to handle how infectious it was.

"The one thing that struck me was they just used more words to describe what they spoke about, but I didn't find myself saying words like 'swell'."

On the Road will be released in US theatres next week.

© Cover Media

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Sagittarius:

Beware of spending beyond your means. Sticking to a budget will help you survive the festive season relatively unscathed. It will be easier than you think to let your grip on the purse strings slip especially as the big day draws near. Let Christmas be about loving, sharing and giving. Spend quality time preparing food, making decorations and playing games together. If you haven't sent all your cards or round robin emails give some thought about what you will be sharing with others this year.More