Star missing at film's premiere
16/08/2012 - 20:05:56
Twilight star Kristen Stewart’s latest film On The Road was given a low-key UK premiere tonight in the absence of its leading female.
The actress caused a stir last month when it emerged she had cheated on her Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson, and did not fly to London to promote the film, based on Jack Kerouac’s 1957 book of the same name.
Organisers insisted the actress never planned to attend, and rolled out the red carpet at Somerset House for her British co-stars Sam Riley, Tom Sturridge and Harry Morgan instead.
Morgan said it was “sad” Stewart was not with them, while Riley said he had “no idea” how the beleaguered actress was doing.
“It’s none of my business,” he said.
Riley plays the protagonist and narrator, based on Kerouac himself.
Dressed casually in trousers and a denim jacket, he admitted he was feeling the pressure ahead of the film’s release.
“The book is well loved the world over. People have their own feelings about it and how it ought to look and you’re bound to disappoint half of them,” he said.
Sturridge, who welcomed a baby daughter with girlfriend Sienna Miller just five weeks ago, turned up to the Film4 Summer Screen event in a suit and beanie hat.
The actor, who is a good friend of Pattinson, said: “I don’t talk about my friends behind their back.”
On The Road, which is produced by Francis Ford Coppola, is out in October.
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