Kristin Stewart

Indiewire and Thompson on Hollywood writer Sophia Savage braved the red carpet at Grauman's Egyptian Theater over the weekend for AFI FEST's Special Screening of Walter Salles' "On the Road," which IFC Films will release December 21. Among the highlights: Salles reveals to Savage why Kristin Stewart was a perfect fit for the project and Stewart's co-star, Garret Hedlund, opens up about his nerve racking audition for the drama. Check it out below.

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