That's why the lady is a vamp! Kristen Stewart squeezes into skintight leather dress and bondage-style shoes
10:01 GMT, 9 November 2012
Robert Pattinson has received a fair amount of flack for taking Kristen Stewart back.
What – some commentators wondered – could be so special about this surly tomboy that a charming, handsome chap should fall over himself to forgive her for cheating
Well, ladies and gentlemen, we may have discovered the reason.
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Yowser: Kristen Stewart looked incredible in skintight leather at a New York screening of On the Road on Thursday night
Kristen, she of the scruffy white T-shirts, backwards snap-back caps, blue jeans, sneakers and scowl, showed up to the New York screening of On the Road looking IN-credible.
The 22-year-old vamped up it up for the occasion in a stupidly tight black leather dress with stunning bondage-style strappy shoes with matching black painted toenails.
Her eye make-up was dark, feline and gave the young star the appearance of a cartoon noir heroine.
Kristen, ever gawky, even managed to look comfortable in the frock and heels as she posed for pictures ahead of the showing.
Her look: Stewart with Garrett Hedlund, her co-star in the movie; the pair filmed raunchy scenes together
Dream team: Director Walter Salles, Kristen and Hedlund line up for the big screening
The Twilight star will be hoping to push herself in a new direction after her performance in the big screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac's bible of the Beat Generation.
She brushed off her nude scenes for her upcoming film as 'no big deal'.
In a very risque scene for the adaptation, shown in a trailer, the Twilight star is seen laying on a bed, her bare breasts and bottom exposed.
The starlet, who plays 16-year-old Marylou, is also seen in a topless scene while sitting in a car next to Garrett Hedlund and English actor Sam Riley.
Biker beauty: Kristen chose a very appropriate leather jacket to wear to the theatre
Feline: Kristen's eye make up was stunning and made her look like a cartoon noir character
Stewart told MTV News at last month's Toronto International Film Festival: 'It didn't bother me.'
The entire cast reportedly underwent a three-week 'beatnik boot camp' for the film, led by Kerouac biographer Gerald Nicosia, in which they read literature pertaining to the Beat Generation.
She added: 'You can do no wrong with [director Walter Salles]. He puts so much inside of you. In the four-week rehearsal process, it was okay to ask any question, to bring up any story, to really over-analyze everything and intellectualize everything.'
Stewart continued: 'Once we got on set, it was so about just breathing and letting it happen. He put so much trust in us, so it was like, “Okay, so I have to take my clothes off” It's so not a big [deal].'
The Adventureland actress was only 17-years-old when she accepted the role, but thanks to delays she got a chance to mature a bit first.