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Q: What was it like to work with Kristen Stewart when she portrayed you? Do you think she did a good job in her role of you?
I do think she did a good job. I think she was extremely dedicated to it, chopped all her hair off and really immersed herself in everything she could find about the Runaways and I helped her find some things, told her some things that I had never told anybody ever, not even for the book, how you function in life or what I was thinking at the time to give her insight into myself and my family. All of the actors did the best that they could with what they had, and it’s a great story and it should be told. For me as the artist, you always wish that they would choose something more substantial than showing a tiff. But beyond that I thought they did a really good job.
And she really played guitar too! Which helped. So I could discuss how I play the guitar, how I hold the guitar, the way I stand. A lot of things I didn’t realize I was doing until I saw her onscreen and realized oh my god I do that stuff. She noticed that, and picked up on it before I ever would have. Little things that people don’t notice, but I guess if you’re a good actor you do.
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Michael Shannon played Kim Fowley in The Runaways alongside Kristen and mentions how she set up a meeting with him and original The Runaways manager Kim Fowley.
For The Runaways was it beneficial Kim is still around?
Yeah. The first day of shooting that I was involved with, Kristen Stewart said, “If you want to sit down with Kim Fowley then I can arrange it.” I said, “That would be great.” So Kristen and Joan Jett and myself and Kim Fowley met at a Denny’s in The Valley. We had dinner together. And Kim brought his albums…not his vinyl albums, but his photo albums and his newspaper clippings and all this stuff and he told, basically, his life story to me from the time he was a child to where he was at sitting across from me at that table. Yeah, it was incredible. It’s kind of a blur. I can’t say I remember a lot about it. He was talking very fast. I know he was sick as a child. But his parents were all right.
The singer is in the country for the first time in April at the festival Lollapalooza in Sao Paulo and during an interview with the RS Brazil she commented on the film that tells the story of his band and on the performance of Kristen Stewart.
The history of The Runaways was shown in 2010 in the movie ‘The Runaways’ – Girls of Rock, starring Kristen Stewart in the role of Joan Jett ( “She was extraordinary, it was great to work with her,” says the artist, who served as executive producer of the film) and Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie. For Joan, the principal merit of long was to present the band for the new generation. “I think that showed the many girls who did not know. AND I think it was one of the reasons why Kristen decided to make the film“, says.
Stewart, who became Dakota’s friend during filming, says that Dakota’s determination was obvious. “We had a few scenes that were crazy intimidating,” Stewart says, “and maybe once or twice, she was like ‘Okay, I have a butterfly in my stomach.’ Meanwhile, I’m hyperventilating! Sometimes I give her shit for being so on the ball.”
You can find this article in the February 2012 Cosmopolitan Magazine.