Cinematical was part of a roundtable interview with Kristen and Dakota on Sunday where they talked about The Runaways.
With The Runaways, how did you come on board? Was it the characters or the role, or did you know the music? What was the first thing that came your way?
Kristen Stewart: The script. I knew about Joan Jett, which most people probably would say. But I didn’t know anything about The Runaways and I thought it was really cool to see a character that was so different from who she seems to be now — very self assured and she really, really knows who she is. So I thought it was cool to see her become that and then see the relationship between her and Cherie and see how sweet that is. It is just an interesting story.
Dakota Fanning: Yeah, same for me. I read the script and wasn’t really familiar with The Runaways either, and just loved the relationship between them and things that I would get to do while playing Cherie.
How did you prepare for this role versus, say, some of your other roles?
Dakota: Well obviously, there was the singing, for me, that I had to prepare for, which was kind of a daunting task, but something that, I think, adds to the movie that I actually did it. It wasn’t just her voice, you know. So yeah, I had to make it just like hers, which was kind of intimidating.
Kristen: Well, yeah. We had to make sure that we looked right and moved right. They had really, when you meet them, fancy footage from when they were younger. They have such specific idiosyncrasies. They are very … they are like riddled with little particular details that make them … as we all are, but theirs are really interesting and they are really dynamic. I don’t know. They are just cool like that. But, preparing for a movie is always the same. There is no difference. It is just a big responsibility here because it is not just somebody that you are making up.