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Kristen Stewart Talks 'The Runaways' Project

December 19, 2008 08:38:29 GMT

'Twilight' star Kristen Stewart shares what she knows of drama biopic 'The Runaways' where she is set to play rocker Joan Jett.


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Touted to portray legendary rocker Joan Jett in "The Runaways", Kristen Stewart revealed several details of the upcoming rock 'n' roll biopic. In an interview with Empire, the star of "Twilight" expresses her excitement of being able to talk about the project, saying, "It's so exciting that I can even talk about it now, because I haven't been allowed to for a really long time."

On the movie itself, she gushed that it will follow the '70s all-girl band, The Runaways, from the time it was formed to the break-up. "It's about the forming and death of this band [The Runaways], and it launched Joan Jett's career and she became the icon for females in rock and roll," she shared. "It's an absolutely insane concept for me to even think that I'm going to play her, but apparently I got the job so I'm going to give it all I've got."

Aside from discussing her upcoming project, the 18-year-old who is expected to return to her Bella Swan role in "New Moon" has also discussed about various things from her favorite toy growing up to the book she will take to a deserted island. The complete interview can be seen at Empire.

"The Runaways" centers its story on Joan Jett and her fellow band member Cherie Currie and follows the girl band from their meteoric rise as teenagers to their dissolution and disillusionment. The screenplay has been written by video director Floria Sigismondi, who will also serve as director to the feature project.

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posted by Munch Crunch on Apr 06, 2010
I agree with you Mel she just it too moody in twilight and newmoon she needs more zing to her thing she's not trying hard enough my grandma can act better,kidding but she's too moody for me to enjoy watching i also think Paul Wesley from vampire diaries would be a better actor as Edward.Vampire Diaries is on friday 8pm
posted by Munch Crunch on Apr 06, 2010
i don't know really what this movie is about but don't kristen and dakota make out eewwwww who who would do that? i know who kristen and dakota what lezbians
posted by Mel on Mar 28, 2010
Yeahhh... Guys... She's pretty bad. She can manage to pull off the rocker look very well, but I disagree with many of you... Her acting is much the same in all of her movies.Kristen puts too much of her own personality into the part, when she should be playing another person.
posted by Sarah on Feb 25, 2010
good luck stewart ilove you ilove you
posted by caity on Jan 29, 2010
she can totally pull this off, she was great in all of her movies. Shes an awesome actress, good luck.
posted by jean on Dec 17, 2009
joan jett herself picked kristen to play her in the movie the runaways,so joan must have liked her,i think she is a great actress.
posted by jean on Dec 17, 2009
kristen stewart is truly the best thing that hollywood as had in a long time .she has more than 20 films under her belt, and she is only 19 years old,
posted by KJ on Dec 06, 2009
She seems to really apperciate the roles she plays.Im sooo stoked that shes playing Joan Jett.Her distinct mannerisms and character is what makes her unique. Shes just a legend and a half. :D
posted by Candy on Aug 02, 2009
I back you up Stwart. Think of how Gwen Stefani got to where she is now. Own it! You could do the same with your life or something different. I wonder if you're going to read this. Char- your runaway fan from the Tokyo mob scene.
posted by Kris on Jul 30, 2009
Guys its me, i really hope you guys like it. I think im doing a good job! Thankyou katie, elaine, megan, trina, em and cya7388. Thank you for supporting me. I really appreciate it! I hope everyone enjoys the movie and i am also a fan of Joan Jett myself!
posted by sous9 on Jul 03, 2009
a lot of you guys are right, she is a terrible actress. try to watch all of her movies and its obvious her acting in every role is the same, whether its drama, comedy, kid's, or indie or twilight...same acting, same mannerisms, same everything. so with this new movie? go figure...and yes, she was terrible as bella, she was thinking too much and again, same acting. it is what it is.
posted by mikayla on Jun 26, 2009
sorry i messed up i meant an amazing job. can't wait to see new moon. i ll be great. have fun(:
posted by unknown on Jun 26, 2009
i think it will be a great movie. kristen stewart will do an amz=azing job as alway(: good luck!
posted by Eva on Jun 25, 2009
omg love twilight this is soooooo kwll cant wait too see the movie. PS Rob Pattinson is HOTT!!!
posted by mimi*813 on Jun 23, 2009
I think she was okay in Twilight, she could of done better though. Now, for the Runaways movie i think she won't do well. Rockers need to have an exciting vibe to them and to me she seems kinda boring.
posted by autumn on Jun 10, 2009
i dont think she is worthy of playing Joan Jett. She sucked as Bella and is going to kill the image of Joan Jett. I love twilight but she ruined it for me, and i LOVE Joan Jett and she is most likely going to ruin that for me too.
posted by Katie on May 21, 2009
Wonderful
posted by Trina on Mar 18, 2009
I think she can she is a wonderful actress with a lot of heart, and she can be anything, she wouldnt take a part that she didnt think she could handle, I wish I could and part with her, thats why I am here, I saw that they are wanting parts, and I am hoping I can be one =)
posted by Peachy on Feb 26, 2009
I'm going to have to agree with 'Haley' on this one. I don't think Kristen can pull it off. She doesn't have the right attitude or look if you ask me. Let's hope she suprises people because a movie like this is something that can go completely wrong if it's not done right it could get a lot of hate mail.
posted by cya7388 on Jan 29, 2009
So totally right to cast Kristen as Joan Jett!!! Jett was an icon and I have been a huge fan throughout the years...still love her!!! Kristen won't take any crap (Sounds like Jett, right?)and she will do a fantastic job...can't wait to hear more and see the movie.
posted by Em on Jan 19, 2009
i think shes cool =) she wasnt terrible you dont know acting as well as she does, clearly, she has been doing this since she was 10 so im sure she has a good grasp on acting and she played bella how she thought she should maybe you got a different image i did to but kristan still kicked ass in twilight.
posted by Megan on Jan 18, 2009
She was awsome on twilight. but on youtube i cant find any clips of this?
posted by elaine on Jan 11, 2009
i think she's awesome! bella was supposed to be awkward like that. i bet the runaways will earn her some award nominations.
posted by haley on Jan 10, 2009
i don't think stewart can do it.sorry but she was a terrible actress in twilight so i don't really think she could pull off playing the role of a rock icon.i'm really disappointed they would even choose her for this part.
posted by katie on Dec 27, 2008
good luck stewart.

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