Joan Jett Shares What She Thinks About Kristen Stewart Playing Her In ‘The Runaways’
Joan Jett gave an interview to SiriusXM during which she revealed her thoughts on Kristen Stewart playing her in the film ‘The Runaways.’
Joan Jett is best known as the frontwoman of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. Before her career in the Blackhearts, she was performing with the Runaways. Although their presence in the music scene was brief, the Runaways released four studio albums and a live album.
Back in 2010, a biopic bearing the same name as the band was released. The film was based on the Runaways’ lead vocalist Cherie Currie’s book ‘Neon Angel: A Memoir Of A Runaway.’ Moreover, it stars Dakota Fanning as Currie and Kristen Stewart as guitarist and vocalist Joan Jett.
‘The Runaways’ describes the formation period of the band back in 1975. However, it mainly focuses on Curie and Jett’s relationship until Currie’s departure. The film received positive reviews from critics and grossed $4.6 million worldwide.
Recently, both Joan Jett and Kristen Stewart joined SiriusXM for an interview. During the Q&A session, someone asked Stewart what attracted her to the role and whether she could relate. Following that, Stewart said she would’ve done anything related to Jett, and she would go and do it again.
Joan Jett then joined the conversation and said she was pretty impressed with Stewart’s work ethic. The rocker stated that Kristen achieved to reflect even the smallest details about her that other people might have missed, and she did it better than most.
During the Q&A session on SiriusXM, one asked Kristen Stewart that:
“What attracted you to the role of Joan Jett at first, and in what way do you relate to her?”
Kristen Stewart answered:
“I mean, I would have done anything concerning this person or that band. In fact, I want to go do it again.”
Joan Jett then intervened:
“I was very impressed with your work ethic. You know, how into me you were trying to get to the point where you had all my hand stuff done. It’s the little things that other people might not notice but Kristen picked up on.”
You can watch the video of that part of the show below.