Michael Shannon, who plays Kim Fowley in the upcoming Runaways movie, did an interview this week with Brad Balfour of The Huffington Post to promote his current film, The Missing Person. Michael talks about eating dinner with Joan, Kristen, and Kim, and his impressions of Kim as a person:
Q: In a funny way, Kim Fowley, who you are playing in The Runaways — the upcoming bio-pic of the legendary girl rockers — is the ultimate manipulator, truth teller or truth hider. He too fits into the set of characters that you should play. That must have been interesting; what was that like?
MS: That was very daunting, very intimidating. I met him. [He and I ], Joan Jett and Kristen Stewart [who plays Jett in the film] had dinner one night at a Denny’s. He told me that he hoped I did a good job in the movie, because when he died that was how he was going to be remembered, was by my performance. I said, “Well, thanks for the pressure, I really appreciate that.”
He was very sweet, actually. He really is a character. I watched as much footage as I could. I don’t think I pulled off a spot-on impersonation of Kim Fowley, but that’s never been my forte to begin with. I never claimed to be able to do that. But I certainly think what I did will honor his legacy and his memory. Hopefully, when he sees it, he’ll agree.
Q: Were you much of a rock and roll fan?
MS: Oh yeah. I love rock and roll; I love music in general. That was a really fun era for music.
This is a good interview. Read the rest HERE. I cannot wait for the press for The Runaways to start!
HERE is the official website for The Missing Person.
And here is the trailer: