Joan Jett talks about “The Runaways” in Interview Magazine

I just found this today and I have no idea when it will be printed, but I’m guessing the next issue? I’ll update this when I find out.

Here’s just a taste. This is awesome.

EVELYN MCDONNELL: How did you finally decide that this movie was going to be an okay situation to talk about the past again?

JETT: I felt confident with the level of success-the people at River Road, the Linsons [producers of the film]. Then they hired Floria to write the screenplay and direct, and I knew that I was in good hands.

MCDONNELL: One of the really interesting things about the movie is how well it captures 1970s Los Angeles and the sort of freedom and excess and hedonism and danger of it all.

JETT: Yeah, I think it does, actually-that music, that sort of combination of glam and intensity. It was decadent. It was also very attractive.

MCDONNELL: How was it working with Kristen Stewart, who plays you in the film? What did you tell her? How did she study you?

JETT: Well, I found Kristen to be through and through totally professional and just great to be around. I found us to be really, scarily similar, just in our physicality, the way we move through space. The first time we met was a little over a year ago, New Year’s Eve. She came to see us do a concert. We hung out for the whole day, and I just dumped on her about everything I could think about The Runaways-I mean, the good, the bad, and the ugly. I told her all that stuff and how much it meant to me. Then she went off to do New Moon, and I didn’t see her again until about two weeks before The Runaways thing started. But she is so authentic. The thing that came through to me was that it was important to her to capture it. She really wanted to nail it. So I gave her all The Runaways music that I could find; I gave her tapes of me talking. . . . When we were together prior to the start of filming, she was staring at me the whole time. And I was fine with it because I knew she was watching my posture, my mannerisms, everything I did, the way I hold my hands, just everything. And she really soaked it in. When we were hanging out together on set, it was like I had a mirror image. Even just sitting around, we’d do the same thing at the same time. It was just great-and it wasn’t creepy. It was wonderfully special.

Read the rest HERE. (There’s three pages.) It has some cool pictures of the band and the film too, that I haven’t seen before.

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