I was unemployed when I started this blog, and as of March 10th, I have been earning a real paycheck. My husband is happy, but I have had problems finding balance these last few weeks. I abandoned you during what was quite possibly the busiest Joan Jett and Runaways news month. I have over 44 days of unread Google alerts in my inbox.
But I think I’m finally settling into a rhythm, and I should be able to post here more often.
I’m going to start the spring cleaning fest by pulling together all of the non-Joan Jett press interviews surrounding The Runaways that I’ve missed over the last six weeks or so. There are too many for one post, so I’ll group the videos from the various premieres into their own posts. I’m going to work through one batch a day until I’m all caught up.
Most of these are Kristen and Dakota, but I’ve got some Michael and Floria in here too. I can’t get enough of listening to these people talk about our girls. They all make me so proud!
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Cool interview with Michael Shannon, even though the chick giving the interview can’t say FOWLEY. He says some nice things about Joan.
The embed code isn’t working, so you’ll have to watch it HERE.
And Michael gets MAD PROPS for giving a shout out to Light of Day! Join the demand to get Light of Day on DVD!
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: