Fandango has published an edited version of an interview that Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart did at Sundance about The Runaways. Here’s a short snippet:
Q: We talked to Cherie, who said she feels like she’s living in a dream because you’re playing her, and Joan said you guys had very similar energy. How much time did you guys spend with them before and during the production? Dakota: A lot. They were there pretty much every day and I spent a lot of time with Cherie before we started filming. I think it was important that they were there… because it’s their life, you know? Kristen: There wasn’t a period of ‘let’s feel this out and see how much we’re willing to delve into personal aspects of your lives and how much we’re willing to expose ourselves’…but we really liked each other…there was just something really special.
Q: Was part of your attraction to the role the fact that this is about something that’s still very taboo…women doing certain things? Kristen: Yeah, that was a huge thing and especially for Joan, it’s still such a huge [thing].…we’re girls that have both been brought up thinking we can do whatever we want and there are a lot of very empowered females [now], but it just wasn’t like that then. And I think that people don’t really realize that The Runaways were the first girls to play music like that and it could have been someone else, but it wasn’t. It was them.
Here are all of the new video clips about The Runaways since the last time I posted some. There have also been a lot of online interviews, but I will only post the ones that are not re-hashes of interviews that I’ve already posted the video or audio of.
Just to inform you: I am completely serious about not wanting to be spoiled for The Runaways movie, so I’m not going to read or post any of the reviews. It makes no difference to me if this film is a critical success or not. The band itself never was, so I don’t care what critics think about them now.
I have decided to not read any reviews of the film until after I see the movie. I don’t need the spoilers or the opinions of so-called “journalists”. All I need is my rock and roll. If you want to read the articles and reviews, check them out at the Joan Jett Fanclub website (joanjettbadrep.com), Kristen Stewart Fans, or any of the wonderful people I mentioned in my “Jetthead’s Guide to the 2010 Sundance Film Festival” post. They will all take good care of you.
Thanks to joanjettbadrep.com for this scoop: The Runaways movie will be screened at the Sundance Film Festival’s Madison, Wisconsin theater at 7:30 PM on Thursday, January 28, 2010. Tickets are on sale now! The film will only show once.
Click here to go to the main ticket ordering page. (You can also get here from the main site.) Once inside the ticket ordering page:
1. Under “For Future Schedules or to Purchase Tickets for a Future Date,” click GO.
2. Select January 2010 from the Display Month drop-down box.
3. Click on the 28th in the calendar.
4. Click the show time to purchase your tickets.
Tickets are only $15.00.
Have fun if you go, and tell us all about it! (But please don’t send me any spoilers! I don’t even want to know the songs that appear in the film. I want everything to be a surprise when I see it in the theater. Thanks!)
Several sources* have reported this week that The Runaways will make its world premiere at The Sundance Film Festival in January 2010 in the non-competition lineup. Kristen Stewart’s Welcome to the Rileys, filmed in 2008, is competing in the Drama category at the festival. A group of Kristen Stewart fans, Team 411, is referring to this as the “Two by Stew Sundance.” Love it!
There are hordes of people waiting to see The Runaways trailer. While we wait for the real thing, check out this fan-made trailer I found on YouTube. Maybe we can make more while we wait? If you make one or find one, post it in the comments below or email the link to email@example.com!