Cherie Curie Talks About ‘The Runaways’

January 24, 2010 at 11:28 PM (Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart, The Runaways)

 

Now, the story of the band is to be immortalised in a film, The Runaways, which premieres at this year’s Sundance film festival and which is partially based on Currie’s brutally honest memoir, Neon Angel. Kristen Stewart, the star of the popular Twilight franchise, is cast as the feisty guitarist Joan Jett while Currie is played by Dakota Fanning. “Seeing [her] playing me is so off-the-map it’s incredible,” says Currie, who was a frequent visitor to the set. “I can’t even digest it. She’s so together, which I was not at that age… She came to my house one afternoon and we sang back and forth so that she could get the inflections, and she nailed it.”

 Stewart learned to mimic Joan Jett’s mannerisms with such devastating effect that Currie could barely tell the difference. “I got a phone call one day and there was this voice going ‘Hey Cherie’, and I thought it was Joan, I said: ‘Oh my god, are you in town?’” In reality it was Stewart playing a practical joke.

Read the whole article about Cherie’s experience in the band at The Guardian!

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