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Do You Think Kristen Stewart Will Pull Off the Role of Legendary Joan Jett?

Kristen Stewart is off in London attending Fashion Week, being celebrated for her style, and dodging questions about her relationship with Robert Pattinson, but back home promotion for her film The Runaways continues. Joan Jett, who Kristen plays in the movie, opened up to Interview Magazine about the project and revealed a little about their relationship. Joan said:

"I found us to be really, scarily similar, just in our physicality, the way we move through space. . . 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."

Kristen's had a diverse range of parts, but playing a living legend can be intimidating territory. Joan seems to be confident in Kristen's performance, but tell us what you think — will Kristen pull off the role of Joan Jett?


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carolineishere carolineishere 7 years
I would only watch The Runaways because of Fanning or the fact I'd love to see a movie about the band. KS has nothing to do with it. She's overrated and wouldn't get roles if mommy and daddy weren't Hollywood players.
carolineishere carolineishere 7 years
How about neither because she doesn't have much style (she can't match a top with a bottom), looks greasy and delivers the same angsty teen act in every tole... She's got no range. Overrated.
Isista Isista 7 years
Can I ask why no one addresses the directors of Kristen's films? They watch what she's doing, and obviously like it, since she's not told to change. Even if that's what you tend to do as an actor/actress, if a director didn't think her behaviours and actions fit the roles she would in, they would TELL HER SO and direct her differently. Anyway, back to the topic. I think if Joan Jett (whom I love and I am not old enough to have experienced her in her hayday) says Kristen is good as her, then she will be. I mean, who better than the person you are portraying to sign off on your ability in the role?
idakjg idakjg 7 years
To anyone who says Kristen can't act, please take back your words. She's deffinitely has talent. She's young and sure has lots more to do to improve but she's a good actress. Even Noel Clarke said so. You can read long defend words for this lady that come from Noel Clarke himself. http://noelclarke.tumblr.com/ I wonder if she can't act, why on earth many serious actors out there wants to work with her.Sean Penn worked with her in Into the Wild. Jodie Foster suggests her to the director of Yellow Handkerchief. Come on. Are you trying to say those good actors are blind too?? Would they risked their judgement on her talent. The answer is simple. They know she can act. Maybe, she tend to play dark roles. That's her forte , i guess. Like Jennifer Aniston who always plays romantic comedy. Do you want to say Jen can't act too just because she plays same kind of roles. I hope no.. Kristen is young and many years to come, she'll play different kind of roles to put in her acting portfolio. I believe she'll be great and superb actress one day. And you haters, will shut your dumb mouth and couldn't say nothing about her acting abilities. Mark my word!!!!!!!!!
Blue2Love Blue2Love 7 years
#15: I totaly agree with everything you said. and #18:just cause she's on typical magazines doesn't mean SHE IS typical :p
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
Of course people will say she will pull it off, the rabid fans of this talentless skeev had no idea who or what joan jett was before she took this role. Joan Jett is a legend. Krapsten isnt, and never will be.
Pampire Pampire 7 years
I think she'll be great as Joan Jett, I can't really think of anyone who could portray her any better. She definitely has the look, I just hope she has the singing chops for it as well.
kaliki-tiki kaliki-tiki 7 years
I like Kristen Stewart as an actress, but not as Joan Jett. She looks exactly like Cherie Currie and should have played her even though it's not the lead. Everytime I look at her that is who she reminds me of. I will see the movie and hopefully will believe her as Joan.
Marlowe Marlowe 7 years
YES. Joan said it herself that Kristen nailed it.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i've seen her in a few things lately and she's really great so i have a feeling that she'll do well. i just saw the commercial for the movie and i'm on board!
marcied23 marcied23 7 years
i guess if jett says she nailed it, it is hard to argue. i'm only interested in the movie b/c of dakota, it looks like she does a really good job, that being said i'll probably still only catch it on dvd or when it hits hbo.
belle28 belle28 7 years
i wouldn't call kristen's roles "diverse", even in her indie films she always kinda plays the same character. not a big kristen fan, but i'm glad to see she's putting alot of thought, energy, and research into her roles as joan jett. i hope she surprises me.
Spiderlove Spiderlove 7 years
And yes, she started her own label... Blackheart Records. Rock on, Joan!
Spiderlove Spiderlove 7 years
Thank you, oldrocker... wow...people must be pretty young on here... I'm not a fan of Kristen Stewart, but I'm a huge Joan Jett fan!!!
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