Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning talk 'The Runaways'

The actresses were decades from being born when Jett and Currie rose to fame in the Seventies, so the learning curve was steep. Curled up next to Fanning on a leather couch in the posh Hotel Park City, Stewart, 19, says: “I didn’t know anything about The Runaways when I got the script. I thought it was really cool to see a character so different than who she seems to be now. Joan [Jett, who was also a producer on the film] is so self-assured, and it was cool to see how she became like that, and how the relationship developed between her and Cherie.”

If Jett was the band’s tough chick, lead singer Currie was its David Bowie-meets-Brigitte Bardot sex kitten. “I loved all the things I would get to do while playing Cherie,” says Fanning, 15, the quieter of the pair in real life and on film.
Both actresses sing in the film, which they say was “daunting” at first, but by the end, they had so completely transformed that Jett once mistook Stewart’s singing for her own. “They [Jett and Currie] are both riddled with particular details and we had to make sure we looked and moved right. It’s a big responsibility because it’s not just somebody that you are making up,” says Stewart, who notes that The Runaways broke new ground for female musicians and empowerment in general, something her generation takes for granted. “Dakota and I are girls who have been brought up thinking we can do whatever we want, but it just wasn’t like that then.
With the provocative costumes, underage drinking, drug use and sex, “The Runaways,” in theaters March 19, will likely catapult the actresses out of teen queen status and into young adult territory. But neither appears very concerned about alienating fans, least of all Stewart, who plays virginal Bella in the “Twilight” franchise. “People really love Bella and I do too, but I don’t think anybody expects me for the rest of my career to appease an audience that once liked ‘Twilight.’ I just think that’s crazy,” she says. “I don’t plan things out based on other people’s opinions or how I think they are going to receive them.” (Clearly. In her other Sundance premiere, “Welcome to the Rileys,” she plays a teenage hooker.)

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A Robert Pattinson Comic Book?

There is a comic book called Fame that will be released in May that is based on the life of Robert Pattinson. The comic is the second in a series about celebrities, the first having been based on Lady Gaga. Fame will explore many aspects of Robert's life, from his film to music interests. It will also feature drawings, not photos, of the star.

What do you think? Will you buy it or are they going overboard will all this stuff?

Robert Pattinson to appear on The View

Gossip Cop has confirmed that Robert Pattinson will be making an apperance on "The View" on March 2 for the "Remember Me" press tour. His costar Emilie de Ravin will also be on the show. This is their first time appearing on the show. The films premiere will be in New York City the night before.

Kristen Stewart and Anna Kendrick in Vanity Fair

Annie Leibovitz photographed the nine girls in this Vanity Fair cover. Kristen Stewart and Anna Kendrick are both featured in this issue along with others. Here is a bit from the article. To read more click here
In an era in which every teen star has a stylist and a bland pop record, 19-year-old Kristen Stewart is the tough-minded, no-frills anomaly. Stewart played Bella Swan not as a cartoon but as anxious and complicated—making the predicament of being torn between a vampire and a werewolf seem … well, almost plausible. The daughter of a television-producer father and an Australian script-supervisor mother, the L.A.-bred Stewart has been consistently drawn to melancholy over flash. Between Twilight installments, her edgy trajectory will continue with Welcome to the Rileys, about the friendship between a stripper and a married businessman, played by James Gandolfini, and The Runaways, about rocker Joan Jett.
At just 24, Anna Kendrick has already shown impressive range, from Bella Swan’s twit friend Jessica in the Twilight saga to George Clooney’s buttoned-up colleague in Up in the Air. At age 12, the Maine native was nominated for a Tony Award, for her role in the 1998 musical High Society. After she auditioned for the role of Natalie in Up in the Air, she thought she’d tanked, given director Jason Reitman’s utter non-reaction. Turned out he’d written the role for her, after having seen her in the small high-school film Rocket Science. Next, she’ll star with Michael Cera and Jason Schwartzman in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

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