Sundance Master PostJan 25th, 2010 | By Krystal | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News
Kristen is at the Sundance Film Festival right now to promote her two upcoming films, “Welcome to the Rileys” and “The Runaways” with Dakota Fanning. Click the links below to check out photos and interviews from the festival!
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.
Kristen talks about “Welcome to the Rileys”