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2010 March 18

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Director Floria Sigismondi, Joan Jett, Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning in Marchesa, and Cherie Currie Director Floria Sigismondi, Joan Jett, Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning in Marchesa, and Cherie Currie
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(NEW YORK) Who’d have thought that the two starlets who played Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, iconic rockers and founders of The Runaways, would show up to the film’s New York premiere looking so…sweet? Yes, Kristen Stewart (Twi-hards, settle down!) and Dakota Fanning wore sparkly frocks by Pucci and Elie Saab, respectively, at Wednesday night’s showing at Landmark Sunshine Theater, sponsored by Tommy Hilfiger and Quintessentially and attended by starlets and rockers alike, from Debbie Harry to Chloe Sevigny to Julianne Moore--and of course, the real Jett and Currie.

That’s what I love about what I get to do!” said Fanning about her on-screen persona. “I get to be all these different people, who’re obviously so different from who I am in real life.” But the rocker Currie may slowly but surely be influencing the young actress’ wardrobe. “I got to keep all the clothes that I got to wear in the movie, so I’ll definitely have to get some of it out after the film comes out!”

“Yeah, we took everything,” admitted Stewart. “I have a few t-shirts that I wear—but I don’t, like, throw on the jumpsuit, no. Luckily, I feel pretty comfortable in t-shirts and leather pants!” Fanning and Stewart got to stretch a few extra muscles on the set of the film: they sang all the songs on the soundtrack themselves. “I think I came as close [to being a rock star] as I’ll ever get in this movie!” laughed Fanning. “I think I’ll stick with acting, but I definitely enjoyed the singing part of it.” Professional recording artists they may not be, but Jett and Currie unanimously approved of the performances.

“This was two years of the wildest stories you could ever believe,” said Currie, who, when asked if she’d do it again, answered without a moment of hesitation: Absolutely. I’m ready now! I’ve always had a real love and admiration for what we did.” Post-screening, the crowds moved up to the Bowery Hotel, where the Misshapes took to the DJ booth and the cast—along with the likes of Moby, Zach Braff, Constantine Maroulis, Lorenzo Martone, Richie Rich, Chrissie Miller, Alessandra Ambrosio--danced to the tunes of (what else?) the Runaways. No, rock n’ roll will never die…
EMILY GYBEN




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