Did you know that Joan Jett is Miley Cyrus‘ idol? See, V Magazine is doing this “Heroes” issue this month, and Miley nominated Joan, so they got to have a little chit chat:
“People see me as this perfect Disney star, and the moment I put out a record that says ‘I’m not 11 years old anymore,’ people look down on me,” Cyrus said. “That’s why I have always looked up [to] you. When you came out people were shocked that there was a chick that wanted to rock as hard as the guys.”
Jett, in turn, expressed her admiration for the former Disney star, who has it much harder with the press than she did.
“I was thinking to myself … how difficult it must be to lead your life as a teenager with the paparazzi and the amount of press you’re surrounded by,” she told Cyrus. “I thought to myself, ‘Wow that was kind of a blessing that we didn’t have that stuff when I was growing up in The Runaways.’ ”
Said Cyrus: “I love that you never apologized for who you were. It’s something I had to learn. … I’m sick of feeling as if I owe someone an apology for being who I am.”
I’m stuck between two feelings on this little excerpt, and one’s a whole lot more traumatizing than the other. Because I can definitely see how these two could get along or have some sort of mutual appreciation. But guys, this handful of quotes? It’s given me a lot more respect for Miley. And respect for Miley Cyrus is just not something that I know how to deal with.
Meh. I’m not super excited about this. I don’t know what kind of spark I was hoping for with this flick, but I’m not seeing it in the trailer. That said, I think it was a smart choice of film for Dakota Fanning as she navigates the transition from child stardom to adult actress. She gets to play a drug-addicted sex symbol under the guise of it being a very important story. It’s not that she’s posing half-naked on beds and tables just so America won’t think of her as a little girl anymore — she’s doing it to capture the essence of a turning point in rock and in the way the music industry views women. Well-played, Dakota.
The trailer for the new Kristen Stewart/Dakota Fanning flick The Runaways was released this week and OMG, you guys! It looks so good. Dakota Fanning! What!? Damn, girl! She’s looking hot for days! It almost makes me uncomfortable.
For anyone who’s been living under a rock, The Runaways is the biopic of Joan Jett, with Kristen playing Joan and Dakota playing the band’s lead singer, Cherie Currie. We’ve never seen Fanning or Stewart take on a role like this, and considering they are portraying rock legends, their performances will be held to a certain standard. Maybe it’s just some fancy editing that makes this trailer look so great (admittedly, we don’t see much of their performances here), but my interest in seeing the film is definitely at an all-time high now.