Finally! A clip from The Runaways with some actual dialogue! We’ve seen the trailer by now and I think for the most part every 20-something chick and teenage girl I know is pretty excited to see how K-Stew and Dakota Fanning managed to do while taking on the parts of Joan Jett and Cherie Currie. And ya know? What we see in this clip above seems kind of promising.In the scene, we see Cherie Currie (Dakota) get approached by Joan and a record producer in a club. Cherie was a young teen when this scene took place, so you can only imagine the kind of girl she was to find herself in that sort of situation. I’m still willing to hold on to the idea that this movie could be really embarrassing for everyone involved (most especially the audience. I’ll die if I get there and I have to watch Kristen Stewart awkwardly pretend to shred for two hours), but the acting doesn’t seem horrible.
January 21, 2010 at 12:49 pm by Molls
I’m not sure if I understand Kristen Stewart or not. I am looking forward to seeing The Runaways, but I might eat a gun if I have to hear the word “Twilight” used in another sentence. I have no opinion on her acting, but I trust people when they say that she’s not particularly good at it. I find her public persona to be both insulting and endearing. Yes, she’s surprised by her fame and she doesn’t seem to care for it at all… yet she’s not this great actress so I have a hard time believing that she’s only in it for the art. Gawd! This is so confusing!
Where’s this coming from? Kristen just did an interview with Fabulous Magazine and said the following about her fame, “Nothing about being a celebrity is desirable. I’m an actor. It’s bizarre to me that everyone is so obsessive.” Is it me, or does that sound a little clueless and unappreciative? Like when musicians write songs about how hard it is being famous? Of course your average American can assume that it’s a pain in the ass to be followed around with cameras and have teens in the middle of nowhere know your favorite color, but HELL-O! You get to be a celebrity and work in one of the most difficult professions to break in to! At least put a smile on your face and fake it like everyone else, Kristen!
She also goes on to say, “Girls are scary. They covet Rob. I think half of them must hate me.” Ugh. I’ll spare you the rant on how calling girls “scary” is probably way more damaging to her rep than dating her co-star, but trust me, I’ve got one.
What do we think about this? I’m torn on how to feel about this chick. Part of me understands what she’s saying and admires her honesty, but the other part of me thinks is crazy amounts of unprofessional/ungrateful to act so nonplussed.
December 30, 2009 at 10:12 am by Molls
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.
December 19, 2009 at 12:07 pm by Molls
There’s no nice way for me to say this and I really don’t know or care about anything Twilight related, but K-Stew and R-Patz looked like death warmed over at the premiere of New Moon in NYC. Kristen’s dress is great and her skin is looking flawless, but both of them look worn down to bits. Their “people” should have just let them skip the event and take a nap because from the looks of it, they are in dire need of a Z session.
November 20, 2009 at 12:13 pm by Molls
Time magazine published a fantastic article today about the Twilight books and movies. I think the most interesting part is about how Stephenie Meyer wound up writing the books:
The story begins with a dream. It wasn’t the Great American Dream–Stephenie Meyer, then a 29-year-old Mormon housewife living in Arizona, wasn’t sitting at home trying to figure out how to be the next mega-best-selling author. It was a different kind of dream.
On the morning of June 2, 2003, Meyer woke up with the fading afterimage of a vision in her head, of a young woman and a vampire, talking, in a meadow. She didn’t want to forget it, so she wrote it down. Then she kept on writing. Sometimes you have the dream, and sometimes the dream has you.
And how the publisher ended up acquiring it:
The woman who would publish meyer, Megan Tingley, was handed the manuscript in November 2003, right before she got on a cross-country flight to California. She wasn’t expecting great things. She’d never heard of Meyer. Nobody had. She wasn’t a vampire fan either.
But she spent the entire flight riveted by that 600-page bundle of paper. “I kept thinking, Well, she can’t possibly sustain this,” Tingley remembers. “The whole book is going to fall apart. She’s a first-time writer. I was with a colleague, and he was trying to sleep, and I kept pulling him awake and reading passages to him.”
Even though it was an early draft–back then Bella and her undead boyfriend Edward actually got married at the end–by the time she got off the plane, Tingley was desperate to buy it. But it was a Friday, and everyone was gone for the day. “So I just left a bunch of insane messages back at Little, Brown and with the agent and said, ‘Call me Monday. We have to talk!’” she says. “I pre-empted it on Monday from a street in San Francisco on my cell phone.”
But most of America will be talking about this little gem, from the original Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke:
By all accounts, the chemistry between the two leads was intense, maybe too intense. “After I cast him, I told Rob, Don’t even think about having a romance with her,” Hardwicke says. “She’s under 18. You will be arrested.” It was the beginning of the real-life are-they-aren’t-they, did-they-didn’t-they speculation that is now an ongoing subplot of the Twilight story. “I didn’t have a camera in the hotel room. I cannot say,” Hardwicke says. “But in terms of what Kristen told me directly, it didn’t happen on the first movie. Nothing crossed the line while on the first film. I think it took a long time for Kristen to realize, O.K., I’ve got to give this a go and really try to be with this person.”
Soooo, is this a confirmation or what? I mean, I guess I don’t need Catherine Hardwicke to confirm anything for me, I’ll just go ahead and state the obvious: These two people have had sexual intercourse. Duh. But are they a couple currently? Who knows, but this will for sure get people talking … even if Kristen won’t. Anyway. The whole article is fascinating — a highly recommended read.
Here are pics of our darling little Twilight kids at a fan event in Madrid today.
November 12, 2009 at 9:38 pm by Evil Beet
I’m still titling this ongoing nonsense the Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson We Don’t Give a Fuck 2009 Tour, but I’ll give credit where credit is due: At the UK red carpet event for New Moon, there are actually some photos of Kristen Stewart where she kinda-sorta looks like she’s giving a fuck. I’m impressed with her, but I’m disappointed. I look forward to photos of Kristen Stewart press events, and I count on her to entertain me with new and improved I-don’t-give-a-fuck faces. Don’t buy into the Hollywood nonsense, Kristen! Fight the power! Get stoned and look bored! It’s what you do so very well.