Meaning, of course, that they are somewhat awful. A track from the the Joan Jett biopic that the girls star in, The Runaways, has been released and doesn’t do much to make you want to see the movie. In fact, I’d say that this track makes me much less excited to check out the film. I wrongly assumed that they wouldn’t actually be singing much like they’re not actually playing instruments. Bummer.
Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning were promoting The Runaways all week at Sundance and if this press conference is any indication of how Kristen handled herself throughout the week, then I’m sure the publicists at River Road Entertainment want to kill her. Where this video picks up, we see Dakota describing what it was like to sing The Runaways’ songs and do them justice. Then Kristen takes the mic and… well, she sounds like an awkward moron. I can barely hear anything she says, except the word “whatever”, which she uses about one hundred times. The poor girl knows she can’t hack it either, and looks embarrassed and apologetic as Dakota confidently steps back to the mic, giggling at her co-star’s inability to deliver.
I actually don’t dislike Kristen Stewart at all. I think she’s a bit boring and she’s wayyyy out of her league when speaking next to a seasoned pro like Dakota, but in her words, “whatever”.
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.
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.