Dakota opens up about starring in The Runaways and being afraid to sing!
Dakota Fanning did an amazing job in the current bio pic The Runaways about music legends Joan Jett and Cherie Currie. We know this because we went to the NYC premiere! Dakota starred alongside her Twilight costar Kristen Stewart and the two even made out in the movie! The Hollywood “it” girl confesses some intimate details about choosing this role and what it’s like to sing when you’re not a singer! Check out what Dakota had to say to Betty Confidential!
What it’s like to kiss Kristen Stewart! “The kissing is something that happens amongst friends. It’s not talked about later on. It’s dumb that our kissing is all over the news. I guess Dakota and Kristen kissing makes a good story, but people might be a little disappointed. We just kiss. That’s it!”
She fell in love with her character in The Runaways! “I loved this project because I don’t think a lot of people know about The Runaways and Cherie’s story. I didn’t know a lot about Cherie. I vaguely heard the song “Cherry Bomb” before, but when I read the script and watched her Live in Japan videotapes, I fell in love with her. She was 15 when she became famous and I was 15 when I did the role. It was perfect timing because she was going through some the same things as I do when it comes to dealing with growing up.”
It was hard for her to sing! “I was sent to a recording studio and realized that there was no turning back. I had to sing because they frown on spending money for you to just stand there! So there I was in the recording booth thinking, “Oh, my God! I really do have to sing a song.” I was thrown into it and I did it.”