Get ready to see Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning like you’ve never seen them before. The New Moon cast-mates are teaming up to play rock icons Joan Jett and Cherie Currie in the new movie The Runaways. It’s based on the real life story of the all-girl band and the struggles that Joan and Cherie faced once fame ruled their lives. We chatted with the stars about singing on set and growing up on-screen. Read on!

gURL: Do you feel like this is your first real adult role?

Dakota: Maybe more so for me than [Kristen]. I’ve never really done this kind of film before; I’ve never played this kind of character. I think a lot of people still think of me as being young and being little and I think that in this movie I’m seen a little differently. And that’s neat because I obviously want to do this for a long time and play different roles.

gURL: How did you get into your characters? And how’d you prepare to sing in these roles?

Dakota: It was something that I’ve always been self conscious about and so I was really excited to do it because I knew I couldn’t have done it any other way. I just would’ve felt weird about it. But I wanted to make sure I could do the songs justice because obviously they’re so iconic and so well known. So I was really excited that I was able to do it and that Cherie supported me in doing that.
Kristen:Luckily I had Joan [Jett] on set every day and there was a lot of stuff on the internet that you can look at — a lot of photos, not a lot of footage — so we really did need Joan and Cherie there. It’s just about throwing yourself into something that you don’t necessarily know that you can do, but [Joan and Cherie] were sort of in the same boat.

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