Joan Jett took the stage at Harry O’s at Sundance Saturday night, Jan. 23, wearing a one-piece sequined leotard and sneakers. And guess who was in the audience cheering her on? Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, who star in the biopic of her life.
After thanking the film’s director and other folks, Jett gave a big shout-out to Stewart and Fanning, who had come onstage with her.
Stewart wore ripped jeans and a dark hoodie. Fanning was more girly in a dark outfit with heels. Both stayed to watch Joan’s entire rocking show.
Asked earlier in a press conference how she felt about playing Bella vs. playing Joan Jett, Kristen saw similarities and differences.
“Bella’s effect on the world wasn’t necessarily as great as Joan’s, obviously, and I never got to meet Bella,” Stewart said. “It’s completely different. All these people who have an investments in these women, that’s awesome…but when it becomes personal and it’s my responsibility to not destroy, like, what people are going to take from the most important part of my friend’s life” “Joan has become really, a really big part. She’s awesome and I really love her. If we hadn’t told the story right, people don’t know the Runaways in our generation. Because they’re going to see them through us, it’s a much different experience than making an original fictional story.”
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