Kristen Stewart on How Joan Jett Made Her Cry and Sean Penn Made Her Want to Direct

Anyone who was watched Kristen Stewart’s film work evolve over the years knows she is in possession of an extremely controlled talent capable of communicating great emotional depths.

Though her offscreen persona can be a bit opaque — her reserved nature comes from years as a teen idol from the “Twilight” years — any actor as good as Stewart is obviously a deeply sensitive soul.

That much is clear from an anecdote she shared recently about playing Joan Jett during the 2010 rock biopic about the legendary musician.

During a video interview with Vanity Fair, Stewart recalled the first time she played The Runaways’ hit song Cherry Bomb in front of Jett.“At our first band rehearsal, we were playing Cherry Bomb and I just wasn’t committing to it at all because we weren’t shooting.

Why would I fully, fully, fully lean into this when we’re not actually here to capture it?

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