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LAist Interview: Kristen Stewart & Dakota Fanning

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Kristen Stewart fidgets with the hem of her cropped black pants, her knees against her chest as she answers questions, her heels up on her chair. Dakota Fanning sits next to her. She’s composed and alert in a lavender tank top, taking in everything around her, eyes lingering over the scribbled notes of the reporter sitting next to her. The girls are promoting their latest film, The Runaways, which tells the story of the first all-girl rock band of the same name. At the center of the film is the friendship between Joan Jett (Kristen) and her cherry bomb lead singer, Cherie Currie (Dakota). LAist wanted to know about the actresses’ friendship off-camera and if an onscreen make-out scene made anything feel weird between them.

Kristen: It’s weird to talk about your friends when they’re sitting right next to you.

Dakota: Yeah, weird, very weird.

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Kristen: We’ve been doing it in interviews all day. (looks at Dakota) Go for it. Go.

Dakota: Oh, okay. Throw me under the bus a little bit. (laughs) I don’t know. Working this closely with someone you can’t help but bond with them and it really helps if you actually like them and get along really well and can become really good friends. I haven't really done a lot of movies with people close to my own age to have a good friend like that, so I was excited to do that. I couldn't have asked for a better person to do it with.