Jennifer Stone: Kristen Stewart Was the Perfect Joan Jett

Jennifer Stone: Kristen Stewart Was the Perfect Joan Jett

Little known fact about Jennifer Stone? She auditioned for the role of Joan Jett in The Runaways!

The 17-year-old actress dished to JJJ at Disney’s Friends For Change shoot yesterday afternoon that she actually auditioned for the part that ultimately went to Kristen Stewart.

Jennifer shared, “I’ve always loved Joan Jett and when I heard Kristen Stewart got the part, I was like, ‘Totally get that.’ She did a phenomenal job. I watched a lot of Joan‘s YouTube videos to get in the mindset of the part. She’s such a great role model for young girls that I didn’t want to screw anything up. I’m so happy Kristen got that part.”

When we asked if she would recast the movie, Jenn told us, “I wouldn’t recast. It was flawless. Everyone — Dakota Fanning and Kristen, did a fantastic job. There isn’t anyone who I’d recast.”

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  • Fiona

    Jennifer looks great here.

  • cherry Jess

    Sorry! Kristen did an AMAZING job!

  • Anoni

    who is this girl?

  • hsgfd

    you have got to be kidding.

  • alycia

    @Anoni: she’s on a disney show called wizards of waverly place

  • amanda

    Kristen was amazing, the perfect fit for the role!

  • hannah

    Aww Jennifer auditioned for Joan’s role? That’s something I wouldn’t have guessed! She’s a great actress so I bed she would have done a great job although I must say, Kristen was AMAZING in it and no one could have done the part better.

    On a side note – has anyone noticed how MUCH weight Jennifer has lost over the past year? So0o0o0o0o proud of her! She’s been hitting the gym and eating healthy too so really happy for her!


  • Hi

    This girl does not fit the role of Joan AT ALL! Why did she even audition?!

  • bobo

    @Hi: she’s an actress she’s supposed to be able to act any role!

  • Mich

    i love you jennifer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Paula

    I finally got a chance to see The Runaways this weekend when it came to a small independent theatre in our area. I have to say this was a wonderful movie. Kristen Stewart was perfect in the role of Joan Jett. She totally became Joan Jett. I think she was born for that role. Dakota was great too. It took me right back to the 70′s, which were my teen years and I loved Joan Jett. The make up, the clothing, hair, sets, everything was spot on. If your a fan of Joan and the Runaways this is a must see.

  • none

    I don’t think that Jennifer Stone is a christian or a virgin. Joan Jett isn’t a role model. sex and drugs are never a good thing. Jennifer Stone save yourself for marriage.

  • sile

    Kristen is awesome :)

  • Terri

    I would love to see the movie, but has not showed up in my area yet.
    This is Dallas/Fort Worth area and not one theater that I have checked has it playing. Bummer!!

  • kim


    Jennifer is actress and a musician. She is very music originated. Joan Jett is the first female to hold the band, so she is a legend and a role model for a lot of female musician nowadays. I think that’s what Jennifer means by “role model”. Of course, when you were 15, 16 years old girls, who traveled alone on the road with a bad manager. There are a lot of bad influences. But The Runaways is a story telling, it’s about the up and down of Cherrie (main) and Joan on the road of finding their own success in music career. I watch The Runaways 5 times this weeks, not only because of both Kristen and Dakota’s amazing performances but also for supports. The Runaways is R rate, so it needs a lot of supports.

  • none

    @kim: Jennifer Stone isn’t a musician. Where did that come from? It’s a trashy movie and one that I don’t support or will ever watch. Someone who is an addict should never be a role modle. I stand by my earlyer statement Jennifer Stone is a christian or a virgin. Joan Jett isn’t a role model. sex and drugs are never a good thing. Jennifer Stone save yourself for marriage.

  • kim


    I can see you are so thick and arrogant to chat with. Now I saw your name, I got it. My suggestion, go back and learn to write English. Ughhhh

  • none

    @kim: Kim Get A Life! If you don’t like what I have to say tuff.

  • cami

    Aww soo cute of her to say that! And soo true actually, Kristen fricken’ NAILED IT! But both of them are awesome <3

  • AnonymousGuy08

    @hannah: I have to agree. I just can’t see Jennifer playing Joan Jett or any other member of The Runaways.

    To Kim, I’m quite familiar Joan Jett, because I found out about her when she started out with The Blackhearts, and learned more about her days in The Runaways afterwards. Having said that, at the same time there were women who rocked much harder than these girls at the time, i.e.; Wendy O. Williams of The Plasmatics. The Pretenders had some killer tunes, but The Plasmatics even put Chryssie Hynde to shame.

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