Ever wondered what it would be like to hang out in Times Square with Steve Carell and Tina Fey? Or ride the subway with Jennifer Aniston? Or sneak a peek at the offices of "The Office"? In the current issue of Entertainment Weekly, the mag went on the set of 36 movie and television shows to snap behind-the-scenes pics and dish with Hollywood's finest including Joan Jett on location of Kristen Stewart's "The Runaways" (KStew is pictured with director Floria Sigismondi below in a photo from the EW issue, which is out this week) and the adorable Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant on the set of "Did You Hear About The Morgans?"
If you've been keeping up with "Runaways" gossip, you know Joan Jett was a constant fixture on the set—it is her biopic after all! But watching Kristen and her fellow "New Moon" costar Dakota Fanning channel her and her '70s girl group was an unusual experience for the music legend. "It's really hard to put exact words on it beyond saying it’s surreal,” Joan explained.
To help Kristen with her portrayal, Joan gave her tapes of herself talking and singing at the age of 14, which Kristen spent weeks listening to.
“I’m sure it was a strange pressure [on Kristen],” Joan said of her constant presence on set. “She was kind of intimidated by it, but by the same token she wanted me there.”
Two stars who certainly weren't intimidated of each other were "Morgans" costars SJP and Hugh Grant, who'd worked together before on the 1996 thriller "Extreme Measures" and share an obvious rapport.
"I’m very proud of liking her because I don’t like anyone," Hugh said. "I’m also very proud of respecting her because there are very few people I respect. In New Mexico [where they filmed 'Morgans'] I would watch 'Sex and the City' every night and call her and say, 'I love this episode!' ”
The rom-com follows formerly flush New Yorkers Sarah Jessica and Hugh as they're shuttled to the middle-of-nowhere, Wyoming after witnessing a murder. So what did the pair really think about the Wild West?
"I was so charmed by the middle of America," Hugh said. "I’d never seen anyone in a cowboy hat. I was fascinated. And I thought we both handled Bart [the bear] very well."
"We were told not to look into Bart’s eyes," Sarah Jessica added.
"All you saw was death. Evil and death."
Are you excited to see "The Runaways" and "Did You Hear About The Morgans"?