Actually, the person is being paid to impersonate Ford. Actress Scout Taylor-Compton plays the guitarist in the upcoming movie about The Runaways, the 70s all-girl punk band that introduced her, as well as Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, to an unsuspecting world.
Turns out Ford wasn’t all that thrilled to learn a movie based on The Runaways was in the pipeline. But then, would you want to see your teenage years played out on the big screen, rock goddess or not?
“Most people would want to be in a movie, but I sure didn’t want anything to do with this one,” Ford said about the flick, which carries the working title “The Runaways.” “They’re using my name and that makes me nervous as some of the people involved have tried to destroy my career since 1980.”
But Ford had a change of heart after Compton traveled to Lake Tahoe to see the former Runaway tear up the stage on a bill with Queensrÿche.
“After meeting Scout this weekend, I feel so much better,” Ford said. “She has a heart and soul, unlike some of the people behind the movie. She also hawks a mean loogey and really is a lot like me. We both cried the first time we spoke. Scout rocks.”
Who else is a Runaway in the upcoming flick? Kristen Stewart plays Joan Jett and Dakota Fanning portrays Cherie Currie. While we’re waiting for a trailer from the new movie, check out the video clip of the real deal embedded below.