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- Posted on May 19th 2010 4:00PM by Steve Baltin
Jake reveals that he's equally as proud of his mom and her return to the spotlight, thanks to the recently released 'Runaways' biopic. "I read the book, the original 'Neon Angel,' so I was aware of what happened. It was cool to see it Hollywood-ized, see it on the screen," he says.
Naturally, seeing some of his mom's life onscreen was a strange experience. "The weirdest part was when Michael Shannon walked up to Dakota Fanning and said, 'I like your style. What's your name?' and she says, 'Cherie Currie,'" he says. "I was like, 'Wait a second -- that's my mom's name. Why'd they do that?' That was the weird part."
For Currie, "all of it" was bizarre and "incredible and wonderful and scary all at the same time," she says, particularly because she had long ago stopped dreaming the Runaways would get their duly deserved credit. "I kind of gave up hope about 10 years ago that the Runaways would ever get the recognition they really deserved," she says. "That's why this is even more exciting. When you give up the dream and here it comes full force with Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning and Michael Shannon, it makes me weak."
And the best part? "My son gets to experience it too," she says. "I feel like the luckiest person on the planet. I really do."