Fanning, 16, is playing real-life character, Cherie Currie, who was the lead singer of The Runaways, one of the seminal rock groups of the Seventies and the world"s first major all-girl rock band. The teenage actress said that she wanted to do a more grown up role that was different from her previous movies.
“I am getting older and I wanted to do something I hadn"t done before," the Daily Mail quoted her as saying. “There are girls in the real world who are the same age as me and have already lived a very full life. Some come through it without a scratch - others get into a mess.
“I wanted to stand on the sidelines and see, from the perspective of my well-regulated life, what they go through, without getting hurt. For me, it"s acting. It"s the movies. I was comfortable because I can handle all that. For a lot of other girls who haven"t been so lucky, it"s a different story - it"s real and too many can"t handle the way their life turns out," she added.