Courtney Love Looking to Play Herself in Kurt Cobain Biopic

"I would feel weird having a film made about me and Kurt unless I was actually acting myself," said Love.

Courtney Love Looking to Play Herself in Kurt Cobain Biopic
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Courtney Love recently talked about the possibility of filming a Kurt Cobain biopic, stressing that the only way to go would be if she played herself.

"I know that Universal wants to make the film but I don't know that I want to do it until ... I would feel weird having a film made about me and Kurt unless I was actually acting myself. It would be too weird," Love told Huffington Post.

"There was talk of a biopic a few years back," she said. "I think I changed my mind about it, but I did do a deal with Universal. Scarlett Johansson was into it; I was also into Michelle Williams. These were the people the studio offered to me. It wasn't me choosing them. I kind of liked Anna Faris, which everyone said I was insane for, but I thought she kind of looked a little bit like me, and she was a little prettier."

The singer explained further, "[That's] the whole point of Hollywood: I was offered to play Janis Joplin. I'm a little prettier than Janis Joplin so it's always like that. Whatever."

Love is currently busy touring, with a string of US concert dates bound to keep her out on the road until late August.

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    base851
    I'd feel weirder watching her refer to someone as "Kurt" who isn't Kurt...
    symbolra
    Yes, she should do the role. No one else can ever be bitchy enough as her. Go for it, Courtney!
    DickHardwood
    I hate her music but she's not a bad actress. She was pretty good in the Larry Flint movie (she didn't have to show any range for it though) but having her play herself in a biopic? Hell. No.
    vppark2
    "I'm a little prettier than Janis Joplin so it's always like that. Whatever."
    tukk04
    She can do it as long as they use the historically accurate ending where she kills him.
    lamnoob
    just to play devils advocate...do you have any proof she pulled the trigger? Were you there? Are there pictures or video? If not then how can an ending where she kills him be historically accurate.
    sideslick
    Considering the inconclusive-evidence, she is suspect #1 if Kurt actually didn't commit suicide. She refuses to release information, even if it meant clearing her name, so what other theory can we come to? --- There is also evidence against the suicide-ruling: The shutters to Kurt's greenhouse (where his body was discovered) were thought to be only lockable from inside, but it was proven that they could be locked, then shut from the outside. The potential-killer may have known about them and gone through the shutters. Kurt had a massive amount of drugs in his system at the time of death. So much so that medical-examiners doubted that one could pull the trigger of a firearm with so much. Sure, his abuse might have raised his tolerance, but there is no way we can be sure. --- "Innocent until proven guilty" is definitely still a thing, but no one is even TRYING to prove ANYONE guilty in the eyes of the law. They prematurely ruled it a suicide, and that is the biggest mistake the investigators could have made. At the very least, Kurt deserves an investigation! Until then (if it ever happens), the court of public-opinion is currently the only thing we can work with. It sucks, but that's the way things work when people with the power ignore the facts.
    MichaelRayStock
    Kurt I was stupid 27yrs "I was Stupid, Is what I was it was an accident me being Stupid No Murder, No Suicide a cover up yes only because I hated myself and Courtney didn't want the world to know the real Kurt the Stupid Kurt I F@*ked up.... I wanted to be more of a role model Its hard when growing up and you don't feel loved music was my escape Thank You World for Loving me I couldn't Love myself but I didn't want to DIE it was an accident me being stupid DON'T DO DRUGS, DO LIFE, LOVE YOURSELF that's where it all starts no matter what back ground you have childhood BE STRONG and BE YOU LOVE THE WORLD CobainLies YOUTUBE
    cyclonus
    If she did, it would make it easier for me to avoid being tempted to watch it
    rafey
    Seriously though, I think I'd pick Drew Barrymore. Or Mick Jagger.
    ScottStewart1
    I was going to downvote for Drew Barrymore, but then I really wanted to upvote for Mick Jagger
    daddn
    i think she should do it, she can do it better as other people who havent seen that situation ... she is hated too much, of course she did very ****ed up things but i dont think she is that evil ... being together with kurt meant doing drugs and that killed cobain ... not courtney
    PatrickMarc
    Do universal have a database of crack addicts that moonlight as actors? Or they could fashion a replacement out of a hat rack and some old leather.
    J...Out
    I read his journals... totally boring. I can't imagine the movie would be any better.
    jaybrink10101
    In the movie, she would need to be 20ish and moderately hot (well, as hot as she ever was), not a wrinkled-up, b*tchy hag. I despise this woman.
    satanist39
    Courtney Love to writers-"I would love to play myself but... if you even think about telling the truth ill bury you and ****ing kill you. I know dangerous people so **** off bitch. You know what I'm just going to sue you." She is insane
    refizzled
    If it doesn't work out I'm sure Linsday Lohan would love to play the part of her role model
    MichaelRayStock
    And she should be she was his Friend and so much more "The keeper Of The Secrets" with out Courtney there would be no Kurt and without Kurt there would be no Courtney "Sid and Nancy" True Love stories are riddle with pain and lies its the pain that makes us strong and the love that keeps us going. Kurt was stupid 27yrs "I was Stupid, Is what I was it was an accident me being Stupid No Murder, No Suicide a cover up yes only because I hated myself and Courtney didn't want the world to know the real Kurt the Stupid Kurt I F@*ked up.... I wanted to be more of a role model Its hard when growing up and you don't feel loved music was my escape Thank You World for Loving me I couldn't Love myself but I didn't want to DIE it was an accident me being stupid DON'T DO DRUGS, DO LIFE, LOVE YOURSELF that's where it all starts no matter what back ground you have childhood BE STRONG and BE YOU LOVE THE WORLD