Courtney Love Claims Refusing To Let Brad Pitt Play Kurt Cobain Got Her Fired From Fight Club

Courtney Love Claims Refusing To Let Brad Pitt Play Kurt Cobain Got Her Fired From Fight Club

Courtney Love Claims Refusing To Let Brad Pitt Play Kurt Cobain Got Her Fired From Fight Club

Courtney Love has claimed she was fired from fight club because she would not allow Brad Pitt to play her late husband, Kurt Cobain.

Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter star in David Fincher’s acclaimed cult thriller fight club (1999)

During a recent episode of the WTF with Marc Maron podcast, Love alleged that she was originally cast to play Marla, a character ultimately played by Bonham Carter.

Love told host Marc Maron that she was fired from fight club after he “went nuclear” with Pitt and film director Gus Van Sant when he was approached about making a film about Cobain.

Love married the Nirvana frontman in 1992. Cobain died at age 27 two years later in 1994. The couple had a son together, Frances Bean Cobain, who is now 30 years old.

“I wouldn’t let Brad play Kurt,” the Hole frontwoman said. “I went nuclear. I don’t do Faust. Who the hell do you think you are?

Love recalled the details of their alleged discussion, claiming that he told Pitt: “I don’t know if I trust you and I don’t know if your movies are for profit. They’re great social justice movies, but… if you don’t understand me, you won’t understand Kurt, and I’m not sorry you do, Brad.”

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He clarified that the alleged discussion they had was not about Van Sant’s 2005 film Last dayswhich was inspired by Cobain.

Love alleged that after the meeting, she was told that she had been fired from the film. She said that Norton had been the first to break the news.

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“He starts sobbing,” Love said. “He was like, ‘I don’t have the power!’” Apparently, she later received a call from Fincher, who confirmed that he would no longer be playing Marla.

A source close to the film said The independent: “Almost 25 years ago, Courtney Love auditioned for a role in fight club, a role that was never offered to him at any time. You can’t get fired for a job you didn’t get. It is well known that the roles are not decided by other actors but by the director”.

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Love claimed that he once again said no to Pitt’s proposed biopic of Cobain in 2020.

Love said she’s not entirely opposed to making a movie about Cobain, just that she thinks she wants to do it with someone else.

“My friend Cameron Crowe [told me] Brad Pitt was put into this world to haunt you by Kurt, which has been going on since 1996,” he said.

the independent has contacted a representative for Pitt and Fincher for comment.

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