Wednesday, July 14, 2010
'Twilight''s Robert Pattinson says 'Courtney Love is a dick' over Nirvana role
Twilight star and one of Forbes' most powerful celebrities for 2010 Robert Pattinson has called Courtney Love a “dick” for suggesting he is the wrong choice to portray her late husband, Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, in a biopic she is producing. Pattinson, who plays vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight franchise, is a Nirvana fan, but said he was not interested in playing Cobain on screen, reports The Mirror.
"Sometimes these things just appear," he said of the rumours. "I love Nirvana, but I love them a bit too much – I'd be embarrassed."
He also criticised Love for being too hasty with her comments when his name was linked to the tole.
"You see all these comments, like from Courtney Love, saying, 'What the fuck! He's totally wrong for it,'" he recalled, "and I'm like, 'I fucking said no, you dick!' I didn't get offered it. For one thing, I'm too tall, and I can't sing like him, I'm nothing like him. It's ridiculous."
Cobain's widow Love, who is executive producing the Universal/Working Title project, remarked in April that that casting the Twilight star as the late Cobain would be a mistake, declaring: "Isn't that so stupid, who would cast him? That's just wrong, no offence."
Earlier this year Love suggested Ryan Gosling or James McAvoy might be good to play Kurt Cobain.