When rumors surfaced in the Spring that Twilight star Robert Pattinson might be cast in a biopic about the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love loudly expressed her disapproval — and now the big screen vampire is biting back.
The English heartthrob addressed Love — the late singer’s wife and mother to their daughter, Frances Bean — in an interview with the Daily Mirror, blasting the whole debate as “ridiculous,” and saving some choice words for the Hole singer.
“And you see all these comments, like from Courtney Love, saying ‘What the fuck! He’s totally wrong for it,'” Pattinson said. “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.”
But RPatz’s stance has nothing to do with his feelings about Kurt Cobain’s music. “I love Nirvana,” Pattinson told the Mirror, “but I love them a bit too much.I’d be embarrassed.”
Back in April, a report in British tabloid The Sun had Pattinson slated to play Cobain and Scarlett Johansson in talks to play Love.
Love’s manager addressed the rumors exclusively to SPIN.com. “That’s an amazing story, and the first I’ve heard of any of this,” Jonathan Daniel said. “They manage to fit pretty much everyone in Hollywood into an article without one fact check.”
A few days later, Love took to Twitter to comment on the rumored casting decision anyway: “HEY I LIKE R PATZ HES JUST NOT RIGHT FOR KC!”She also sounded off to the Canadian Press: “Isn’t that so stupid? Who would cast him? That’s just wrong, no offense.”
But ScarJo, on the other hand, might have Love’s blessing. “Courtney likes Scarlett Johanssen as an actress and as a person, so it wouldn’t surprise me if she wanted her to play her,” Daniel said.
What do you think of Pattinson’s response to Love? Are you Team Edward or Team Courtney? And who should play Kurt Cobain, after all? Let us know in the comments section!