Courtney Love left her mark on 90s culture with the third studio album of her band Hole. celebrity skin It remains their most popular work and her film roles also remain.Love starred alongside Woody Harrelson The People vs. Larry Flyntwas nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance and the Andy Kaufman biopic man on the moon Across from Jim Carrey. What’s lesser known, however, is that she nearly landed a starring role in her one of the most iconic films of the decade.David Fincher’s fight club.
In a recent conversation about WTF with Marc Maron On the podcast, Love explains that she was originally cast as Mara Singer in an adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel. He claims that an unfortunate argument with lead actor Brad Pitt over his desire to play Kurt Cobain resulted in her being banned from the film.
“I don’t want Brad to play Kurt,” said Love. I remember saying so. You don’t understand Kurt, and I don’t feel like you do, Brad.
At the time, Love was dating Pit co-leader Edward Norton, but that wasn’t enough to keep her going. fight cluband the role of Mara was given to Helena Bonham Carter.
“It certainly didn’t seem to have any shark instincts to fuck them afterwards,” added Love. “I was so stupid.”
Philip Ellis is a freelance writer and journalist from the UK covering pop culture, relationships and LGBTQ+ issues. His work has appeared on GQ, Teen Vogue, Man Repeller and MTV.