Being a major movie star must be quite thrilling, you get all the money you won’t even be able to spend in time, you’re popular and loved by everyone, and your fans are always looking forward to your next role. But one big thing major movie stars, like Brad Pitt lack, is the ability to control the huge ego that comes with such fame.
Pitt has been having a pretty rough, but also amazing few years ever since his divorce from Angelina Jolie got official back in April 2019. But there’s this one fact about the Seven star’s ego, as put nicely by Courtney Love, that’s going to haunt him now.
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Courtney Love Says Brad Pitt Kicked Her Out Of Fight Club
Everyone loves Fight Club, sure it may not be David Fincher’s best work since we literally have Gone Girl which came out last decade, but it’s still nonetheless a cult-classic movie that resonates with every growing adolescent boy in the world.
The casting for the movie is also brilliant, having Brad Pitt and Edward Norton in the lead roles, who delivered a duo performance for the ages. And let’s not forget Helena Bonham Carter’s smooth acting as Marla Singer, the on-screen love interest of Norton’s character.
But one omission, although not notable since she was never there, is the what-could-have-been addition of Courtney Love into the thrilling movie. The omission, however, came from the movie’s star, Brad Pitt.
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During an appearance on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, the former wife of the late Kurt Cobain explained that the reason for her removal from Fight Club came after she declined Pitt from acting in a biopic about her late husband and rock icon.
She starts by saying that she was supposed to be playing the role of Marla Singer, but Pitt didn’t allow it because of the above reason-
“I get the role, so the lawyers have called the lawyers – this is my role. We’d done all these table reads, I’d gone to work privately with David, and I get this phone call and it’s from Gus Van Sant, and Gus is having lunch with Brad Pitt… He goes, ‘Brad really wants to do a movie about music.’”
Love continues, adding that she regrets not having approved Sant and Pitt’s pitch for a Kurt Cobain biopic-
“It was like the hellmouth opened, oh my God, ‘We wanna do it about Kurt!’ And 22 years later I still kick myself for not having the shark instinct to be like, ‘Sure,’ and f—k ‘em later. I went nuclear. ‘I don’t do Faust, who the f—k do you think you are?!’”
Love eventually declined, but adds that her then-boyfriend and Pitt’s Fight Club co-star Edward Norton was upset about it too-
“Edward gets home, he starts sobbing – his mother had just died, so it was very much allowed – but he was like, ‘I don’t have the power!’”
She then says that director David Fincher called up her to tell her that she’s not in for the role of Marla Singer anymore, assuming that it was because she declined Pitt’s biopic pitch-
“My landline rang and it was David Fincher. I knew it was gonna be him. By the way, God bless Helena Bonham Carter. She’s a genius. I’ve never seen that film … And yeah, he fired me because I wouldn’t let Brad play Kurt.”
How well do you think Courtney Love would have done as Marla Singer? It’s hard to say when everyone’s already mesmerized by the work that Bonham Carter put into the character, but maybe it could’ve been a lot more.
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Twitter Happily Supports Courtney Love Disallowing Brad Pitt’s Pitch
It seems like Courtney Love and Brad Pitt have bad blood between them for the very reason that the former didn’t allow the latter to make a biopic about her late rockstar husband’s life.
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It’s not 100% sure as to whether Pitt is still on bad terms with Love over the whole thing, but the internet definitely is on bad terms with the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood actor. Twitter reacted quite hilariously to Love’s comments with full support on her side-
Brad Pitt is old and washed out he needs to retire
— IMISSY🍊🍊NGIII😔 ⁷ (@yooongers1) December 29, 2022
Would you agree? –
"she wouldn’t let Brad Pitt star as Kurt Cobain in a biopic"
nothing of value was lost at this
— ᴊᴇʟᴀ (@jelevision) December 29, 2022
Giver her a try! –
No offense to Miss Boham Carter but she could have been awesome for Marla
— Plaza de Aubrey (@darieljp) December 29, 2022
Good for her
— Bruce (@batmanphilic) December 29, 2022
No love for Pitt-
everything about this man is trash
— anna (@phastos_) December 29, 2022
Seems like all the details about Brad Pitt’s relationship with Angelina Jolie that leaked after their divorce has shaped the internet’s opinion of the 59-year-old actor in such a way that they cannot see him in the way that the internet of the 2000s would.
Fight Club is currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.