16 October 2012
Rock royalty Patti Smith has revealed that she believes on-off lovers Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson could have ‘easily’ played her and the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the film adaptation of her memoir Just Kids.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly Patti revealed, “I remember the very first time I saw Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson together, when they were younger, and I thought, 'Those two kids could have easily played us when they were first starting.”
She added, “There's something in his (Pattinson) eyes. And Robert [Mapplethorpe] was also a bit shy, and a bit stoic. Kristen has a very special quality. She's not conventionally beautiful, but very charismatic.”
Smith is currently adapting her cult 2010 autobiography for the big screen – and has said of choosing the cast, “Robert and I were very young. We were 20. We were unknowns, and I think it should be unknowns in the film, and young."
What do you think? Would Kristen have made a good Patti Smith?