Courtney Love doubles down on claiming Brad Pitt got her fired from Fight Club

Courtney Love doesn’t back down on the claims she’s made about the firing Fight Club why she wouldn’t let Brad Pitt play her late husband, Kurt Cobain.

Earlier this week, during an appearance on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast, Love said she was originally cast as Marla, a character eventually played by Helena Bonham Carter.

Love told host Marc Maron she was fired Fight Club after she “goes nuclear” with Pitt and director Gus Van Sant when they asked her to do a Cobain movie.

Love’s claim was disputed by a source who said Variety that she was never cast in the role after her audition.

“You can’t get fired for a job you didn’t get,” the source said. “It is known that the roles are not decided by other actors but by the director.”

However, the Hole musician doubled down on her story in an Instagram post shared on Friday (Dec. 30), claiming that production had already begun when she was allegedly fired from Fight Club.

“Hi. About a story I told on @marcmaron podcast #wtf. A story I would never tell. Brad [Pitt] pushed me a bridge too far. I don’t like the way she does business or wields her power over him. It’s a fact, and it started during the production of Fight Club,” she wrote.

“I understand how much of a roulette casting game it is. I’m not here 22 years later screwing myself up for losing a part playing someone’s supporting role in a movie.

“In the podcast, I talk about the day Brad and Gus Van Sant called me to lunch and tried to blackmail me for my role, for the rights to a film about Kurt. I lost my mind with them and at 7:00 pm I was fired Fight Club. Every word of this is factual. This has always been a secret I was okay with keeping,” he told her.

“It’s a movie. In fact, I’ve passed on better roles [sic] That. Who cares?” Love wrote. “The point is, Brad kept stalking me about Kurt.”

Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain with their daughter Frances Vean at the MTV Awards in Los Angeles, 1993 (Fotos International/Shutterstock)

Love married the Nirvana frontman in 1992. Cobain died at age 27 two years later in 1994. The couple had one daughter together, Frances Bean Cobain, who is now 30.

“I wouldn’t let Brad play Kurt,” Love previously said on Maron’s podcast. “I went nuclear. I don’t do Faust. Who the fuck do you think he is?”

Love recalled the details of their alleged argument, stating that she told Pitt, “I don’t know if I trust you and I don’t know if your movies are for profit. They’re really good social justice movies, but… if you don’t understand me, you kind of don’t understand Kurt, and I don’t feel like you, Brad.

She said Edward Norton was the first to break the news of her removal from the film to her.

“He starts sobbing,” Love said. “She was like, ‘I don’t have the power!’” She then apparently got a call from director David Fincher, who confirmed he would no longer be playing Marla.

Representatives for Pitt and Fincher did not respond The independentcomment requests. Van Sant’s representatives did not respond immediately The independentrequest for comment.

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