Frances Bean Says Kurt Cobain Would Be ‘Proud’ of ‘Montage of Heck’
Ahead of its May 4 premiere on HBO, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck premiered at the Egyptian Theatre in L.A. earlier this week. The late Nirvana singer’s daughter (who is also an executive producer of the documentary), Frances Bean Cobain, was on-hand at the event, where she said she believed her father would be proud of the film.
“After seeing [Montage of Heck], I thought I could only watch it once,” she said (via Billboard). “But the film that [director Brett Morgen] made – I didn't know Kurt, but he would be exceptionally proud of it. It touches some dark subjects, but it provides a basic understanding of who he was as a human, and that's been lost."
However, some media outlets chose to focus on Cobain’s appearance at the premiere rather than her words. She responded in a tweet the following day (April 22):
Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams and former My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way came to Cobain’s defense. Williams said it was a testament to Cobain’s individuality while Way had more succinct, choice words for her detractors.
In addition to her speech at the L.A. premiere, Cobain recently said she believes Montage of Heck is “the closest thing to having Kurt tell his own story in his own words.”
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