Courtney Love is doubling down on claims Brad Pitt fired her from Fight Club
Courtney Love stood by her claims that Brad Pitt fired her from the 1999 classic Fight Club, in a statement she uploaded to her main Instagram page on Friday.
The Hole singer, 58, said in the Post that the Babylon actor allegedly “took a bridge too far.”
The Sid And Nancy actress first claimed that Pitt had a hand in her losing the role of Marla Singer, who was eventually portrayed by Helena Bonham Carter, during an interview on the WTF With Marc Maron podcast that aired Monday.
Doubling down: Courtney Love, 58, stood by her claims that Brad Pitt fired her from Fight Club in a statement she shared on Instagram on Friday
DailyMail.com has contacted Brad’s representatives for comment.
The singer-actress typed in the caption of Friday’s post, “Re:media/ marcmaron #wtf (fight club fracas),” in reference to her most recent interview, adding that she’s explaining the situation further because “I will don’t be I’ll be speaking on a podcast for a few more years!’
During the podcast episode, Courtney claimed that after she turned down Brad’s idea to portray her late husband Kurt Cobain in a biopic, he fired her after she claimed she had already been cast in a starring role on Fight Club be.
Courtney wrote to her 1.1 million followers: “Hi. Regarding a story I shared on the podcast @marcmaron #wtf. A story I would never tell.”
However, the mother-of-one claimed, “Brad pushed me a bridge too far,” she wrote, adding, “It started during the production of Fight Club.”
The star wrote in her brief statement that she understands how casting is like a “game of roulette,” telling her fans, “I’m not here 22 years later arguing about losing a role in playing someone’s minor part in a movie .’
“Pushed me a bridge too far”: The mother-of-one explained, “Brad pushed me a bridge too far,” she wrote, adding, “It started during production of Fight Club.”
Courtney then claimed she “lost” Brad, who portrayed Tyler Durden in Fight Club, and director Gus Van Sant after they allegedly called her to discuss her role and rights to a film about Cobain.
The singer was married to the late Nirvana singer-guitarist from 1992 until his death by suicide in 1994. They also welcomed a daughter, Frances, who is now 30 years old.
The star continued, “I lost my shit on her and at 7pm I got fired from Fight Club. Every word of it is factual. It’s always been a secret that I’ve kept well,” she said.
She then brought up a Zoom meeting she allegedly had with the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor in 2020 about another pitch for a Kurt Cobain biopic, explaining that she attended the meeting, “because I’m in recovery. And resentment is like drinking poison and hoping the other person dies.”
Courtney went on to say that she was “tired” of Brad and “heard Pitt was dealing with the same demons. So we could both have changed our spiritual worldview. not to be.’
Claims: Courtney has claimed Brad fired her from portraying Marla Singer on Fight Club after she turned down Pitt’s pitch for a Kurt Cobain biopic at the time; the actor was spotted in NYC in November
The actress then explained that she said “no” to Brad’s company, Plan B Entertainment, which is producing a Cobain biopic, adding that she felt “that wasn’t enough and I wasn’t heard.” I was ignored.’
Towards the end of her statement, Love wrote that she never had “no plans” to bring up the past, but when podcast host Marc Maron brought up the topic, she opened up about the allegations as she believed Brad was pushing further for Kurt , unless she spoke publicly.
“I don’t want Brad to be mad at me and become his grudge. I want him to do better… Come on, Brother Pitt. I really wish you all the best,” she wrote to the actor. “If he’s after me, that’s his problem. I enjoy him immensely as a movie star. Not so much as a biopic producer.’
In closing, the star hoped her words offered some clarification on what she had mentioned on the podcast, expressing “Helena Bonham Carter really should be Marla Singer” and “have no ill intentions” towards anyone associated with the 1999 cult has to do classic.
On the flip side: A source told DailyMail.com Love had auditioned for a role in the film but was “never offered”; seen in London in September
Alleged firing: Courtney claimed director David Fincher called her and said, “And yes, he fired me because I wouldn’t let Brad play Kurt.”
Meanwhile, a source close to the film told DailyMail.com: “Nearly 25 years ago, Courtney Love auditioned for a role on Fight Club, a role she was never offered. You can’t get fired for a job you didn’t get. It is well known that roles are not decided by other actors but by the director.”
However, on the WTF Podcast, Courtney claimed that she turned down Pitt’s pitch to play Cobain in a film and that she received a call from Fight Club director David Fincher who reportedly fired her from the project : ‘He fired me because I would not let Brad play Kurt.’
The memories seemed mixed, as during the podcast Love said the role was already hers: “I get the role, so the lawyers called the lawyers — that’s my role,” she said.
“We were doing all these table reads, I had gone to work privately with David, and I get this call and it’s from Gus Van Sant, and Gus is having lunch with Brad Pitt … He’s like, ‘Brad really wants to do a movie about music.”
“It was like hell was opening up, oh my god, ‘We want to do it because of Kurt!'” And 22 years later, I’m still kicking myself for not having the shark instinct, “Sure” to say, and screw them later. I’ve gone nuclear “I don’t make a fist, who the fuck do you think you are?!”
She later received a call from Fincher, who allegedly fired her from the film. ‘My landline rang and it was David Fincher. I knew it would be him. By the way, God bless Helena Bonham Carter. she is a genius I’ve never seen that movie… And yes, he fired me because I wouldn’t let Brad play Kurt.”
Cult Classic: The role of Marla Singer in the film was eventually portrayed by Helena Bonham Carter in the 1999 film classic, which also starred Edward Norton and Brad Pitt
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11587171/Courtney-Love-DOUBLES-claims-Brad-Pitt-fired-Fight-Club.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Courtney Love is doubling down on claims Brad Pitt fired her from Fight Club