Next month, it'll be 26 years since Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain died in the Seattle property he shared with his wife, Hole singer Courtney Love, but the legend of the singer very much lives on - as does the legacy of his band's music.
It turns out that the 40-year-old, actor Aaron Paul has been thinking about portraying Cobain ever since he moved to Los Angeles in 1997.
Paul made this admission to NME, recalling, “When I first moved to LA, I thought quite a bit about Kurt Cobain and what happened and I just love Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit was one of the first records I bought with my own money, so I’ve thought that could be interesting [to play Cobain].”
There’s a good chance that Hollywood will eventually get around to making a Kurt Cobain and Nirvana biopic, as the likes of Bohemian Rhapsody, Rocketman, and Straight Outta Compton have all been hugely successful at the box office in recent years, grossing a combined total of just under $1.3 billion.
Paul isn’t the first actor to register their interest in one day playing a legendary musician. Just last week, Daniel Radcliffe admitted that he would jump at the chance to play David Bowie.