Cinematical: Francis Bean Passed Up Bella and Alice

We are fairly sure this goes in the “consider the source and take it with a grain of salt” pile since Courtney wasn’t exactly close to her daughter at the time of the Twilight casting and was doing a lot of communication with her up until recently via Twitter. It also didn’t seem to come up in conversation as you’d think it would back when Courtney was trying to set Francis up with Robert Pattinson for a date roughly 18 months ago.

Nonetheless, Cinematical is reporting that Courtney Love is claiming that her daughter, Francis Bean Cobain, was up for both the parts of Bella in Twilight and Alice in Alice in Wonderland.

“Fair warning to anyone who carries a microphone around with them all day long: avoid Courtney Love. Seems that the consistently annoying widow of Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain was recently greeted by someone holding a microphone, and this is what she had to say about her 20-year-old daughter:

“Frances is so beautiful, but she doesn’t want to be famous. She was offered the part of Bella in the Twilight movies, and Tim Burton wanted her for Alice in Wonderland. But she wants to go to college — she’s very good at graphic novels… Frances will be fine.”

See the rest at Cinematical. We are going to the Portland Twilight Convention where Catherine Hardwicke is among the presenters. If we are lucky, maybe we can get Catherine to dish on who else was up for Bella. At one of her convention appearances we got her to give up the names of the Edward possibles who didn’t make it (Jackson Rathbone, Ben Barnes, and Shiloh Fernandez).


  1. Uh huh. Whatever. Thank god we got Kristen instead.

  2. heres hoping Francis will not turn out as screwed up as her parents are and were!
    But yeah,nobody is Bella other then Kristen!

  3. Yeah, I gotta throw the B.S. flag on that one. C.L. could be sitting on a stack of bibles and I wouldn’t believe anything that came out of her mouth…I’d just wonder where she stole them from. And I agree with Hilda, above. I hope watching her mother being such a screw-up keeps F.B. from becoming one herself.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I watched Courtney’s Biography not too long ago, and Wow has that woman had a life! Its a wonder she is even still I sure hope Francis has a more peaceful and fullfilling and drug free existence.

  5. I won’t write her off, she could have talent. Her mom is all messed up but thats a big percentage of the world. If she did turn it down I bet she’s regretting it now. If its really not a career and an education she prefers then, well, everyone wins, she’s happy.

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