Patti Smith: Kristen Stewart could've played me in 'Just Kids'

Patti Smith could see Kristen Stewart playing her in the adaptation of Smith's memoir, "Just Kids."

Story highlights

  • Patti Smith is steadily working on the script for a film adaptation of her memoir "Just Kids"
  • She could see casting Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson when they were younger
  • Smith's also a fan of Mia Wasikowska and Saoirse Ronan
  • But the actors who land the roles in "Just Kids" will have to be unknown
Is singer-writer and early punk inspiration Patti Smith a fan of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson?
You bet.
The iconic performer is steadily working with Oscar-nominated screenwriter John Logan on the script for a film adaptation of her 2010 bestselling memoir "Just Kids," about her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe when the two were starving young artists in New York City.
On Wednesday, just before her small, private concert for Los Angeles radio station KCRW, Smith voiced her appreciation of the "Twilight" stars to Entertainment Weekly, adding that she could see the pair playing her and Mapplethorpe on screen ... when they were lesser known.
"I remember the very first time I saw Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson together, when they were younger, and I thought, 'Those two kids could have easily played us when they were first starting," said Smith. "There's something in his eyes. And Robert [Mapplethorpe] was also a bit shy, and a bit stoic. Kristen has a very special quality. She's not conventionally beautiful, but very charismatic."
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