Kaia Gerber Wants to Play Patti Smith in a Biopic


Kaia Gerber has said she wants to play Patti Smith in a potential biopic.

The model and actress, who stars in Babylon with Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, was asked in an interview with Elle if there are literary heroines she would like to play on the screen.

“Patti Smith with Just Kids completely changed my life,” Gerber replied. “And Joan Didion. I’ve read everything she’s ever written. I’ve watched her documentary a million times. She has this quote that really resonated with me, about wanting to know where the pain is. I found it–without running away from my feelings–through her.”

As Nylon notes, Gerber previously mentioned Smith when asked who she would like to write in the preface to her autobiography.

In an interview with i-D last year, Gerber said: “Well, if there was a universe where everything is possible, I would literally crawl on the floor to be written by Patti Smith. But hey, you have to dream bigger, so I’ll tell Patti Smith.”

Gerber had her first major acting roles in “American Horror Story” and the spin-off “American Horror Stories”. She is set to appear in the new Apple TV+ comedy series “Mrs. American Pie,” which also stars Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern and Allison Janney.

In a three-star review of Babylon starring Gerber, NME wrote: “Robbie and Pitt still provide enough star power to bring most viewers to the end credits. Babylon babbles (sorry) beyond its natural conclusion, but what party ever ended when it should have ended?”

Earlier this month, Smith paid tribute to the late Vivienne Westwood by performing the track “Redondo Beach” during her annual birthday show in New York.


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