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Kaia Gerber wants to play Patti Smith in a biopic

25 January 2023, 13:38 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Kaia Gerber has revealed that she'd want to play her literary heroine Patti Smith in a biopic.

Gerber, known for her roles in American Horror Story, Babylon and more, has revealed that she'd love to play Patti Smith in a film about the legendary singer/songwriter.

When asked by ELLE if there's a "literary heroine" she'd want to play onscreen, Gerber responded, "Patti Smith, with Just Kids, fully changed my life. And Joan Didion. I’ve read everything she’s ever written. I 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 that - not running away from your feelings - through her."

As Nylon notes, Gerber previously said in 2022 that she'd want Patti Smith to write the foreword of her autobiography. She told i-D, "Well, if there was a universe where anything’s possible, I would literally crawl on the floor to have Patti Smith write it... But hey, you have to dream big, so I'll say Patti Smith!"

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