Kaia Gerber wants to play 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!”