About a Girl
[Frances Bean Cobain does Evita. Photo courtesy of Harper's Bazaar.]
Frances Bean Cobain, the 15 year-old—yikes!—daughter of Courtney “the Black Widow” Love and the late Kurt Cobain is interviewed and poses for the cameras in the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar and reveals herself to be a pretty level-headed, normal teenager. The Los Angeles native is smitten with New York City, but also loves musicals, Sex and the City, and Fashion Week, so she’s obviously far from perfect. Heh, heh. But the most interesting thing about Ms. Cobain is her seemingly solid grasp on the fame that shadows her.
"I'm famous by default. I came out of the womb and people wanted to know who I was because of my parents. If you're a big Nirvana fan, a big Hole fan, then I understand why you would want to get to know me, but I'm not my parents. People need to wait until I've done something valid with my life."
Althouh she hasn’t decided what professional path to pursue—photography, journalism and music are in the running—Ms. Cobain wants to possibly intern at Rolling Stone. Courtney, do you still have that t-shirt her daddy used to wear that said “Corporate Magazines Still Suck”? Dig it out for her, please.
And speaking of Nirvana-related teenagers, remember the baby on the cover of Nevermind?
His name is Spencer Elden and he's 16 years old. Break out the walking canes, people.