Patti Smith sees some of herself and the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.
The poet, performer and punk pioneer is currently working on adapting “Just Kids” — her memoir about living with Mapplethorpe when the two were young artists in New York in the late 1960s and early 1970s — into a film.
“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,” Smith told EW.
She continued, “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.”
Stewart, of course, has already played a rocker on screen — Joan Jett in 2010′s The Runaways.
But don’t count on her portraying Smith in a movie version of “Just Kids” now that she and Pattinson have become huge stars.
“Robert [Mapplethorpe] and I were very young. We were 20. We were unknowns, and I think it should be unknowns in the film, and young,” explains Smith, who cites Mia Wasikowska and Saoirse Ronan as other up-and-coming actresses she loves.
source: EW via Gossip Cop