ABC/Lorenzo BevilaquaCourtney Love appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America Wednesday to talk about her role in the upcoming Lifetime original movie Menendez: Blood Brothers. The rock singer plays Kitty Menendez, the mother of the infamous Lyle and Erik Menendez, who were sentenced to life without parole in 1989 for killing their parents.
“It’s taken from the transcripts of the trial,” Love says of the film. “It’s a re-imagining of the case as though everything they testified to was true.”
In her case, Love had to do a lot of imagining, saying there’s “not a lot on Kitty.”
“There’s like four photos, a little tiny clip of video, so I kind of had to make her up,” she says. “And I read as many books as I could. We kind of got the point that she was in life not happy.”
Also during her GMA appearance, Love also talked about her relationship with her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain.
“We like to do art together,” says Love. “We like to play guitar together. We hang out a lot. She’s a great kid.”
In Frances, Love sees a lot of her daughter’s father, the late Kurt Cobain.
“Well she looks a lot like him, so there’s always that,” Love says. “She’s enigmatic like he was and she’s got a very dry, kind of sick sense of humor that he had. I mean, he had a really sick sense of humor, but dry. And she’s able to cut people down with one line like he was able to do. He was really good at that.”
“I’m so proud of her,” Love adds. “She won’t do anything until she does it on her own. She’s very stubborn that way.”
Menendez: Blood Brothers premieres this Sunday, June 11 on Lifetime.
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