The 22-year-old daughter of the Nirvana frontman commemorated the 21st anniversary of his death with an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone, in which she talked about the upcoming Cobain documentary she’s producing, stepping into the limelight and not being a Nirvana fan.
Fans’ reactions on Twitter have been overwhelmingly positive — a lot of people seem to think Frances Bean Cobain is just as captivating as her father was.
And the interview proves it, too. In moving excerpts, Frances explains how, in hearing her father’s speaking voice as the documentary was made, she realized it was similar to hers, even though he died long before she was old enough to speak.
“His speaking voice is sort of similar to mine. It’s sort of a monotone. The depth to it is similar to the way I speak,” she said. “It’s very weird how genes are. Dave [Grohl], Krist [Novoselic] and Pat [Smear] came over to a house where I was living. It was the first time [the ex-Nirvana members] had been together in a long time. And they had what I call the ‘K. C. Jeebies,’ which is when they see me, they see Kurt. They look at me, and you can see they’re looking at a ghost. They were all getting the K. C. Jeebies hardcore. Dave said, ‘She is so much like Kurt.’ They were all talking amongst themselves, rehashing old stories I’d heard a million times. I was sitting in a chair, chain-smoking, looking down like this [affects total boredom]. And they went, ‘You are doing exactly what your father would have done.’
Francis Bean isn't a musician, but she's a Lady Rockstar by proxy. I hope she goes on to do great things.
— Lady Rockstars (@lady_rockstars) April 8, 2015
She also talks about entering the public eye in her early 20s — just about the same age her father was when he started recording with Nirvana.
“Coincidental, yeah,” she said. “Oddly enough, being 22, it’s the first year a fire has been lit under my ass — not because of the documentary, just personally. I have this motivation and ambition that I didn’t have before: ‘I want to go paint this painting.’ The hardest part of doing anything creatively is just getting up and doing. Once I get out of bed and get into my art room, I start painting. I’m there. And I’m doing it.
— Tanza Loudenback (@notsoTan_za) April 8, 2015