Frances Bean Cobain and Courtney Love put on a united front at the Sundance premiere of Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, a new documentary executive produced by Frances. But, sheesh, what a trying process the creation of the film must have been for 22-year-old Frances — especially as she watched her mother finally confess to the long-rumored heroin use during pregnancy.
“I used it once then stopped,” Courtney, now 50, said. “I knew she would be fine.”
Courtney’s told a number of differing stories about her heroin use during her pregnancy in the past, even downright denying that she used while pregnant in some interviews. However, she seemed ready to open up for the documentary, which she supported from the beginning.
“It was like, first Courtney was involved. Then Frances became involved,” director Brett Morgen told Us Weekly. “That’s why we’re all here. This movie is for her. That’s really what this movie is all about. Once Frances was on board, and Frances and I shared the exact same vision about what this film should be, everybody came on board.”
The filmmaking period also seems to have been a healing time for Frances and Courtney, who have been largely estranged since Courtney lost legal control of then-teenage Frances in 2009. At that time, Frances said in a sworn testimony (via The Fix) that her mom had “taken drugs for as long as I can remember,” she constantly lived in fear her mom would burn their house down by falling asleep while smoking and Courtney’s actions lead to the deaths of two of Frances’ pets… And that’s just scratching the surface. Clearly, Frances has an incredibly capacity for forgiveness.