Moulin Rouge director praises Courtney Love

Baz Luhrmann has praised Courtney Love for allowing him to use her late husband Kurt Cobain’s music in Moulin Rouge.

The director spoke about Courtney, and the inclusion of Nirvana track Smells Like Teen Spirit in the hit musical.

“I worked with Courtney,” he said.

“She was fascinating, she was beguiling. Also, without Courtney’s approval, we would never have Smells Like Teen Spirit in Moulin Rouge! and I had to go and show her the whole piece. She’s absolutely fantastic. I adore her spirit. She’s wild and unpredictable and a great performer.”