Punk icon Patti Smith says she once mulled having on-off lovers Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson play herself and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the film adaptation of her acclaimed 2010 memoir "Just Kids."
She tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "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.'
"There's something in his eyes. And Robert was also a bit shy, and a bit stoic. Kristen has a very special quality. She's not conventionally beautiful, but very charismatic."
But Smith says she's gone off the idea of pushing for the casting of the newly reunited real-life couple because they're too famous now.
She explains, "Robert and I were very young. We were 20. We were unknowns, and I think it should be unknowns in the film."