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Published April 7, 2022

Kurt Cobain's final days are the subject of an Opera, and Jared Leto was wheeled to the bathroom during "Morbius" filming

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Kurt Cobain's final days the subject of a new Opera

Kurt Cobain's final days are the inspiration for a new Opera put on by the Royal Opera House (ROH)

The production is called "Last Days," an adaptation of Gus van Sant's 2005 film by the same name.

The movie is loosely based on the death of 27-year-old Cobain in 1994.

The film follows Blake, a rock musician from Seattle, after escaping from rehab and hiding out in his home.

The production is composed by Oliver Leith of the ROH, who is said to be a massive Nirvana fan.

In an interview with the Guardian, Leith explains that, like the film, they will not sensationalize the death.

"We know it is coming. It is used as a lens through which we see every day somnambulistic life heightened."

"For example, telling a delivery person to 'come back another day' is loaded with tragedy," he explains.

"Last days" will be staged in October at ROH's Linbury Theatre in London, England.

You can watch the trailer for the 2005 film below.

Jared Leto had to be wheeled to the bathroom during "Morbius" filming

Method acting isn't new in Hollywood, but we can admit that it can go a bit too far.

In his recent movie Morbius, Jared Leto plays a Dr. who is constantly in debilitating pain and needs crutches.

He got so immersed in the character that he had to be wheeled to the bathroom in a wheelchair when he went for pee breaks.

In an interview with UPROXX, director Daniel Espinosa confirmed that rumour was true.

At first, Leto would use his crutches to get to the bathroom to do his business.

However, that was too time-consuming for the hectic shooting schedule, so they made a compromise.

Instead of using crutches, someone would wheel him to the bathroom to save time.

But Espinosa is cool about the whole thing saying, "Hey, man, it's people's processes. All the actors believe in processes. And you, as director, support whatever makes it as good as can be."

Paul McCartney asks Starbucks to end plant based dairy upcharge

Paul McCartney is asking Starbucks to stop charging us extra for plant-based milk.

Those who prefer their lattes with almond or coconut milk instead of dairy creamers are typically charged more.

In the U.K, Starbucks charges the same no matter what milk you use, but in North America, there are surcharges up to 70 cents.

The music legend partnered with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to make it right.

He's politely asked the coffee chain in North America, specifically the U.S, to eliminate the extra charge.

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