Canadian singer Avril Lavigne has been in the spotlight for two decades, with hit songs including “Girlfriend” and “Sk8er Boi” to her name. With such a lengthy and successful career behind her, fans have wondered if Lavigne would ever have her life told on screen in a movie one day. If there ever was an Avril Lavigne biopic, however, she knows who she’d want to play her: Spencer star and Oscar-nominated actor Kristen Stewart.
Avril Lavigne debuted in 2002
Lavigne first rose to fame in the early 2000s, impressing the likes of Shania Twain and L.A. Reid before securing her own record deal. She released her debut album Let Go in 2002; her debut single, “Complicated,” peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. With other hit songs such as “Sk8er Boi,” Lavigne proved that she was a musician with a mission.
In 2007, Lavigne notched her first No. 1 hit on the Hot 100 with her pop rock smash “Girlfriend.” She took much of the 2010s to herself as she dealt with her personal battle with Lyme disease. In 2022, she released a comeback album Love Sux, created with the help of Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.
Avril Lavigne wants Kristen Stewart to play her in a movie
With over two decades in the spotlight, Lavigne undoubtedly has many stories to tell. When asked by Access Hollywood about who would play her in a biopic about her life, she said she’d want to see Kristen Stewart in the role.
“Kristen Stewart would be cool to play me in a film,” she said. “She’s dope.”
With an Oscar nomination to her name, Stewart’s acting chops have become widely respected across the industry. Her playing Lavigne would not only be a great fit because of their similar looks, but because of the characterization that Stewart could bring.
Avril Lavigne wants to create a movie based on her hit song ‘Sk8er Boi’
In December 2021, Lavigne appeared on iHeart’s She Is the Voice podcast to talk about her music and career and much more. During the interview, she revealed that she has big plans for “Sk8er Boi” as her debut album celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2022: she wants to turn the hit song into a movie.
“Recently, with it being almost the 20th anniversary, a lot of people have been asking me to play this song on TV shows, so it keeps getting brought back up, and people will always reference it to me,” she said. “And so, I’m actually going to turn this song into a film and take it to the next level.”
Lavigne didn’t go into any more detail, but she explained her inspiration for the song and just how created the story for one of this century’s most beloved pop rock songs.
“The skater boy is in love with the preppy girl, and she’s too cool for him,” she said. “But then five years from now, she’s feeding the baby, and she’s all alone, and she wishes she would have followed her heart and not tried to live up to society’s expectations.”