Machine Gun Kelly Credits Fiancee Megan Fox’s Text As Inspiration For Stoner Comedy Good Mourning
Machine Gun Kelly shared that his stoner rom-com was inspired by a text from his fiancée Megan Fox while promoting the film Thursday on a talk show.
The 32-year-old singer during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon wore a bright red suit and white shirt while promoting Good Mourning.
Jimmy, 47, noted that the comedy was based on text that MGK, real name Colson Baker, received from his girlfriend.
Comedy director: Machine Gun Kelly shared that his stoner romantic comedy was inspired by a text from his fiancee Megan Fox while promoting the film on a talk show on Thursday
“From Megan,” he clarified, referring to his 36-year-old fiancée.
“I’m a one-woman man,” he added.
MGK said it all started with a text from Megan that was “just very out in nature” because “that’s where her head is always turned.”
“The text was a long paragraph that started with, like, ‘A crow came and sat next to me in a tree. “And then, you know, that was it,” he said.
Text sender: Megan Fox, shown with Machine Gun Kelly earlier this month in Las Vegas, sent her a text that inspired stoner romantic comedy Good Mourning
“And then she got on a plane and went to Europe and didn’t pick up her phone. And I was just like, ”What is this? “Like, you can’t leave me with this and that was just when we were starting to get serious,” MGK said.
The rapper said he forwarded the message to all of his friends “who aren’t in a relationship for relationship advice.”
“And they said, ‘This is no good, man,'” MGK said.
Nature text: “The text was a long paragraph that started with, like, ‘A crow came and sat down next to me in a tree.’ And then, you know, it was all that,” he said.
MGK, who also produced and directed Good Mourning, said he had a revelation while doing press for the film.
“Instead of just waiting to talk about it, I went manic and wrote an entire movie and got all this cast involved and, like, spent the studio money. And I’m just like, that I should have waited a week and spoken,’ he said.
MGK admitted to spending $50,000 on lobster and electric eel puppets that never made it into the film.
Promotional epiphany: MGK, who also produced and directed Good Mourning, said he had an epiphany while doing press for the film
“They were all cut because we screened it and they have a 15 minute section. Because we thought it was so funny. We were like, “Oh, this lobster section is gonna smash. “And he did the opposite,” he said.
“The only note pretty much for the whole screening was like, ‘Great, I laughed at myself, why was there that lobster scene that was 15 minutes long? Like what? I hated it,'” MGK said.
His character London in the movie is trying to audition to star in the upcoming Batman movie and MGK said he didn’t know The Batman starring 36-year-old Robert Pattinson was coming out when he was writing it.
Expensive puppets: MGK admitted spending $50,000 on lobster and electric eel puppets that never made it into the movie
Cutting room floor: “They were all cut because we screened it and they have a 15-minute section. Because we thought it was so funny. We were like, “Oh, this lobster section is gonna smash.” And it did the opposite,” he said.
“No, it was just, like, very serendipitous. It worked out like that, it’s a crazy story, because Batman kept popping up,’ he said.
MGK said last month that his friend Pete Davidson, 28, texted him about his birthday.
‘He’s like, ‘Hey, I’m about to come to your party, can I bring a plus one.’ And I was like, “Yeah, sure.” And he stops and his plus one is Robert Pattinson. And I was like, ‘Did you bring Batman?’ MGK said.
Batman role: MGK London’s character in the film is trying to audition to star in the upcoming Batman movie and MGK said he didn’t know The Batman starring Robert Pattinson, 36, was coming out when he was writing it
Good Mourning was released on May 20 in select theaters and was made available on video on demand.
The film also features Megan, Pete, Mod Sun, Becky G, Dove Cameron, Whitney Cumming and Snoop Dogg voicing The Joint.
Machine Gun Kelly, while promoting the comedy, also took part in a Mad Lib Theater skit with Jimmy.
Crazy skit: Machine Gun Kelly, while promoting the comedy, also took part in a Mad Lib Theater skit with Jimmy