Mar­i­lyn Man­son had to pre­tend to eat a real leech on the set of the TV show ‘Salem’

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

The 47-year-old shock rocker stars in the third sea­son of the Amer­i­can su­per­nat­u­ral drama series as a bar­ber and one scene saw him have the slimy seg­mented worm in his mouth, al­though he wasn’t al­lowed to swal­low it. Asked what it was like eat­ing a leech, he said: “I was a lit­tle dis­ap­pointed that the leech han­dler wouldn’t let me be a lit­tle bit rougher with them [laughs]. They don’t re­ally have ner­vous sys­tems, tech­ni­cally. But I re­mem­ber as a lit­tle kid I used to pour salt on slugs. They’re prob­a­bly from the same fam­ily. And I have eaten es­car­got be­fore, so I fig­ured why not eat the leech? It’s not that big of a deal.” Asked if it was a real one, he added: “Yeah. I wasn’t tech­ni­cally al­lowed to swal­low it. So we will agree to dis­agree to agree that there is a leech in my mouth that did not nec­es­sar­ily get eaten.” Mean­while, the ‘Per­sonal Je­sus’ hit­maker - who made his act­ing de­but in David Lynch’s ‘Lost High­way’ in 1997 - also painted a goat black on the set just for fun. He told Rolling Stone mag­a­zine: “I’d seen that movie ‘The Witch’ about a week into work­ing on ‘Salem’ ... And the goat in the movie, Black Phillip, be­came an ob­ses­sion of mine. So on the last day of the shoot, I re­quested a black goat to play with, just off set, just for my own recre­ational pur­poses. But they brought a red goat, so I sang quite sim­ply ... ‘I see a red goat, and I want to paint it black’ (to the tune of Rolling Stones’‘Paint It Black’). And every­one re­ally got a kick out of it. And I did: They did let me paint it black. It was ornery.” Man­son ap­pears in the third sea­son of the show, which pre­mieres Wed­nes­day (02.11.16) on WGN Amer­ica.

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