Marilyn Manson Stops To Smell The Love
AP: Manson took top spots in several categories, including second place for most likley to play the lead in Jesus Christ Superstar 2000. But according to Manson, when Broadway wheels out the new millennial Jesus, first-place winner Trent Reznor won't even make the casting couch, why?
Manson: Height. No offense, but I think im a little closer to the height that Jesus was portrayed as being. He was a taller fellow. I dont really like Jesus Christ Superstar, anyway. I didnt like that fact that Jesus in the film has a lazy eye, and that's distracting. If hes the son of God, they could at least give him some corrective surgery.
AP: You've been voted Best Live Act, and you recently released a live album.
Manson: Best live act? Well, that's much appreciated. I'm glad that people enjoy all the hard work we put into our show. As for the album, I've never been a huge fan of live albums; I felt strange about doing one, but when I heard the recording, I was suprised at how much more I liked the songs live then i did on the album. I think it worked, because the performance gets a life of its own, and of course, there's the ranting speeches I like to interject here and there.
AP: And you're also the thrid worst actor in the world, according to the poll.
Manson: I dont know where they got that from, I dont know if it was my part as an extra in 21 Jump Street when I was 18, my 30 seconds in Jawbreaker, or my 30 seconds in Lost Highway, but I haven't really had much time to besmirch my acting career. I didn't even have any lines!! Unless they're just referring to my pretending to be a human being, in which case I have failed as an actor.
AP: You are planning a movie, though.
Manson: I've been meeting with directors. I just met with Alejandro Jodorowsky [ El Topo. The Holy Mountain]--he's one of my idols, one of the greatest filmmakers of all time.
AP: Is that your next project?
Manson: No, next is the new album--I'll be releasting the title on my Website soon, but it'll complete the trilogy. I always work in threes, and Anti-Christ Superstar, Mechanical Animals and the forthcoming album all tie together as one story. Once again it's very different from the prior two things. It's the most dark and violent music we've ever done, probobly because of the abuse in the media I recieved last year. I thought that if I was going to get blamed for something, I'd give them a real reason. This album will make them wish I'd never been born.
AP: Some readers wish you hadn't been, or at least that you were already dead.
Manson: But look who's ahead of me (in the dead poll). That's obviously someone's dream. I dont think that people would pick Fred Durst because they thought his lifestyle would lead him towards destruction; I think they're wishing he would die because they don't like what he does. I'm always high on the dead poll because of the nature of my lifestlye and my attitude and my disregard for humanity, but I refuse to die. I'm not going to let them get off that easily.
3. Marilyn Manson
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Most Likeley to Play Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar 2000: