The drummer and founding member of Mötley Crüe, Tommy Lee has reminisced about the day he heard his friend and the talented rapper, Machine Gun Kelly, was chosen for the role of him in the successful biopic, ‘The Dirt,’ and revealed his actual thoughts about Kelly.
During his recent conversation with Zane Lowe on Apple Music, Tommy Lee has expressed the utmost excitement he felt within the production of Crüe’s much-acclaimed biographical comedy-drama film, ‘The Dirt.’
Lee has recalled the time Machine Gun Kelly, whom Tommy described as a person who is as crazy as himself, called him to give the great news that he’ll play Tommy in the biopic. While explaining the joy of that moment, Lee praised Kelly by saying he nailed the role and Tommy, himself, has never seen somebody with that much dedication.
‘The Dirt,’ which was released digitally on Netflix on March 22, 2019, was directed by Jeff Tremaine from a screenplay by Rich Wilkes and Amanda Adelson. The film stars Douglas Booth, Colson Baker, who is generally known as Machine Gun Kelly, Daniel Webber, and Iwan Rheon.
Here’s what Tommy Lee said in the section of the video he talked about Machine Gun Kelly:
“Dude, he nailed it! I’ve never ever in my life seen somebody with so much dedication. I’ve known him for years. He calls me and he was like ‘Dude! You’re not gonna believe this!’ I was like ‘What?’ and he was like ‘Dude, I fucking playing you in the movie!’
Immediately I thought ‘Of course!’ We have literally the same body type, same kind of like hyper-fucking-weirdo. I was like ‘Oh my God dude! No fucking way! Congratulations.’
He was like ‘Dude, I have the scripts, I’m fucking coming over and we’re gonna go through this line by line and I want to know if this really happened this way.'”
In the caption of the post Lee said that:
“Chatted with Zane Lowe and shared a playlist of some of my favorite tracks right now. Thanks for having me dude 🤟 Listen now on Apple Music!!”
You can see the post below.