In an interview with Noise11, Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee talked about the shooting of the band’s biopic ‘The Dirt’ and revealed how he and Nikki Sixx reacted seeing the actors imitating their exact behaviors.
As you may recall, the iconic heavy metal band Mötley Crüe released their biographical film named ‘The Dirt’ digitally on Netflix on March 22, 2019. The film described the personal lifes of Mötley Crüe members, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars as well as the developments in their music career.
‘The Dirt’ gained huge success and even led to the band’s backing down from their cessation of touring decisions. However, they had to postpone their plans for the tour due to the global spread of coronavirus.
Recently, Mötley Crüe’s talented drummer Tommy Lee joined a conversation with Paul Cashmere for Noise11.com. During the interview, Lee mentioned the time he and Nikki Sixx watched the scenes from ‘The Dirt’ and realizing what a great job all the actors did. He stated that both of them thought it was quite bizarre that they really nailed to depict each member of the band exactly like in real life.
Here’s how Tommy Lee and Nikki Sixx felt when they saw the film:
“All the guys who played us in the movie did just a spectacular job – they really nailed each guy so well, it was mindblowing.
I remember sitting there watching it with Nikki. While filming in New Orleans, watching the band rehearse, it was so bizarre to just sit there and basically watch yourself rehearse. We just looked at each other, like, ‘God, this is fucking weird.’ And then, of course, there are just endless moments of, ‘Woah, this is bizarre.'”
Additionally, Lee mentioned the famous actor Daniel Webber displayed a spectacular performance doing the same gestures as Vince Neil:
“Everybody did such a great job exactly nailing each guy really, really well where it would give you goosebumps, that kind of thing. Like, ‘Wow, that guy moves exactly like Vince‘ — you know, Daniel. It’s pretty crazy. Pretty wild, man.”
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