So what do a foulmouthed, washed-up Major Leaguer and a slightly macabre, menacing rocker have in common? Nothing, really. And yet, when admitted “Eastbound and Down” superfan Marilyn Manson strolled down the Astroturf-lined green carpet at HBO’s premiere for the show’s second season Thursday, he seemed right at home.
When MTV News caught up with the “Beautiful People” singer, we asked him to deliver a few of his favorite Kenny Powers quotes.
“It would be really hard to pick because there are so many,” Manson said. “I would say maybe my favorite … ‘With every set of t–s comes a gaping hole of need that even Kenny Powers can fill.’ That might be my favorite. Just basic. Or, ‘Can I do you from behind with a “Scream” mask?’ The mask from ‘Scream.’ Because I did that, personally, myself,” Manson admitted or joked, we couldn’t quite tell.
Regarding a possible Manson cameo on the show, the rocker said he just wants to play the role of Powers’ awkward sidekick Stevie Janowski (played by actor Steve Little).
“My cameo would be playing … Stevie Janowski, that would be perfect.”
We suggested he could potentially play his brother.
“No, just playing him. I want to play him,” Manson insisted. “That’s it. It’s a challenge. I can do whatever I want. Don’t tell me what not to do,” he said with a slight smile, ending the conversation with another patented Powers quote.
Manson’s “Eastbound and Down” obsession was recently revealed in a story featured in Interview magazine.
“Whenever I see Manson, he’s repeating entire chunks of dialogue and dressed like Kenny,” Adam Bhala Lough, who is directing Manson in the movie “Splatter Sisters,” revealed. “He just walks around dressed like this and f—s with people on the street. If a waiter or valet tells him, ‘Have a nice day,’ he’ll respond, ‘Don’t tell me what to do.’ Stuff like that. He’s even dressed like this when I’m at his house watching Béatrice Dalle films and ‘Hoarders.’ ”
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