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If you were wondering if Project performance& # 39; s Newt (better known as the guy on fire) is played by Machine Gun Kelly and the answer is yes. And if you were surprised to see him on the Netflix movie, really shouldn't be. Colson Baker (or Machine Gun Kelly as he comes round for work) may be better known as a Cleveland rapper, but believe it or not, the 30-year-old has been expanding his acting résumé for a while. In fact, he made his acting debut in the romantic drama in 2014 Beyond the lights.
in the Beyond the lights – Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Minnie Driver, Nate Parker and Danny Glover – Machine Gun Kelly plays a confident rapper named Kid Culprit, who used to be with Mbatha-Raw's character (and tries to force the aspiring pop star to remove her jacket while they perform together to reveal the skimpy outfit she wears underneath). Although we play rappers, we can assure you that the aggressive Kid Culprit has nothing to do with MGK in real life. In an interview with MTV News, he explained how wearing sunglasses helped him get into character. "I never wear sunglasses," he said. "Because I feel like it just hides you from people, and I'm not like that. But Kid Culprit kind of sees himself above everyone else and he's that guy." And it worked when MGK played an antagonist who we wanted to slap in the face by the end of the film.
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After this Beyond the lightsHe has appeared in several other films, including Punk is dead (the sequel from 1998 SLC punk!), nerve (with Emma Roberts and Dave Franco), Science Fiction Horror Viral, The country (where he also worked as a co-executive producer), Bird feeder as the idiot who stole the car, Mötley Crüe biography The dirt, Big time adolescence (with Pete Davidson) and the science fiction crime thriller Trapped state. On the small screen, MGK played a recurring role in the sadly short-lived Showtime comedy-drama series Roadies as Wesley "Wes" Mason, a former Pearl Jam roadie and espresso connoisseur.
During an interview with Collider, MGK explained that Roadies Auditioning (where he had to send in a tape of himself after being fired from Pearl Jam) and the "convex" move he made when five months had passed without knowing if he got the part or not not: Call casting director Gail Levin on Christmas Eve and give a monologue on nirvana Never mind Album. Luckily the call paid off and MGK got the part.
MGK explained why he was dedicated to acting Collider that he always felt like he had Charisma in front of the camera since he was a kid filming stunts with friends. "Now I'm looking for a role that really impresses the film industry and the community, only that I'm so far out of my element for that role," he said. His next project is Midnight in the switchgrassHere he met "Twin Flame" and their current girlfriend Megan Fox.