SLIPKNOT‘s Shawn Crahan has spoken about his debut acting role, which he makes in the new rock opera The Devil’s Carnival. Clown plays the part of ‘The Tamer‘ in the short film, which tells the story of three individuals that have somehow found their way to a carnival set in Hell that’s run by the Devil. The film is currently touring cinemas across North America and its producers are actively seeking funding to turn it into a long-runnng series, with Crahan revealing that the project’s backers want to make 38 episodes.
Speaking to NME about his role in the rock opera, Crahan said that his long-time friend Sean Dermott helped him score the role and that director Darren Bousman originally lined him up to play the part of a ‘Hobo Clown‘ but then decided that he thought Crahan was more suited to the part of ‘The Tamer‘.
“I have a friend whose name is Sean Dermott, who helped Ross Robinson with our first record. He and I have stayed really close and he got me the gig. I got introduced to Darren before Sonisphere last summer and we hit it off straight off. Initially he was interested in me for the part of a ‘Hobo Clown’, but after Darren looked at me as the clown, he actually decided to use me as this character called ‘The Tamer’. I was much happier being ‘The Tamer’ because there’s only one fucking clown in this world and that’s me in Slipknot. I wouldn’t disrespect myself or my art with any imitations. No there’s other actor who could play The Clown in Slipknot. No one in the fucking world.”
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