Legendary shock-rocker Marilyn Manson has made a return to the world of acting, portraying a ruthless Native American killer-for-hire in, ‘Let Me Make You A Martyr’, a gritty upcoming drama from writer director team John Swab and Corey Asraf.
The singer will portray the character of Pope, a mercenary hired by a local crime boss, Larry Glass, to assassinate his upstart stepson.
Manson, whose ninth album, ‘The Pale Emperor’ was released in 2015, has sporadically worked as an actor alongside his career in music. His film appearances include an cameo appearance in the 1997 David Lynch picture, ‘Lost Highway’ and a starring role alongside Macauley Culkin in 2003 drama ‘Party Monster’
Most recently, Manson received critical acclaim for his performance as Ron Tully, a white supremacist and high ranking member of the Aryan Brotherhood, in the final season of Kurt Sutter’s motorcycle drama ‘Sons of Anarchy‘. Manson’s former Sons of Anarchy co-star Niko Nicotera – who played prospective club member George ‘Ratboy’ Skogstrom – will also appear in, ‘Let Me Make You A Martyr’ in the lead role of Drew.
Describing the challenges of the role, Manson reported that “Within the first day, I was asked if I wanted to skin a coyote.. It was already dead. And I was asked to burn down a house and “kill” a bunch of people, so the answer was yes obviously.”
Regarding the potentially controversial challenge of portraying a Native American character, Manson stated, ‘I am part Indian. I really didn’t have to change too much about myself physically.
2017 will also see Manson release his 10th studio album, ‘Heaven Upside Down’, scheduled for release at some point this summer.