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Machine Gun Kelly, Mod Solar Talk about Their Film Good Mourning

Machine Gun Kelly (née Colson Baker) and Mod Solar are making each their screenwriting and directorial debuts with their upcoming stoner comedy, “Good Mourning.” The movie follows MGK’s movie-star character London as he receives a breakup textual content from his girlfriend, April (Becky G), on the identical day he is scheduled to have an important assembly of his profession.

“The idea got here to us by way of the universe giving me the precise scenario that London encounters within the film, which is [getting] a textual content that he reads as a breakup textual content after which [proceeding] to get relationship recommendation from all the mates that aren’t in relationships, which then leads him down a spiraling highway of confusion,” Kelly tells POPSUGAR. “It was an actual scenario that occurred. I requested Mod if he needed to write down a film as a result of I could not consider some other solution to specific my very own spiral.”

In line with Solar, the film additionally has to do with the “entire ideology of selecting between love and your profession” and deciding which is in the end extra essential. “I feel me and Kells are each so work oriented, [but] we additionally notice that on the finish of the day, love might be an important factor to us.”

Their collaboration, in fact, comes as no shock, provided that the 2 are mates in actual life and have beforehand labored on music collectively. Nevertheless, Solar says engaged on a film collectively felt way more severe. “It felt like this totally different panorama allowed us to only flex a unique muscle. It actually was enjoyable as a result of it felt like a job,” he explains. “Additionally, placing your artwork within the fingers of different individuals was good. It was a pleasant change of surroundings. If you’re making your individual artwork, you are in command of it. Giving it to another person is such a visit — writing a line and listening to another person recite it, it was a complete totally different sort of journey.”

Along with bringing the laughs, “Good Mourning” is full of celeb appearances. From Dove Cameron and Pete Davidson to Megan Fox and Whitney Cummings, it looks like virtually everybody you possibly can consider is in it. “We had a casting director, and far like to that particular person, however just about each particular person solid was by way of a telephone name that me or Kells made. We pitched them the film, and we just about wrote the half with these individuals in thoughts,” Solar reveals. In line with MGK, the one casting resolution that got here all the way down to the wire was Cummings’s function as London’s agent, Maxine. “That was the one particular person we did not speak to immediately . . . her and Dennis Rodman, the 2 thriller gamers that ended up coming and slam-dunking when sport time began.”

Within the movie, there is a scene the place London and his mates smoke a bunch of weed to attempt to save him from making issues worse with April. Apparently, issues bought so intense that filming for that particular scene needed to be damaged up into two days. “We had been like, ‘It is a stoner film, so the smoke [has] bought to be epic,'” Kelly says. “We had been smoking it out one time, and so they had been constructive they shut all of the sprinklers off in the home, however there was one which was left that they did not flip off. The fireplace alarm went off, and this factor rained down on all of the cameras and the lights and all the things.”

Much like “Pineapple Categorical,” “Good Mourning” is only a hilarious, light-hearted film to get pleasure from and snigger together with. Solar and MGK had been “sick and uninterested in old-school Hollywood making an attempt to narrate to the following era with pressured jokes and compelled dialogues,” in order that’s how the comedy got here to be. “We’re simply lacking the laughs,” Kelly provides. “We have to snigger once more and snigger at one thing that is not like, ‘I would like 5 levels to know what the joke is.'”

“Good Mourning” premieres in theaters and on TVOD on Might 20.



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