Marilyn Manson Talks Painting a Goat Black on 'Salem' TV Set
Ever outrageous, Marilyn Manson is now talking about painting a goat black on the TV set of Salem. Manson has recently joined the cast of the show, which is centered around the infamous Salem witch trials and is appearing in the third season.
According to Rolling Stone, Manson agreed to join the cast before he had even heard a description of the character that he would be playing. On Salem, Manson plays barber Thomas Dinley, who he describes as “a barber that gives autopsies and travels somewhere in between the worlds of the dead and the living, and has to deal with all the things that witchcraft has caused and can’t fix.”
Reportedly, Manson became “obsessed” with black goats on the Salem set, following a viewing of The Witch with it’s infamous character Black Philip.
“So on the last day of the shoot, I requested a black goat to play with, just off set, just for my own recreational purposes,” Manson said to RS. “But they brought a red goat, so I sang quite simply… ‘I see a red goat, and I want to paint it black’ [to the tune of Rolling Stones’ ‘Paint It Black’]. And everyone really got a kick out of it. And I did: They let me paint it black. It was ornery.”
This past September, the shock rocker also gave an interview to Dazed Digital on his forthcoming album, Say10, slated to be released on Valentine’s Day next year. Say10 follows his most recent release, The Pale Emperor.
“It is, I would say, the last thing people would expect after hearing ‘The Pale Emperor,’” Manson said to the publication. Coming from the people who I’ve played it to, it’s a combination of ‘Antichrist Superstar’ and ‘Mechanical Animals’ in feeling.”