tastes like chicken, 22. September 2002
MARILYN MANSON INTERVIEW BY CYRIL HELNWEIN
Interview with Marilyn Manson
by Cyril Helnwein
THE FRENCH SAY, "CONDEMNANT IL FAIT Q'UOD": "WE CONDEMN WHAT WE DO NOT UNDERSTAND." BUT THAT STOPS RIGHT HERE. LAY YOUR OPINIONS OF THE MAN TO REST UNTIL AFTER YOU'VE READ THE ENTIRE CONVERSATION BETWEEN CYRIL HELNWEIN AND MARILYN MANSON
Thank you very much for your time; it’s an honor and a pleasure to interview you.
Thank you. Of course, for everybody who reads this – they won’t know that our meeting has been very important to my career, because you introduced me to your father (Gottfried Helnwein) and we’ve gone and will go on to do lots of great stuff together. So that’s the behind-the-scenes story for everybody who’s going to read this.
Yes, and I’m very excited about that because you are probably my most favorite artist.
Thank you, I owe you because you hooked me up.
You’re quite welcome. Okay, so my first question: if it were the last day on earth, what would you be doing right now?
Not an interview, that’s for sure. I suppose I’d prefer to be performing, I’ve always said that this would be the way I’d like to end things; with my death as a performance in itself. But then it’s hard because you’re torn – once you get attached to things like your loved ones and your pets and things like that, so it would be a tough call. I suppose part of me would want to go on a killing spree and take out everyone who’s fucked me over in life, and a part of me would probably just want to sit quietly with my cat and my girl. But it depends on what day you ask me, it’s always different. But today is a good day, so I’d probably just want to sit with my cat.
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