Colson Baker a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly explains that he dropped his stage name to act

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In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Colson Baker, also known as Kelly machine gun, revealing why he decided to drop his stage name for the roles.

While promoting his new movie, The Last Son, the star told the publication that he doesn’t want to be a “starter,” referencing the 2010 film. Start is about a skilled thief who steals information by infiltrating the target’s subconscious; he gives a second chance at a new life by implanting someone else’s ideas into the said target’s subconscious.

“I don’t feel like Start in one person. It’s like having a character inside a character inside a character inside a character. I want to just be me playing a character in one world and then I play a character in another world.”

He added that while not using his stage name in the acting credits, fans don’t have to choose between Baker and MGK. “That legacy has defined and reinforced itself. I love my fans, and I don’t want to force them to choose.”

During the interview, Baker also shared how playing the characters since childhood helped him prepare for his current role as an outlaw named Cal in the 2021 Western.

Baker said, “I always played the characters because I was a nomad in my childhood. I’ve lost so much and I’ve found the ground to be other people, like the people I see on TV or the people I’m listening to. I think they just got together, and it became a character on the screen. ”

Last Son is out now. Colson Baker a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly explains that he dropped his stage name to act


Aila Slisco is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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