In his interview with Fallon, MGK said he took the SNL star to his Bird Box co-star’s Easter party but didn’t tell him whose party it was until they got there. “There was this one Easter, I was like, ‘Pete, let’s go to my friend’s house for Easter.’ He pulled up and he had 40s and he was like, ‘Let’s do this thing,’” he said near the 6:00 mark of the interview above. “We went and it was Sandra Bullock’s house, and we walked in and it was like Jen Aniston, all these…Pete was like, ‘Why would you do this to me? We look so stupid, we have 40 ounces and we’re at Sandra Bullock’s house.’”
He noted that just last month, Pete pulled a similar move on him when he asked for a plus-one to his birthday party. “It’s my birthday last month and he texted like, ‘Hey, I’m about to come to your party can I bring a plus-one?’ I was like, ‘Of course.’ He pulls up and his plus-one is Robert Pattinson,” MGK said with a laugh. “I was like, ‘You brought Batman?!’”
On the topic of his new comedy Good Mourning, the actor and musician said the film was actually inspired by a message he got from his fiancée Megan Fox. Just as the pair were starting to get “serious” about their relationship, she sent him a long text about “a raven” that came and sat next to her. He couldn’t make much sense of the text, and then she went to Europe without her phone.
“I was like, ‘What is that?! You can’t leave me with this!’” he said at the 3:00 point of the interview. He joked that he showed the message to friends only for them to say, “’That’s not good, dude.’”
Machine Gun Kelly also explained there was one relatively expensive scene cut from his film, which is otherwise a low-budget comedy, because it didn’t test well with audiences. “We spent $50,000 between this lobster and an electric eel,” MGK revealed around the 4:00 point of the interview above. “’Cause we were super meticulous. We needed his claws to move. We needed its mouth to move. We gave it abs! … The only note pretty much for the whole screening was like, ‘Great! Laughed my ass off. Why was there this lobster scene that was 15 minutes? I hated it.’”
MGK also tried his hand at Fallon’s recurring Mad Lib Theater segment, which sees the two act out a superhero movie written using Mad Libs.
Check out both of MGK’s segments on the Tonight Show above.