Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly began their love story on the set of Midnight In The Switchgrass, so you would think they would be bigging up its release.
But it appears the couple have shaded the thriller – and the director’s fiancee is shading them right back.
Machine Gun Kelly, 31, appeared to diss the movie on an Instagram Live earlier in the month, as he discussed his acting chops.
The rapper, real name Colson Baker, said: ‘I would never act in something I don’t believe in… Ha, except…’
Machine Gun Kelly started laughing and pointing at Megan, 35, who was off screen and was heard saying: ‘Don’t do that yet.’
The couple then dropped out of Monday night’s premiere at the Regal LA Live, citing concerns about the rise of Covid-19 cases in Los Angeles.
A rep for Megan said: ‘Due to the recent California mask mandate and rise of COVID cases, Megan Fox will no longer be attending the premiere tonight. We appreciate your understanding.’
Prior to the premiere, the wearing of masks indoors was reinstated in Los Angeles after case rates rose, and press were disinvited from the after-party to keep numbers down – valid excuses for Megan to bail.
However, it appears Lala Kent – the fiancee of Midnight In The Switchgrass director Randall Emmett – was not impressed with Megan, MGK or co-star Bruce Willis, who also skipped the premiere.
On her Instagram stories, Lala posted congratulatory posts for her partner and all of the cast members, including Emile Hirsch, but excluding those who did not attend the premiere.
The Vanderpump Rules star also posted a very pointed snap, in which she stood in front of Megan on the movie poster, and shared the caption ‘So excited for this’ over the actress’s name.
Lala appeared to shade the leading lady (Picture: Instagram)
Randall Emmett, however, did thank all of the cast in his Instagram post celebrating the premiere, tagging Megan and Machine Gun Kelly alongside the rest of the cast who attended the screening.
While missing the premiere was down to Covid restrictions, Megan and Machine Gun Kelly have done very little to promote the movie, and have not shared any promo material on social media.
They both have, however, promoted Megan’s upcoming horror Till Death, which the actress has discussed in numerous TV interviews.
Perhaps the initial reviews have something to do with this resistance – the Hollywood Reporter suggested that some of its stars seemed like they didn’t want to be there, with its review reading: ‘The movie, which bills itself as a crime-thriller-mystery, doesn’t come close to fulfilling even the lowest of expectations; it neither takes its characters seriously nor commits to its superficial attempt at topicality.’
In Midnight In The Switchgrass, Megan plays Rebecca Lombardi, an FBI agent working with her partner Karl Helter (played by Bruce Willis) to bust a sex trafficking ring.
In one scene, Lombardi goes undercover to act as ‘bait’ for a pimp played by MGK, and punches him in the face before questioning him about a suspected serial killer.
Things go from bad to worse for Lombardi, though, as she is abducted by their target and her life is left hanging in the balance, with her partner Helter and Texas Ranger Byron Crawford (Emile Hirsch) given just hours to find her.
The film is based on the story of the Truck Stop Killer, real name Robert Rhoades, who is serving a life sentence without parole after being convicted of three murders.
Rhoades is suspected of torturing, raping and killing more than 50 women between 1975 and 1990.
Megan and Machine Gun Kelly met on set and there were instant sparks, with Randall Emmett telling Yahoo! Entertainment: ‘I sat there behind the monitor, and there were takes where I was so mesmerised by their performances that I would forget to say “Action!” Megan sometimes had to be like, “Randall, are you going to call, ‘Action’?” I was like, “Oh my God — my bad!”’
After Megan’s split from husband Brian Austin Green, she went public with the rapper, and the pair have been going strong ever since, calling each other ‘twin flames’ and exchanging PDA on the red carpet.
Midnight In The Switchgrass is out on July 23.Credit: Original article published here.