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Shawn 'Clown' Crahan Talks Acting Debut

Shawn 'Clown' Crahan Talks Acting Debut
4/18/2012 6:52 PM ET

Shawn "Clown" Crahan of Slipknot has opened up about his acting debut in the upcoming film The Devil's Carnival. In the film, Crahan plays the role of "The Tamer" and stars alongside Jessica Lowndes, Sean Patrick Flanery and Paul Sorvino.

Speaking with nme.com, Crahan explained how the role came about and how he met director Darren Bousman:

"I have a friend whose name is Sean Dermott, who helped Ross Robinson with our first record. He and I have stayed really close and he got me the gig. I got introduced to Darren before Sonisphere last summer and we hit it off straight off. Initially he was interested in me for the part of a 'Hobo Clown', but after Darren looked at me as the clown, he actually decided to use me as this character called 'The Tamer'."

He added that the it's a much more fitting role:

"I was much happier being 'The Tamer' because there's only one f*****g clown in this world and that's me in Slipknot. I wouldn't disrespect myself or my art with any imitations. No there's no other actor who could play The Clown in Slipknot. No one in the f*****g world."

by RTT Staff Writer

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