Marlon Wayans, known for the famous WB sitcom The Wayans Bros., appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show and revealed the reason why he didn’t wear a Halloween costume until he turned 30. The comedian also shared about wearing the same Fly Run-DMC costume thereon for over a decade. Also, read on to know all about his love for scary movies following the release of “The Curse of The Bridge Hallow”.
No Halloween Until Marlon Turned 30
Kelly asked Marlon, “You said that your family didn’t do Halloween when you were younger?” Marlon revealed that his dad was a Jehovah’s witness, so, he didn’t get to do any Halloween. But again, he mentioned that he and his brother did it but didn’t wear any costumes but their dad would never participate.
if you aren’t aware, Jehovah’s Witnesses is a “millenarian restorationist Christian denomination with nontrinitarian beliefs distinct from mainstream Christianity.” They believe that the destruction of the present world system at Armageddon (new testament) is imminent and that the establishment of God’s kingdom is the solution to problems faced by humanity.
As for Halloween, those who are Jehova’s witnesses do not celebrate Halloween or birthdays. They believe that the holiday is associated with Satanism or Paganism. To them, the practice is in direct conflict with the teachings of the Bible. Due to its connection with the occult, they believe that celebrating Halloween will contaminate their worship of the Lord Jesus. As for birthdays, they believe that Jesus never asked to mark his birthday.
Marlon revealed that he would dress up like Shawn (his brother) and he would dress up like him. And they’d be like, “Who are you? I’m Shawn and he’s Marlon. We were just begging basically. We just wanted some money and free candy,” he explained.
When asked, “what was the first time you really did Halloween, dressed up?”, Marlon replied, “I think, probably, when I was in my thirties, when I had kids, that was when I did my first Halloween dressed up.” A shocked Kelly Clarkson asked, “Wait what, what about your twenties?” He revealed that his dad didn’t allow it and was still on his ears so he felt like his dad could still spank him for doing it. He joked, “You know how skinny I was.”
Donning Run-DMC Costume For Over A Decade
Marlon added that once his dad hit 60, he decided to celebrate Halloween. “Sit your fat behind down,” he joked about his dad as he got out of shape then and wasn’t a threat anymore. He stated that he always wanted to look funny for Halloween, and look good at the same time. Therefore, he continued wearing a Run-DMC costume for Halloween for 10 years straight.
He added that it was convenient because “you just gotta throw on a dope Adidas tracksuit and you got your glasses, gazelles and you hit that pose and you fly.” Kelly responded, “I got the opposite, I wanna be like Beetlejuice.”
Now, those who don’t know about Run-DMC, recall Bob Marley, the underrated style god of all times. For him, perfecting the “casual cool” was his signature style. Marley actually dressed like he was up for a soccer match. Before the hip-hop band, Run-DMC made it permanent, it was Bob Marley who did the job of making Adidas cool.
FYI, Run-DMC is regarded as one of the most influential acts in the history of hip-hop culture and one of the most famous hip-hop acts of the 1980s. The band members wore those classic Adidas track tops and track bottoms, oversized glasses and a bucket hat.
Kelly continued the conversation by asking Marlon about his 50th birthday. She asked, “Was the party fun?” Marlon replied, “Yea, I turned 50 and you know it’s funny because I didn’t throw any party. I threw like three.” He mentioned that this family was gonna throw him a party, but he looked at the guest list and it was weird.
He added, “Coz I know so many people from the industry to like, you know friends, to family, and you just can’t throw everyone in the party. He said that the guest list was hilarious, including names like Nas, Aunty Trudy and Baby Ivory. So he decided, he might as well throw three parties.
Marlon’s Love For Scary Movies…
Kelly Clarkson revealed the poster of Marlon Wayans’ Netflix movie, “The Curse of The Bridge Hallow”, a family-friendly horror-comedy. Kelly told Marlon that she loved the movie and watched it with her kids. The movie was released yesterday (Oct. 14) on Netflix and revolves around a man and his daughter, who must team up to save their town after an ancient and mischievous spirit causes Halloween decorations to come to life and wreak havoc.
As Marlon has done a few scary movies, like the Scary Movie and The Haunted House series, Kelly asked, “Do you like doing scary movies?” Marlon replied, “Well, this one is different, he said referring to his new Netflix movie. He added, “I am glad when you said, ‘I watched it with my kids’. This is one of the first movies I’ve ever done probably in my career of doing a horror comedy. And you can watch it with your kids.”
He added, “Scary movie?” You can’t watch it with your kids. It’s fluids everywhere and you would be answering a lot of questions.” He quoted an example by speaking about his previous movie, “Haunted House”, wherein he was with a doll and was doing all kinds of crazy stuff. But this movie is appropriate for kids and it’s a good family movie.