Shock rocker Marilyn Manson received his first ever smoking lessons from an unlikely celebrity - former child star Macaulay Culkin.

The pair teamed up to star in last year's (03) movie PARTY MONSTER, and Manson decided to ask his young pal for some late lessons in nicotine inhalation for his role.

Culkin says, "His character smoked in (the film), so he kind of wanted to learn how to smoke. He never smoked a day in his life, he said - the AntiChrist didn't know how to smoke!

"So he had this very specific vision of what kind of cigarettes he wanted in his mind so he wanted me, the average smoker, to go with him and help him out. We go to the store and basically he wanted VIRGINIA SLIMS 100S."

After they purchased the cigarettes, Manson advised Culkin the whole experience of "corrupting the antichrist" would be a good anecdote to tell on chat shows.

23/05/2004 21:16