If you go in for "excruciating," then you are a ripe candidate for Jason Miller’s fan club. Not talking about the Jason Miller who played Father Karras in 1973 film “The Exorcist,” though at this point there would appear to be parallels in areas dealing in fiction and possession.
We’re talking about the host of “Bully Beatdown” -- the uber-popular (and perhaps former) MMA fighter.
What is going on with “Mayhem?” First he’s caught naked in a church with a spent fire extinguisher, then he’s tweeting Ronda Rousey strange bits of indecipherable brain patter. He’s never been what you might consider average -- the nickname should tip you off -- but now, after appearing in the Kevin James MMA movie “Here Comes the Boom,” he’s a method actor gone berserk.
Just so we’re clear -- he’s method acting after the role. He’s still in character, presumably to help sell the movie. Now there’s promoting a movie ... and there’s what Miller is doing. But exactly what is it that he’s doing? Does he even know?
Miller made an in-studio appearance on Ariel Helwani’s “MMA Hour” on Monday in New York, and showed up as “Lucky” Patrick Murphy, a caricaturized ruffian from Dorchester, Mass. From the word go, the interview was awkward. Helwani wanted true life. He got bad fiction, instead. There was no middle, yet there were beads of sweat.
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