‘Black Mirror’ creators “vaguely aware” of Halsey, deny Ashley O. theories
The third Black Mirror episode, “Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too,” has the singer/actress in the role of a pop star. Instead of focusing on Cyrus’ own music though, they opted to recreate classic Nine Inch Nails tracks.
The first song, “On A Roll,” even got its own music video. In case you missed that, check it out in the player below.
Then, pop singer and former scene kid Halsey noticed the weird similarities between herself and the character.
Now, the producers of Black Mirror say it was all just a coincidence, according to TMZ.
Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker says he was “only vaguely aware” of Halsey, and said “if we get asked about it in an interview we’ll cheerily confirm that.”
So it looks like the character isn’t based after Halsey. The entire thing is super freaky, but we definitely wouldn’t hate a collab between Halsey and Ashley O.
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Speaking of Nine Inch Nails featuring on the show, apparently even Trent Reznor has given his blessing to recreate his band’s songs for the series.
“Trent got it straight away,” Brooker said at a press conference. “It was via email and he was really happy pretty quickly. He wanted to see the script and I got to re-write his lyrics in a chirpy way.
“I’m not the best lyricist in the world,” he continued. “In the first song she’s singing: ‘I’m stoked on ambition and verve’ instead of ‘You’re gonna get what you deserve’.”
Reznor is proving to naysayers that he’s fully on board with everything, promoting a Nine Inch Nails shirt inspired from the show.In Halsey news, she recently shared a hilarious throwback that not only shows her love for the scene but reminds her fans where everything got started.
Halsey took to Twitter to share a photo of her as a child, sporting an Evanescence shirt and playing the violin.
“so much to unpack here. the evanescence shirt. the hot topic pants. the look of determination. the Costco glasses. the secondhand violin that got me into music. this post is a whirlwind,” she wrote.
She’s previously defended her emo upringing with her love of My Chemical Romance and talked about her love of bands like blink-182, Taking Back Sunday and Fall Out Boy. She even cites those groups as influences behind her song “11 Minutes” with YUNGBLUD and Travis Barker. She’s also bragged about getting to see Bring Me The Horizon when she was just 14 years old.
“I grew up on the Warped Tour scene and I had my ears stretched like an inch wide, I was all over Myspace,” she said. “I was like, not even a scene kid, like a hardcore kid.”
So this only proves once a scene kid, always a scene kid, and we’re proud of it.
What do you think of the show responding to Halsey? Sound off in the comments below!