The creators of one of the internet’s newest gay icons, the murderous doll from upcoming horror flick M3GAN, have revealed how the now-iconic dance from the trailer came to life. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the film’s director, Gerard Johnstone, explained how the doll’s viral dance moment came to life – and it seems a lack of sleep played a key part.
“It was one of those crazy, sleep-deprived, 3am thoughts,” he explained of the dance sequence, which sees M3GAN spontaneously breaking out into TikTok-esque moves in a hallway while brandishing a large knife.
“Wouldn’t it kind of be funny if the soundtrack suddenly became real and M3GAN ended up busting a move to whatever music was playing,” Johnstone continued. “It was just something that everyone embraced and loved.”