Machine Gun Kelly shares behind-the-scenes look at his gruelling Tommy Lee transformation for ‘The Dirt’

The new Netflix biopic about Mötley Crüe was released last week

Machine Gun Kelly has shared a timelapse video which shows the gruelling daily transformation he had to go through in order to play Tommy Lee in the new Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt.

The movie, which is based on Neil Strauss’ biography The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, was released on Netflix on March 22. However, the film has been met with a slew of negative reviews since debuting on the streaming platform.

Kelly, who plays drummer Lee in the film, has now given fans a glimpse of the lengthy make-up process he undertook daily in order to play his part in The Dirt. The clip below shows that Kelly had to have all of his existing tattoos covered up with two layers of body spray, before a wig was then applied by make-up professionals and, finally, replicas of Lee’s tattoos were applied to his body. Check out the timelapse below.

As well as Kelly, the film’s version of Mötley Crüe is completed by actors Iwan Rheon, Douglas Booth and Daniel Webber.

A soundtrack for The Dirt, which includes a Mötley Crüe cover of Madonna’s song ‘Like A Virgin’, was recently released.

Earlier this week, a lawsuit was reportedly filed against both Mötley Crüe and Netflix by a crew member who sustained severe injuries during filming of The Dirt.