Tom DeLonge, the former lead singer of Blink-182, announced in October that he would be making his directorial debut with the film Monsters Of California. “A coming-of-age adventure with a science fiction twist,” according to Deadline, “follows teenager Dallas Edwards […] and his derelict friends on a search for the purpose behind a series of unexplained, paranormal occurrences in Southern California.” Now, one of the film’s stars, Richard Kind, the beloved and omnipresent actor, has discussed the experience with Seth Meyers on Late Night. Unsurprisingly, DeLonge seems to have spent a lot of time on set discussing UFOs and aliens.
Kind continued after telling Meyers that he doesn’t believe in aliens:
“I gotta tell you: The guy who directed it, his name is […] Tom DeLonge. He was a singer for Blink-182. He loves aliens, he loves UFOs, has met with the Pentagon, and the whole time we’re shooting… and he’s a lovely guy, good director, everything like that… he was a great skateboarder and he’s a rock and roller who’s a director now, OK? So I’m memorizing lines […] I’m in the scene and everything and he goes, “No no no, dude! Dude! You gotta listen to this story! There was one time this alien…’ I’m going, ‘Tom! Tom! Direct! Don’t tell me your stories about aliens! Let me… I’m working here!’ It was fun, it was hilarious.”