Danny Elfman is afraid of death.
Despite being a fitness junkie who recently showed off his perfectly toned physique, the 69-year-old musician says he always feels like the end is near for him.
He told the Independent on Thursday (11.08.22): “Well, of course I’m afraid of death. But since I was in my twenties, I’ve also been obsessed with death.” waiting to be found, and I’ve spent my whole life feeling that way.”
Danny, who has composed music for 16 Tim Burton films including ‘Batman’, ‘Edward Scissorhands’ and ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ as well as ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Desperate Housewives’, recently shared his six-pack. has shown. Singing with his band on stage.
He said of his fear of mortality: “My view of life is that you are on a giant escalator and every step is another year of your life.
“Somewhere ahead of you is the Grim Reaper. You get another move and wham! You’ve got that. You’re f*****’ gone.”
“And you can see behind you, but you can’t see ahead. It’s just a blur. So you can look back and see, ‘Wow, I have 69 steps behind me. Damn it. Do I have another? Or 20 more in front of me, or 30 more?’
“There’s no way to know. So every birthday I feel like I’ve cheated death once.”
Danny, who shares a son with his 58-year-old actress wife Bridget Fonda, shocked fans in April when he showed off his new physique while playing the Coachella festival in the Colorado desert.
He and a 50-piece orchestra played ‘Batman’, ‘Spiderman’, ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’, ‘Edward Scissorhands’, his eighties New Wave band Oingo Bingo, ‘The Simpsons’ theme and his music . Recent solo album ‘Big Mess’.
Viral tweets about the performance compared Danny’s newly tattooed, mutilated body to the tattoos displayed by Robert De Niro’s psychopath at Cape Fear.
Danny said of the stage fright in his mind about how people would react to his new look: “What I felt before leaving was that it was the worst idea of my life.
“We had this ridiculously complicated stage setup. I’m not sure anyone has done such a complicated stage set-up, because unlike previous orchestral film-related shows, my musicians actually played the mic and played and technically this seemed impossible – I’ve had nightmares weeks after it. And of course when you put yourself at great risk it’s a beautiful thing to have a chance to work out.”