Michael Shannon Opens
Up About His Viral
‘Funny or Die’
Sorority Letter Video
It was the video that put mean sorority girl stereotypes in the spotlight— and Michael Shannon helped make it viral.
After a crude, mean-spirited and profanity-laden email from a Delta Gamma Sorority President to her chapter was leaked on the internet, the actor, 38, performed a dramatic reading of the email in a hilarious Funny or Die video.
At a screening of his new film, The Iceman, hosted by Grey Goose Vodka, Michael opened up to In Touch about his new claim to fame as an internet sensation.
“I mean, we're over three million views right now,” he admitted of how quickly the video went viral. “It’s kind of shocking.”
Speaking of shocking, how did Michael feel about the nature of the frightening letter accusing the sorority members of being "LITERALLY being so f**king AWKWARD and so f**king BORING."
“I just found it very confusing,” he said of the profane email. “I honestly like to be thrown into situations where I have no idea what's going on. I think it's very exciting. I didn't know what she was talking about, so that made it very fun to read. I think it was part of the collective unconscious— that frustration she was feeling.”
And if you’ve read the letter, her “frustration” with her fellow Greek "sisters" was very evident.
Exhibit A—Her Opening Statement: “If you just opened this like I told you to, tie yourself down to whatever chair you're sitting in, because this email is going to be a rough f**king ride.”
And that’s just the beginning. You’ll have to see the four-minute video for the rest (beow).
And Michael— who admits he’d love to play Obama in his next spoof— plans to continue on his funny streak.
“I'm dying to do more stuff with [Funny or Die],” he revealed. “We had a pitch meeting about a week ago and came up with a bunch of good ideas.”
Check out the hilarious video here: