Trent Reznor Acknowledges Theory He Played A Living Statue On 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'
There’s a brief moment in this weekend’s episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm where Larry David, accompanying his date and her son on a trip to a Santa Monica shopping center, encounters one of those living statue street performers. We’re talking like, maybe three seconds of screentime here, but fans on Reddit have, for some reason, become convinced that the living statue guy was played by Trent Reznor.
@EsotericCD Jeff, I find your silence on the question of whether this is actually Trent Reznor in costume as the Strobe Light cover on Curb Your Enthusiasm strange. This is right in your wheelhouse. pic.twitter.com/VaA4Kg56hg— iambradk (@iambradk) November 14, 2017
According to Birth.Movies.Death., the whole theory basically boils down to this: On April Fool’s Day 2009, Reznor released cover art for a fake Nine Inch Nails album supposedly featuring Sheryl Crow, Justin Timberlake, Chris Martin, JAY-Z, and Bono. It was called Strobe Light, and its cover art was a picture of Reznor wearing the exact same shutter shades that the living statue guy was wearing in Curb:
What’s more, Reznor himself acknowledged the theory by liking Birth.Movies.Death.’s tweet.
So was Trent Reznor the living statue? I’ll let you draw your own conclusions. Just know that this theory exists.
This article originally appeared on Stereogum.