Actor and comedian Pete Davidson is 'getting all his tattoos removed', according to a film critic who attended a virtual Q&A with director Judd Apatow and the cast of The King of Staten Island.
The movie is based on Davidson's life, centring on a character called Scott, who deals with the death of his firefighter dad by following his dream of becoming a tattoo artist.
In real life, the 27-year-old is also known for his ink - although not for too much longer, it would appear.
Aisle Seat film critic Mike McGranaghan shared the 'scoop' on Twitter, posting a screenshot from a recent Q&A with the cast and crew.
"Just attended a virtual Q&A with the Judd Apatow and the cast of THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND," he wrote.
"And here's a scoop: Pete Davidson is in the process of getting all his tattoos removed!"
Just attended a virtual Q&A with the Judd Apatow and the cast of THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND. And here's a scoop: Pete Davidson is in the process of getting all his tattoos removed! pic.twitter.com/LMejpRdn6x
- Mike McGranaghan (@AisleSeat) December 7, 2020
Some people seemed sceptical about the news, questioning whether or not Davidson had been serious.
But, responding to one fan who asked him to explain further, McGranaghan said there was a reason behind the star's decision.
The critic said: "He even showed his hand, which is already done. He said it takes 3-4 hours in the makeup chair to cover them, so he figured 'it would be easier to get them burned off'."
One person commented: "Holy moly! He's going to look so different."
The King of Staten Island, which was released earlier this year, was especially personal to Davidson, who also co-wrote the script with Apatow and stand-up Dave Sirius.
Like his character, Davidson lost his father - a firefighter who was also called Scott - who died doing his job during the 9/11 terrorist attack.
Speaking about the experience of making such a personal movie, Davidson told LADbible: "It wasn't too difficult because I had Judd there at the helm. Judd and I have a great relationship and he's always very sensitive to how I'm feeling and my issues.
"We just really talked about everything and were really open and honest. I think because there was such a loving environment around it was rather easy for me to do this."
Apatow said of the film: "[Scott's] life isn't going the way he wants, he's kind of lost. Only by letting go of some of his friends who are taking him in a bad direction can he evolve and grow up.
"We all have turning point moments in our lives where we can make good decisions or really bad decisions, and this is about him hitting bottom in a bunch of ways."
The King of Staten Island will be available to Rent at Home from today (12 June) from Sky Store, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play and other digital retailers.