Young Margrét Vera Mánadóttir believes English playwright and actor Richard O’Brien is her father, reports Vísir.
O’Brien is known for writing Rocky Horror Picture Show and for his role as Riff Raff. In a twist of fate, Margrét has been cast in the role of Riff Raff in her high school production of Rocky Horror.
“I’ve tried to get in touch with him but haven’t gotten any replies,” said Margrét. “My mum tells me it’s pointless, but I’d like to try to contact him.”
Margrét’s mother and a friend of hers traveled to London at the start of 1997 which is where she met O’Brien. Margrét’s family have tried to dissuade her from pursuing contact, as he was apparently very careful not to leave any trace of their brief romance. He is currently married to Sabrina Graf and has three children from previous marriages.
“This is all very strange, of course,” said Margrét. “I’ve never really told anyone about it. But when I was cast in the role of [Riff Raff] I started thinking about reaching out. If anyone knows him or could help me get in touch with him I’d be very grateful.”
It seems Margrét Vera Mánadóttir fabricated this story, and Fréttablaðið didn’t bother checking it in the slightest before slathering her false claims on their front page. Margrét told RÚV that she fibbed to Vísir as a publicity stunt for her high school production of Rocky Horror Picture Show. That it was all in good fun and just a little prank. You know, one of those pranks where you accuse an innocent stranger of having impregnated your mother, possibly in an act of infidelity, and ignoring paternal duties for almost two decades, to promote your high school play. You know, that kind of prank.