Kilmer Talks K.I.T.T.!

Coming Soon have interviewed Val Kilmer, and took the opportunity to ask him about the role of K.I.T.T.!

“It was a really weird happy accident,” he said. “It was very strange just because they called me, not Wednesday afternoon, it was Wednesday about 8:30 at night. I live in the wilderness and my private phone just never rings because if you know me, you call the cell because I travel a lot. It was ringing and I looked at the phone like, ‘That’s really weird. Someone’s calling me.’ Went over, picked it up and it was the agency saying, ‘Do you want to be the voice of K.I.T.T.?’ and I said, ‘I remember that show. It was fun when I was a kid, sure. Should I do a tape?’ ‘No, it’s not an audition. They’re offering it to you.’ I said, ‘When?’ ‘Tomorrow at 7:00.’ What had happened and I can’t take any credit for it at all, is that the actor Will Arnett, someone had seen him on the commercial for a car company and called him up and said, ‘I think we have a problem.’ He’d signed, done the job and been paid for it, but then they found out his voice is owned for another car company, which they found out by accident.”

They also asked if he would continue with the role throughout the series: “I’m doing it right now. I haven’t done it yet, but I do the whole show in 3 or 4 hours.”

Coming Soon – Val Kilmer on Voicing K.I.T.T.!

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