Thursday, February 6, 2014

✪ Joel Kinnaman - I Wanted to Burn The RoboCop Suit ✪

Joel Kinnaman In Damaged 2028 Remake RoboCop Suit
Joel Kinnaman In Damaged 2028 Remake RoboCop Suit
It took Joel Kinnaman about an hour to get in the Robocop suit.

The first week of recording he was sweating so much that he lost 7 kilos in weight.

When we finished recording, I just wanted to burn the Robocop suit says the Hollywood Swede.

Kinnaman, who is now 34, receives us at a luxury hotel in Beverly Hills.

He has just launched a total of 20 pr- days set aside to launch big-budget Robocop film.

It has gone well so far, he says, and takes one last puff on the e-cigarette before he sits down at the table.

His feelings about the suit surprises. Not least because of the role in the remake of Paul Verhoeven's classic 1987 had been his dream project from a young age.

When I was 10 or 11 years old, I must have seen the Robocop movie 20-25 times. My mom wanted to take me to a psychologist because she could not get me to stop doing my "robowalk" (laughs).

Cooling racing driver

Joel Kinnaman in the 2028 remake Robocop Suit
Joel Kinnaman in the 2028 remake Robocop Suit
The new Robocop movie version has been made more to show the dedicated police officer Alex Murphy's existence before his time as Robocop, the Organic Hybrid of man and machine.

I was not really interested in the project until I heard that Jose Phadilha would direct. I had seen his documentary "Bus 174" and thought his "Elite Squad" was the most interesting on the movie screen.

When they both met, Padilha said that he wanted to make the new "Robocop" with a political and emotional message.

Although in the back of my head I was wondering how he could do it, I thought it was both brilliant and courageous.

What Kinnaman had not counted on was the demanding recording midst of hot summer.

I had the same cooling system in the Robocop suit as racing car drivers have. When friends of mine visited, I sat in a director's chair. On the ground there was this huge machine.

From the machine went a hose that was inserted in the back of the Robocop suit that pumped cold water. From the armpit there was another hose. With the visor on the helmet lowered, I was smoking an e-cigarette and then vapor started to rise from the suit. They I thought, "What the hell is going on".

Joel Kinnaman Hollywood Actor
Joel Kinnaman Hollywood Actor

"Proud of the film"

Kinnaman laughs and imitates a monotone Robocop voice.

I said, "Wel-come-to-the-shoot-ing. Thank-you-for-your-vis-it."

Around 130 million dollars have the new "Robocop" cost to record. In comparison the 1987 RoboCop Movie Budget was 13 million dollars.

Yes and no answers Kinnaman when asked if he feels any pressure before the premiere.

For me it's about being a worthy representative. But I'm proud of the film and my own effort, and it makes things like this much easier.

Would the new "Robocop" be a success, it may lead to Kinnaman being recognized wherever he goes.

So far it has not led to any restrictions. Sometimes people come up and say something nice. So far it has been mostly positive.

It's the celebrity photographers he likes the least.

I try to avoid the restaurants that they guard, especially when I have my girl with me.


Do you avoid paparazzi because it's hard?

Because it's embarrassing to get attention when it is not connected to the work.

The RoboCop Sequel

If the Robocop remake goes as planned for the company it will be sequels.

The contract is written that way, yes, says Kinnaman.

It may mean that he has to pull on the suit again.

But on the set, he was not much sympathy by opponent Michael Keaton (who played "Batman" 1989)

He used to bore me. He said, "You have it easy. My costume was glued to me."

In hindsight, the experience has given Kinnaman a business idea.

I have been thinking about renting out the costume for boxers who want to lose weight before a fight. We can call it The "Robocop" method.

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