TooFab interviewed David Hasselhoff a few weeks ago, and he talked about Killing Hasselhoff, Knight Rider, and how The Hoff started.
Do you find you have to build yourself up a bit when you go out in public, like a character?
Absolutely, you know ... not really. If you hit it and you do it right and it's a part of your being, like "Knight Rider" was, it affects people and that got me into "Guardians." [Director James Gunn] saw it when he was 8 years old and it just kind of snowballed. The Hoff is like, he's a character. I'm an actor, and I'm acting at The Hoff. Let's bring back "Knight Rider," let me play him as a hard guy kinda like Logan, with an attitude. So now we're working on that. If "American Idol" calls and wants me to be a judge, I'll turn into a judge.
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