piranha 3dd

Interview: It's Funny Playing David Hasselhoff

From: The Times of India

David Hasselhoff needs no introduction. This American actor made waves in India in the late 80s and the 90s with his stint, first in the hit TV series Knight Rider and then again, with Baywatch. Chennai Times gets chatting with the actor who will be appearing in a new film Piranha 3DD.Can you tell us about your role inPiranha 3DD?I play the role of David Hasselhoff. There was a lot of competition out there but I won the role! I took a little training to play David Hasselhoff. I'm very excited to play him. He is one of my favorite actors and all time hero; so to play him is kind of to live up to the expectation was a little nerve racking. But I think I pulled it off. I went into a deep trance, and every night I meditated, and I read David Hasselhoff's book to try to find out who he was about.It's kind of the dark side of David Hasselhoff, and I enjoyed playing that and especially not wanting to rescue the ginger little moron kid. And not making any of the rescues — I just thought it was the funniest thing ever!Aren't you annoyed that your past few appearances in movies have been as a celebrity guest, mostly playing yourself?I think it's funny playing David Hasselhoff. And it works because I was able to play David Hasselhoff, and kind of get to the essence of him.How was the experience shooting for the film?It was amazing. The cast and crew were so creative. I got to take a piranha home with me. It's in my house now. And it's strange because every time I try to feed it, it's pretty scary. I got a little blood in my eye once, but I kept going. I'm a hero! There were so many girls in such a good shape that it looked like Baywatch on steroids. It was living in 3D moment every time you go to the pool. It was distracting at times like, 'Oh my God! What's that?' But it was more fun watching everyone in the pool get... eaten by the fish. And there was a lot of blood.What's next on the cards?I've got a film in development called Jungle Brats, which is like Goonies. I've got a movie coming out called The Christmas Consultant. It's really a big role. It's the lead. So things are really turning around for me.Would you ever consider doing a new Knight Rider Movie?I'm actually looking to try to bring back Knight Rider.Have you watched any Indian films before?Does Slumdog Millionaire count? Yes, I have watched several.What are your first thoughts when you hear India?I think I could live off of Indian food! I love it all, especially the chicken korma! I would love to have any reason to come to India. I am ready to come to the India ... so call me!

David Hasselhoff on Howard Stern

David Hasselhoff called in to Howard Stern's show this morning at around 7:05am. This video is a taste of the interview, and below you can find a transcript.Audio: David Hasselhoff on Howard SternHoward said he has David Hasselhoff on the phone. He said he's formerly a judge on America's Got Talent. David said he's formerly from everything. Howard asked what he's up to. David said he's getting ready to go drive in the Gumball rally.David asked why he keeps taking his place on TV shows. He said he did Baywatch and then Howard did Son of the Beach. Now he's taking his spot on America's Got Talent. Howard said he's actually taking Piers Morgan's spot.Howard asked David if he walked away from that show or was he fired. David said that it was a contract negotiation thing. He said it was 4 years of arguing with Piers and it wasn't easy. He said Howard will see how hard the work is. Howard said he doesn't have to work out a script or anything and it was pretty high profile. He said he does see the huge time commitment it is though.David said the show is fun if you take your wife or girlfriend but after 4 years it wasn't fun anymore. He said he had Howard would have had a blast but with Piers it was just too much. He said he couldn't take it any more. Howard said David's persona is Mr. Nice Guy and the thing with Piers seemed pretty real. David said Piers was writing stuff behind his back and putting in the papers and denying it. He said he threatened to kill him on the air and they finally became good friends.Howard asked why he threatened to kill Piers. He said he gets that they battle a lot because you tend to defend people you like. David said that the production company will tell you to put people through at times.Howard said he saw that David wanted to butt heads with Piers. David said he changed that to ''we were butting heads.'' He said that Piers didn't like that he threatened him. David said that they had agreed that year that they weren't going to call each other out and get nasty on the show. He said Piers went for the jugular and said he was going to put people through to get at David Hasselhoff. He said Piers called him out so he called Piers out. After that they became close and got friendly.Howard asked how he gets close to a guy who betrays him and prints stories about him. David said you have to sit next to them through 80 acts. Howard asked if he would hold it against him to this day. David said they had it out on Piers' show and Piers apologized. Howard said he could never forgive that. David said Howard did that to him and he called him off the air and Howard apologized to him for it off the air. Howard said he doesn't recall that. Gary said he thinks he made that whole thing up. David said he did do that. He said that Howard wanted him to be on Son of the Beach or something and he talked to him about it and then Howard got on the air and said something that he said in confidence.David asked when the show starts. Howard said it's started already and he has to be watching. David said he doesn't watch the show. Howard said he happens to love the show. David said he loves the show too. He was on Britain's Got Talent and he did a year of that. He said he only signed on to do one year.Howard said he heard a story about David at AGT. He said he heard the producers got mad at him because he went out and got spray tanned during a break and the producers freaked out. He said that his spray tan caused a bunch of commotion. David said that is not true. He said that's something that Piers Morgan ran with that story. He said he didn't come back orange. He said he did get the spray tan at lunch but no one said anything about it. Piers was the one who ran with the story and made a big deal out of it.David said he and Piers are good friends now. He said he does things over in London and he hangs out with Piers' kids over there. He said he's been a real stand up guy with him. David said he was always very kind to his kids so that's how he judges someone.David's dog was barking so Howard asked if he has a lot of pets. David said he has 7 dogs and a pig. Howard asked if he's worth more than $10 million. David said it's more. Howard asked if he owns Baywatch. David said he owns part of that. He said they brought the show back because of the success of the song he did. He tried to bring Knight Rider back but NBC took that away from him. Howard asked if he's trying to bring out a movie based on Baywatch. David said that the people at Imagine own Baywatch the movie. He said he has no idea where they're going with it. He said he is in the middle of a Knight Rider thing with the Weinsteins. He said he lost the rights to the show though. He said he's in a new Piranha movie that's coming out on the 29th. David said that it's Piranha 3DD.Howard asked if he needs one serious part to prove that he's a serious actor. David said he's had those parts. He said that he was Nick Fury. He said he's not sure why that didn't keep going. David said when you're a TV star you remain a TV star. He said that Knight Rider will come back. David said the Piranha movie is great and he thinks that his audience will love it.Howard asked if David is nude hanging aroudn. David said he's actually packing to fly to New York right now. He said that he has to fly out in about an hour.Howard asked David about his wife. David said his first wife married a guy named Michael Knight which was very weird to him. He said now she drives around in a Knight Rider car.David told Howard about how he got custody of his kids. Howard asked how that happened and how that tape of him being drunk on the floor with a hamburger got in the hands of the public. David said it wasn't his daughter who released it. Howard asked if it was Piers Morgan. David said that he should ask a few more questions. David said that it could have been someone who had access to his daughter's computer. Gary said it must be the ex-wife. David said he can't say that but it could have happened that way. David said that he had to put everything he could into showing that he was a cool guy and that his wife was playing the kids. He said within 6 weeks he had full custody of his kids. David said that he asked the judge where he saw the video and he told him it was on E.T. David asked if he was really going to judge him based on a TV video tape.Howard asked David when he found out that tape was on Youtube. David said he was doing America's Got Talent and they were between shows. He said his attorneys and agent walked in and told him what they had seen. David said there was no tape and he doesn't do that. He said they insisted there was a tape. David said they told him that there was a tape of him drunk eating a hamburger. He said they told him it wasn't funny, it was bad. They told him it was going to be out the next day. David said he got calm and saw the writing on the wall. He said he knew he had to get his shit together and stop feeling sorry for himself. Howard asked if he was embarrassed to go out after that. David said he just asked if anyone knew where he could get a good cheeseburger.David said the first call he got was from Simon Cowell and he said everyone makes mistakes. He said that he defended him and so did Ozzy Osbourne. David said he just looks at life like ''shit happens.'' Howard said he'd be in a panic if that was going on in his life. Howard said it's embarrassing to see that kind of thing. Howard said people think he's crazy anyway so that's the kind of thing people would love to see.David said he lost his job on The Producers because of that tape and it was devastating to him. He said he was having a great time doing that play.David told Howard that the judge in the custody battle was great. David said that he's clean and sober now. He said he was clean and sober when that tape was made. That was just a one off thing. Howard asked David about being hospitalized a bunch of times for alcohol poisoning. David said it can be tough when you're an alcoholic. He said that life is fantastic now. He said he has a girlfriend from Wales and she looks like Farrah Fawcett. He said he's going to drive to Indianapolis this week and he's having fun.Howard asked David about the girlfriend and if he's having sex all the time. David said he has it as often as he can. He said he met her on Britain's Got Talent. Howard asked if he had someone bring her to him. David said that he walked right up to her in the audience and said ''you're the one.'' He said she wouldn't go out with him for 6 weeks because she thought he was too old for her. He said he's 59 and she's 32. Howard asked if he has a strong erection or does he use Viagra. David said he's the Hoff and he's like morning wood.Howard said he heard that he's proposed to her and she's turned him down. David said that's not true. Howard asked if he gives her everything sexually. David said they don't do anal. Howard told him to hit his erection against the phone right now. David said okay, whacked the phone and yelled in pain.Howard said he heard that they had the chance to hire Leonardo DiCaprio on Baywatch and they turned him down. David's bird was making noise so he told it to be quiet.Howard asked if the Leonardo DiCaprio story was right. David said that it was. He said that it's best that they didn't hire him because he did just fine without that. He said he would have played his son on the show if they had hired him. He said they went with Jeremy Jackson instead. Howard said that kid ended up on Celebrity Rehab.David said that he has no regrets. He said he did embarrass his daughter with that drunk tape. He said that was the sad part about the whole thing. Howard said he was a legend in the drinking community. He said he read he was clocked at a .39 blood alcohol level. David said he has broken some records. Howard said he read that David ran out of rehab in sweat pants to get a drink. David said he may have done that.Howard asked if David tried to commit suicide once. David said his life is too good and he's never done that. He said he was at a hotel and he was shaving and ended up breaking a lamp that sliced tendons in his wrist and arm. He said he got stitched up and then his ex-wife went out and said he tried to kill himself. He said he wouldn't do that. He said he has so much to live for. He said he has to go and do the Gumball rally tomorrow. He said they're shutting down Times Square tomorrow to do that.Howard asked David if his dad still calls him Michael Knight. David said that he has done that by mistake. Howard said that's not funny. David said it's fantastic. He said his dad used to carry cards aroudn that said ''Knight Rider's Dad.''Howard asked if he ever fucked Pam Anderson. David said he did not. He said that there were too many other people around. Howard asked if he would like to. David said no. He said he's afraid. David said he's just afraid. He said she's gorgeous and lovely but he's afraid. He said there have been other wankers in there before. He said he's happily engaged to a hot Welsh girl and he doesn't need to have sex with Pam.Howard asked David who he's going to vote for. David said that he'd probably go for Obama again. He said Romney reminds him too much of the Bush administration and he didn't like that.Howard gave David a plug for his movie Piranha 3DD. He asked what he's up to next. David said he's doing the Gumball rally and then he's going to the premiere of the movie and doing a bunch of other things like going on a safari and going on an underwater thing. Then he's going to try and bring Knight Rider back as a movie. He's got a lot going on.Howard asked David if the Welsh chick is there. David said she's meeting him in New York. He said she's in Wales right now. Howard said he'd love to talk to her. David said he'd bring her on the show. Howard said he has to ask her about the anal thing because she must not love him if she won't give him that. David said they have a lot of fun together. Howard asked if he's ever had a gay experience. David said he has not. He asked Howard if he has. Howard said a guy did ask him to put his hand on his dick once when he was little but he knew it was wrong and took it off.Howard gave David some more plugs and talked about Piranha 3DD. David said this is the worst movie ever made. He said it's a goofy movie with topless women and things like that. Howard said it sounds like something he'd like.Howard and David talked about the John Travolta controversy that's going on right now. They talked more about the Piranha movie and David said that he gets to see himself in 3-D so that's kind of fun. He said he shot for a week on that movie. He said there are some penises that get bitten off in the movie. He said there are some young stars in the movie whose names he doesn't know. He said they have Christopher Lloyd and Gary Busy in the movie too. He said it's a lot of fun. Howard told David to come see him sometime. David said he will come to an AGT show and say hi there. Howard thanked him for calling in and let him go. He said the movie sounds like fun for the whole family... if you're the Manson family. David got a laugh out of that.Howard said he thinks that David has hit the wall. He is 59 years old. George said he was shocked at Gregg Allman and how aged he is. Howard said he put his body through the mill. George said it sounds like David has too. Howard said you have to hand it to David because he walks aroudn like nothing is happening after that video came out. Howard said he has to learn something from him. He said he worries too much about that stuff. George said that's what's great about Howard. He said David is just oblivious to everything.Howard said David has this career and family life that makes it seem like he's squeaky clean. Howard said it turns out he just doesn't give a shit. Howard said the guy is worth tons of money and he seems to be having a great time.Howard asked George if he's ever turned down a movie role. George said even he has turned down roles. He said even he appeared on Son of the Beach. He played the Grandpa in the show. He said he was happy to land that role. He said he was still in his 50s back then. Howard said he had to go to break after that.

Source: Marks Friggin

On the Set of Piranha 3DD

One of the bigger selling points of the sequel to the 2010 gore-fest that wasPiranha is the arrival of David Hasselhoff, an item that was not included with the "first" film (or second remake, technically). The promotions for Piranha 3DDhaven't been shy in reminding us that The Hoff Is coming along for the ride this time around, and that includes this latest promotional video.This featurette comes courtesy of iTunes and features David Hasselhoff giving us an eye-opening view of his trailer and mindset into being what he describes as a "semi-washed-up TV star/famous icon." This apparently involves creepy eye-less masks and merchandising. It should be noted, however, that in addition to giving us a look at Hoff's role in the film, there's something potentially spoilery toward the end of the video, so watch on with that in mind!Gotta love a Hoff with a sense of humor, right?The slow-mo run and keyboard playing in the bedroom are moments we've seen previously, so while they're moderate spoilers, especially when you consider how great it'll likely be to see Hoff let loose his dormant life-guard during what could be a crucial point in during the mayhem, as all of those young water-park swimmers are being devoured by fish, what might be the bigger spoiler comes toward the end.Hasselhoff points out that he gets to sing during the end credits. That in itself is a reasonably sized spoiler. And we get to see him running on the beach singing about being a fish hunter, which seems like a modified version of the "Love Hunter" song he's singing during the keyboard scene. So does this mean Hoff's the hero of Piranha 3DD? Or at the very least, that he survives at the end? Seems like a reasonable bit of speculation, at the very least.We'll have to wait and see how things turn out for Hoff and the rest of the characters when Piranha 3DD arrives in theaters June 1.

Source: Cinema Blend

Chelsea Lately Welcomes David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff will be on Chelsea Lately on Tuesday, May 29 at 11pm eastern on E! TV to discuss his new movie Piranha 3DD. Also on the show will be comedian Jen Kirkman, Morgan Murphy and Brad Wollack.David gave us a sneak preview when he tweeted this video of his appearance.

"How sweet she was!! Love to her staff as well."


David Hasselhoff to Appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Next Tuesday (May 15) David Hasselhoff will be a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC airing at 11:35pm/10:35pm Central. There isn't much on the website to go on, but presumably he'll be on to talk about his upcoming movie Piranha 3DD. The movie comes to theaters June 1st in the states. (More release dates here.)He will be on the show with Wanda Sykes and musical guest Santana.

New Trailer for Piranha 3DD With More Hasselhoff, More Release Dates

  • Ireland 11 May 2012
  • UK 11 May 2012
  • USA 1 June 2012
  • Denmark 14 June 2012
  • Netherlands 14 June 2012
  • Singapore 28 June 2012
  • Sweden 18 July 2012
  • Russia 16 August 2012
  • Brazil 17 August 2012
  • Hong Kong 23 August 2012
  • Mexico 14 September 2012

We haven't found a Germany release date yet, but hopefully it will be around one of the dates above. Keep an eye out for advertisements!

Piranha 3DD US Spring Release Date Likely, DVD in the UK

In October, Dimension released the teaser trailer for Piranha 3DD, just a week after the studio moved the movie from its November 23rd opening for an unspecified 2012 release date.In the intervening months, however, no new date for Piranha 3DD had been announced. Until now. Digital Spy (via The Playlist) recently reported that Piranha 3DDwould be released on DVD in the UK in March, a move that appeared to damn a theatrical release. With a DVD release only two and a half months away, would Dimension have enough time to mount a promotional campaign for Piranha 3DD?Shock Till You Drop turned to director John Gulager (Feast) for answers, and the director responded with an email that explained what was happening with Piranha 3DD.

I’m really glad that people are interested in the progress of Piranha 3DD. I can tell you that at 6:30 pm on December 19th, my birthday, the sound mixing forPiranha 3DD was done and the film was finished. The plan is to come to theaters this Spring in 3D(D)!The original November release date was made before we started filming. As [co-screenwriter] [Patrick] Melton says, "...the Thanksgiving release was always overly optimistic." Ha, ha, that’s a good way of putting it! The main problem was this thing called Winter. There was no way we could ask anyone to strip down and jump into the water. Besides being inhumane and stupid, even with ‘movie magic’, it would be too dangerous. So we waited until it was warm enough to shoot but not so late that our main location became unavailable (open to the public) and started shooting in real 3D on April 25th, 2011.We released a short teaser trailer on the Spike Awards in October to give a taste of what’s in store but had to let go of the November theatrical date. The film just wasn’t totally finished. When that happened any planned releases around the world had to be scrapped and reset because Piranha 3DD must be released here, in the US, first. I think this is a Spring film anyways.

Gulager also mentioned that a November test screening was a success, but still did not mention a release date for the movie. Still, Melton confirmed to Daily Dead that a Spring theatrical release was likely "because of the 'Spring Break vibe' in the film, spring was the obvious time to open it."

Source: Reelz

Piranha 3DD Pushed Back to 2012

We initially reported back in June that the release date for David's new movie "Piranha 3DD" was November 23, but it looks like it's being pushed back until at least January.According to Cosmic Booknews, Mark Canton, producer on the movie, gave an update at a press junket for Immortals."It's definitely coming out in January. That's what I hear from the Weinsteins," Canton told ShockTillYouDRop, laughing, "Which probably means March."The movie is about after the events at Lake Victoria, the pre-historic school of blood-thirsty piranhas make their way into a newly opened waterpark.The trailer recently premiered at the 2011 Scream Awards.

Piranha 3DD Trailer World Premiere at Spike's Scream Awards

The world premiere of the Piranha 3DD trailer with David Hasselhoff aired on Spike TV's 6th annual Scream awards last night. The horror movie is set to be released in U.S. theaters sometime in 2012.After Lake Victoria, the pre-historic school of blood-thirsty piranhas make their way elsewhere. This time, no one is safe as they sink their teeth into the visitors of the summer attraction The Big Wet Water Park.

Piranha 3DD Wraps, Gets Release Date

David's new movie, Piranha 3DD finished filming last week on May 27. Director John Gulager said, "This one is so outlandish in places. I hope it works because it really pushes all the boundaries slightly pushed in the first one."Piranha 3DD is set one year after the original, where "the creatures begin traveling through the town's plumbing gaining access to swimming pools and the newly-opened waterpark 'Wilderness Waters'". It stars Ving Rhames, Christopher Lloyd, Paul Scheer, Danielle Panabaker, Gary Busey, David Hasselhoff and David Koechner.The film hits theaters November 23.

Source: 411mania.com, Daily Blam

David Hasselhoff Interview with Metro

The Hoff is back and talking with Metro.co.uk about Britains Got Talent, his reality show and his new movie Piranha 3DD.

Why did you do this reality show?One, to help highlight my daughters’ quests to become singers. Number two, instead of reading complete unadulterated lies about  me in the press, this was a chance to invite people in to say: ‘This is who the Hasselhoffs are – we have a great family relationship, a heart and a sense of humour.’Are you worried your daughters will experience the negative side of fame?They already have because of my divorce and the stuff I’ve gone through. They’ve had to have a hard skin, especially at school. Every kid goes through challenges at school, whether you’re in show business or not, but it’s worse if people know  you because of your parents. We’re just a normal family that picks up the papers and reads what we’ve been doing, or haven’t, everyday. It hurts when your children are mentioned and when people assume things about them that aren’t true.How’s Britain’s Got Talent going?I’m having a blast. I find it very funny that I can’t understand what people are saying a lot of  the time. I’m very proud I’ve been asked to do it. I’m spending a lot of time in Britain and people are very complimentary.

Are there any British accents you can’t understand at all?The Scottish ones. The Glaswegian accent really got me but then I couldn’t really understand a lot of what people in Liverpool were saying – and Wales too. I’m having a hell of a time. I’m dating a Welsh girl and keep saying ‘what?’ all the time. I haven’t got through one sentence with her yet without saying ‘what?’ But at the same time I find it very sexy and cute, so she can talk all she wants.What acts in Britain would you not get in US?There was one act in America where a lady said she could whistle and birds would come. She did it and no birds arrived. The weirdest one in Britain was a guy who imitated trucks – I have no idea what that was about. It sounded like a giant man farting. And I think I’ve seen every Michael Jackson impersonator in Britain.What are your proudest achievements in your career?I loved working with Mel Brooks. When they asked me to do The Producers, they asked me to play the German but I wanted to play the gay director and he told me I did a great job, which I was very proud of.What have been the biggest disappointments?Not getting more film work and not being cast in the TV remake of Knight Rider when I brought the idea, the treatment and the story to the TV network. Hollywood can be fun like that.You’re filming Piranha 3DD at the moment – how’s that going?It’s a lot of fun saving beautiful girls from being eaten by piranhas and  it’s great to see everyone wandering around covered in fake blood.What lessons have 40 years in showbiz taught you?Don’t count on anything but yourself and God.What’s the secret of your enduring popularity?Love of people, humility and to respect the opportunities that I’ve been given. And, of course, my winning smile.You’ve had a well-publicised battle with alcoholism. Are people supportive?People never, ever ask; only the media. Interviews like this are obsessed with bringing it up because it sells newspapers. No one in the street has ever come up to me and said: ‘How’s your drinking?’ I welcome the support I receive from family and friends.What else would you like to achieve with your career?To bring down all the walls in the world. More seriously, though, I’d like to make a kick-ass Knight Rider film and I’m looking forward to seeing my daughters achieve success in their own careers.The Hasselhoffs starts on May 30 on Bio.