Michael Keaton: Robocop costume a ‘sissy suit’
By Tribute News on February 2, 2014 | 3 Comments
Michael Keaton, who plays Raymond Sellers, CEO of the evil Omnicorp organization in the upcoming movie Robocop, joked the special effects armor Joel Kinnaman had to wear as the title character wasn't a patch on the rubber suit he had to don to play Batman in 1989. He said: ''That sissy suit - they have air conditioning in it. [When I played Batman] I couldn't do [any] of that because I couldn't get up to go the bathroom. They put me in this thing and inside, honestly, I started having panic attacks. Literally, panic attacks.'' While costume design has come far since the '80s, Joel said his 45 lb. suit was still difficult to wear and took almost two hours to put on each day. He told Fox news: ''It was a bit of a challenge to put on. It was so uncomfortable, it was digging in everywhere, it was pressing down on my shoulders, and I was sweating like a pig. After 20 minutes, I said, 'I gotta get out of this!' And then, it was a daunting idea that I was going to have to wear this for 14 hours a day, six days a week for five months.'' Michael, 62, could relate, but didn't offer much sympathy. He added: ''I enjoyed every minute of watching. I'd just sit there in my little business suit and watch him. There was a lot of gloating.''