David Hasselhoff Talks Potential ‘Knight Rider’ Reboot And Why His Iconic ‘Baywatch’ Swim Trunks Made Him Feel ‘Self-Conscious’

We all knew David Hasselhoff could act, but it’s safe to say his singing skills are off the charts!

Hasselhoff definitely impressed the crowd during his performance at Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, but we can’t ignore the fact that the audience probably knows him best for his iconic roles in “Knight Rider” and “Baywatch”.

2019 marks 30 years since the first episode of “Baywatch” before it was cancelled after one season, and in an exclusive interview with ET Canada the Hoff says it was his superstar status in Germany that helped bring the series back to life.

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“I went to Germany and the Germans said: ‘Can you bring us more ‘Knight Rider’?’ And I said: ‘No I can’t, it’s been cancelled,'” he explains.

“But I said: ‘I have a new show.’ ‘Does it have a car?’ [the Germans] asked. I said: ‘No it doesn’t have a car’. ‘Are you in it?’ [they said]. ‘Yes’, ‘Okay we buy it anyway’… that was the conversation,” the actor says.

“We [nickle] and dimed through the first season, and it lasted 11 seasons, 245 episodes and was in the Guinness Book of World Records as the number one watched show on the planet,” he adds.

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Of course, the world loved watching David as Mitch Buchannon in “Baywatch”, but it turns out that he didn’t care for the show’s wardrobe – specifically his iconic red swim trunks.

“I was hanging on the fence! I didn’t want to do that! I wanted to wear black leather and jeans,” Hasselhoff explains. “I don’t want to walk around in a bathing suit. I was really self-conscious about it.”

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At 66-years-old, Hasselhoff proves that age is just a number when it comes to acting and singing, even revealing that he’s hoping to bring back another one of his most memorable roles to the big screen.

“Right now we’re in development with a company I can’t really talk about to do ‘Knight Rider The Movie’… as a huge franchise and bring back ‘Knight Rider’ the way it should be brought back, which is a continuation of the show,” he says. “We’re going to continue it and I’m going to be involved and maybe behind the car a little bit. And we’ll see what happens.”

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