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Monday 28 July 2014

Keaton: I panicked in the Batsuit

Published 31/01/2014|12:02

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Michael Keaton played Batman in the 1989 film

Michael Keaton has insisted his Batman outfit was much harder to wear than his RoboCop co-star's "sissy suit".

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The actor donned the tight black rubber outfit to play the caped crusader in the 1989 movie, and joked that it was so challenging he doesn't have much sympathy for Joel Kinnaman wearing RoboCop's less demanding suit, according to Fox 411.

Michael, 62, said: "I'm very, very claustrophobic.

"I drink a lot of coffee, I eat a ton of vitamins and I drink a ton of water - I couldn't do (any) of that because I couldn't get up to go the bathroom. So, they put me in this thing and inside - honestly, I started having panic attacks. Literally, panic attacks. So, I thought, 'I don't know how I'm going to do this, man. I'm feeling really, really scared'."

Speaking at a press event for their upcoming reboot of the sci-fi movie, The Killing star Joel revealed it took close to two hours to put his RoboCop costume on.

But he laughed: "I got no sympathy from Michael Keaton when I was complaining about my suit. He was like, 'Shut the f*** up. You got it easy! They had to glue my suit on'."

Michael teased: "That sissy suit - they have air conditioning in it."

Joel. 34, has the title role in the reboot of Paul Verhoeven's 1987 cult classic. Michael is playing villain Raymond Sellars, the CEO of Omnicorp, the corporation that builds RoboCop.

RoboCop is due to be released in February.

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