I was very happy to die in ‘The Doors’: Val Kilmer

July 10th, 2008 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS  

London, July 10 (IANS) Actor Val Kilmer, who played Jim Morrison in “The Doors”, says he was relieved when his character died in the movie because playing the rock star was traumatic for him. Kilmer said he loved doing the death scene because he knew that would be the last time he would be playing Morrison, contactmusic.com reports.

He said: “I was relieved to die in ‘The Doors’, just so I didn’t have to do anything else. Jim Morrison was such a great character but such a tragic guy. He wasn’t that much fun. He was goofing around a lot but that’s coming out of a lot of turmoil with his behaviour that was so extreme. Plus, Jim Morrison just jumped off the stage once a night.

“I had to do it 15 times in a row. The role took it’s toll physically, so I remember being in that bathtub for the death scene thinking: ‘Ah, this is great! I hope I don’t breathe and blow the shot’, because I was very happy to die.”

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