Will Arnett Got ‘Really Close’ to Firing Himself Off ‘Twisted Metal’

Will Arnett is a no-nonsense TV producer — he even virtually fired himself. 

Arnett, 53, serves as each govt producer and star of the Peacock collection Twisted Steel — primarily based on the online game of the identical identify — which premiered earlier this month. The actor voices the character Candy Tooth, a killer clown who’s portrayed on digicam by professional wrestler Samoa Joe.

“I used to be like, ‘I don’t wish to mess this up,’” Arnett instructed ET Canada in an interview revealed on Friday, August 18. “[Samoa Joe] did such an superior job. And now I’ve bought to come back in on the finish and do that voice, and it took a couple of classes to get it proper, I’ll say that a lot.”

He joked, “I bought actually near firing myself … For actual.”

Anthony Mackie, Thomas Haden Church, Stephanie Beatriz and Neve Campbell additionally star on the post-apocalyptic collection, which follows John Doe (Mackie), a motor-mouthed outsider with no reminiscence of his previous, who is obtainable a once-in-a-lifetime alternative to alter his harmful, nomadic life for the higher. He can solely do it, nonetheless, if he can efficiently ship a mysterious package deal throughout a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

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Arnett admitted he was stunned at what number of A-list stars agreed to do the present — “Often once I’m hooked up to a venture, individuals run the opposite manner,” he joked — and wasn’t initially desiring to have a task in any respect. 

“After we first began to develop the present, I wasn’t essentially going to do something on the present,” Arnett defined. “Then they had been like, ‘Hey, what in regards to the concept of you doing the voice of Candy Tooth?’ And I used to be like, ‘Certain.’”

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Arnett confessed that he’s “undecided” he ever bought Candy Tooth’s inflection the “manner he needed,” and that getting the voice ok for the present “took some time” as a result of present’s comedic and violent tones. 

“Our present is enjoyable and he’s bought to be a psycho that you just consider needs to kill everyone,” Arnett defined. “I do know that appears like a nasty factor. On this case, it’s good. And on the similar time, we would like him to be humorous and form of be the comedic reduction in quite a lot of methods. So, yeah, it took a couple of classes to get it proper, if I’m being sincere and I’m being sincere.”

Twisted Steel isn’t Arnett’s first time working as a voice actor. He’s lent his deep baritone vocals to The Lego Batman Film, Danny Phantom, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Ratatouille, Horton Hears a Who!, Monsters vs. Aliens, Despicable Me, Teen Titans Go! and extra. He additionally starred on Netflix’s hit animated collection BoJack Horseman from 2014 to 2020 and is a part of the “SmartLess” podcast alongside buddies Jason Bateman and Sean Hayes

“I didn’t actually understand [I had a distinct voice]. You recognize, I’m a dumb man,” Arnett quipped to the Related Press in June. “I bear in mind going to one in all my first brokers in New York and so they had been saying, ‘Hey include me, that is the voice-over division’ … They usually had been like, ‘We expect that perhaps that is one thing you might do.’ And I used to be like, ‘Cool.’ It by no means occurred to me!”