Playing Batman gave Val Kilmer had an early taste of what it would be like to get old - because his batsuit was so restrictive.

The actor donned the figure-hugging all-black outfit for Batman Forever and hated the experience from beginning to end - because it made him feel like a pensioner.

He explains, "It's painful. It's like being old because you're there and an inch of rubber is surrounding you so you can't turn your head, which the elderly will complain of.

"No one pays any attention to you, you can't get up, it takes about half an hour to go to the bathroom and someone has to help you, and you have to get help to get dressed."

03/10/2003 09:19