BANG! NEWS – Will Arnett has had “a lot of downs” in his career, as he says he can relate to his BoJack Horseman character because they’re both battling with the pitfalls of fame.
The 49-year-old actor said he was able to “relate” to his role as the titular horse in Netflix’s animated series BoJack Horseman – which follows BoJack as he navigates life as a TV star alongside the pitfalls of fame – because his own life hasn’t been “a straight line”. Asked if he uses personal experiences to rate to BoJack, he said, “Absolutely. My career definitely had a lot of downs, but in everybody’s lives, nothing is a straight line for the most part. We’ve all had moments in things, and disappointments, etc.
“Certainly, I’ve been able to draw on a lot of that stuff to access emotionally those places for BoJack. Again, I’m the recipient of tremendous writing by Raphael [Bob-Waksberg, the show’s creator] and all the writers on the show, so I consider myself very fortunate in that way, to be able to speak those words.
“But because BoJack has had a lot of downturns, especially in show business, it’s something I can relate to absolutely.”
Alongside working on the Netflix comedy – which premieres its sixth and final season later this month – Will also stars in family movies including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Lego Movie, and has said he took on those roles because his sons are too young to watch his other work.