Before Colin Farrell, there was only one randy love bug in Hollywood: Herbie, the bouncy VW who starred in four Disney films. He fell on hard times in the mid-’80s, and his erratic behavior prevented him from starring in the newest installment. We met him in the parking lot of Humper’s, a last-exit dive in Culver City, Calif.
EW You haven’t done anything memorable since the ’80s. . .
H You’re telling me! I was having a lot of breakdowns back then; it’s a haze. Before this interview, I looked myself up on IMDb, and I was like, ”Wait, I did three episodes of Airwolf?”
EW I want to ask you about that James Brolin quote. . .
H [Slow, sighing honk] Fine, get it over with. . .
EW He told Esquire in 1989 that during an AAMCO commercial shoot, ”The only thing guaranteed to be tanked up on the set every day was Herbie.”
H Look, I’m not gonna apologize. You hire the star of Herbie Goes Bananas, guess what? I’m probably going to be going beeping bananas.