Hollywood actor Val Kilmer credits FRIENDS star Lisa Kudrow for his decision to take on the role of porn star JOHN HOLMES.

Kilmer's efforts in the soon-to-be-released Wonderland have already won over a number of critics, but he admits he was very reluctant to take on the role until his co-star Kudrow convinced him it was the right thing to do.

He says, "I turned it down forever. I didn't have any interest in being associated with pornography. I read the script and didn't really understand the story.

"I talked to Lisa Kudrow and then began to realise that the story is really about the consequence of excess."

01/10/2003 21:04