By Lorenzo Marchessi
Rebecca Holden was one of science fiction’s most beautiful and clever mechanics playing KITT’s caretaker April Curits on the hit series Knight Rider.
“April was such a fun character to play,” Rebecca explains. “She was smart, resourceful, and took her work seriously.”
What was it like working with Knight Industries Two-Thousand, or KITT for short? “It was pure fun. Who else gets to go to work and have such a blast everyday?” Rebecca giggles with excitement. “We all knew we were lucky. The car was amazing.”
And working with the “Hoff” who played Michael Knight and Edward Mulhare who played Devlin Miles? “Working with David was wonderful. There was a real family feeling. He was very professional on set. Edward was fatherly and protective of me,” explains Rebecca. “Both of them were warm and wonderful human beings.”
Because William Daniels was just a voiceover each week Rebecca tells the quip, “Bill always said he had the cushiest job in television because he didn’t have to go into makeup or wardrobe at all. He would just show up on a movie stage for about half an hour, and do the whole week’s lines in just a few minutes.”
Having recently appeared at North Hollywood’s Beverly Garland Hotel for the 30th Anniversary Knight Rider Reunion event, Rebecca has so much passion for the arts and her work, and Knight Rider was a show she will always treasure.
And so her beauty and talent continues with her newly released single with Jon Secada called “Dreams Come True,” her preparation for a Broadway-bound musical within the next year, and making as many fan appearances as her schedule will allow. If you want to contact her she says herself, “I love to hear from all of my fans. Please write me at RebeccaHolden.com – and I respond when I can!” Turbo Boost KITT, Turbo Boost!