The dude who shouted “MORTAL KOMBAT!” in the movie and video game advert, Kyle Wyatt, spoke to Slate about how it all came about and how it affected his life. But if you thought that it catapulted him to stardom in some way, think again:
So had you played Mortal Kombat at the point that you were recording the commercial? Did you have any idea what the commercial was for?
Had no idea, bro.
So they didn’t even tell you why they wanted you to specifically yell the words Mortal Kombat?
Oh, no, no, no, man. It was a gig. I was able to pay my rent that month.
Deep down, isn’t everything just a gig or a moment in our lives?
Mortal Kombat related: Aja Romano’s ode to the ‘cheesy, exotified, incoherent action movie mishmash’