, the star of the 1970s ABC television series, Welcome Back, Kotter
, talked about the upcoming big screen remake
starring Ice Cube
. In discussing how people would perceive the film, Kaplan said, "I think it's totally acceptable. I think that the setting is going to be in South Central LA. He (Ice Cube) is going to be just like how I was in Brooklyn ..."
He added, "The guys are going to be there in their 2006 and 2007 version, so I think it could work and I think he is the perfect guy ... He has shown what kind of crossover appeal he has."
When asked about his ideal cast, Kaplan joked, "Well I think Snoop Dogg
will play Horshack, Vanilla Ice
would play Barbarino ... I don't know we haven't really thought about it."
Kaplan's interview aired on "Access Hollywood" last night.