“H e c o m e s o u t o f n o w h e r e ! ” Z a c h a r y Q u i n t o
What can you say about your character?
John Smith is a mysterious guy, he comes out of nowhere and you’re not really sure where he fits into the dynamic of this world at the beginning. He forges a relationship with Katia early on in the movie, and that relationship leads them into a triangle with Agent 47. Is it a more emotional character than what you’ve played in the past?
It’s an action movie, so much more based in physical connection, but hopefully there’s an inner life underneath all the punches and gunshots. But it’s not a chamber- piece [ smiles]. How would you compare action experiences on Star Trek with this?
We had a lot more time on Star Trek Into Darkness, so there was more breath in the process. These fights have been much more gritty in their execution which I think lends itself to a kind of aesthetic that will suit the movie. How many Hitman films have you signed on for?
Two or three, I have to check with my lawyer... Who’s tougher: Rupert Friend or Benedict Cumberbatch?
I dare not compare the Brits, for fear that I would upset their ever delicate balance of mutual respect and talent, but they’re both incredible guys.