SHADOW DANCER

New Bond bad­die Christoph Waltz evades ques­tion­ing…

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Spectre -

How will SPEC­TRE be dif­fer­ent from Sky­fall?

I hope it’s not the same. Sky­fall was there al­ready. That’s the think­ing lately, to bank on the known and more or less rob the au­di­ence of the very rea­son to go to the movies – to see some­thing un­ex­pected and to have an ex­pe­ri­ence.

What can we ex­pect?

A new story. De­vel­op­ment. Fur­ther in­tel­lect. New rev­e­la­tions about that char­ac­ter who we think we know so well. [ Smiles] Well, maybe we don’t.

We know you’re the head of SPEC­TRE…

How do you know that my char­ac­ter is the head of SPEC­TRE? You don’t. Ex­actly. That’s how we set our­selves up for dis­ap­point­ment be­cause dis­ap­point­ment comes only from ex­pec­ta­tion.

There was a lot of spec­u­la­tion with the Sony hack­ing.

I won­der, to tell you the truth, where peo­ple find the time to oc­cupy them­selves with all that. Don’t they have some­thing more in­ter­est­ing? Who cares what they say about whom?

You don’t feel it de­railed this pro­duc­tion?

No, when they tri­umphantly an­nounced that they have hacked the new Bond script – no they haven’t; they have hacked an old Bond script that was not even part of the dis­cus­sion any­more.

What was it like join­ing the Bond fam­ily?

You’re a lit­tle bit like the new boy at school, but for about an hour- and- a- half. They’re so ab­so­lutely won­der­ful and you be­come part of the thing. That’s why ev­ery­body loves to come back and do more and be with them. It re­minded me of movies I made in the ’ 70s – only I didn’t do them with 500 peo­ple, I did them with 15.

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