New Bond baddie Christoph Waltz evades questioning…
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.