What brings you here? We just finished Death Note. The paint’s not dried on it yet — it’s about as fresh as a movie gets. And we’re here to get the word out. This is the first year I've come to Comic-con where I’ve not been filming at the time, so I’m going to actually be able to enjoy it.
Who’s the most famous person you’ve crossed paths with today? Hmm... let’s see. I haven’t come across many super-famous people because I’m always being shuffled from one area to the next. This morning I did walk past John Cho. Our moderator this morning was Terry Crews. But that’s about the extent of it. Will Smith was apparently in the green room backstage shadow-boxing, but I missed that. That would have been the most famous person I’ve ever met.
What are you most excited about here that you’re not involved in? I’m excited about the Blade Runner thing coming out, but right now in terms of things that I’m engaged with, Twin Peaks is the only thing that matters in my life. I don’t think David Lynch is going to be at the panel, but if he was here that would be the end-all. I’ve been dreaming a lot about David Lynch, weirdly. I don’t know what’s going on. That’s why I like that show, because it’s doing something to my brain. I dreamed two nights ago that David Lynch and I were confessing our love to each other, and it was pretty powerful. I woke up feeling, “Bummer. I had this real connection to David Lynch and now I don’t.”
If you were cosplaying here, what would you be dressed as? Probably something really easy to do. Even though Hallowe’en is my favourite holiday of the year, I have a phobia about dressing up. When I was three or four years old, I remember my mum dressed me up as Superman and put balloons in my shirt to make muscles. I remember feeling really humiliated, and I don’t think I’ve dressed up for Hallowe’en since.
Describe Comic-con in three words. I am overwhelmed.
DEATH NOTE IS ON NETFLIX FROM 25 AUGUST
Above: Director Adam Wingard. Below: Death
Note's demonic god Ryuk, played by Willem Dafoe.