Christoph Waltz is featured in GQ Germany magazine in an article titled “Old School.” He talks about his family, about being a gifted child, working with Roman Polanski, the willing suspension of disbelief and why he can’t wear a fur coat in LA. We’ll include one Q&A from the article below:
In your new film “Water for Elephants” They play the ringmaster. Is it the ultimate metaphor for your job: the circus?
Ultimately, if I may, is a word over control. It lusted after sensation. In the face of superlatives us the subtleties are lost. After ultimately there will be nothing, so it called that. In terms of my profession I say: There is an overlap to the circus, but I’m doing something else. I also think, incidentally, the word actor misleading – and for the actor. For his career has to do with looking at nothing, play with does.
They prefer the term actor.
Exactly. Look you’re doing – not me. And sometimes feel like my actions to actually circus, but mostly not. I have never worked in the circus, so I lack the comparison. In France there was a time when it was regarded as almost the ultimate goal to be part of a circus. Sure, you can make, if not a spectacle bored. I was always terribly bored.
Read the rest on GQ’s site here.
Note that the article is written in German and you’ll need to use a tool such as Google Translate or view with the Google Chrome browser that automatically translates.