Anyone else getting flashbacks of Star Trek Into Darkness and that whole John Harrison deception? When Christoph Waltz joined the cast of Spectrerumours began to fly that he would be playing Bond’s classic nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Later it was revealed that his character went by the name of Franz Oberhauser but, since we know Hollywood always tells the truth, those Blofeld rumours kept coming.
Waltz recently spoke with British GQ to set the record straight on just who it is that he will be portraying.
That is absolutely untrue. That rumour started on the Internet, and the Internet is a pest. The name of my character is Franz Oberhauser.
It’s entirely possible that he won’t be playing Blofeld; Oberhauser could be an entirely separate character with Blofeld characteristics or perhaps the real Blofeld will make an appearance at the end and reveal himself to be the true mastermind. Basically, we’ll have to wait and see the film before we know for sure.
Waltz also touched on whether or not he hesitated when the offer to appear in a Bond film came his way:
I did, yes. I always hesitate… You ask yourself, hang on: what James Bond are we talking about? The thing about Spectre is that it is not the work of hack writers. It does not have a hack director. The actors are not hams. The action sequences in Mexico are extravagant to say the least. The scenes in Austria are traditional Bond action in the snow. These films with Daniel Craig have shifted the tone. They don’t depend on a set formula that forces actors simply to go through the motions.
To be honest, I don’t really care who Waltz’s character is, I’m already veryexcited to see Spectre on November 6, 2015.