Friday 22 September 2017

Christopher Walken: I'm different

Christopher Walken says growing up in showbiz made him different
Christopher Walken says growing up in showbiz made him different

Christopher Walken says growing up in showbusiness made him "different".

The quirky actor, 66 - who is back on the stage in Martin McDonagh's A Behanding In Spokane - was born into showbusiness, appearing on stage and live television, reading lines, singing and dancing.

"I think that kind of background definitely makes you different," he said. "The way I talk, I've been tap-dancing since I was six years old. It affects you."

Walken explained his play is about the pursuit of a lost hand.

"I play a guy who, when he was a teenager, had his hand chopped off by some terrible people," Walken said of his role as Carmichael. "He devotes the rest of his life to getting, not only a payback to those people, but getting his hand."

Co-star Sam Rockwell said Walken was perfect for the part.

"It's very befitting for Martin's first play in America that Chris is the heavy, so to speak," Sam said.

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