Christopher Walken: I'm different
Published 20/02/2010 | 20:29
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.