Christopher Walken shuns modern tech

Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken is not a fan of modern technology.

The veteran actor is still one of the most sought after names in the film industry and currently has three new movies in production.

Despite his ever-packed work schedule, Christopher has no time for the trappings of modern life.

“You’re talking about the internet, I suppose? I don’t have a computer, or a cell phone. I’m a Luddite,” Christopher informed the British edition of Esquire magazine when quizzed on footage of him found online.

One incident they were referencing is an appearance Christopher made on UK TV program The Jonathan Ross Show, during which host Jonathan managed to get the Pulp Fiction actor to read out the lyrics to Lady Gaga’s Poker Face. He obliged, reciting the words in his usual dead pan voice.

“As for Poker Face: I went on that show to do an interview and was handed a sheet of paper. I didn’t even know what I was reading. I read it like a menu. As a matter of fact I didn’t even know who Lady Gaga was,” Christopher explained.

“I live in a place that’s a bit isolated. When you get older you’re not aware of all sorts of things, like new music. There’s lots of stuff that just doesn’t come under my radar.”

Despite not having any interest in the world wide web, Christopher’s popularity has recently been revived thanks to a video of the Oscar winner on YouTube.

The footage shows a mash up of all the best Christopher dance moves from a total of 57 different movies including Batman Returns, True Romance and Hairspray.

The 70-year-old star originally trained in musical theatre, a background that has stood him in good stead in the movie world.

“Absolutely!” he exclaimed when asked if there was a rhythm in his head when he spoke. “I’m very aware of that rhythm. It’s constantly there. Musical theatre includes the audience more. For me the audience is another character in the film or play. I’m always aware of it.

“I suppose I have an unusual approach to acting: I never paid attention to punctuation in school and I ignore it in scripts. I’ve been confronted by writers for turning a statement into a question – and for passing stage directions by. Instead I ask myself what my character wants in each scene.”

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