Ben Whishaw - Q is slicker, but makes a mistake
31 year-old British actor Ben Whishaw is taking over the iconic role of Q in the new James Bond film "Skyfall".He gave a brief interview to Shortlist
magazine about taking on gadgets and a role that is famous around the world.
How did [Sam Mendes] describe the character to you?
He said this Q was going to be a computer genius. It makes sense for the [filmâs] story because the âenemyâ operates in cyberspace. Thereâs a new world order.
Did you hang out with hackers in preparation?
No, there was none of that. I did learn how to touch-type [laughs]. And I read stuff.
What kind of stuff?
I read about MI6, mainly. For my own interest more than anything. Iâm fascinated by the people who work in that field and the double life they have to lead. And I was interested in the brutality and ruthlessness of [the agents] on one hand and the suave way they present themselves on the other.
Q is traditionally a bit of a bungler â constantly blowing things up by accident. Has that trait remained?
Heâs slicker this time. Heâs still an eccentric, jovial English chap but, because of the genius he has, thereâs a lethal, powerful side to him. Although he does make a mistake I canât tell you about [laughs].
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