Q adds a sly sense of humour to 'Skyfall', says Ben Whishaw
The youngest and newest "Q" to grace the screens in an official Bond film is Ben Whishaw, famed for "The Hour" and "The Hollow Crown".
He recently spoke to Flicks and Bits
about his character.
Playing this new incarnation of Q, how do you perceive him? Heâs very much rooted in this modern world of 007...
Ben Whishaw: Yeah. Heâs the new breed really, heâs the new breed of intelligence. Itâs terrifying, and this is why I think âSkyfallâ is such an exciting film, the terror, itâs largely conducted through cyber space and a kind of cyber warfare. This Q, the new Q, he is a sort of computer genius, one of only six people in the world who has certain knowledge. Heâs quite a mysterious person with a sly sense of humour.
Is characteristics play a part with one of the themes in âSkyfallâ as well...?
Ben Whishaw: Yeah. Q sort of represents something in âSkyfall,â one of the conflicts in the film, which is between the âoldâ and the ânewâ. Itâs a battle and a theme that runs through âSkyfall,â between the way the world is going now and the way that the intelligence services are traditionally run. Heâs one of the pieces that represents that.
Read the complete interview over at flicksandbits.com
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