POPSUGAR Celebrity

Christoph Waltz on Golden Globe Win and Django — "It Was a Wild Ride!"

Jan 13 2013 - 5:47pm

Django Unchained star Christoph Waltz was one of the first winners at this evening's Golden Globe Awards. At the podium, he thanked director Quentin Tarantino [1] effusively, and backstage he was nothing but gracious. Check out his quotes:

How do you feel with this win? "Pretty good, I should say. I don't expect anything. I didn't expect this, either. When my name was called, my knees gave. It's unbelievable. [Working with Quentin] was a wild ride, a very wild ride. It was fantastic."

What was the hardest part of shooting Django? "Well, you know, riding the horse wasn't the challenge — getting off was. But I'm OK."

What do you do every day that keeps you grounded? "I get out of bed and I put my feet on the ground, and then for the rest of the day, I try to stay there."

What did you learn about the slavery message? "I learn something from everything I do. What you don't know, you have to find out. That's the valuable aspect to preparing for a part. Did I learn something? Absolutely, I found out this problem, which is still a problem, is still alive in the minds and heads of people of America. I thought it was as historical as it was for me."

On his favorite Django scene: "There's a favorite scene almost every other minute. It depends on for what: My favorite romantic scene is with Kerry [Washington]. My favorite action scene is when I have to jump off the horse. The favorite ending is when Jamie [Foxx] does this wonderful dressage. The whole movie is full of favorite scenes."

On the Django controversy: "If you choose a controversial subject, you better be ready for a controversial reaction. I think more movies should be that way."


Source URL
http://www.popsugar.com/Golden-Globe-Winner-Christoph-Waltz-Quotes-26798562