Christoph Waltz prefers collaboration

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Christoph Waltz

Christoph Waltz

Christoph Waltz prefers to "collaborate" with the directors he works with rather than just be told what to do.

Christoph Waltz loves "collaborating" with directors.

The 59-year-old star considers himself to be a "traditional" actor because he likes both "professionalism and fun" on set.

He said: "Of course, it is a collaboration absolutely but if you compare it to a more obvious collaboration like an architectural team or they construct a car, not every worker that puts in the engine and the doors and the seats will be able to realise his grand ideas of how the car should actually be. Of course you're allowed to throw in ideas as long as you don't think they will be realised ...

"Yeah, you know I like work. I like precision, I like consideration, I like professionalism in the best sense of the word. Of course I like inspiration and fun but all of that derives from doing the job and I'm a little traditional in that respect. I have fun when I work hard."

And Waltz - who attended the European premiere of 'The Legend of Tarzan' in Leicester Square, London on Tuesday evening (05.07.16) - also revealed the movie is "a lot better than he expected it to be".

He added: "I'm a little embarrassed to say it but it's a lot better than I expected it to be, it's really fantastic because you don't feel ashamed to switch your brain on.

"There are dark moments, there are dark sides but dark is necessary to appreciate the light and a fully rounded story needs both sides that's what I'm saying.

"You can't just have flat entertainment for an hour and a half because after ten minutes you've seen it and so you need the developments, you need the twists, the turns and the unexpected and all of that plus sensational images of wonderful landscapes and Africa and animals and we shot it in Leeds."

The stars came out in force for 'The Legend of Tarzan' premiere on Tuesday evening (05.07.16), with Margot Robbie and Alexander Skarsgard just some of those who walked the grey carpet.

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