A legend of cinema June 9, 2006Posted by themoviecenter in Uncategorized.
May 20, 2006
Christopher Lambert, aka Christophe or Chris Lambert, has proven to be a great actor, with films like “Nirvana”, “Greystoke”, “The Piano Player” and of course, “Highlander”. Today I had the opportunity to interview this legend of cinema.
1- Has the business side of “acting” tarnished the craft over the years? Is it still fun for you?
Acting is still, of course, what I love to do most. The beauty of it is that by changing characters, it never gets boring.
2- Congratulations on “Metamorphosis”, a very solid film. You have a story credit on that one. What inspired you to write such a twisted tale?
Thank you. The story credit was actually given to me because I came up with the idea but I didn’t write the script. That was done by Tibor Fonyódi and Jenö Hodi. Jenö Hodi also directed this movie, and I have to say he is really good, as a director and as a writer.
3- The original “Mortal Kombat” was a total success. Mortal Kombat 3 is coming out soon. What can fans expect with this new entry?
Well, it was about time. When “Mortal Kombat: Annihilaton” was released, I was working on “Nirvana” so I was replaced by James Remar. The title of this movie is “Mortal Kombat: Devastation”, which was supposed to be released in early 2006, but the filming was delayed due to hurricane Katrina. The script is actually pretty good, but it’s going to be re-written after the last game is released. In this movie I play Lord Rayden, god of thunder, just like I did in “Mortal Kombat”, I’m not going to be fighting in this movie (laughs). This movie is being developed by Universal Studios and will be released in early 2007, but we still have a long way to go.
4- Throughout your career, what would you say was your biggest disappointment?
Nothing was really disappointing. When something is passed over, you can’t do anything about it, so you might as well look at it in a positive way.
5- Of all the parts you have played, which one do you hold closer to your heart?
“Greystoke” because it was my first big movie but I’ve also got lots of feelings for “Highlander”, “The Point Men”, “Mortal Kombat”, “Nirvana” and “The Piano Player”.
6- I checked out your site, liked it a lot…very friendly. What was the main reason you decided to hop on board the Internet train?
If it’s done with pleasure and a fun attitude, it’s a great way to communicate with your fans. I’m glad you like the site.
7- What can we expect from Christopher Lambert in the near future?
Well, as an actor, you will be able to see me soon in “Le Lievre de Vatanen”, which will be released in a few months. You will also see me next year in “Mortal Kombat 3”. I was asked to act in “Bord Cadre”, but that’s not for sure since I’m very busy to accept any more roles right now.
08- You’re a very busy man, what do you do to relax?
09- Any advice for the struggling actor out there?
The most important thing is to be passionate and ready to accept the pains that sometimes go along with the business, that is the key to enjoy what you do.
10- What are some of your favorite scary movies?
“The Shining”, “Rosemary’s Baby”, “Evil Dead” and “Halloween”.
They’re can be only one…Christopher Lambert. Thanks a bundle, dude and come back anytime. Not only is the man a wonderful actor but he’s also a true gentleman with an obvious affection for his fans. All you Lambert fans should check out his site at: http://www.christopherlambert.com
Kevin Carlson – The Movie Center