Christoph Waltz gives advice: “Put on the damn mask” | Coronavirus | DW

When giving interviews, actor Christoph Waltz speaks loud and clear. The German-Austrian interpreter, who achieved international fame with his role as Hans Landa in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Bastards”, spoke to the magazine GQ, dialogue in which he spoke about the pandemic, his current life in times of confinement and also dedicated a few words to groups that deny the existence of a health crisis and even disbelieve the existence of SARS-CoV-2-

In the actor’s opinion, anyone who believes that by wearing a mask they suffer a restriction of their basic rights actually has a problem of understanding. These people, according to Waltz, assume that they will gain some kind of personal gain by dismantling or denying what is obvious to everyone. And he uses Donald Trump, “that crazy president of the United States,” as an example, to explain how easy it is to destroy something and how “incredibly difficult it is to build that something.”

For the award-winning artist, who has had a successful career in Hollywood, things are quite simple and in the face of the pandemic he proposes the following: “Put on the damn mask and stay two meters from me.” In addition, he estimates that the institutions have worked well But they are harassed “by a group of antisocial idiots”, as described by those who oppose measures such as physical distancing and masks. And regarding the end of the pandemic, he has little faith. “It will not be something like ‘spring is here, we are vaccinated, hurray’. It will be more difficult. And the wave of bankruptcies is yet to come. It is going to be a catastrophe.”

Waltz and his Oscar.

Waltz lives momentarily between Vienna and Berlin, waiting to be able to travel again to Los Angeles, in the United States, where he also has a residence and where he usually works. And he has no problem recognizing that he is privileged, a matter that causes headaches. “It complicates me the fact of having time to reflect, to read and to order my things. I am so privileged that I cannot speak of my supposed deprivations” due to the pandemic.

That’s why the two-time Oscar winner gets itchy when he hears celebrities complaining about “not being able to go to a restaurant or meet friends.” He says to them “well yes, then don’t meet them and that’s it”. “I think of the three people who live in 50 square meters and lost their jobs. In my case, if I am healthy I am fine. For others it is not like that (…) It is not necessary to be a Marxist to know how much economic circumstances affect to life ”, sentence.

DZC (dpa, Der Spiegel)