Javier Bardem is on the cover of GQ to promote his latest film, the latest entry in the James Bond franchise: ‘Skyfall’, which will be released November 9th.
Bardem talks about a variety of different topics, from his religious views, his performances, and the Spanish economy. When asked about his performances, Bardem says, “The fact that I like to make characters doesn’t mean that I like to watch my characters being made, my performance. I can’t even watch that f–king nose, that f–king voice, those ridiculous eyes. I can’t handle that. But when I’m doing it, I don’t see my nose or hear my voice; it’s like there’s something stronger, bigger than that. And I need to express it.”
He also adds that he doesn’t believe in God, saying, ““I’ve always said I don’t believe in God, I believe in Al Pacino.”
In addition he talks about the Spanish activism and his political activism, saying, “Many people I love and adore, who belong to my life, are going through a very horrible situation. The government raised taxes on paper and pencils. That’s f–king crazy. The middle and working classes are paying the debt that the financial markets created. A quarter of Spaniards are unemployed. One in ten families are completely out of work: It’s f–king dark, it’s brutal.”
“I’ve always belonged to the street, and I always will. It’s in my DNA. I don’t think about it. I’m really proud of this country: People say what they feel, until they’re heard.”