Christopher Walken has never sent an email or a text in his 77 years.
The eccentric actor just added to his eccentricities when he joined Stephen Colbert on The Late Show via Zoom call – something that was pretty rare for him.
Colbert asked: ‘Is it true that you have never owned a computer or a cellphone?’
The Batman Returns star said: ‘Somebody had to come and set this up because I don’t have a cellphone or a computer.’
The host asked if he was ‘morally, philosophically, emotionally opposed’ to the technology, but it seems Walken just missed the trend.
The 77-year-old said: ‘I just got to it too late. I think I’m at a certain age where it just passed me by, and I never got involved with it. Because it would be strange to have any 10-year-old who would be much better at it than I am
‘The other thing is, cellphones and that sort of thing, it’s a little bit like a watch. If you need one, somebody else has got it.’
An amused Colbert, 56, said: ‘So you’ve never emailed, you’ve never texted. You’ve never been on Twitter.’
Walken said: ‘No. Sometimes when I’m on a movie, they’ll give me a cellphone. But it’s more so they can find me. A tracking collar.
‘If I want to use it, someone has to dial it for me.’
Despite not having a phone or a computer, Walken has found himself ingrained in pop culture over the years, whether from his ‘more cowbell’ sketch on Saturday Night Live, his many, many movie roles, or his legendary turn in the Fatboy Slim video Weapon of Choice.
However, it’s probably for the best that he is off the internet as Wild Mountain Thyme is released.
The rom-com has been ridiculed ever since its trailer was released, due to Walken, Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan’s questionable Irish accents.
Now that the film has been released, it has been given another critical bashing, with many viewers poking fun at Walken’s opening line: ‘Welcome to Ireland. My name’s Tony Reilly. I’m dead!’
Speaking to the Irish Mirror, Dornan admitted that he was taken aback by the mockery of the trailer.
The 38-year-old said: ‘I was a bit stunned by how harsh the criticism has been in Ireland, given that most people haven’t seen it.
‘But we Irish are a nation of p***-takers and I’m totally accepting of the slagging we’ve been getting. It comes with the territory.’
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