“It wasn’t my intention at all writing the script and it was actually something Fox Searchlight encouraged me to do,” Waititi told TheWrap’s Beatrice Verhoeven at the Toronto International Film Festival. “They encouraged me to play the role and I felt very nervous about that. But then I thought, ‘you know what? Once in a generation, an actor comes along who sort of changes the game…'”
“Well, you couldn’t afford him,” Stephen Merchant, who plays a Gestapo officer in the film, joked.
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