Date: 8th April 2015
Christoph Waltz has denied that he is playing classic James Bond villain Blofeld in Spectre (2015).
The actor will star in the Sam Mendes-directed film alongside Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris.
Since his casting was announced at a press conference late last year, the internet has been abuzz with rumours that he will play Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who is known as the head of criminal organisation SPECTRE.
The character last appeared in For Your Eyes Only, although the character was unnamed due to an ongoing legal dispute.
Speaking to GQ about the Blofeld rumours, Waltz said: "That is absolutely untrue. That rumour started on the internet, and the internet is a pest. The name of my character is Franz Oberhauser."
Source: Press Release