Jeff Goldblum Gives Details On THOR: RAGNAROK, JURASSIC WORLD 2, And Gives Taika Waititi 10/10 Goldblums
Jeff Goldblum is a fan of Thor: Ragnarok, and apparently director Taika Waititi as well. In a recent interview with EW, Goldblum sang praises of Waititi and how he was a fan of the director even before he cast him in one of his movies...
What I particularly loved is the director, Taika Waititi. He really got me involved in this because I’m a fan of his, from Flight of the Conchords and all his movies, not only Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Boy but especially What We Do In the Shadows. When we first talked, he said, “I want you to do your particular version of this character without being comic-y or grandiloquent. I think you should do something that’s in your creative family tree. And also improvise.” He was very interested in improvisation. We came to all those scenes and riffed enjoyably for the time we had. I don’t know what’s gonna come out in the mix because we gave him a whole bunch of different choices, I’ll tell you that. He’s great. Taika Waititi gets 10 Goldblums out of a possible 10 Goldblums.
That last part read like a Tim and Eric sketch...there's a Goldblum ranking system?! Good to hear Waititi allowed Goldblum to be himself considering he looks like a very loose interpretation of The Grandmaster. I'm all for the new look so I'm not complaining, and it's not like anyone was clamoring for a faithful representation of the character anyway.
Goldblum also shared an update on Jurassic World 2 and talked a bit about his involvement in the film coming back as Dr. Ian Malcolm:
I’ll try to contribute something to the plate of dino-entertainment. I like my character. I think my character is a saucy, sassy man of some integrity and deep thinking. And of course, that whole world continues to be popular, slam-bang, top entertainment. I talked to the director, J.A. Bayona, over the phone. I enjoyed his movie The Impossible with Naomi Watts, and he’s something else. I didn’t realize he was a good friend of a friend of mine, a director I worked with a while ago in Spain named Fernando Trueba, who’s just fantastic. Knowing that the two of them are brethren and brotherly in their friendship makes me feel very good, too. Even though some might say it’s popcorn-y entertainment (top-notch, of course), in our conversation he was very focused on the serious issues of greed as it oftentimes comes up in those movies, and the marvels of science and reason and the very fascinating point at which our species finds itself both in real life and in this imaginary world too. I’m very interested in that myself, so I’m looking forward to this. I’ve got a few things to do. I’m nothing if not conscientious, so I’m enjoying working on it every day.
What Goldblum ranking do you think J.A. Bayona gets? I'm going with 8/10 Goldblums. How many Goldblums would you give your day today?