The Stepford Wives actor Christopher Walken is a big fan of controversial
director ABEL FERRARA - and understands his "pumped up" approach to
Walken has worked with the American film-maker on King of New York and THE
ADDICTION and appreciates his erratic approach.
He says, "I know him well so I understand him when he gets very pumped up
and frantic and goes off on a rampage on the set.
"That's part of the energy that he needs to bring to his work. He's made a
choice to live on the edge and that's part of what makes all of his films so
"He goes through a lot of pain and angst - you appreciate how he's
struggling to get a certain kind of emotional tension up there on the
Walken drank heavily with Ferrara before his wife's intervention led to
him banishing his Vodka addiction.
He explains, "One day I felt so sick that my wife asked me why I was doing
that to myself.
"I didn't have a good answer, so I stopped. I don't drink hard liquor any