'I can't even send an email!' Javier Bardem admits he's 'lost' when it comes to computers… despite playing a cyberterrorist in Skyfall
13:11 GMT, 8 November 2012
14:24 GMT, 8 November 2012
He took on the role of one of the most terrifying Bond villains of all time in recent Bond movie Skyfall.
But despite playing a cyberterrorist in the film, Javier Bardem has admitted he has no idea how to use a computer.
The 43-year-old actor, who plays the villainous Raoul Silva in the Sam Mendes film, told USA Today that he is so useless when it comes information technology that he doesn't even know how to send an email.
'I can't even send an email!' Javier Bardem has revealed that despite playing a cyberterrorist in new Bond movie Skyfall, he has no idea how to use a computer
He said: 'Cyberterrorism – I don't know what that means myself. Because I basically cannot send an email.
'That's like a whole different world to me. I'm so behind the technology these days. It's kind of scary.'
However, Javier added that his incompetence with computers was hidden by the use of clever camera angles during the shoot.
He said: 'That's why Sam put the camera behind me when I was at the computer!'
At a loss: Javier, seen here with Daniel Craig as James Bond, also revealed that he was equally clueless about weapons
But computers weren't the only thing Javier lacked knowledge about when he took on the role of Silva, as he had no idea about firearms either.
He said: 'I'm lost in that, too. I didn't even know what mine was called. For the most part, I just put in some earplugs and just shoot.'
Meanwhile, Javier also revealed that he originally turned down the chance to play a Bond villain a few years ago, before taking on the role of Silva in the 23rd installment in the franchise.
He explained: 'Years ago, I was. I don't remember what movie it was for. But yeah, it just was not that time. I didn't feel that it was the time for me to do something like that.
'And also, I was doing something else, so I passed. This time, when I read it, I felt that it was very powerful material, and I wanted to join a Bond movie.'
Skyfall is in cinemas now.
Back to normality: Javier was seen enjoying a tour of The Zoological Garden of Rome on Tuesday