By kijkcijferhits as ‘Travel Waes’ and ‘Tomtesterom’ we know Tom Waes especially as a daredevil and adventurer. But his big breakthrough on tv he made as an actor, as the fictional brother of Bart De Pauw in " The Gender of The Peacock’. That Tom's acting is still not forgotten, he proveth from this coming Sunday on One in ‘Undercover’, in which he macho-undercoveragent Bob Lemmens plays.Not obsessively
A character with ‘meat’, and that gave Tom the necessary stress. “This role was quite far out of my comfort zone,” he admits. “I am in the first place, not a real medallion, hey. And I'm also no Christian Bale, those tens of kilos arrive or lose weight for a role as it should be. No, so obsessively, I am not. I am very curious to know the reactions.”
How, in april the shooting for the second series of ‘Undercover’ to start.
I will, indeed, not a lot of time to sit back. And that while I feel that I'm there after a particularly hectic period need to have to take a breath. And to maintain balance to keep between my job and my family life. But well, the belt will be there only in October really a little off."
Where can you get the most rest?
at Home! Or in a quiet place, together with Mieke. I still need to have a event next weekend and we have a room in a B&B rented, so they flash and runs. That we find blessed in such a busy period as it is now. In the week is not so often to find a quiet moment to welding, because Molly also has a full-time job, eh. She works in the real estate sector. She buys houses, renovates and sells them again.
But occasionally you will find nevertheless time to relax together.
This is a good period for us, because I'm now a bit more free. Last year I did the fourth series of ‘Reizen Waes’ twisted and before this, I was forty days in the foreign country. That was to run from hot to her, but that is now just beyond. In march, we still have two weeks to Costa Rica. Fine, but then I start again at a rally of seven months of almost uninterrupted work.
To start with the second series of ‘Undercover’?
(nods) We are running from early april to mid-October. The recordings always start early in the morning, but then I am back at home against halfzes in the evening. In July is also a month of holidays for the actors and the crew, but in that period then, I take back ‘Camp Waes’ (his new program in which ordinary citizens a training for the Special Forces of the Belgian army, ed.).
You will soon also two times Two To The Sixth Power." With Jeroen Meus that your good friend Bart De Pauw substitute presenter. Does that feel weird?
Oh no. I know them both well. It is a very different show with Jeroen. Maf, then you see how much difference a presenter can make. Jeroen gives his own touch to it. He was very nervous, but I think he does excellent. In the beginning, the idea was suggested to the quiz every week by someone else to present. Jeroen, I, Kobe Ilsen... But they are anyway with Jeroen linger.
Was it really nothing for you, so presentatieklus?
for the moment. I got it ten years ago already tried in the ‘One Man Show’, but that was too early. Now, I would have, I think. But again, I do so much already. Three programs in one year: ‘The Blacklist’ for Ketnet, ‘Undercover 2’ and ‘Camp Waes’. As I also have a quiz must hit... Phew! Now is efkes enough, I feel. I've already Mieke said: "After October, I do a month or two nothing at all.’
(picks up) ... I want a fifth season of ‘Reizen Waes’. It is still not on, there are certainly still countries to bid. And then there is this series about WW II that I would like to write. That idea is still in my head. Only I don't know when I will find.