Christopher Walken Paints Over a Real Banksy Street-Art Piece For TV Show


Christopher Walken has found himself in a peculiar situation as the beloved actor has painted over an actual Banksy street-art piece in Bristol, England, while filming a TV show, BBC reported.

The elusive and renegade street artist had infiltrated the set of Walken’s new BBC series, “The Outlaws,”It was filmed in Banksy’s hometown. Banksy spray-painted one his famous rats on the set. BBC reported that Walken painted over it during filming.

“We can confirm that the artwork at the end of The Outlaws was an original Banksy, and that Christopher Walken painted over that artwork during the filming of this scene, ultimately destroying it,”A spokesperson for the event told The New York Times.

Walken’s character Frank is one of seven lawbreakers who work in a program for community service. CNN reported.

In the final scene of the most recent episode, the group of lawbreakers are painting over graffiti in the area when Walken’s character finds the stenciled rat and the word “BANKSY”It is painted over and written over.

It’s not known if Banksy put the Banksy piece there intentionally, or if the artist was simply joking about the gag to make a scene.

Banksy art can be sold for millions.

“The Outlaws” is a BBC drama written, directed and starring Stephen Merchant, co-creator of British comedy series “The Office” and “Extras.”

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