Christoph Waltz and the 'Spectre' team constantly talk about Ernst Blofeld.

The Oscar-winning star - who's been cast in the eagerly-awaited new James Bond movie - has been consistently linked to the role of the iconic movie villain, but has refused to reveal whether he'll play Blofeld.

He said: ''The B-word! We talk about it all the time. It's the great figure from the Bond vault, as it were.

''There was this big spectre hanging over the movie and the franchise, which is Blofeld, and what happened to the supervillain. That's all I'm going to say.''

Although Christoph remained predictably tight-lipped about the specifics of the plotline, he revealed 'Spectre' would deal with some major issues in the Bond franchise.

He told Empire magazine: ''There's some big stuff the movie is moving towards. There are depth charges you hopefully don't see coming.''

Meanwhile, Monica Bellucci insisted recently she is a ''Bond woman'' not a ''Bond girl''.

The 50-year-old said: ''Men have the power in everything: journalism, acting, direction; in banks, finances, schools. All the laws are made by men. Men think that women, when they're not able to procreate any more, become old.

''That is not true - they are still amazing! That's why I think that [director] Sam Mendes in choosing me, an adult woman, created a big revolution.''