You go, I go, we all go for Viggo - Page 2

Viggo Mortenson is complicated
|
()

Like the climactic (ahem) sex scene in A History of Violence, this is Eastern Promises' defining physical act, a turning point that irrevocably alters the emotional predicament of its central character. And it's a doozy.

"We talked about it long before shooting and as we were working out the choreography," Mortensen said. "And I said, you should just shoot it like you do the rest of the movie — for real. It shouldn't be limited. You shouldn't have to try to make the body look glamorous or avoid seeing the whole body as much as possible. Forget about the fact that people are going to do screen grabs. It's just the way it is." (Michelle Devereaux)

Also from this author

  • Emotions in motion

    Climb aboard Michel Gondry's high-school drama 'The We and the I'

  • Little runaways

    Wes Anderson's new film may be charming, but it's domesticated to a fault

  • Tribute: A force of nature and Force of Habit

  • Also in this section

  • Con and on

    Thrilling, stylish Highsmith adaptation 'The Two Faces of January'

  • Cel mates

    Mill Valley Film Festival screens vintage and innovative animated features

  • Bridgeworthy

    More Mill Valley Film Festival picks