Viggo Mortensen did not want to play Wolverine – because of his son

Viggo Mortensen did not want to play Wolverine - because of his son

“What bothered me at the time was just making endless movies with the same character, over and over again,” the actor explains.





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“What bothered me at the time was just making endless movies with the same character, over and over again,” the actor explains.

Viggo Mortensen Known only for choosing roles that celebrate her 100 percent. His son Henry, whose personal assessment is very important to Mortensen, has always been an important authority. It was Henry who accepted Danish-American fairs to play the role of Aragorn in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. But that’s not all: As the actor now revealed in the podcast “Happy Sad Confused,” Henry was also responsible for making sure the 62-year-old played the role of Wolverine “X Men“refused.

His son noticed that Bryan Singer wanted to change the comics a lot

In a podcast conversation, Mortensen stated that he has already met with the “X-Men” director Brian singer Was worried about the role. “One of the things that bothered me at the time was simply in making endless films of the same character,” he explains. To better evaluate the role, Mortensen brought his son Henry to the meeting – on the one hand as a “lucky charm”, on the other because Henry was a big comic book fan and accordingly knew of the “X-Men” . . However, while Singer presented his vision for the film to the pair, most of Henry noticed the changes the director wanted to make.

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Mortensen says: “He [Henry] Said, “Yes, but how does he see it?” [der Charakter] Not out ‘and suddenly the director collapses on himself and the rest of the meeting involved Henry explaining in detail why he is taking some liberties … “Mortenson says,” We went there and Henry asked if He will change things. He told me about it and I said I don’t think so. I wouldn’t do it anyway because I’m not sure if I wanted to do that for years to come – and then a few years later I did three,Lord of the Rings‘ [Filme]”

Directed by Vigo Mortensen, the first film “Falling” was released on 5 February 2021

Viggo Mortensen is currently promoting his directorial debut “Falling”, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 31, 2020 and was released in the USA and Canada on February 5, 2021. In “Falling” Mortensen plays the role of a gay man who, together with his sister (Laura Lineney), has to defend himself against homophobic statements made by his favored father (Lance Henrikson) and who gives him and his husband (Terry Chen) takes along) due to his illness. Recently, Mortensen played Tony Lip in the film Drama “Green book“(2018), Who Won Oscar and Golden Globe in “Best Picture” Category. It also became public that Viggo Mortensen and David Cronenberg are working together on a new horror film project.

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