The Northman Stars Alexander skarsgard as the Viking prince Amleth and tells a hamlet-similar story of betrayal and revenge. parts of Movie were shot in murderous conditions. And when he tries to recall details of his performance, Skarsgård only recalls that it was a “muddy, bloody haze”.
Alexander Skarsgård cannot remember the Old Norse he spoke in The Northman
Skarsgård joins Nicole Kidman in Anya Taylor JoyEthan Hawke, Willem Dafoe and Björk will be there Robert Eggers The Northman. The Viking saga follows Prince Amleth as he seeks revenge on his uncle for murdering his father.
In some scenes Skarsgård’s Prince Amleth Songs in Old Norse. The actor had to learn and memorize the old dialogue. But as he tried to remember what exactly he said, the actor admitted he barely remembered making the film.
I don’t remember anything, it’s been a year,” Skarsgård said in one IMDB Questions and answers from fans. “And I hardly remember making the film. It was like a muddy, bloody haze.”
What Skarsgård remembered was the similarity between Old Norse and his native language, Swedish. And he noticed that some of the words in the dialogue were recognizable.
Robert Eggers believes the shooting conditions improved Alexander Skarsgård’s performances on The Northman
Some The Northman Scenes were shot in muddy rainy conditions. And according to Eggers, those challenging aspects of filming may have contributed to Skarsgård’s gripping performance.
“I’m just trying to get the scene right, but I think part of Alex’s performance is just because he wanted to wring my neck,” said the filmmaker IndieWire. “It’s not a calculated, sadistic directorial technique. It’s just that we had focus noise or the lens fogged up or someone slipped in the mud and the shot wasn’t usable.”
Eggers revealed that an intense ritual scene required the cast to work all night in the cold and rain. And when the scene had to be reshot, Skarsgård thought Eggers did it on purpose.
“The adrenaline these guys needed over and over again was so sustained,” he said. “Then we got it and it was like, ‘This is a degree, thanks everyone, go home, wonderful work.'”
“And then, as everyone gets into their cars and takes off their clothes on the way back to the trailer, we find that the lens was fogged up on the good shot,” Eggers continued. “So we said, ‘You guys have to come back, put your wet clothes back on and do it again.’ Alex was like, ‘You did that on purpose!’”
Alexander Skarsgård calls “The Northman” his most ambitious project to date
Skarsgård has appeared in several blockbuster series and films including Big little lies and Godzilla vs Kong. But citing the grueling conditions, the award-winning actor is calling The Northman his most challenging project still.
“It was physically and mentally the most difficult job I’ve ever had, but also the most rewarding,” he said total movie. “The days were really long and hard and we were out in the mud and up on these mountain tops with the wind and the cold.”
Ironically, the week before he started filming The Northmanfor which Skarsgård shot his scenes as tech billionaire Lukas Matson on Lake Como successor.
“So I literally played one of the richest guys in the world in a crazy beautiful mansion surrounded by yachts and helicopters and luxury and got on a plane and flew to Iceland to get tied up and dragged through the mud.” , he reminds. “It was definitely a wake-up call and a humbling experience.”
The Northman opens in theaters on April 22nd.
https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/the-northman-alexander-skarsgard-doesnt-remember-filming-the-movie.html/ “It’s a muddy, bloody haze”