British Actor Jamie Bell Tried To Drop Out Of Shooting Erotic Thriller Nymphomaniac Because He Felt Overwhelmed By The Job.
The Billy Elliot star landed the role of sadomasochistic 'K' in Lars Von Trier's controversial movie in 2013, and the night before shooting began, he had doubts about the brutal scenes he would have to film and tried to back out.
He tells Britain's Sunday Times Style magazine, "The night before I started shooting, I called my agent and tried to back out of it... I felt I had bitten off more than I could chew."
Bell shared sexually explicit scenes with actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, but the pair never spoke on set, so he had an awkward experience when he spotted her grocery shopping months later.
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Christian Slater is ''very grateful'' to have reconciled with his father after nine years of estrangement.
Christian Slater is ''very grateful'' to have reconciled with his father.
The 'Heathers' actor had been estranged from his dad Michael Hawkins - who suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder - for nine years until recently, but now his parent is ''in a place now, getting a lot of help'', he is happy they have begun to repair their relationship.
He said: ''In the last few months my father actually reached out to me and wanted to reconcile and reconnect.
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Kirsten Dunst has defended Lars von Trier and insists she would work with the filmmaker again after he confessed to being drunk or high throughout most of her career.
The 32-year-old actress - who worked alongside Lars, 58, in the 2011 drama 'Melancholia' - insists she would be more than happy to work with the filmmaker again after he confessed to being drunk or high throughout most of his career and worried he would never make another film while sober.
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The ‘Nymphomaniac’ director has opened up about his problems with drugs and alcohol.
Danish director Lars Von Trier has revealed he is undergoing treatment for drug and alcohol addiction and is now sober. Speaking to the newspaper Politiken, von Trier says he now attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings daily, but worries about the effect his new fund sobriety may have on his filmmaking career.
Lars von Trier says he is now clean of alcohol and drugs
The 58 year old director revealed to the newspaper that almost all his films had been written under the influence, explaining that he felt drinking a bottle of vodka daily helped him enter a “parallel world” necessary for creation. However he now fears that coming off both alcohol and drugs might mean he could only produce “shitty films”.
Danish director Lars Von Trier is in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction but fears his sobriety will destroy his talent.
The Nymphomaniac moviemaker candidly revealed that nearly all his films were created under the influence and he would drink a bottle of vodka a day to allow him to enter a "parallel world" in which he could be creative.
He admitted that his hit film Dogville was written in 12 days while on a drug binge whereas Nymphomaniac was written when he was sober and took 18 months.
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Director Lars Von Trier is developing his first English-language Tv series.
The Nymphomaniac moviemaker will be shooting The House That Jack Built, his first English-language project for Tv and the first to be directed by von Trier since Danish series The Kingdom, which aired in 1994.
Speaking at the Venice Film Festival, producer Louise Vesth says, "I'm happy to announce that the next Lars von Trier project will be a Tv series in the English language... He has a really, really good idea, which I cannot tell more about right now. He wants a huge cast, and from what I heard, I'm sure that it will be something that you have never seen before and you will definitely never see it again."
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Lars von Trier's new film has been a rumour-fest since it first began production, we take a look at the mythological development of the controversial 'Nymphomaniac'.
Lars Von Trier’s latest film Nymphomaniac has been getting everyone hot under the collar since before any actual filming even began. Written and directed by the controversial von Trier, who is renowned for his avant-garde approach to filmmaking, the film stars Stellan Skarsgard, Stacy Martin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Shia LeBeouf, Christian Slater, Jamie Bell, Uma Thurman and Willem Dafoe...how’s that for a star-studded cast?
Shia LaBeouf plays one of Joe's lovers in Nymphomaniac
There may be loads of mainstream actors on board, but the concept behind Nymphomaniac is anything but commercial. Charting the sexual history of Joe, a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, the plot sees her recount her erotic experiences to Seligman, a bachelor who took her in after finding her having been beaten up in an alley. Divided into two separate films, or “volumes”, and eight chapters, the first volume of Nymphomaniac tells the story of Joe when she was young (played by Stacy Martin) while volume two is concerned with the older Joe.
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Who's off to the cinema to catch this one tonight?
Lar Von Trier’s controversial film (that’s almost become a mandatory sentence hasn’t it?) ‘Nymphomaniac Vol 1’ hits America tonight (March 21) on a limited basis. But considering the movie has been available on-demand since March 7 in the U.S. through distributor Magnolia Pictures, will anyone go and see it at the cinema?
Lars Von Trier could have done with this kind of thing at Cannes
We’re talking about those moments you watch a sex scene with your parents. It’s awkward enough at home let alone in the cinema, and while – of course – no kids will be attending the multiplex to check out the steamy number, watching explicit sex scenes in public isn’t the most comfortable way to spend a Friday evening. Especially when the option to watch it at home is very much available.
Joe is a fiercely determined 50-year-old woman whose sexual drive has taken over her entire life. Her story of how she ended up injured in an alleyway and subsequently being nursed back to health by the curious Seligman deepens and darkens in this half of the story, as she relays tales of how her sexuality has caused so much damage. In a bid to somehow recover from her nymphomania, she attends a therapy group, but she also can't resist meeting a therapist of a different kind as she finds new and more dangerous ways to challenge herself and her sexuality. Her pleasure through pain has led her to a potential job with a group of criminals who are looking for somebody to inflict pain on their victims. But with such instable people around her, just how close is she to landing in some serious trouble?
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The actress bares all and appears to actually have sex with Shia LaBeouf in the film, but she has explained director Von Trier called on "porn doubles" to actually make love in the graphic scenes.
She admits she didn't have to have any awkward conversations with her folks about her role in the film as they understood it was just a job.
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Uma Thurman, Christian Slater, Lars Von Trier, Stacy Martin and Shia LaBeouf - 64th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) - 'Nymphomaniac' - Photocall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 9th February 2014
Lars Von Trier, Stellan Skarsgard and Christian Slater - Photo call for Nymphomanic Volume 1, 64th Berlin International Film Festival, (Berlinale) at the Hyatt Potsdamer Platz - Berlin, Germany - Sunday 9th February 2014
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