Viggo Mortensen - Mortensen Unnerved By Hopping Fassbender

Viggo Mortensen was left unnerved by his A Dangerous Method co-star Michael Fassbender on the set of the period drama, because the Irish actor prepared for their tense scenes by hopping on one foot and covering an eye.
The two stars play friends-turned-rivals Sigmund Freud and Karl Jung in the new David Cronenberg film and Mortensen admits his castmate had an odd way of warming up.
Appearing on The Late Show With David Letterman on Friday (13Jan12), the Lord of the Rings star explains, "I've seen a lot of things but I've never seen this. Before every shot he had a thing that he'd do because he wanted to be very, like, on the verge of leaping at you... and so he'd jump around on one foot.
"Sometimes, he'd be, like, skipping rope and then he wanted to have this very lean, angry look, intense... so he'd cover an eye... and he'd do this for a while.
"I didn't know what to make of it. You can't see it in the movie but every time I did a scene with him he'd take his hand away (at the) last minute and he's be cross-eyed... (and) mouth breathing."
Mortensen admits there was one scene that particularly unnerved him - when Fassbender started his one-eyed hopping routine in a small boat.
He adds, "He starts doing this and I'm thinking, 'He's gonna put a hole right in the bottom of the boat.' It was really scary. He's a fine actor though. It worked for him."


Contactmusic

Tags: Viggo Mortensen - Michael Fassbender


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

"Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer" Reaches Viral Status: Most Watched Trailer Of 2014

If you’re not a Fifty Shades of Grey fan, that’s ok, apparently the...

Actors That Just Can't Stand The Sight of Each Other

Recently, Freddie Prinze Jr. revealed that he thought Kiefer Sutherland was ‘the most...

Actors That Just Can't Stand The Sight of Each Other

Introducing Magic, The Band Behind This Summer's Hit, 'Rude'

You've heard the song on the radio. People are humming it anywhere...

Introducing Magic, The Band Behind This Summer's Hit, 'Rude'

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj Link Up For 'Bang Bang' Single

What happens when three of the biggest names in pop music all have...

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj Link Up For 'Bang Bang' Single

Everybody Wants A Piece of Chris Pratt, Guardian of The Galaxy

It’s been a well-documented rise to fame for Chris Pratt – the guy who used...

Everybody Wants A Piece of Chris Pratt, Guardian of The Galaxy

The Best Movie Trailers To Emerge From Comic-Con 2014

The San Diego Comic-Con may be over but the buzz surrounding its contents is only just...

The Best Movie Trailers To Emerge From Comic-Con 2014
Advertisement

Sharks And Absurdity Descend On NYC In "Sharknado 2: The Second One"

As unfortunate as the idea of Sharknado 2 sounds, it’s happening. Let that...

Tara Reid - Sharks And Absurdity Descend On NYC In

Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Scuffle

Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber are reported to have clashed on a night out on the island of Ibiza...

Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Scuffle

Chris Martin And Gwyneth Paltrow Spotted Together At Film

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow were seen together at a movie screening on Monday...

Chris Martin And Gwyneth Paltrow Spotted Together At Film


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Viggo Mortensen Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Viggo Mortensen

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All