Actor Michael Shannon - who plays a man who murders his mother in new movie 'My Son, My Son' - says that he has a ''complicated relationship'' with his mother.
Michael Shannon sympathises with his killer character in his new movie.
The American actor - who stars as Brad McCullum, a theatre actor who kills his mother in Werner Herzog 's thriller 'My Son, My Son' - says that he too has a "complicated relationship" with his mother.
Asked if he sees much of himself in the character he said: "Well, it's hard to say. I have a very complicated relationship with my mother, for sure. There's been animosity, tension.
"It would never go to that extreme, because I don't believe that murder is a good way to solve problems! And also, Grace [Zabriskie, who plays Brad's mother] is so different from my own mother, and Brad is so different from me."
Michael -whose parents divorced when he was young - says that he doesn't think his character Brad is completely evil.
The 36-year-old actor explained to the Independent newspaper: "What's interesting is that I don't even think Brad dislikes his mother necessarily. I don't think he does what he does because he's mad at her or he's getting revenge. I really think it's more about playing the part in the Greek tragedy 'Elektra', and getting confused about who he is, and what is meaningful for him to do."
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