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15 June 2009 @ 09:49 pm
Gustaf on Skavlan  
Finally got me some video editing software! Yay! So i've made a clip of Gustaf on Skavlan, a Swedish talk show, back in February of this year. He talks about his upcoming film The Way Back.

Here's a translation from the wonderful NDS over at the AS forum:

You are leaving on monday?

You are leaving to ... for three months you are going to work together, you and Peter Weir. And to the ones who don`t know who Peter Weir is, he is the man who directed "Dead poets society. He has made "Witness to murder", and now "Master and commander". How on earth did you get this job?
Well, yes... they actually came to me which was nice. My thought were always like.. I work a little on whatever is in my hands and haven`t filmed outside of Sweden, apart from Norway. And I have had my slow pace and then my they contacted my Swedish agents because they were casting European actors. Then I went down to Berlin to audition with a director.

And you knew nothing? Did you get a script?
hmm, well, they are quite secretive. I knew, I had gotten my auditions scenes and then I got to read the rest there.

What is it about?
It`s about a group of seven prisoners who escape from at work camp in Siberia during WW2. It`s the survival story.

You are one of... Colin Farrell acts one of the parts. And you are also one of the prisoners?

Tell us about the audition. Were you nervous?
Yes, I was very nervous. I sit outside the hotel room of a big luxury hotel and I fell like (coughs and makes hand gesture). But the director (?) who went for me was like (makes hand gesture), so I had to pep up (he is very unclear, mumbleling and gesturing, so I`m not word-for-word sure of my translation). Then it`s inside and one says .... and another says you have to admit to something to a girl. "And you have to act really withdrawn and straight and... I have my idea of how to do it, but try to be really comfortable with this, feel this..". We didn`t really see eye to eye, but then I realized what great director he was because he told me "when you get to this part, you just laugh, this tough part of admitting, just laugh". And then I got to the part and I started lauging, I say this thing and then I`m released and I started crying and a lot of things start happening, and then I just acted on the whole mandolin. And it`s really cool to see something like that with a director because it`s tiresome hmm ah, in most cases you have an idea of what you are supposed to deliver, you know what you have to deliver, and you deliver that. Somtimes you are alowed to go a little further, but with a director who can make you surprise yourself, who can make you do better than you could by yourself....

The movie is in English. Do you speak perfect English?
Noooo, I don`t, but I`m not supposed to. I`m going to act a Lithuanian priest. I went over there last week, to hang aorund a little and check out how they talk. But I`m talking English.

But you`re not going to Hollywood as such?
No, I read in the paper the other week that I`m going to Hollywood, but I`m not going there at all. I`m going to Bulgaria. I`m going East. South ... east.

Well, he`s going to Norway (ponting at the other guest).
This could lead to other international roles. It could lead to you being internationally famous. What are your thoughts on that?

It`s scary. It`s like we talked about earlier, suddenly people can put you up here and you don`t want to be there and I might, in my little private sorrounding, want to be here, (a lot of hand gestures), and as and actor you need to be able to go up and down the scales all the time depending on the part you are playing. But hmm so this is really scary. But I don`t think it`s going to be that bad. One has had some training at home and there are stuff where I have gotten an enormous high status and that had nothing to do with my person but on my professional role. Therefor I try to be with my people where I have my place. And it will be those people I will still depend on, for me to be happy and for me to feel good for the rest of my life.

You have to stay a little more. Next guest...
sifdax on June 16th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
Have I told you lately - I love you??!!
From Alex's recent comments, it sounds like Puss Puss is still on, just pushed back a little.
stephyissteph on June 16th, 2009 11:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Stephy
haha! Thanks for the love :)
And yep, Puss is still on last I heard...August I believe. Can't wait!
sifdax on June 18th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
I love you more today than yesterday.
Anyone know who the girl is? She looks so familiar, I just can't place her.
stephyissteph on June 19th, 2009 01:23 am (UTC)
Her name is Tuva Novotny. She's been in Des Osynlige (The Invisible) as well as Snapphanar, both with our boy Gurra! :) Have you seen those? Your avi is from Snapphanar..although i've never seen that pic?
sifdax on June 19th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
OK, don't judge me....I have:
Täcknamn Coq Rouge
Den Osynlige
Babylon Sjukan
& Snapphanar
My friends call me the Netflix of the Skarsgärds!
The avi is from the extras, caught him sticking his tongue out ;)
No wonder she looked familiar!!!
stephyissteph on June 20th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
haha! Right on. I've got those plus Iskariot..awesome movie. Mine are online copies that didn't come with the extras :( Make some screen caps to share if there's anything good!
sifdax on June 21st, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
So I haven't gone over the line yet. You have, but I haven't - HA! Online copies? Where? It sounds easier than trying to track down dvd's. I may need a new player, my screen caps come out fuzzy.
inthekeyofd: Gustaf-looking up-zaipixieinthekeyofd on August 11th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you for this, this is the one interview I hadn't seen, I've seen all his movies and actually own them, have you all seen Patrik 1,5, it's adorable and like always, he's excellent in it. I made some screen caps a while back, if I can find them, I can link to the post.