Ethan Hawke, who stars within the upcoming Viking epic “The Northman,” has shared some intriguing particulars about his new work on-screen along with his appearing “hero,” Willem Dafoe, in an interview with GQ UK.
Hawke, 51, described a wild reminiscence whereas filming that he and Dafoe, 66 received’t quickly overlook, involving nudity, animal noises and “Viking acid.” Within the movie, he and Dafoe are overcome by their animalistic instincts whereas tripping on “Viking acid,” main them to strip down and play like wolves.
The 2 hedonists star in a story a few Norse king, performed by Hawke, who’s murdered, then avenged by his son, a bearded and brawny Alexander Skarsgård.
Tellingly, Dafoe assumes the position of Heimir the Idiot.
“We’ve got one wonderful scene,” Hawke mentioned. “We get bare and do some form of Viking acid and howl on the moon collectively. And, oh my God, if it’s important to be bare and howl on the moon, he’s an incredible individual to do it with.”
The movie was directed and co-written by Roberts Eggers (“The Lighthouse”), who labored with Icelandic poet Sjón to adapt the Scandinavian legend of Amleth, the story of which served because the inspiration for William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.” It additionally stars Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Pleasure and Björk.
“The Northman” hits theatres April 22.
“The Coaching Day” actor final labored with Dafoe on the 2010 sci-fi horror film “The Daybreakers.” Quickly, Hawke additionally joins Marvel’s villainous ranks, alongside “Spider-Man” ’s Inexperienced Goblin, as he stars within the upcoming Disney+ superhero sequence “Moon Knight,” through which he performs a cult chief and central villain.
“You may’t sit there in judgment about what’s excessive artwork and what’s not excessive artwork,” Hawke mentioned whereas discussing his preliminary reluctance to take up the comedian book-based position. “I would like individuals to like simply going to the films, and that is what they love. And let’s attempt to make them pretty much as good as attainable.”
“Moon Knight,” additionally starring Oscar Isaac, premiers on Disney’s streaming app Wednesday.