|Viggo: I was paid a great deal of money [to film the Eastern Promises fight scene].|
|Cronenberg: When we started to shoot the scene we were surprised to discover that Viggo has no genitals so we had to CG [computer-generate] them in.|
|Viggo: I had to give some of the money back!|
|Cronenberg: It was very expensive CG.|
Viggo’s favourite thing to do was to spring on me the night before, that he’d had a long talk with Fran and Peter, and he really wanted the whole scene to be in Elvish. And I love to speak Elvish but I was just like, ‘Argh.’ I wanted to kill him. Because it always seemed that I had more Elvish to speak when we were doing the scenes than he did. I’m glad he did push that becatuse it’s so great to hear, and it really adds a beautiful quality and depth to their relationship, and to the film in general.
“Viggo really likes the ears; he would always stroke them. He thought the fans were going to have some elven ear obsession, so he had to throw a little stroke of the ear in to every shot he could."
- Liv Tyler, on Viggo Mortensen (via fuckyeahlotrcast)
Interviewer: Viggo, we hear you’re a fan of horses. Is it true that you took some horses from Lord Of The Rings?
David Cronenberg: But he’s a horse thief, that’s why he did that. He basically had sex with all the horses in the movie. That was his way of dealing with it.
Viggo: It wasn’t great with every single one. But I did my best.
- Shortlist.com, February 2012
- Viggo on Michael Fassbender
- Viggoon the prank he played on Michael Fassbender