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Mads Mikkelsen on Surviving the Polar Wilderness in ‘Arctic’ 

Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen, best known for playing villains in “Hannibal” and “Casino Royale,” has a more nuanced role in Joe Penna’s “Arctic.” In the survival thriller, written by Penna and Ryan Morrison, and being sold in Cannes by XYZ Films, Mikkelsen plays a man stranded in the polar wastes after a tragic accident. Mikkelsen spoke to Variety about the movie, which is produced by Armory Films and Union Editorial.

How would you describe your character in “Arctic”?
He is you and me, he is everybody. Time has taken its toll on him being alone in the Arctic for so long. He doesn’t have a real past; you don’t get know much about him – does he have a family and so forth. We wanted him to be anyone who was trapped in this terrible situation.

What attracted you to the role?
I’ve read a few things like this before and they always fall into the trap of flashbacks, going down memory lane and a little of romance — for me that’s always disturbing for a story that is quite beautiful and radical in itself; we don’t need to add more emotions to that. Every time I turned a page I thought ‘Oh, please don’t let this happen,’ and it didn’t. It just felt as if [the writers] were in tune with the character while they were writing it, and [not just writing] what the audience wanted.

What part does the landscape play in the film?
It is the main character in many ways. It’s the thing that is unchangeable. I have no impact on the landscape, but it has enormous impact on me. I am a tiny person in the midst of the universe.

Is the landscape a hostile environment or is your character in tune with it?
Both. When we meet him, he’s been there for a while and it is kind of friendly, but he is sort of under siege; you could say he [feels] comfortably numb – he has come to terms with where he is and why he is there, and he is waiting it out. In some ways the film asks: “You can survive but does that mean you are alive?” When a second person enters the film the whole idea of being alive becomes very present.

Was it a difficult shoot?
This was by far the most difficult shoot I’ve ever done, which is saying a lot because I’ve done a lot of crazy stuff in my life. We had the nature, the wind, the snow, the cold; we had long hours of shooting and I was in every scene. It was brutal, not just physically but emotionally too — I was always on the edge emotionally. It was a very draining shoot. (x)

(WTP: Today’s answer is probably just going to be this today.)

Trenton Hunter: Last of the second litter, and the youngest Hunter of the pack. Trenton is good at keeping a calm demeanor despite how emotionally investing a situation can be. That isn’t to say he is cold and unfeeling, in fact it is the opposite. Trenton is simply trying to be mindful and understanding without making those sort of situations worse. He is a wolf that rarely raises his voice unless it comes defending those he cares about, but in turn the wolf rarely stands up for himself when called into question. Trenton is also known for being the best at keeping a secret among the Hunter brothers, and prides himself on maintaining that trustworthy reputation. Trenton recently graduated from The Greater Burrows Police Academy and began working as an official Burrows Region Trooper, usually sticking around the roadways between Bunny Burrow, Foxes Glen, Tunneler’s Hill, Oakwillow West, and the greater Hare County area.

Qali Pelagere: Hailing from a family of arctic foxes that immigrated from North Canidea to Foxes Glen, Qali is a second generation immigrant, born in a litter of three (all girls) who currently helps run her families ‘Holiday Tree’ farm. Qali is a bit energetic, and summarily more passionate than Trenton. Often times when the wolf won’t stick up for himself, or Qali perceives he’s taking something to calmly, she’s quick to jump in and start fighting on his behalf. To Qali it doesn’t even seem to matter the size of the opponent when it comes to the argument, but that seems to go paw in paw with her tendency not to fully think emotionally charged things through. Qali also has a poor mind to mouth filter and sense of other’s personal space, which can often get her into trouble. She met Trenton when the wolf was called to the farm to investigate a trespassing call, and energetic and sweet nature quickly won him over. Well, that and her general forwardness on getting the wolf’s number.

anonymous asked:

Whic of the Blacksad-books is your favorite?

I really like the first one because of the tragic murderous lizard man (low key favorite character), and Arctic Nation has the most detailed art and best overall feeling in my opinion. A Silent Hell has a really interesting setting and the dark and surreal drug iconography is very fascinating. To me personally, Red Soul and Amarillo are the least memorable ones, although the stories themselves were pretty good I think? They’re still wonderful and inspiring albums. I enjoyed the annoying dalmatian in Red Soul. The hyena guy in Amarillo was awesome and made me terribly sad. I think my order of favoritism is 2-1-4-3-5.

Arctic Sun Backstory

Characters: Enjou Renji, Hongou Masamune x Sawamura Eijun
Summary: Meanwhile at Komadai Fujimaki…
Warning: Hokkaido!Sawamura + Catcher!Sawamura. Read Arctic Sun [x] first, guys.
Note: 1 day till Eijun’s birthday…


Masamune’s eyes have been glued to the weights for the past few minutes now, and Renji is honestly becoming worried. The coach is too busy explaining the rules of the weight room to realize the thoughts in Renji’s head. Although Renji doesn’t want to get labeled as the kid who doesn’t listen on the first day of practice, his worry has finally reached a limit.

“Is everything alright?” Renji whispers lowly to his friend.

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