my friend is in a big blockbuster movie

You also starred in the Danish comedy Men & Chicken last year. Is it important for you to also do smaller-scaled Danish work like that, to provide you with some balance, artistically speaking?

Mads Mikkelsen: It’s not that I sit down and say, “Now, I have to do this. Now I want to make a big blockbuster.” That’s not the way it works. But as a Dane, I think it’s still important to be a part of what we do back home. Those are the stories, those are my friends, we started out together — there’s something just very nice about going back to that specific freedom we have together.