Remember that when Mads signed on to do King Arthur he hadn’t done a single American film and his biggest role was on a Danish TV show that just ended.
Remember that Hugh was a rising star, having already done Ella Enchanted with the distinct potential of becoming the next English-accented teen heartthrob, having already done a number of other period pieces too.
Remember how they met on this set and became best friends for life.
Remember how even today Mads sometimes flubs his English and is VERY self-conscious about this. Remember how Hugh is the nicest, most patient person in the world with fans.
Think about how Mads didn’t know anyone on set, was older than all the star actors and with way less experience, and had a language barrier to combat.
Think about Hugh seeing a costar sitting off to the side by himself and Hugh taking it upon himself to go over and try to make friends.
Think about Hugh helping Mads with lines and giving him someone to talk to. Think about Hugh realizing that if you give Mads a chance and if you’re patient with the language thing, he is an AMAZING and fascinating person who you can’t help but love. Think about Mads realizing he can make Hugh laugh and spending every second of every day, especially on camera, attempting to do this.
These are just some things that I… can’t honestly stop thinking about. And now you can’t stop thinking about them either. I’m not sorry.