“I've never been more embarrassed in my life than that shoot.” Danish actor's Spanish film with 'Robot Dreams' director


When ‘The Promised Land’ actor turned porn actor in ‘Torremolinosa 73’

Mads Mikkelsen Ace One of the most versatile and charismatic actors of European cinema. His career ranges from Danish independent cinema with films like ‘The Hunt’ to major Hollywood productions like ‘Casino Royale’ or ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’. Now, the actor has returned to his roots with ‘The Promised Land’, a historical drama directed by Nicolas Arcel, releasing in Spain on February 2.

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A tough shoot on the Spanish coast

During the promotion he mentioned a famous story about how he His experience of working once in Spanish cinema, specifically in the film ‘Torremolinzo 73’, The film ‘Robot Dreams’ directed by Spanish director Pablo Berger has been selected for the Oscar. The actor played the role of a porn actor, which led to a very embarrassing situation for him:

“I was just wearing a black cape and a Speedo swimsuit. Nothing else. For some reason, another actor, who was also wearing a Speedo, and I were left alone on the set. Everyone was gone. We had Had no money and no cell phone “Not even a good penny. Besides, we didn’t speak Spanish. I still don’t know how we managed to convince a taxi driver to take us to the hotel. I have never been more embarrassed in my life. But, I have to confess, I laughed like never before.

‘Torremolinzo 73’ told the story of a troubled married couple in the final years of Franco’s regime who record erotic videos to move on, and the protagonist of ‘Hannibal’ played the role A porn actor who visits spain And he had already given some details of his experience:

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“FHe is mad. I had no idea what was happening there. I know it was set in the 70s and I played a Danish porn star trying to get there. It was very poorly organized, but there was a beautiful actress there and I liked the product. Somewhat unrealistic things happened. We were five Danish actors representing a Scandinavian porn film company.

Mads Mikkelsen T to prepare his character I had to learn some phrases in Spanish, since his character spoke a little in this language with the heroes. He also had to shave off his mustache at that time, but his bigger problem was his other moustache.

“The truth is that no one in the movie spoke English and we didn’t even speak Spanish. So you can imagine. One day, they forgot about us too. However, it ended well. Even though we were a -Didn’t understand the other person, had a good energy in the movie. Atmosphere. The Spanish are friendly and fun people.”

while on vulture explained in more detail The night of his abandonment.

“I don’t know what happened. No one on the set spoke English. One time they forgot me on the beach, all the equipment. I had blonde hair, blue contact lenses and a cape with a speedo from the 70s The one you wear whenever you say ‘Re Mister Death. I had no phone, no money, and everyone was gone. I was like, What’s happening? Come back! The director, he was shooting 50% of his film. Came home with – the rest he didn’t. He was always short on time. I thought there was no way to make a movie about this. But when I saw it, it was sweet and funny. I mean, I I can see a lot of things that are missing, but it’s a good tone.”


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