Pilou Asbæk is “not married” to any acting decisions on set.
The 40-year-old actor stars as stalker Ethan in new horror film ‘Run Sweetheart Run’ – which is directed by Shana Feste and stars Ella Balinska as a single mother who finds herself stalked by a monstrous mugger – and has explained that he is always “open to interpretations” as he finds it “boring” to always play a character the same way every take.
He said: “Creating a character like Ethan is always interesting. It’s a collaboration between the writer, the director, your co-host and you, and the costume and the sets and the cinematographer, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. So you bring something to the table, and people will help you create the image that the director wants, and you take it from there. I’m not married to all the decisions. I think it’s something between you and me. And I think you should be open to different interpretations and so on. If you do the same scene the same way 25 times, how bad is it? boring? You know what I mean? It’s just boring. And it’s not based on anyone I met. It’s not like, ‘Oh, that’s my dad.’ “
Meanwhile, the former ‘Game of Thrones’ star added that he was particularly “proud” of a scene in which his character goes to jail because even though he felt “frustrated, angry and upset “When it wasn’t happening, it ended up being one of the best scenes he’s ever done.
He told ScreenRant, “The scene that I’m really proud of is the prison scene. There’s a scene in a prison, which I love because there are so many layers, and it’s so psychotic, but also very polite, playful and furious.. The reason the scene became like this is because within two hours of taping it didn’t work. just didn’t work. And Shana said, ‘I don’t know if it’s the writing, if it’s the lines, it just doesn’t work. I felt so frustrated, angry and upset. I just said, “Let me take all of this anger and frustration, all of this slackness, and channel it through the stage.”
“And that ended up being probably one of my favorite scenes I’ve ever done in my life.”
“Run Sweetheart Run” is available now on Amazon Prime Video.