Interview With Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn in the Lord of Rings.
Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn in the Lord of Rings.

Viggo Mortensen is famously known for his character in the trilogy, the Lord of Rings. Apart from being an actor, he has various titles under his cap. He is a poet, photographer, and loves visiting North Idaho. Many would describe his tendencies as non-conforming of a Hollywood star. However, his popularity among the millennial is evident from an event that happened sometimes in the beginning of the year 2017. Prior to that, he was the main character in the Captain Alatriste movie that was released in the year 2006. Read more about the Captain Alatriste book.

A Movie and Evening with Viggo Mortensen
A Movie and Evening with Viggo Mortensen event

An announcement was released stating that a screening of his latest movie would be running at the Panida Theater. It went ahead to state that he would be gracious enough to accommodate a question- answer conference thereafter. It was not long before the event’s tickets dubbed A Movie and Evening with Viggo Mortensen were sold out. This event had been organized for a worthy cause with the proceeds going towards assisting the Panhandle Community Radio and Team Autism 24/7.

In the interview with Viggo Mortensen below, he discussed his character in his latest movie Captain Fantastic. He also expounded on his admiration for Panida Theater, North Idaho and reiterated on why it is necessary to leave a campsite neat and clean. The movie is centered along a father who brings up his children in the woods away from the glare of the public. However, this changes along the way and he struggles to incorporate his family back in the society.

When asked what the movie was all about, he said that it was definitive of the present times. Viggo said; “The difference between the conservative and the progressive people is not that one is right and the other is wrong. It means that both parties have an opportunity to assume villainy and heroism in divergent events.”

According to Viggo, the movie script does not go as far as giving any of the characters a villain or heroic status. He said that the character Ben Cash in the movie is quite flexible, in that he went over and above to ensure that his kids were properly raised and well educated. Again, he was in agreement with the foundation that the character laid for his family, which in this case was more focused in fulfilling intellectual interests and promoting honesty.