recently gave an interview with Norway's
Dagen Naeringsliv, in which he discusses his parents, his
financial affairs, his films, such as "Taking Sides" and "Passion of
Mind", and his views on Hollywood.
Stellan rarely gives out new
personal stories so I relished his account of filming "Passion of Mind"
with Demi Moore during the fall of 1998. He says, "Demi was in the
middle of a divorce from Bruce Willis at the time and was a little
neurotic, surrounded herself with eight bodyguards. The writer was fine
and as well as the talented Belgian director they had picked for the
film, but what was to be a black and dangerous film, got mawkish music
and was called a psychological romantic thriller, and everything became
a disaster. When I, along with my then wife, attended the Paramount
Pictures premiere in LA, I wanted to hide my face in my hands. When we
left the theater and came out into the bright sunshine, I saw a
silhouette in front of me. It was the kind director. I said, "it sucks".
He said, "I know".
Sweden's Evoque Media Company has announced that next month it will
debut Z Lifestyle Magazine, created for the Carson Rezidor Hotel
Group. Aimed at business customers, the magazine will be made available
in 58 hotels in the Nordic countries. The issues will include articles
about travel and will also feature profile interviews with 24
Scandinavian celebrities, beginning with Stellan. Check out the
Vancouver producing team of Trish Dolman and Christine Haebler are set
to start filming HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR
HAPPINESS. The new movie is an international co-production starring
Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Christopher Plummer and Stellan. Britain’s
Peter Chelson is directing the adaptation of the novel by François
Lelord. They will start filming at the end of this month.
new link where you will find several good video interviews with
Bill has had a short but very productive career. In recent years he
has had two or three films a year, in addition to a TV series. What they
have in common is his strong charisma and presence in the roles, despite
the fact that the characters he plays are very different - from a young
man with Asperger's syndrome to bad boy - and now a disgusting rich
man's son in the Norwegian film, "Victoria". Directed by
Torun Lian, who describes the film as a kind of "Pride and Prejudice" in
Norwegian - a love story. Since the novel came out in 1898, it has
featured in the classic and best-seller lists worldwide. Bill had
not read this masterpiece before he got his leading role in the film,
but he was immediately sold when he realized how topical the story was.
The film opened in Norway on March 1st. The first photo below shows him
at the premiere last week. Of all the Skarsgård
boys, I would say Bill has that real classic look with deeply handsome