“I’ve already heard from all the kids,” three-time Golden Globes nominee Viggo Mortensen says of the young co-stars who played his children in Captain Fantastic. “There were a few expletives.”
Mortensen was eating lunch in Spain when he learned that he’d been nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama. “This was dessert,” he says.
The project was a labor of love for the Lord of the Rings star, who’s spent months traveling the country doing Q&A’s and promoting the picture’s hopeful message, which he finds both timely and timeless.
“Years down the line, I think this movie will still hold up. In fact, I think it could be a cultural marker for this year in a way,” he says. “It’s not a message movie, but it does speak to the value of communication, especially of listening to people and engaging with people you normally wouldn’t want to engage with.”
Mortensen plans to ask his 28-year-old son, Henry, to accompany him to the ceremony. He also plans to re-unite that weekend with all six of the young actors who play his kids in the film. The only complication is that he’s also planning “a Hobbit reunion,” bringing together Elijah Wood, Sean Astin__, and other Middle Earth dwellers.
“Maybe we can make them a combined event, I’m hoping,” he says. Read More