When Alexander Skarsgrd ‘pulled a guy’s neck’ out in The Northman, he was ‘really a wreck.’
When Alexander Skarsgrd ripped a man’s neck out in The Northman, he was “really a disaster.”
In the upcoming epic vengeance drama, the 45-year-old actor plays Viking warrior prince Amleth, and he came up about how one of the final moments was so “complicated” and “tough” because it involved 50 people fighting at the same time.
“It was the end of a very long, complicated shot of Viking berserkers invading a Slav town,” he explained. With all of these elements, 50 people fighting at the same time, the extras, and the horses, choreography was a huge challenge.”
The former ‘Big Little Lies’ star went on to say that one particular scene, in which he “ripped out a guy’s throat,” was exhausting and left him feeling “really a reck.”
“That climax, where I rip a guy’s throat out and yell at the moon… it was primal,” he told Empire. I just let it out. I was fatigued, as you can see in the photo. I was a shambles. “It’s a complete disaster.”
Alexander, who is the son of fellow Hollywood actor Stellan Skarsgrd, 70, said that the experience of filming the film “changed him” and that he now feels “a bit lost” as he ponders how to top the epic drama.
“A lot of things that I might have said yes to a couple of years ago, I’m simply not that keen on doing now,” he continued. I’m a little perplexed. I’m at a loss on what to do next. This incident had a significant impact on me. Most people who were on that mountaintop, I believe, were transformed by it.
‘The Northman’ will be released on April 15 in the United Kingdom and April 22 in the United States.