Mads Mikkelsen Source


your new resource dedicated to the Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen.
August 21st, 2014

Birthday Project Mads Birthday is coming up on November 22 and we decided to start earlier than last year as I personally don’t have as much time and Jade had the idea of doing a video so it’ll take some time to edit!
So for this year, there’s 2 joint projects.

The video (20 seconds max): Film yourself wishing a Happy Birthday to Mads, or just say why you like him, etc. You can state your name and your country. You need to send your video by September 25, 2014 at happybirthdaymads(@)gmail.com. It’ll take time to Jade to edit the video so the deadline is early! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Jade, either on her Tumblr or via the email above. Update: The theme of the video is The International Showcase thus, there’ll be a little flag superimposed over your video showing your country!

Birthay Wishes: You can leave your Birthday Message to Mads in the comments of this post. Once the day will come I’ll transform it in the Birthday Post so Mads will be able to read all of your messages! If you want to send fanart or pictures, you can send them to me at webmaster(@)mads-mikkelsen.net and I’ll add them to the post. Deadline to send your art/pictures is November 15, 2014. If you have any questions you can contact me anytime on social medias or by email!

Thanks to my friend Claudia for the banner!

August 20th, 2014

61bPzJzIGWL._SL1500_ You can now pre-order your Hannibal Lecter Funko Figure. It’ll be available on September 30. Amazon.com is only shipping in the US and they won’t have it before December 31 (until further notice). Forbiddenplanet is shipping worldwide and will have them on September 30.

August 20th, 2014

ShoesAndStarships Amy from shoesandstarships.com was lucky enough to score an interview with Mads at Monster-Mania. You can read it below.

Amy: Hi, Mads! How is your convention weekend going so far?
Mads Mikkelsen: It’s fantastic. A line of fantastic nice people who love the show, so who can ask for anything else?

Amy: Exactly! So, as I mentioned when I got your autograph, you have a really eclectic body of work. What do you look for when choosing a role?
MM: Well, first of all I have to fall in love with the script somehow. I might not understand it totally, but it has to fascinate me somehow. Secondly, if that’s there, I have to meet and talk to the director. I have to figure out that we can at least discuss stuff. If we’re talking two different languages, it’s not gonna happen. I can definitely disagree with people, as long as we can talk. So, director and script are the most important things for me.

Amy: You’ve done a lot of period work lately. Do you have a preference for that sort of work, or is that just how it happened to shake down?
MM: I’ve done it recently, a couple period things, but I think overall maybe 4 out of 20 things have been period pieces, so I think any period piece needs to tell a contemporary story if I have to be interested in doing it. As it has been so far with the stuff I’ve done.

Amy: The languages and the physicality of the roles have been very different. You have something like Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky that’s very cerebral, and then you have something that’s all on horseback and in chainmail. How do you approach a new character like that, what’s the most challenging?
MM: Obviously doing Igor Stravinsky was a challenge just because I had to speak French and Russian AND play piano AND conduct a 70-man big orchestra and I knew nothing about any of those things. So that was just back to the school table, starting from scratch, learning the languages and picking it up. Then when you start doing something on horseback, you have to go through learning how to ride. Once you sit there – and it’s always the case that my characters are much better horseback riders or pianists than I am – so once you’re there you forget about sitting on the horse. When I’m myself it is always much more difficult.

Amy: I noticed that Hugh Dancy was also in King Arthur. You two had already worked together!
MM: Yes, he was in King Arthur and we had a good six months, sitting on horseback and we become friends already, 10 years ago! So we were just very fortunate that we landed on the same show here. It is a very intense part for both of us and we spend a lot of time together, and I’m just really pleased and so happy that it could be with somebody that I know well.

Amy: You guys definitely have great chemistry together. Which brings us to the finale of Hannibal! I found it to be really brutal. I blog about the show, I recap it generally the week afterward, and then for the finale, I waited. I didn’t blog right away, I needed to process it. It was so brutal, and you know Hannibal is a brutal person, but the way Bryan Fuller shoots things, you see the after effects of the work, not the process of killing as often. How did you feel about that?
MM: Yes, it was brutal, and it was brutal for us as well. I think we were all very pleased it went down that path, and it’s also funny that it’s so radical. And it could be no other way. I have to clean up. I have to cleanse, and I have to walk out in the rain and start all over again. But, if I’m not mistaken, if I wanted to kill them I would have done something else. I wanted to teach them all a lesson.

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Amy: Aha! So, do you already know who lives and dies, or is that a secret that Fuller is keeping from the cast?
MM: I have a hunch! If I knew it for sure, I wouldn’t tell. {gives me a sneaky smile. Darn you!}

Amy: My guess is that Jack (Lawrence Fishburne) will no longer be with us and that everyone else will live. Although I don’t know about Abigail. She might die. Her wound was the most fatal, I think.
MM: Yeah but she’s survived it twice! We never know. {INTERESTING.}

Amy: What did you think of Abigail just…appearing like that? As a viewer, I was surprised!
MM: Not a big surprise for me. I knew there was no reason for Hannibal to kill, and I had a hunch that I would keep her as a present for me and Will, so we could go into the future as a happy family. But he didn’t want it, he didn’t embrace it. So, obviously, I had to do what I did.

Amy: Speaking of being on the run, I love Gillian Anderson. I am a huge X-Files fan from way back. So are you guys going to be playing house in the new season?
MM: Right now it seems to me that since I’m on the run and she’s with me, I am expecting at least a few good scenes with her.

Amy: I am so looking forward to that! As for the rest of the women on Hannibal, I blog a lot women in the genre and women in fandom, and many of the women on Hannibal seem to be victims. Some are strong at the same time, but victims nonetheless. Like Bella is a victim of her cancer, and of Hannibal, and Miriam Lass is Hannibal’s victim, and Freddie is a victim of Dr. Gideon. and Alana! Don’t get me started on Alana! I was so mad at her in the finale! Running up the stairs like a horror movie cliche!
MM: Everyone is kind of a victim here, except for Hannibal. I think Bryan has a good eye for the strong individual characters, and that goes for the female characters as well. We have another Verger, as we say, and she might be a victim but she’s also an executioner herself. She’s a Verger, they are not healthy people.

Amy: No, they are not, for sure. So you are on the run – are you in Italy or in France?
MM: I don’t know yet! Not yet.

Amy: The plane was heading to Paris, but Bryan Fuller recently said that all the dishes, the episode titles, will be Italian.
MM: So, sounds like Italy. You know more than I do at this point! {lol oh dear!}

Amy: You are obviously very well-traveled and know several languages, and have done movies in many locations. What are your favorite places to visit?
MM: I’ve shot in numerous places and I love everywhere I go, but one specific place that really caught my attention and I fell in love with was Iceland. Iceland –

Amy: (in which I rudely interrupt) Iceland! I am going there in November with my husband! It is going to be so great!
MM: You’re kidding! Well, November might be a tough one for you because it is going to be pitch dark a lot of the day.

Amy: We’re going to see the northern lights, so I hope so!
MM: Oh, that’s good then. I went in summer and it was like this (gestures to the sunny, 80-degree temps and clear skies) 24/7. Iceland is spectacular. Not only because of the landscape and the country itself, but because of the people. They are amazing. You will see for yourself, I can’t even tell you what it is. There’s something magic about the place.

Amy: Ok, one more Hannibal question. Does Hannibal love Will? Or, should I say, does Hannibal love Will the way the fans want Hannibal to love Will? {oh the fanfic…}
MM: I know that he loves Will. He’s the closest he’s come to anyone he’s ever loved. And that’s not in a sexual way, but in a mental way. He sees a mirror image of himself in Will. Will Graham is obviously a man who is full of empathy, but he can’t control it. I’m a man full of empathy but I’m in total control of it. So I see that mirror image and I’m sure I can help and guide the young man down his path. This beautiful path that I will show him.

Amy: What about Alana? Do you think he felt anything for Alana, or was he just using her?
MM: No, he wasn’t using her. He’s not a liar, he doesn’t have a master plan. He –

Amy: You don’t think he has a master plan?? I think he does!
MM: No, he doesn’t have a master plan. He loves living from one day to the other. He love improvising. For him, it’s life. He wouldn’t even mind going to jail. He will take it as a challenge, and figure out how to survive, and how to get out. So yes, he definitely, definitely cared about Alana.

Amy: Interesting! Especially because he stepped over her, it was so cold.
MM: That chapter was done, and he’s a man who can clean the blackboard.

Amy: Let’s end on a sweet note – what is your favorite dessert?
MM: My favorite dessert must be a very simple thing – vanilla ice cream and strawberries. With a little chocolate on top.

Amy: That sounds good! And thank you so much for sitting down and talking with me.
MM: You are so welcome!

August 20th, 2014

Huge thanks to Laura for sharing your pictures of Mads at Monster-Mania on Sunday.

August 19th, 2014

I have added a stunning new portrait of Mads by photographer Tony Urban from Monster-Mania last weekend. Thank you Tony for sharing your picture!

August 19th, 2014

xpatloop.com – The shooting of a high-budget international film about Hungary’s legendary race horse Kincsem is expected to start in late October, the producer said. Gábor Losonczi told a press conference that the film entitled The Invincible would be co-produced by Hungary, Britain, Russia, Germany, the US and Austria.

Academy Award winning Roger Christian whose past credits include films in the Star Wars and Alien franchises will sit in the director’s seat, he added. The screenplay has been written by Tibor Fonyódi from Losonczi’s idea and Géza Bereményi’s original novel.

Poet Géza Szőcs, a chief advisor to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, will be in charge of dramaturgy. The film’s planned budget is 20-25 million dollars and such international stars have been invited to appear in it as Mads Mikkelsen, Martin Freeman, Ed Harris and Jean-Paul Belmondo.

Shooting is planned to conclude in the spring of 2015. Losonczi said no state support would be used for the film.

August 19th, 2014

Hannibal insidetv.ew.com – It was a decisive win for NBC’s Hannibal, earning the title of Best Drama Series in the 2014 EWwys—EW.com’s 7th annual awards for the Emmy-snubbed—with roughly 40 percent of the vote.

“We are in such a wonderful age where fans now have a face thanks to social media, and they have rallied around Hannibal with a Fannibal circle of protection, and love, and light,” creator Bryan Fuller told EW Radio while accepting the honor. “So grateful for them supporting the cannibal in every way that they do.”

As Fuller shared at Comic-Con, the season 3 premiere may feel like a pilot for a new show starring Mads Mikkelsen and Gillian Anderson as “a murder couple.” The action will jump ahead roughly eight months, with Fuller earmarking the season’s fourth episode to reveal everything that happened during that time span.

He also noted that unlike Best Actress in a Comedy winner Emmy Rossum (Shameless), who said she’d be placing her EWwy trophy on the back of the toilet in her guest bathroom, his will go over his headboard.

August 18th, 2014

I’d like to thanks Jennie, screenkisser.tumblr.com, wiith-my-hands.tumblr.com, abigailsleftear.tumblr.com and Sue for sharing their pictures of Mads at Monster-Mania over the weekend!

August 18th, 2014

Thank you steve-buscemi-is-god.tumblr.com for uploading them!

August 17th, 2014

I have added more photos of Mads Mikkelsen at Monster-Mania Autographs Session and Q&A Panel. I’d like to thanks hannibeatles.tumblr.com, @CarlaMikkelsen, Jennie and Jenny for sharing their pictures!

Also, there’s only one week left to vote for The Salvation, Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green for the Svend 2014!

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