Stellan Skarsgard On Playing Professor Andrews In Thor

Stellan Skarsgard On Playing Professor Andrews In <i>Thor</i>

In an interview with Collider, we hear Skarsgard speak for the first time about the character he will play in Kenneth Branagh's Thor..

We already knew that Skarsgaard's character would be aligned with Natalie Portman's Jane Foster in the movie from the trailers, but aside from that not too much info on his character(Professor Andrews) has been leaked. In an exclusive chat with Collider about many of his upcoming projects we learn a little bit more from the Swedish actor..



What was it like to be a part of a production as big as Thor?

SKARSGARD: I had a great time. I also had a great director there. Kenneth Branagh is one of the funniest directors on the set. You laugh a lot. He’s very skillful. We were also allowed to have rehearsals before we started, and discuss the writing and change the scenes. It felt like you were invited to a very nice collaboration. It’s another film done in the real world, where my scenes are.

Who do you play in the film and how does your character, Professor Andrews, fit in with the mythology of the story?

SKARSGARD: Me and Natalie Portman and Kat Dennings are doing research on strange atmospheric and space stuff going on in the sky in New Mexico. And then, we meet Thor.

Did you watch all of the Marvel movies to get ready for the film? Had you been familiar with the characters at all?


SKARSGARD: No, I haven’t [watched the movies]. That’s not the kind of homework I did. I’m not sure that would have helped. And, I was not familiar with Thor at all, when I started, but I became familiar. They gave me comic books and stuff, and [Kenneth Branagh] educated me.

What is your take on the popularity of comic book movies?

SKARSGARD: I don’t know, since I haven’t seen them. But, it’s something that is a part of modern mythology. Every culture has their myths that people are aware of and share. They vary throughout the ages, but in America, it’s those myths.


Not one CBM Stellan? For shame! Anyway, not a whole lot here but its nice to hear something about this Prof Andrews. Some fans believe that he will turn out to be a twist villain, or indeed another Asgardian in disguise. Skarsgard says nothing to give any credence to those theories here but then he wouldn't would he? What do you think?

If your a fan of Skarsgard(and who isn't by God!) be sure to click the link below for the full interview at Collider.


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