Viggo Mortensen apologized to residents of Boonville in New York for the character of Lance Henriksen in “Falling,” calling the town the “ugliest” within the state.
In Mortensen’s directorial debut, his character, John Peterson’s father Willis Peterson (Henriksen), who has the early phases of dementia, calls Boonville “the ugliest metropolis in New York State.”
And the ‘Lord of the Rings’ star has admitted that some who stay within the metropolis may be offended by the remark, however has insisted simply because the character doesn’t like Boonville doesn’t imply sure.
He mentioned, “Apologies to Boonville. Generally folks watch a film and assume: ‘This man is saying all this and that and that should imply that the director thinks that or the author’; in my case, each. However no. Boonville is gorgeous. I do know him very effectively, having spent my adolescence within the space. It was simply a type of random issues that get caught in (the character’s) head. Ridiculous…”
He laughed: “It would in all probability make the folks of Boonville mad. However I do not assume that (it is ugly). That is the character who thinks that. “
The 62-year-old Danish-American actor insisted the movie is a sort of “salute to the North Nation and the state of New York.”
He advised syracuse.com: “Southern Ontario appears to be like so much like the opposite facet of the St. Lawrence River.
“Only a panorama that I am acquainted with, that is why I positioned it there. I used issues that I knew very effectively. Landscapes, seasons, how issues regarded within the 60s and 70s on the market: automobiles, garments, folks, homes, farms, and to some extent, how they appear now.
Not directly, it is a salute to the North Nation and New York State. You will see it whenever you see it. “