Creating the brothers

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The main character lives through a process opposite to that of the first Cronenberg films I made. But he becomes, as well, a third person who has nothing to do with who he was or with his brother. - Viggo Mortensen

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Creating the brothers

Was it a challenge to create those distinct personalities?

The most difficult thing was trying to act badly when Agustin is trying to impersonate Pedro. It's sort of an impossible task. He can't do it that well because he hasn't seen his brother in years and yet you're trying to do this in a way where you're not being overtly comical or exaggerating too much.

Viggo Mortensen Goes Back to His Roots for 'Everyone Has A Plan'
Staticmultimedia.com
19 April 2013




"The main character lives through a process opposite to that of the first Cronenberg films I made. But he becomes, as well, a third person who has nothing to do with who he was or with his brother. Suddenly he comes to terms with where he is, he likes the place and he doesn´t care whether he is called Pedro or Agustín."

Viggo Mortensen
Soledad Villamil - Viggo Mortensen: Brothers In Arms
By Nazareno Brega - translated by Ollie and Zoe
Clarin
29 August 2012




'It freed me to be able to act in Spanish, speaking more or less as I normally do. I'm not saying that I speak the same way for Pedro and Agustín. Neither of the two speaks exactly as I do, but I had the measure...I know the accents of Pedro and Agustín; I grew up with those accents. It was something immediate.'

Viggo Mortensen - Todos Tenemos Un Plan Production Notes
By - translated by Ollie, Rio and Zoe
Todos Tenemos Un Plan website (Spain)
July 2012




'By the time we got around to shooting those scenes where we're face to face and interacting--where I need to act with myself basically--we had shot most of the movie and I had worked out all the stuff that doesn't involve the two of them together. I had worked as the separate brothers with other characters and by that time, I knew these characters very well and the difference in the way they walk and talk, their vocabulary and their tone of voice, their attitude. So it wasn't that hard and it ended up being a lot of fun to do at the end of the shoot.'

Viggo talking about the scene with both brothers
Interview: Viggo Mortensen on Everybody Has a Plan
By Edward Douglas
Comingsoon.net
20 March 2013



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