"HE'S A YOUNG GUY IN THE BODY OF A MAN WITH SO MUCH EXPERIENCE"
Yesterday, ELLE's Nojan Aminosharei posted an interview article with Carice van Houten, having recently met up with the actress at a hotel in Amsterdam, where she lives. Most of the article is about Game Of Thrones, but the article ends with two paragraphs focused on Domino:
These days, van Houten has been zig-zagging through Europe—baby in tow this time—to film Brian De Palma's Domino alongside Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. "It felt like a huge step to work again after having my baby," she says. "But I thought, there's no way I could say no to Brian De Palma"—the visionary director whose diverse filmography includes Carrie, Scarface, The Untouchables, and the first Mission: Impossible. "He's a young guy in the body of a man with so much experience," says van Houten. "He can be quite blunt, and he's not afraid to swear, which I find nice because then at least I don't have to hold back either."
Van Houten and Coster-Waldau play two cops whose investigation into their fellow officer's murder leads them down a rabbit hole populated by CIA agents, ISIS cells, and an international terror plot. Despite the thriller's thoroughly modern and reality-rooted themes, all roads still lead back to Westeros. "It's funny, even I sometimes think, 'Look at me, I'm sitting in a car, having a scene with Jaime Lannister!'" says van Houten. And yes, even they pore over Game of Thrones theories in their off time. "I was talking to Nikolaj the other day about it," she says. "We were sitting in the Green Room, and I said, 'What do you think will happen?' He said, 'I have no fucking clue!'"
Meanwhile, EMPIRE's James White spoke by telephone today with van Houten, who is now in Copenhagen. White also asked her about Domino:
You're working on Brian De Palma's Domino with Nikolaj (Coster-Waldau), and had you worked with him before?
No! That was the same thing, it was so strange to have a scene in the car, for people to see us together in regular clothes, with contemporary dialogue. Look at me, with Jaime Lannister! He's so cool!
And he has two hands, which is probably a surprise...
And I don't have red hair!
Has it been good interacting with him?
We'd met in the hallways of hotels and premieres, but not really. It's nice anyway to be around other Europeans! And him being Danish, I've always been fascinated by the Scandinavian language and now I'm in Copenhagen and f*g loving it. It's great to work with the Danes around here... Apart from Mr. De Palma!
How is it working with Brian De Palma?
It's great to work with someone at his age with his kind of spirit. I feel very lucky to be in that role.