Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

Bill Nighy, Viktor in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Bill about playing Viktor

“They put me in a skirt which always has a very profound effect on me. It is very liberating. I recommend it. Except in the wet. The problem with genre movies is everything is wet. You forget that. So when I said: ‘Yes, I will wear a full length velvet skirt’ it sounded like a good idea until I got on set. The set looks perfectly alright now but as soon as you start shooting the guys come in with the hoses and it starts dripping so everything is wet all of the time. It is a vampire world and it is a castle and you can’t have a dry castle. It’s got to be wet so you end up with a very soggy bum. You don’t need to know that detail but now you do. It is a battle skirt obviously. We should always preface the word ‘skirt’ with the word ‘battle’.”

 

“When one hapless journo asked if it was hard to shrug off Viktor once the camera stopped rolling…
No it is not. How dare you. It is absolutely effortless. Actors always talk about taking their work home and I always think: ‘What are you on? You just turn it off. You are at work and then you go home.’ But maybe you should ask people’s wives and families because they are best placed to know. I don’t go back to the hotel and hiss at people. At least I don’t think I do.”

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