A while ago I read a quote from Viggo Mortensen saying that he was considering retiring from the movie business, however he said this while on the rounds promoting a movie and I just assumed he was tired of the whole PR process. After days of travelling, promoting and answering the same crappy questions i’m sure there are many actors and actresses who have considering giving it up. However, in a recent interview with Men’s Journal (via WorstPreviews) Viggo confirmed he’s going though with it.
“I have no plans to do another movie. I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’m open to seeing how I feel in a while, but right now I’m not saying yes to anything. My agent is like, ‘Well, if you don’t do anything, people will forget about you…’ I just feel like I’ve taken on too much for a while.”
I’ll admit I didn’t know about Viggo Mortensen until The Lord of the Rings, but i’ve been following his movies ever since and he’s been working pretty solidly over the past few years. I hope he does a Daniel-Day Lewis and takes on an interesting role every two years or so. I’d hate for him to just disappear from the movie scene forever.