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Viggo Mortensen Is a Worrier When It Comes to His Son

Viggo+Mortensen in The Times BFI London Film Festival: The Road - Red Carpet
Actor Viggo Mortensen arrives for the premiere of 'The Road' during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 16, 2009 in London, England. (Getty Images)more pics »Viggo Mortensen stars in the upcoming movie The Road, where he plays a father struggling to protect his son in a post-apocalyptic world, and Mortensen says it was easy for him to related to the fear of not being able to protect your children.

Some say Viggo could be an Oscar contender for his performance in The Road (Getty) The actor, who has a 21-year-old son, Henry, with his ex-wife, said: “You worry about your child’s future. You’re like, ‘What if I’m away from my infant son or daughter for a few hours, do I trust someone else to take care of them?’ Then, later in life, you're more concerned about whether you’ll be around anymore to help your children when they’re out of the nest. This movie just takes all those concerns to an extreme.”

Viggo could also relate to his character because the exhaustion he feels in the movie mirrored the how tired he is in real life. He told Parade magazine: “This guy is at the end of his rope. He's dying of tiredness. All that keeps him going is trying to keep himself and his son alive. I was tired, I’d been going from one film to another. I realized the fact I was really exhausted was appropriate for the character.”

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  • Viggo Mortensen in The Times BFI London Film Festival: The Road - Red Carpet
  • Viggo Mortensen in The Times BFI London Film Festival: The Road - Red Carpet
  • Viggo Mortensen in The Times BFI London Film Festival: The Road - Red Carpet
  • Viggo Mortensen in The Times BFI London Film Festival: The Road - Red Carpet
  • Viggo Mortensen in The Times BFI London Film Festival: The Road - Red Carpet
  • Viggo Mortensen in The Times BFI London Film Festival: The Road - Red Carpet
  • Viggo Mortensen in The Times BFI London Film Festival: The Road - Red Carpet
  • Viggo Mortensen in The Times BFI London Film Festival: The Road - Red Carpet
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