Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Kate Upton Talk About The Other Woman Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.21.2014
The comedy arrives on Friday...
In an interview with IGN, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Kate Upton spoke about the upcoming comedy The Other Woman, which opens Friday. Here are highlights:
Waldau on his character Mark: "Well, you know those guys -- I don't if it's particular -- but he's a man of privilege, and he believes he's a good guy. He works hard, and he plays hard. He sets up his wife, and he's got the whole thing. I think he believes he loves his wife. Then, the way he sees it, he's allowed a bit of fun. I mean, he's a prick; there's no question about it. He's a real prick, and he's clearly deeply in love with himself. I think he's just looking for women to share that love."
Waldau on if he was looking for a comedy: "No, well, it was strange, because it was really Nick Cassavete who thought of me here. I could see the character; it would be a lot of fun to play, because you know those guys -- I know guys like that. There's just something about any guy like that; he has a lot of secrets. It's fun to see someone who's so full of himself kind of fall on his ass. There are some great scenes. I've done comedies in Scandinavia, but I've never done it outside, and I thought it would be fun to see if I could do it."
Upton on what Amber sees in Mark: "In my opinion, I don't think Amber had been dating Mark for long, and I think that he was definitely an aggressive guy. She's very young and naive. So I think that she's kind of living in her own world where everyone is so nice and sweet and everyone's coming from a good place, because when you don't have that many life experiences, you're not jaded; you don't think people are ever coming from a bad place. So I think she just kind of believed his lies and fell for his charm."
Upton on working with Leslie Mann and Cameron Diaz: "Yeah, like in modeling, I walked into this career not having a path, no one guiding me in any sense, so I assumed acting would be the same. It's kind of nerve-racking going into something that you don't know what's going to happen. It wasn't like that. Those girls opened their arms to me, supported me, kind of took me under their wing, and I know they would help me and give me advice in my career going forward from this movie. So I was so lucky. Even when I was in a bikini -- you know, normally when you go to the beach, everybody's wearing bikinis and bathing suits, so it's a comfortable environment, but when you're filming a bikini scene, you're the only person in a bikini; there's, like, 60 people watching you, so it's really uncomfortable. I was kind of sitting there overwhelmed and uncomfortable, and everyone's staring at me, and those two girl ran up beside me offscreen and were just like, "Go! You can do it!" in their bikinis, just supporting me through it, knowing that I felt uncomfortable and seeing that I felt uncomfortable. That's what they did the entire movie. They encouraged me when I was doing well, they supported me when I was feeling insecure, and I was so lucky to have them on set."