Friday, July 31, 2015
Daily Mail: "Alicia Vikander knew working on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was going to be a riot"
The Man From UNCLE star Alicia Vikander reveals how the cast sang Johnny Cash songs after tense scenes... while director Guy Ritchie played the banjo
Alicia Vikander knew working on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was going to be a riot when director Guy Ritchie invited her and cast members over to rehearse in his living room.
‘There was a whisky bottle and a vodka bottle for props, and I ended up rolling around the floor wrestling with Illya Kuryakin,’ she recalled, trying to stifle a laugh as we had breakfast in London.
She and her leading men — Henry Cavill, who plays high-end rogue-turned-suave spy Napoleon Solo, and Armie Hammer as determined Russian agent Illya Kuryakin — bonded during sessions at Ritchie’s home.
‘I was a bit nervous before I started making the film,’ Alicia admitted in between sips of her caffe Americano. But not for long.
'Guy creates an open environment,’ explained the 26-year-old Swedish actress.
The actors had scripts, but a lot of funny business that emerged during that work on the wrestling scene was added to the film.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was originally broadcast on TV for four years, from 1964 with Robert Vaughn and David McCallum playing Solo and Kuryakin.
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