Marvel will soon be putting the spotlight on their Sorcerer Supreme Doctor Strange as it gears up for a November release. A hero is only as good as his villain, though, and Mads Mikkelsen's turn as Kaecilius is one of the most intriguing aspects of the somewhat mysterious film.
While he didn't go into too much detail as to what makes his character tick, he did recently shed some light on what it was like to work in a film that has prominent CGI (via Digital Spy).
"CGI is not a new thing for me, I've done it in a few movies. This one was not too bad, the CGI was not in direct interaction with me in my scenes, it was more like the backdrops, the landscapes would be slightly different sometimes, but I didn't have to interact with it. But I've done that before in Clash of the Titans when we were fighting giant monsters. They were obviously not in the film and I was fighting tennis balls, and that I'd say is real acting!"
Trying to have a dramatic scene whilst interacting with a tennis ball requires some intense focus, so kudos should be given for that. Mikkelsen was also asked about the brand of humor he would be bringing to the role.
"You can't bring it yourself, if it's in the script you have to sort of lean into the script that's already there. There is some. My character is not necessarily carrying too much of it but Doctor Strange is. there's a certain darkness in the Doc and a sense of humour in there, absolutely."
Doctor Strange lands in theatres on November 4th.