And when I say we’re alone, we’re alone. Life is only on earth, and not for long.
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Was Lars a different director or person while working on this film opposed to Antichrist?
CG: Very different. I think he was not well when we shot Antichrist and came up saying he didn’t know if he’d be able to finish the film. And so we suffered looking at him and not being able to cope with everything. For this, he was good and was saying how happy he felt. So that was nice to see him recover.
It seems like even though Lars has some of the most challenging roles for women, people seem to misconstrue them as misogynistic, which is crazy, no?
KD: He’s one of the only people writing roles and women are the leads.
CG: But there is a cruelty and a darkness and that’s what makes a character.
Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Alexnader Skarsgard Talk Melancholia
Kirsten had recently come out of rehab. Do you think she has a special understanding of melancholia?
Oh, absolutely. I don’t know whether she had depression, but she had absolute knowledge of this. It’s really difficult to show the transformation. Because when you are in this melancholia state, you are normally smiling a lot. But you’re smiling in another way – there’s nothing there when you look in their eyes. And I think she does that really well.
Are you taking any drugs for your depression right now?
I’m on a very small pill for depression. I used to take a terrible pill that I found out doubled the alcohol effect by four. And if you knew what I’ve been drinking, then four is a lot.
There’s a golf course in Melancholia with a Hole 19. Can you explain?
Yes, Hole 19! That’s where I am right now – in limbo! Yes.
Everything is going to Hell
We’re(I’m) really excited about the rest of the world finally seeing this.