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Live Chat -December 25, 2002


Moderator

Hello everybody! Rutger just entered the room! Rutger, the keyboard is yours!

Question
How was the trip down the red carpet?

Rutger
I started at the wrong end. That is where all people get into the theatre. Tends to happen. Could not find agent to help me out. Cellphones dead/not working. Red carpet is so phoney anyway but I had a good time. Had not been there for a while.

Question
Are you settled in the new house? No more exploding things?

Rutger
No more exploding. Bought a new vehicle. Very exploding. H2. Monster.

Question
H2 monster, what is that?

Rutger
H2 is the name of a model Hummer. Amazing what drivers like and can do. I rented one a few weeks ago to see if I would like it. I know. Silly older boy stuff. But fell in love with it if ever one can fall in love with cars.

Question
Will DD be joining us?

Rutger
No. No DD. She is not able to technically nor physically. But she seems to be holding ground. I IM'ed her just this morning...I saw DD's entry. She is a tigerdoll. Deb's world keeps shrinking. Cause of time/energy.

Question
Will you be going back to Stockholm?

Rutger
We were able to achieve a pretty good and fun interview on DVid which we will make available though. That came from Stockholm. Did long interview in icy winds on a rooftop there. Good interview for a change and great trains passing by and winds.

Question
And after that any plans for NY maybe come spring or summer?

Rutger
These things need to be organized and like everything else it needs to be organized well before we feel like committing. NYC was great but in order to keep it surprising one needs not to repeat coming too often. Maybe next year. I have no plans for next year BUT...

Question
Yessssss?

Rutger
Next I will gueststar. In "ALIAS" which is an edgy TV series running here. And they may keep me coming back now and then to stirrr things somewhat. The script is really good. Intelligently bad but nice and good and fun. Sound familiar?

Question
How are you and how is the weather in the United States?

Rutger
The weather is odd. Icy. 42 at night and snow keeps flirting. The street which I reside on now had a small layer of snow a few days ago. Now there's some news for California. It's nice.

Question
Last night I saw for the first time "Lexx Eating pattern"...you had fun there? Makes not much sense without... Was it made in Babelsberg?

Rutger
It was made partly in Babelsberg. We also went to Canada. Forgot the name of the town. One of those where airplanes refuel all the time. Was wacky. Glad people like that too.

Question
I saw 4 films with you yesterday: Fatherland, Blind Side, Blind Fury and Lion of the Desert. I liked them all but I liked most Lion of the Desert. When was the film made?

Rutger
Lion of the Desert...Mmmmm. You can check the "Works and Plots" section...that's what I'd have to do, too. It was a production for the Italian TV. At the time they hardly did things in English. Anyway. Glad you liked it. I had a great time in Morocco shooting. Raced through the desert each day with 12 other drivers to see who'd make it first. Silly. I won almost always. Ha! Script had a few flaws. I guess it didn't bother you. Well. Good.

Question
Glad you had fun making it. I'm not too keen but then again I've never seen the full 8-hour version. Sorry!

Rutger
8 hrs. Yeah. It was long. Mmm. Scary. I know it was shown on TV in Italy.

Question
I think the long version is hard to come by now, so don't really expect to see it. How did it feel to see Confessions on the big screen?

Rutger
I felt I delivered a nice complex and intense short performance of character. More than was given or hoped for. Just adored working with GC. A class gentleman and great director. Sam Rockwell was nice too. Not really sure about the whole movie but you'll have to see.

Question
Beautiful picture of you with the snoflakes Rutger.

Rutger
Let it snow etc. Thank you. Webmaster's magnificent efforts.

Question
Any chance of another visit to UK, Rutger?

Rutger
Visit UK. Well, chances yes but no plans yet.

Question
Sorry, I am curious...a question about "The Room"...the picture with the krankenwagen...bist du sehr überzeugt davon das es nötig war? Mir erscheint es ein wenig überdeutlich...sorry?

Rutger
Nax you are just too damn smart....I agree....we are talking about "The Room" and a shot of the ambulance. Nax is saying she did not need it. I felt the same. But my partner felt we did need it. It's a matter of subtlety. Can't make all people skate on the same skate. Schuhfahren. Nein. Schlittschuh. Ok.

Question
And which of the films did you like most: Fatherland, Blind Side or Blind Fury, Rutger?

Rutger
Sorrrry, I really like all these three. Fatherland for quality story and Richardson, Blind Side for director and wackyness and Blind Fury for the lighter genre and the story.

Question
Thanks for answering my question about the Zappa album favourites.

Rutger
I was amazed but truly ccccaaa cccaaaa cccaarlton hotel Ccarol. Zappa was just so way ahead.

Question
Are you still learning to speak Swedish Rutger?

Rutger
I'm hoping to get a bit longer there when I go back the next time.

Question
I loved Past Midnight. Sooooo sensual and sweet in parts. The mushroom shared by kisses.

Rutger
Poets here...

Question
Holding out for it on Hitcher dvd if that happens?

Rutger
I haven't heard from Hitcher DVD for a while. Not a great sign.

Question
You played a nazi in Fatherland and a person thrown in a concentration camp by nazis in Escape from Sobibor, interesting difference, isn´t it?

Rutger
If I can help it I will play on different sides of the coin. I feel somewhat like that about Ladyhawke and Flesh and Blood.

Question
Rutger, any movies in the works?

Rutger
For the near future I'll just see what will come together. Originality is easy to spot but hard to find. The bizz is starting to pick up somewhat and I certainly will keep you posted.

Question
I have to ask, what was the model...what did you use to draw on for The Hitcher...was really!!! convincing!?

Rutger
Fantasy, Imagination, Horror, Fear, Sense of Humour and Script and Director. One of the best script I ever read. By Eric Red.

Question
Rutger, I know you were drawn to LadyHawke. Was it more the time era or the storyline that drew you?

Rutger
Romantic love and story. Dick Donner, director had offered the role of the bad to me a year before. I told him it was boring. Goldie Hawn's hubby was set and rehearsing already in Italy but they did not get along that well and that's when i got the call. Ten days before the shoot was to begin in Rome.

Question
Which was the hardest stunt you have ever done in a film and which the most fun?

Rutger
The big roofjump in Blade Runner was the most exciting. The swordplay in Blind fury was the most fun.

Question
Did you like to play the bountyhunter Nick in "Wanted Dead or Alive"?

Rutger
Loved him, his girl and his Harley.

Question
Hi Rutger! I see you know many languages, and what about Russian? :) And in 2003 don't you plan a trip to Russia?

Rutger
Thank you...I am hoping to get to Russia....there are a few discussions going on about a Moscow Filmfest.

Question
Is it possible for you to decide..what you like mostly? I always wanted to be in a "kostümfilm" einem mantel und degen -film...for example like Geena Davis as a pirate...ok, life was against me.. now i am a paintress :) but it fascinated me the most. Do you love to do these films like Ladyhawke or Flesh&Blood?

Rutger
I like costume. It add more than just history but at the same time, each film has its own...the details are such fun to find.

Question
Did you see K19 Widowmaker? You can slap me later ... I thought you would have been wonderful in that film. HF seemed as dull in it to me as he was in BR...

Rutger
Sorry I'm prejudiced. Too close to Hostile Waters and less believable.

Question
With all the projects that you have been involved in, what would you like to try next?

Rutger
Directing is a role which I feel I should play more. It's much more demanding. Probably less fun. But have the need. So will try.

Question
Directing features, tv, docus? Or all of the above?

Rutger
I like the old Greek tragedies. I love romance and poetry. There are so many stories not told. Or let's say. Not told in a way I like.

Question
Rutger, did you ever in your life think you were this adored by fans????

Rutger
No...and hardly ever think about it but it is great.

Question
Did you enjoy making The Tenth Kingdom?

Rutger
Tenth Kingdom was very rewarding. Stayed in UK for a few months and drove around there and in Facne and Luxembourg. Summertime. Guess what. The lady who played the princess is living here in the same street. Funny.

Question
Did you ever get any feed-back from Ingmar Bergman?

Rutger
Nope, that agent is gone to hell and I sent him... I'm getting christmasnagging in the christmasstomach... we've been on for an hour, what would you say. Cheers and let's do this more often.

Moderator
Thanks everybody for being here today. Till next with Rutger!

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