August 14th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

The third interview comes from am New York, including her view on the constant shift between theatrical releases and direct on-demand releases (as seen with “What Happened to Monday?” and the upcoming “Bright”): In the dystopian Netflix film “What Happened to Monday,” out Aug. 18, Swedish actress Noomi Rapace has the arduous task of playing seven sisters. The siblings, all named after days of the week, have to assume the identity of one person in order to survive in a society plagued by overpopulation. Things spiral out of control when one sister goes rogue. Rapace spoke with amNewYork about the challenges of playing seven different characters.

What do you make of the industry’s shift toward streaming platforms?
It’s changing and it’s happening. We can’t really fight it. If you look at the music industry, a lot of my friends are musicians and it hit them before it hit us. I embrace change. It’s quite amazing that people from all over the world will be able to see my film at the same time. Though some movies deserve a big screen and to be theatrically released. We need to work and find a balance between that but we have to make the best out of it. It’s all for the love of film.

Once again, the complete interview with Noomi Rapace can be read here.

  August 14th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Today’s second interview that deserves a special mention comes from the Columbus Dispatcher. Already popular in her native Sweden, Noomi Rapace rose to international fame in 2009 via her intense performances as Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish film adaptations of Stieg Larsson’s ″The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.″ That same year, she went on to star in ″The Girl Who Played With Fire″ and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.” She lost out to Rooney Mara when the American version of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo″ was made in 2011, acknowledding then that she was nervous about the prospect of going to Hollywood. She wasn’t even sure that she wanted to work in the United States, she said. Six years later, Rapace seems far less nervous. She has a string of American films to her credit, including hits such as Guy Ritchie’s ″Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows″ (2011) and Ridley Scott’s ″Prometheus″ (2012) as well as the indie productions ″The Drop″ (2015), ″Child 44″⁣ (2015) and ″⁣Rupture″⁣ (2016). She lives in England now and works frequently.

It’s gone really well. I realize that it’s not that different from what I was doing in Sweden. I think my idea of Hollywood was that I was not going to be working with real filmmakers, with proper artists, and I’ve realized that it’s actually all a mix. On the biggest productions in Hollywood today, there are big, artistic, stately, artsy directors. I thought it was going to be very different from what I was used to and how I was used to working, but it feels like the film industry in Hollywood – and in other countries I’ve worked in, too – is closer to what I wanted to do than I first expected.

Back then, the multilingual Rapace still struggled with English. During an interview on behalf of ″Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,″ she continually apologized and asked, ″Is this the right word?″ Her English nowadays is essentially flawless. ″I almost forgot about that because I moved to London and I’ve been in London maybe for four years now,″ Rapace said. ″My family lives with me here, and we speak English at home. So it’s like, my sister’s boyfriend, my sister, me and my son — we all speak English.” The complete interview can be read here.

  August 13th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Articles and interviews to promote the August 18 release of “What Happened to Monday?” are coming in. In the first, Noomi Rapace talks to Looper: Shooting took nearly five months, with Rapace called to set almost every day. Most of the time, she was acting by herself, using a green screen with tennis balls or crosses and listening to her own pre-recorded dialogue in an earpiece. Sometimes, they used doubles, with Rapace showing them exactly how she had acted out the scene when she had been the other character. “Let’s say I’m doing a scene with Saturday and I’m Monday, and then I have to kind of plan what I’m gonna do as Saturday before I’ve done it and then I have to show the double girl how to move, and how to sit, and what line she will reach for the glass, because if we already established it with her I need to fix it later on when I was playing Saturday,” she explained. Still, despite the tough shoot, Rapace says she was proud of the project. “I love a challenge, and this was the hardest thing I could ever imagine,” she said, adding that she could feel a connection with her characters because they were all, like many of her past roles, “women fighting in a man’s world.” The complete article can be read here.

  August 3rd, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Netflix is putting Noomi Rapace on the spot these days, in the best possible way. As they’re currently promoting the August 18 premiere of “What Happened to Monday” and the December 22 premiere of “Bright”, Noomi, alongside co-star Edgar Ramirez, was among the guest at the #ViveNetflix event in Mexico City as part of the promotion panel for “Stranger Things”, “Marvel’s The Defenders” and “Bright”. Pictures from the press panel, a portraits session, event arrivals and after-party have been added to the photo gallery, with many thanks to Marinka for the heads-up.


Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2017 – #ViveNetflix – After-Party
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2017 – #ViveNetflix – Event Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2017 – #ViveNetflix – Portraits Session
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2017 – #ViveNetflix – Press Conference

  July 31st, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Netflix has launched the final American trailer for “What Happened to Monday?”, alongside its official synopsis: In a not so distant future, where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic “One Child Policy,” seven identical sisters live a hide-and-seek existence pursued by the Child Allocation Bureau. The Bureau, directed by the fierce Nicolette Cayman (Glenn Close), enforces a strict family-planning agenda that the sisters outwit by taking turns assuming the identity of one person: Karen Settman (Noomi Rapace). Taught by their grandfather (Willem Dafoe) who raised and named them –Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – each can go outside once a week as their common identity, but are only free to be themselves in the prison of their own apartment. That is until, one day, Monday does not come home… “What Happened To Monday” hits Netflix on August 18th.


  July 27th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments


On Tuesday, Noomi Rapace and director Tommy Wirkola have attended a screening for “What Happened to Monday” arranged by Netflix in West Hollywood. This marks the first promotional turn in the United States after a first promotion tour for the French release has taken place earlier this month. Pictures from the screening have been added to the photo gallery.

  July 23rd, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

The German trailer for “What Happened to Monday?” has been released today and it features quite a new scenes from the film. Tommy Wirkola’s futuristic thriller has also received a German release date for September 07, 2017, and an official website. Fans from Switzerland will get a chance to see it earlier with a premiere at the Locarno Film Festival. The trailer has been added to the video archive, the German poster and screencaptures can be found in the photo gallery.


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