Viggo Mortensen Says ‘Green Book’ Criticism Is ‘Based on a Load of Bullsh*t’

Viggo Mortensen has some strong words for critics of the 2019 Best Picture Oscar winner “Green Book.” In a new interview with The Independent, the actor railed against controversy that director Peter Farrelly’s movie played into a white savior narrative.

Mortensen is currently promoting his new film “Falling,” in which he plays a gay man struggling to care for his ailing, homophobic father.“Much of the criticism that was leveled at [‘Green Book’] was not only unreasonable, but it was inaccurate, mendacious, and irresponsible,” he said.

“It’s based on a load of bulls*** and an axe to grind and little else.

Does it affect what I’m doing, or how people perceive me as an actor? Maybe it does.

But I can’t really do anything about that.”In “Green Book,” Viggo Mortensen plays an Italian-American driver tasked with escorting and protecting concert pianist Dr.

Don Shirley, played by Oscar winner Mahershala Ali.

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