He gradually became one of Danish cinema's grand old men, and he has tried it most.
Therefore, it was also a Søren Pilmark with profits, who met the Danish media ahead of the new season of 'taking hostage', which will premiere in the new year.
the 63-year-old Søren Pilmark role as head of the Defence Intelligence service, and direct when asked why he chose to be a part of the series, whose first season was a big hit on Channel 5, is the answer.
- Mainly because they asked if I would be with. This is what I feed me. And live by. I thought the role was good. There is nothing mysterious about it. It is simple.
as Søren Pilmark has been a part of the Danish film business since the 70's, it was not the big problem to step into the role, and he sounds quite overskudsagtig, when he asked how he prepared himself.
- Sorry, if it sounds very pompous, but it is clear that to a certain extent, I can say 'been there, done that and bought the t-shirt'. I've tried to play a somber man in a suit before, so there was no great novelty in it for me.
John Lassen has the lead role in 'taking hostage', where he plays a former soldier. Photo: Henning Hjorth
Søren Pilmark see a peculiar trend in society, where the series has become the new focal point.
- I had only seen the first season of 'taking hostage' sporadically, but it is not the show's fault. We are tæppebombet with the series at the moment. For dinner parties discussing the books more, but the series. It is quite insanely, he explains.
- But why thanked you yes to just this. A gentleman like you get well plenty of offers?
- It is crazy sweet of you to think that it just pouring into the offer, and it makes it to a certain degree also, but I thank the "no thanks" to any and nicely yes, thank you to the other. I thought this was a good role, which suited me fine. It is the case in our subjects, unless one is tenured, then you have to get it to merge into, he says, and continues.
- It can be critical to a certain limit, both in time, wages and the role nature, but then you can't be more critical. There must be food on the table every day, and the bills must be paid.
The new season of 'taking hostage' can be seen in 2019.