Vincent Cassel has been having a great 12 months - first off appearing in Oscar-certainty Black Swan, out this week, and working again with David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen on A Dangerous Method.
We caught up with the actor ahead of the release of Black Swan, and he told us about his upcoming projects, as well as working with two generations of maverick filmmakers in Darren Aronofsky and David Cronenberg.
"Strangely enough, I think they have things in common" he told us. "Maybe the fascination for the body horror material. The same subject matter, every once in a while."
"They both have a European quality to what they do. A dark European quality!"
Cassel also speculated that a proposed sequel to David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises is more than just a fantasy.
When asked if the sequel was going to happen, the actor replied, "hopefully."
"It doesn’t really depend on me. If it’s happening I’m dying to do it because of David, and because of Viggo. Me and Viggo get along very well."
"You never know what’s going to happen, or if David wants to do something else before. If it happens it will be like a year and a half, two years."
In the meantime he has been working with Mortenson and Cronenberg on historical film A Dangerous Method.
The film is about Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, and follows their working relationship as they pioneer psychotherapy.
Cronenberg chose Cassel to play the maverick psychologist Otto Gross alongside Mortenson's Freud and Michael Fassbender's Jung.
Freud and Jung "were crazy," said Cassel. "They were on drugs, they were talking about what they were experiencing with sex, with their relationships with their patients."
"It’s very serious - but it’s pretty wild too."
Cassel will next appear in Russian director Romain Gavras's Our Day Will Come: "It’s about redheads rebelling against society."
Afterthat he'll play the eponymous sexual deviant in The Monk, an adaptation of the 18th century Gothic novel.
Quite a diverse portfolio of projects for one year...
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