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Willem Dafoe goes to therapist for new movie ‘Antichrist’

Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on July 21, 2009

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Actor Willem Dafoe visited a therapist’s office for the first time in his life to prepare for his role as a psychiatrist in Lars Von Trier’s horror/drama Antichrist.

The star was desperate to work with the Danish director, who was struggling with depression while writing and filming the movie, about a couple coping with the death of their only son.

The movie is about a couple that loses their young son when he falls out the window while they have sex in the other room. The mother’s grief consigns her to hospital, but her therapist husband brings her home intent on treating her depression himself. To confront her fears they go to stay at their remote cabin in the woods, “Eden”, where something untold happened the previous summer. Told in four chapters with a prologue and epilogue, the film details acts of lustful cruelty as the man and woman unfold the darker side of nature outside and within.

Dafoe sat in on endless therapy sessions at New York’s Columbia University to get into character – because the 53 year old had never sought professional counselling himself.

He says, “I’ve never had therapy – though God knows lots of people have told me I need it – or had depression, so I had to work very hard.”

And he admits he began to feel very self-conscious after so much inward reflection: “When you get around these people you do start to develop phobic ideas yourself. I could see the triggers.”GoreMaster Makeup Effects Manual


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  Uta Bucklitsch … special effects body makeup artist
  Thomas Foldberg … makeup effects
  Morten Jacobsen … makeup effects and props
  Johanna Koch … special effects body makeup artist
  Nicola Pandel … additional special effects makeup
  Sarah Poeck … special effects body makeup artist
  Jörg Runk … special effects body makeup artist
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  Silke Weiss … special effects body makeup artist
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Source(s) – IMDB.com, Wenn.com



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