Viggo Mortensen, on ‘Green Book,’ red carpets and one memorable road trip
How the film Green Book came together, from interviews with Viggo Mortensen and others involved in the project. Several interesting anecdotes, including Viggo describing how he first met Mahershala Ali when they both sought out the same corner to take a break from yet another award-season event around the end of 2016. "I go, 'Hey, man, I love your work!' It was like we were both blurting it out at the same time," Mortensen said, chuckling at the memory. After talking, they parted, saying, "Well, it would be great if we could do something together sometime." The chance came when Peter Farrelly decided to take on Green Book.