Video and article cover a lighthearted interview in which Viggo talks about how he put on 40-50 pounds for his role as Tony Lip in Green Book—and then had to take it off afterward, the cast's research into The Green Book (travel guide) and the era, the relationship between Lip and Shirley, and the cast and crew's delight in the reception the film has received at early screenings.
Interesting video interview with Viggo Mortensen, Peter Farrelly, and Mahershala Ali focuses on the true story behind Green Book and how they hope it will impact the viewers. As Ali points out, Shirley didn’t have to tour the segregated American South. “Going down through the segregated South during this time was really a choice to put himself on the front line and expose the South and that community to a man that was educated, cultured and intelligent in a manner that went beyond the stereotypical point of view of a white Southerner at that time. He was there trying to push the boundaries by his sheer presence.” Mortensen says he expects people who watch the film will be "affected by what Mahershala’s character goes through, what we go through, and the lessons my character learns on this journey."