Viggo Mortensen brought his canoe to Captain Fantastic set

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 March 2016
Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen took his own canoe to the set of 'Captain Fantastic'

Viggo Mortensen brought his own canoe and plants to the set of 'Captain Fantastic'.

The 57-year-old actor - who plays a father-of-six raising his children in the forest - likes to "offer up" his own personal items to be used in his movies where he thinks they could be appropriate, and had a lot to offer the family saga.

He said: "I like to offer up things of my own that might be appropriate.

"Many of the books you see on the bus and in our home are books I brought.

"There's also my canoe, things from the kitchen, knives, and clothes. I brought a lot of plants from the garden."

And director Matt Ross found his leading man was very well-prepared in his research for the film, having sent him a stack of books by award-winning scientists and philosophers, only to find he didn't need to have done so.

He told Total Film magazine: "I thought that was a great way to frae some of the knowledge that this family would have.

"It turns out Viggo had read all the books already."

Viggo added: "I didn't have to do a ton of research about living in the forest and being comfortable in nature."

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