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'The Road': Viggo Mortensen and his precocious costar

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I’ll admit I was a little surprised when Viggo Mortensen showed up to our scheduled interview at the Toronto film festival with his young costar from The Road, Kodi Smit-McPhee. And I was a bit thrown when I realized they were wearing matching hockey shirts. But once we started talking, I realized why Mortensen wanted Smit-McPhee around: After the intense shoot of The Road, they’ve clearly become blood brothers. Here’s our interview, where we discuss, among other things, their love of the Montreal Canadiens and who smelled worse on set.

 

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