Source: TVButler (Vienna Interview regarding "100 Code")

Date: March 2015

When you read the script, what did you think?

I had just filmed in New York, and I talked to Bobby Moresco (director). There were different versions and we talked about which one was the best one. Basically, the plot has remained very similar. For my role, I'm a cop who carries a lot of trouble with me. I've seen too much horror, I've somehow lost control and want to quit my job.

What fascinates you about "100 Code"?

What fascinated me was the complexity of the story. It's not a simple crime story. There is a lot going on, the blame, dealing with the family, the murder cases and much more.

What does "100 code" actually mean?

If you listen to the radio in New York, for example, they would never say, "We have a robbery, we have a murder," but they say "we have a 100 code."

What's the difference between a US cop and a Swede?

It depends on which cop you are in the States. In the case of an investigative one, they are more brutal than us. They shoot first and then ask the questions. The Swedish cops are much more conservative.

What do you think about America?

I lived in New York for six years. And I noticed that they never asked me what I did, always, what will I do next. With us, we must always be prepared to be asked what we have done. We still have such a class system here. They just do not have it there in the States. America is such a money-bound country. Money is what you talk about. It is difficult to talk about having a king. But we have it now... In America, the principle of materialism takes precedence. With which action do I make the most money. That differentiates us in the cultures. We in Sweden are almost ashamed when we have to talk about money.

Can you learn anything from Hollywood stars?

Yes, absolutely. There are many like Willem Dafoe and William Hurt, who started like me with theater, that is on stage. But most start as movie actors. But there is a big difference. Something we do not have. They have the "slow actor" method there - Dustin Hoffman, William Hurt, Marlon Brando... We are much more straightforward. Hollywood is sentimental and we are more factually settled.

I read that as an orphan you went in search of your biological parents. And you found them. Is searching an integral part of your success in life and on the screen?

When I approach a character I have to play, I naturally go back to my roots. Otherwise, there would be nothing inside of me. But that is more of a very existential question and to discuss that, we would certainly need more than two hours. And we do not have the time.

Then it is probably time to end the conversation. Many thanks!