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I could talk about Mads’ flawless acting for hours.
I asked, didn’t expect a reply at all. I always knew Bryan was pro-women, pro everything actually. Just Mads’s stupid comment is irritating me.
It irritates me when people accept what they read at face value.
What Mads Mikkelsen actually said in that interview was this:
Interviewer’s words: (Stephanie Bunbury) He is rather more dismissive of the current surge of must-see Danish crime series on television. Too politically correct, in his opinion, with all those feisty, polymath policewomen pursuing bad guys into dark basements.
(please note that it is the opinion of the interviewer that Mads is dismissive)
Mads Mikkelsen: (direct context unavailable, meaning what the interviewer actually said or asked to prompt this quote is not revealed) "That doesn’t happen! I don’t mind – the girls are great actors and it’s great there is a medium where they get work – but there has to be a balance between what is real and not real. I will never be a fan of any kind of political correctness: I think it’s instant death to creativity."
Nowhere does he state “women in crime dramas are unrealistic and I hate that because I hate being politically correct”. In fact, the sentence about disliking political correctness seems disjointed and unrelated to the previous sentence about crime dramas. It’s not unusual for interviewers to combine quotes for extra punch, either.
Setting aside the interviewer’s opinion and her influence over the reader’s direction of thought (leading the witness), the solid takeaway is that Mads Mikkelsen feels that some currently-popular Danish crime dramas are unrealistic and that what happens in them is not -in reality- what happens in Denmark. He’s from there, so what I immediately read was that he was objecting (rightly or wrongly) to a perception of crime in his country.
Saying a crime show is unrealistic in essence is not the same at all as saying it’s unrealistic just because there are smart women in it. I’m interested in how the conversation about political correctness originally came up between Mads and the interviewer, though, and I’d be interested to see a raw transcript of that interview, but otherwise, I’m with Bryan Fuller on this one.
Mads made a comment about the situation in Denmark (and truth be told, the whole Europe). It’s rare to see a woman leading a team in police force.
Friendly reminder that America and Europe have almost nothing in common when it comes to most social justice ideas spread in tumblr. Even the word might be perveived differently.
There are many ways of defining political correctness:
somesickcat said: Some people just like to hear themselves talk/love to argue :)
There is that! :) I totally understand it, as long as they do it because they feel good. When I used to reply to this kind of posts I was really, really nervous and angry. Not good for me.
I don’t know! I keep seeing it everywhere and I do wonder about it. It’s clear that person isn’t doing it to insult Mads -whom they’re clearly are in envy of- but to rile us, his fans. I had no idea about trolling a few years back. Ah such happy days. It’s so easy to click on the ignore button and the posts won’t be there any longer (and Mads will still be considered one of the sexiest actors in the world…)
It’s not just me who says it. Here, if you don’t trust me:
Mads Mikkelsen, as handsome as you like, lowers himself into a seat, rolls a cigarette and stares handsomely out over the sea. Did I mention he was handsome? Not only is he wearing the kind of shiny suit that only the handsomest among us can get away with, he’s also sporting a radioactive tan that sets off his handsomely glittering eyes. The tan, he says, is because he’s just come back from shooting a western in South Africa, not, I’m relieved to discover, the latest manifestation of the World Conspiracy of Handsomeness.
Did I mention he was handsome?, by Andrew Pulver