Is Viggo Mortensen pulling a Joaquin Phoenix and turning his back on acting?
The 50-year-old star says he’s so exhausted by his heavy workload that he has decided to take an indefinite break to recover.
“In the past week I’ve been from Los Angeles to Japan to Korea to Poland to the UK. It’s ridiculous and it’s not a healthy way to be. But, as it happens, I’m taking measures to change that. No more movies,” Viggo says. “I haven’t said yes to one in over a year. I’ve been in all these well-received movies and it seems like I should be doing some more but there are other things I want to do. It’s not the right time.”
This isn’t the first time Viggo has threatened to give up acting. Last year, the star told reporters, “I’ve made a lot of interesting movies and I’ve worked with some really good people. Not in a disrespectful way, but now I could kind of take it or leave it to be honest. I’ve felt that way for a while.”