Emmy Award nominee Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is trading in his title of Kingslayer to become part of the SWAT team. Producing his new film Powder Keg, our Hollywood Insider Arthur Kade sat down with Nikolaj to discuss the meaning and significance of his latest project.
Powder Keg is based off of the true events of a terrorist attack in Coster-Waldau's home country of Denmark in 2015. Starring as a worn-down SWAT team member, Coster-Waldau reflects on the emotion and panic that rocked him and the rest of his country.
Having been in Copenhagen when the attack occurred, Coster-Waldau utilized the film as a way to discuss the aftermath of terrorism.
What we're saying in the movie, and what I think is important to discuss, is that it [terrorism] doesn't come out of nowhere, it's actually caused by choices that we as a society make and problems in our world that we don't deal with or we're not sure how to deal with.
Coster-Waldau also discussed how he sought Powder Keg as a means to open the conversation about terrorism and how society can devise potential solutions to this terrifying issue.
Hopefully when people watch it they it raise questions...
Aside from his work as an actor and producer, Coster-Waldau has dedicated much of his time to raising awareness over multiple social issues, like how he did in Powder Keg. Also participating in the fight against climate change, Coster-Waldau has found television and film as a way to bring attention to problems that often get overlooked in traditional Hollywood movies.
Powder Keg is in theaters now.