'The Little Drummer Girl' star Alexander Skarsgard says his character in 'Godzilla vs. Kong' is a 'tiny, tiny human'
After playing Becker in 'The Little Drummer Girl', it is understandable if Skarsgard does not wish to be the 'alpha-male' anymore in the upcoming 'Godzilla vs. Kong' movie
Alexander Skarsgard has been playing the role of Mossad agent Becker in BBC One's adaptation of John Le Carre's 1983 novel 'The Little Drummer Girl'. The actor, whose character in the Park Chan-wook directed show has been driving fans to speculate about who he really is in the show, is about to take another complicated and unique role in the upcoming Adam Wingard-directed movie 'Godzilla vs. Kong'.
As a sequel to the Michael Dougherty-helmed 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' which will be released in 2019, the movie will follow an epic battle between the two legendary beasts. Starring alongside Millie Bobby Brown, Danai Gurira, Kyle Chandler, 'The Little Drummer Girl' actor explained that the best part about his character is that he is not an alpha.
"He is thrown into this very dangerous situation and is definitely not equipped for it and that makes it a bit more interesting in my opinion than him being a bad-ass dude." Probably the intensity of his character in 'The Little Drummer Girl' has made the actor tilt towards characters who can be easily related to.
As Becker, he has to put on the face of a national spy in disguise who despite falling in love with a girl has to sacrifice her for the greater cause.
However, the 'Big Little Lies' actor seems to be relieved to take up a character a little easier to deal with, and he did away will all the "fake news" which reported that Skarsgard's character in 'Godzilla vs. Kong' is "an alpha, bad-ass hero". He described his character as, "just a tiny, tiny human trying to survive between these two behemoths." Looks like Skarsgard's character is going to be a reflection of Charlie, the young aspiring actress, played by Florence Pugh in 'The Little Drummer Girl', who is currently surviving between two Mossad agents.
Just like Charlie, Skarsgard's character will try to "survive and not get crushed" as the two giants take the battle to the next level. However, the actor does have a preference and he might just go for Team Godzilla. "I was kind of team Kong but I thought Godzilla would take it. My money was on Godzilla but I like the ape. Working on the script, that's complicated things a bit. I still haven't decided who I'd root for... not that it matters." The motion picture is themed on "the Gigantic Kong meets the unstoppable Godzilla" as "The world watches to see which one becomes the king of all monsters," according to the studio. The movie is set to release in 2020.