Mads Mikkelsen

Mads Mikkelsen: “I’M A REALLY MEAN WINNER”

Words: Rüdiger Sturm
Photo: Jason Bell

Whether he’s smashing it on court or designing the Death Star, Hollywood’s
great Dane is all about power ball  

THE RED BULLETIN: Do you believe in the Force?

MADS MIKKELSEN: There are certain aspects I can identify with,
like the idea of trusting yourself or that anything can happen.

Can you feel the Force yourself?

Of course. Especially when I’m playing ball games.

Really? What does it feel like?

Like total flow. You forget everything when you run around
after a ball. That kind of improvisation – I just love it.

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And what about winning, is that important to you?

Very. I’m a sore loser. But I’m also a really mean winner.

What’s the definition of a really mean winner?

Someone who brags shamelessly after they’ve won.

What’s the greatest victory you’ve ever had?

It was a handball goal I scored in my youth.

And your worst defeat?

I completely wipe those from my memory

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11 2016 The Red Bulletin

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