Claes Bang Doesn’t Like that In American Movies Bad Characters’ Behavior Is Based on Childhood Trauma
The actor voices his expert opinion.
Claes Bang is fed up with American movie cliches. There is one detail getting on the actor’s nerves every single time.
Claes hates to see the evil character’s development explained by his childhood traumas. Portraying a bad guy in “Bad Sisters” made the Hollywood star realize the negativity of some roles could be presented in another way. In an interview with GQ, Bang stressed that every human being has a dark side, and it’s normal. There is no need to justify poor choices in the end of the film.
“I really don't like it when, in your standard American movie, you've had this character, and he's done all of this horrible stuff. And then there's a flashback, and you see that he was really treated poorly by his mom or his dad. ‘Oh, now we understand everything.' I f*cking hate that. I totally feel that we've dodged this.”