Sofia Helin (46) will play Crown Princess Märtha in NRK's new drama "Atlantic Crossing".
published: Updated: 17.11.18 13:49
It is NRK who writes this in a press release.
In the "Atlantic Crossing" series, we are following the Crown princess flight from Norway to the White House. In series, Märtha, played by Swedish Sofia Helin, is a casual but central figure in Washington's political scenes, NRK writes in the press release.
– This is an unprecedented story about a lady who has made a difference in the history of the world. An interesting role! So far, in our story of World War II, there has been no room for women's influence. Now this is opening up, "said Sofia Helin in the press release.
Crown Princess Märtha was Princess of the Norwegian Crown from 1929 to 1954. She married her cousin, prince Olav Norwegian, secret during the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. She lived in Washington during the Second World War and died in April 1954 after long-term cancer.
Helin is an award-winning television, film and theater actor. For the Norwegian people, she is probably best known for her role as Saga Norén, the murder investigator in Bridge.
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Previously, he said he was almost thanks to no to the role of Norén, because it was hard to refer to it. But in the end she became convinced.
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Now she is working extensively to make her interpretation of Crown Princess Märtha, which was originally Swedish.
"I learn Norwegian and I read everything I've ever heard from World War II history books and from the Norwegian and Swedish royal families. I also try to teach myself what is the difference between the upper class and the usual house and it was at the Palace Royal to teach my hands and royal label, "says 46 Swedish years to NRK.
Director Alexander Eik is sure Helin is the right person to play Märtha:
"Märtha was Swedish, so it was natural to cross the border to find an actor for this role. Sofia created one of the most memorable characters in the recent Scandinavian drama, where he really showed his ability to play a character away from she as an individual, "says Eik's VG.
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She worked for seven years with screenwriter Linda May Kallestein to develop the script for the series. They also uncovered unpublished materials in both Norway and the United States, including Norway's support during World War II.
The series, which will cover eight episodes, is produced by Cinenord for NRK and will be recorded in December in Prague. There they built a faithful copy of the White House office when President Franklin Rooseveldt. In addition, parts of the series are registered in Norway. The series will be launched in January 2021, says Eik.
"We will spend seven or eight months filming the act of eight hours of drama. There are all four seasons in our story, and after work (cutting, audio editing, adding music, visual effects) is also a very consuming process It will take a long time.