Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

“Dune: Part Two”: Austin Butler surprised on the set

“Dune: Part Two” is one of the most anticipated films of 2024. Epic spectacle Denis Villenueve’and It officially premiered on February 28 and has since grossed $178.5 million in theaters, with more than half of that amount – $97 million to be exact – coming from ticket sales outside the United States. In Poland, 446,000 people watched the film over the weekend. viewers (almost twice as many as in the case of the first part). This is the best opening of a cinema film this year.

“Dune: Part Two” follows Paul Atreides’ impressive journey as he forges an alliance with Chani and the Fremen. At the same time, he goes on the warpath, burning with revenge on the conspirators who led to the downfall of his family. The list of enemies includes, among others: Baron Vladimir Harkonnen. He joined the cast in the second part of the cinematic saga Austin Butler in the role of the baron’s nephew, the psychopathic Feyd-Rautha.

“(We) really try to dig into the humanity of (the characters). The idea is that the bad guy in the world doesn’t feel like he’s the bad guy. He feels like he’s the hero of his own story. And that can be hard with some characters; with others it’s easier, but you have to not judge the character and you have to find a way to feel motivated in any of your actions. We had a lot of conversations and we created this together,” Butler said about his role.

In one of the interviews, the young actor admitted that he created his character based on the performance of his older co-star – Stellan Skarsgård. He wanted Feyd-Rautha to sound like his uncle. “I felt that because (Feyd-Rautha) grew up with the Baron that he would be a big influence on him in many ways. So I started thinking about the way he talks and the connection to the person you see from childhood as having the most power, and which you end up imitating in some way,” he admitted.

The 32-year-old is almost unrecognizable on screen. The actor was so immersed in his role that he did not hesitate to improvise on the set. One such moment was the kiss scene between Feyd-Rautha and Baron Harkonnen. “A kiss with Stellan Skarsgård? Oh, yes! He’s ready for anything. The best. It’s always about how you try to influence someone else,” the actor replied with a laugh when asked about this scene.