I'll never understand film critics. How they can go on and on about some movie for like a million words and still manage to miss the main point of the film. Take Antichrist, for example: OK, yeah, it's pretty at the beginning, and then it's boring, and then Charlotte Gainsbourg snips off her clitoris. But the best bit, the truly great moment in this film, the bit that elevates Lars Von Trier in my eyes to where he already thinks he is, is the motherfucking talking fox. To use an adjective that isn't really an adjective but should be, it's totally Viking.
We decided to go straight to the balls of his self proclaimed masterpiece by talking to the dude who dubbed the voice of said fox into Spanish. CHAOS REIGNS!
Vice: Hello Hector Garay, the guy who dubbed the fox in Antichrist into Spanish. What did you think of the movie.
Hector Garay: I haven't seen it. I went into the studio to go and work on another film, a bigger production, and they asked me to do this as well. The director did mention that it was for the new Lars von Trier film, but apart from the little scene I was in, I haven't seen it. I don't even know what it's about.
Are you a fan of Von Trier?
It's really not my type of cinema. I've seen a couple of his films though--Breaking the Waves, some other one that I can't remember the name of...
Dancer in the Dark maybe?...
Yeah, the thing about that is, I can't watch it.
It's pretty traumatic...
No it's not that, it's Bjork. I can't stand her.
Is it her face? Her voice?
Well, obviously her voice, but it's just everything about her makes me cringe. I hate her music, and what I saw of her personality from the few interviews I’ve seen just made me feel embarrassed for her.
OK, getting back to the fact that you were employed to dub a talking fox with a role of all of two words...how did you prepare for it? What did you do to get under its, ahem, skin?
Man, really all I did was copy the English. When I found out that I was going to be playing a fox, I asked the director if it was a fantasy film, you know, for kids. She said that no, it was pretty serious. So I just shut up and copied the original.
Is this the first time you've been an animal in a movie?
No way! I’ve done loads of animals, mainly for cartoons. I mean it's not very usual to play an animal unless it's a cartoon or a film directed at kids. But yeah, I’m pretty experienced on the animal front.
That is something to be proud of.