Refn: Most fight scenes usually consist of stunt men or stand-ins fighting or you shoot it in a way where you can hide the illusion of punches and it’s more about sound. But I wanted to do everything in wide shots. You see everything in its full size, nothing is hidden. Ryan was green, blue, black, yellow all over his body afterwards. It was aching because he took some massive punches. He had to fall onto the cement floor, that’s a massive hit and he had to do that again and again and again.
Were there any insurance problems in beating up Ryan?
Refn: I don’t think we told the insurance company what we were doing.