Role: Ellen Vidales
Release Date: January 23, 2009 (Sweden), November 20, 2009 (US) (limited)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
Writers: Lukas Moodysson
MPAA Rating: N/A
Alternate Titles: Mammut (Sweden)
Gael García Bernal….Tom
While on a trip to Thailand, a successful American businessman tries to radically change his life. Back in New York, his wife and daughter find their relationship with their live-in Filipino maid changing around them. At the same time, in the Philippines, the maid’s family struggles to deal with her absence.
Michelle plays Ellen, the wife of Tom and mother of a little girl, Jackie. She is a trauma surgeon.
Quotes from the Movie:
Quotes from Michelle:
“In Mammoth, Lukas Moodysson finds the most complicated emotional choice possible for every scene. That’s the stuff I find totally thrilling as an actor: exploring the subtleties and all the things that go unsaid. I want to go deeper and deeper into relationships between people.”
– Thomas McCarthy, who co-stars in this movie, directed Michelle in The Station Agent.
– Filming began on November 5, 2007 in Thailand. Other filming locations included New York, the Philippines, and Sweden.
– Michelle was working on location in Sweden on January 22, 2008, when she received the news of Heath Ledger’s death. Production was put on hold for several weeks. She returned to work on February 11, 2008 and completed her scenes in New York.