In promoting Modus for its Norwegian premiere on Sunday night, Melinda Kinnaman revealed in an interview with TV2 the genuine fear that she felt when filming scenes with Marek Oravec:
“There was a fight scene where I got quite a shock. I had the bad guy over me and he took me by the throat. Then I suddenly felt that he might kill me for real. It’s a feeling that I’ve never felt before. I felt vulnerable.”
“Even though I know Marek Oravec, who is an amazing actor, I still cringe when I meet him. I’ve seen him do such horrific things… When someone comes at you and looks like they want to kill you and lashes out at you … Even if you know they’re not going to hit you, something happens. One reacts with the body, the entire system.”
Modus has averaged a million viewers in Sweden since it premiered in September, and has recently begun to roll out internationally. A second season has been confirmed but it is not yet known when it will air.