INTERVIEWER: Willem Dafoe — and I think you’ve mentioned this before — plays probably the worst therapist in the history of movies.
LARS VON TRIER: First of all, I have been undergoing this cognitive therapy for three years, and I tend to get sarcastic about it. One of the main ideas behind the treatment is that a fear is a thought, and a thought doesn’t change reality. But you can say in the film that it’s changed reality. As for Dafoe, I wouldn’t let him treat her in any other way than with his dick; he has an enormous dick. We had to take those scenes out of the film. We had a stand-in for him because we had to take the scenes out with his own dick.
INTERVIEWER: You had a stand-in dick for Dafoe?
LARS VON TRIER: We had to, because Will’s was too big.
INTERVIEWER: Too big to fit on the screen?
LARS VON TRIER: No, too big because everybody got very confused when they saw it.
And of course all of this should be filtered through the fact that von Trier is a master prankster.
Dick Talk (#2)