London, Jul 21 (PTI) Actor Dominic West says it hurts him when he gets selected to play older characters rather than playing the male lead.Also Read - Angelina Jolie is an incredible woman, says Alicia Vikander

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West says he was slightly taken aback when he found out that the creators were planning on casting him as the protagonist’s father, played by actress Alicia Vikander.

“It does and anyone who says it doesn’t is lying,” he says.

West says he was unimpressed about his character arc at first, but he is now happy the way director Roar Uthaug has reshaped the film.

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