The VG interview:http://www.vg.no/nyheter/...tikkel.php?artid=10047655
Summary and quotes:
Ari says he moved to London because he "had turned every stone in Norway." He needed a new life. "I like the mixture of 'street' and 'posh', the arch-British and the punk." "I'm a pirate! I feel safe on an island. I can go anywhere and no one can touch me. Here I am free."
He wants to give his children a multicultural upbringing. And it feels a little safer in London. They are not watched. The plan now is to stay in London for two years. "Then we'll see."
Ari will write plays for the Norwegian Theater, finish a book and write a weekly column in VG. He will draw and paint in his studio. He will publish his drawings for the first time.
The interviewer asked Ari if he wants to shock. "I'm sick of the gang mentality. Dealing with dwarves bends you back. I do not want to shock for shock value. I do not think anything shocks more than to say 'I believe in a soul.' It shocks so fucking much. Or to say, 'You know what? I believe in angels.' If you show a cock or a naked man hanging over you, however, no one will be shocked by it."
Ari appreciates Märtha Louise's energy and joy. "We have a lot of fun, and laugh a lot. There is a lot of transparency and respect." "And it is a job too. It is not only good all the time, it is up and down. Freedom, enthusiasm and generosity are important." They are allowed to flirt with others. "If you feel that your lover is restricting you, it is an unhealthy relationship."
Interesting statement in light of this article here:The Norwegian princess Märtha Louise's husband is infatuated with 24-year-old skier
She is, as God created woman. Perfect. So writes Ari Behn in the Norwegian Skiing Federation new magazine 'Løype!' about the ski queen Therese Johaug according vg.no
40-year-old Ari Behn has interviewed the 24-year-old ski star at home on her farm in Dalsbygda, and the young blond skier made a great impression on Princess Märtha Louise's husband.
Everyone wants to marry her
- Therese Johaug is the girl that Norway has always dreamed. We love Therese. All men in Norway would marry such a girl, he writes, according to the Norwegian newspaper. But when Ari Behn asks about whether she is single, she laughs.
- I can not bear to talk about it, she laughs.
Ari Behn asked this probably not on his own behalf, but more as a service information to the Norwegian lads. Although he is - so far as we know - happily married to Norwegian King Harald and Queen Sonja's daughter, 41-year-old Märtha Louise. The couple now lives in London with their three daughters, Maud Angelica in nine years, Leah Isadore seven years, and Emma Tallulah four years.
Behn, who is known as a provocative writer, has had declining revenues in recent years, so it seems he has been hired as a reporter. And it always gives publicity when he writes. And then also this time, praising the ski queen.
Johaug is otherwise not unfamiliar with attention. In 2008 it rained criticism over her and the two other Norwegian national team runners in cross country, Kristin Størmer Steira and Ingrid Aunet Tyldum, after a parody of a music video dressed up like Eastern European prostitutes and wiggled around in a forest.
And in January this year, she drew headlines again when she complained about German television, which showed pictures while she changed clothing during a race