Meeting Alexander Skarsgård
Yesterday I had the opportunity to personally meet Alexander Skarsgård, the face of Calvin Klein’s Encounter. This was due to the launch of the perfume at the Soho House here in Berlin. More about the fragrance itself can be found here .
I must confess that I know Alexander Skarsgård only from his role in Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi”. I’m not a big fan of the vampire myth-Dark Glitter films and series, and have therefore never seen True Blood. So I went right mind into the meet and greet. Alexander is huge, which I had not been previously aware of. For the photo he had to almost sit on the floor and when I commented “Sorry, I am quite short,” he replied with “No problem mate!”. Otherwise the interview was very open and honest. He talked about his hobbies, experiences and Vikings. Here is a short excerpt:
Q: Is this your first visit in Germany?
A: No, I have been to Berlin before because my father worked here for several years. Otherwise, I was in Cologne and Munich during the 2006 World Cup to watch two games of the Swedish national team and one more time in Munich, because I had an interview there during Oktoberfest. I had a day off and I was able to watch the show closely. Everything is so huge, so many people, so much beer and parties. Totally crazy!
Q: You travel around a lot, but live in Los Angeles. Initially you’re Swedish. What are the biggest differences between LA and your home country?
A: I come from a part of Stockholm which is very reminiscent of Berlin. Yesterday I went around the houses a little bit and I really felt like I was at home in Södermalm. Since everything is so close, all the people you know and love are just around the corner. You don’t have to call to find out who has the time, but can go out and meet your friends or your family, because everybody lives around the corner. I miss that in LA, because it is so large.
Q:The short film Encounter by Calvin Klein is about an encounter. Tell us something about it.
A: It’s about a man who travels to a woman. In the car, everything is very grim. It is not known how the two are connected, whether they are together or not, and how it all ends. That is exactly what fascinates me so much about the story. I hate it when I read a script and it leaves me no space for my own thoughts. Everything is pre-programmed and so fake, but in this film the viewer decides Encounter by Calvin Klein with his own imagination.
(Source: mau-fashion.com via maugermany twitter)