Alexander Skarsgård covers the latest Men’s Style Issue of WSJ. Magazine photographed by Annemarieke van Drimmelen and styled by George Cortina.
On filming season 2 of “Big Little Lies”: “I was staying with my friends, and they have two kids, 8 and 10. It meant so much to have that lightness, to go home to a lovely family life and hang out and play with the kids just so I didn’t spend five months in that darkness. They saved me.”
On filming with Meryl Streep: “I haven’t worked with her yet, but I’m excited,” he says, noting that he will soon return to L.A. to shoot the rest of his scenes. “If she’s a hologram again, I’ll throw a fit.”
On his favorite holiday [Sweden’s Midsummer]: “For someone who hasn’t experienced it, it’s fucking surreal. You celebrate by sticking a 20-foot pole covered in leaves and flowers into the ground. A phallic pole in a hole—the symbolism is very clear. So, after you fertilize Mother Earth, you get shitfaced and then you dance around the pole and sing.”
[Photo Credit: Annemarieke van Drimmelen/WSJ. Magazine]