In The News: Alexander Skarsgård Dishes On ‘Hold The Dark,’ ‘Zoolander’ And His Possible Return To MontereySeptember 28, 2018
Alexander Skarsgård appeared on Good Morning America this week, the morning after the premiere of his new Netflix film, “Hold the Dark.”
During the six-minute segment, the hosts chatted with the Swede about his previous roles, from his first American film appearance in “Zoolander” to his latest role. Skarsgård talked about how his dad’s (Stellan Skarsgård) agent helped him land the audition for “Zoolander,” which ultimately gave him a skewed view of the Hollywood process – telling his friends in Sweden, “It’s a piece of cake!”
He went on to talk about his closet-sized apartment in Times Square, meeting and “maybe” working with Meryl Streep on Season 2 of “Big Little Lies” and how he couldn’t pass up his role in “Hold the Dark,” which he calls “meditative and violet” and “brutal, heartbreaking and very intense.”
H&M’s ups and downs
This year has been a bit of a roller coaster for Swedish retailer H&M, but according to a recent Bloomberg article, things may be on the up and up. The clothing giant has seen a dip in profits – partly due to excess inventory, however H&M recently saw a 13 percent increase in stock shares. In a statement to Bloomberg, CEO Karl-Johan Persson said, “This is a step in the right direction. We took market share in most markets, largely because our new collections are appreciated by the customers.” The article also noted a silver lining for the brand: a 32-percent increase in online sales.
Swedes are teeing up to play for Europeans at Ryder Cup
The Ryder Cup kicked off today at Le Golf National in France, and our eyes are set on Team Europe. There are three Swedes on the roster: Alex Norén, Henrik Stenson and Robert Karlsson. According to RyderCup.com, Norén said of the team dynamic, “It’s a totally different thing playing as a team and as an individual but it’s nice to be at a course where I’ve done well, especially the last three years, and it gives me confidence.” While the United States has taken home more wins over the Europeans, we’re still pulling for the Swedes.
Holy matrimony meets winter wonderland
You know what’s nice about a hotel that’s made out of ice? It’s sure to look fantastic in Instagram photos. No wonder Travel + Leisure wrote about Sweden’s famed Icehotel for being the perfect destination for a winter wedding. The hotel’s wedding coordinator, Lousie Wallin, told the pub, “Each ceremony is completely unique, not only because of each couple’s wishes but also because of the art that changes day by day.”
‘Border’ to screen at New York Film Festival
Prior to its screening at this weekend’s New York Film Festival, Entertainment Weekly teased Sweden’s selection for the 2018 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film this week by highlighting the film’s trailer. “Border” is based on a short story written by John Ajvide Lindqvist – who also penned “Let the Right One In.” The film, which has screened at some of the biggest film festivals around the world and received the top prize at Cannes, centers on a border portal agent with a chromosomal abnormality. She meets a man who has a similar abnormality, but judging by the trailer, not everything is as it seems. This should be a good one.