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Alexander Skarsgård Explains Why He Dressed In Drag And Reveals His Drag Name

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We asked him why he showed up in drag and what his inspiration was.

"We shot the movie in San Francisco. Mari [Heller], the director, is from San Francisco, and she wanted to do a big screening for friends and family who shot the movie there; it takes place in San Francisco. We had a bunch of drag queen on the crew. Our first AD was Cousin Wonderlette; the casting director for the extras was Lady Bear, who is a legendary drag queen in San Francisco; and we had Peaches Christ."

"We had a small group and we all became really close, and you know, dear friends of mine. And Mari wanted them to host the screening at the Castro and do a number from The Rocky Horror Picture Show before and do a big fun drag queen after-party. And I just felt, I asked, I didn't want to be excluded from the fun. So I asked if there was any way I could come in drag, and they were nice enough to say yes."

As for his inspiration, it was Farrah Fawcett.

"My inspiration was Farrah Fawcett. I said I want something glamorous like Farrah Fawcett. And they went for it. They made this dress, a wig, and fake tits with really nice nipples, and high-heeled shoes. The whole thing."

"And I found out — Mercedez Munro was the drag queen who did all my makeup, and at the after-party the drag queens came up and said, 'Oh, have you met my mother, have you met my daughter?' The drag queens said that while introducing people. I didn't quite understand what that meant, but then Mercedez told me, 'I am now your mother.' Because whoever does your drag makeup the first time becomes your mother. So I now have a drag queen mother."

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