At the premiere of his new film The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Alexander Skarsgård showed up in drag and left everyone amazed but also confused.
Skarsgård happened to stop by BuzzFeed HQ today (as his everyday self) and revealed why he donned his drag apparel.
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."
He ended up learning a thing or two about the drag community.
"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."