Alexander Skarsgard on Dressing in Drag: I Wanted to Go Full-On Farrah Fawcett!

Alexander Skarsgard on why he dressed in drag at his movie premiere.
Alexander Skarsgard dressed in drag at the Aug. 3 premiere of 'Diary of a Teenage Girl' Miikka Skaffari/Getty Images

Golden goddess! When Alexander Skarsgard arrived at the San Francisco premiere of his latest flick, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, on Aug. 3, he certainly made a lasting impression. The True Blood alum walked the red carpet in a glitzy gold gown and towering heels, complete with voluminous blonde hair and a full face of makeup. 

Although he was previously mum about his motivation behind his glam style, Skarsgard, 38, reveals it was all about fun. "Some of my dear friends are drag queens and they were hosting the screening, so I just felt like, 'If we're gonna do this, let's go big or go home!'" Skarsgard told Us Weekly at an NYC screening of The Diary of a Teenage Girl on Wednesday, Aug. 5.

And the bigger the better! The Swedish-born actor says he even picked out his entire outfit, down to the teased-up blonde wig. "I knew what I wanted [for this look]. I had a vision," Skarsgard—who also revealed that he couldn't have completed the persona without a makeup artist—told Us. "I wanted to go full-on Farrah Fawcett!"

But Skarsgard, who plays Kristen Wiig's boyfriend who has an affair with her teen daughter in the film, freely admits that the look was not as easy to pull off as his regular attire. "It was not comfortable, I'll tell you that!" the star said. "The shoes, the hair, everything. It was incredibly painful."

When asked, despite the uncomfortable stilettos, whether or not he'd don the look again, he told Us, "Yeah, absolutely!"

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