Alexander Skarsgard was barely recognizable when he turned up on the red carpet for the premiere of The Diary of a Teenage Girl in San Francisco on Monday night.
Alexander Skarsgard — who stars opposite Kristen Wiig and Bel Powley in the 1970s-set pic as a 35-year-old who has an affair with the 15-year-old daughter (Powley) of his girlfriend (Wiig) — didn’t offer an explanation for his appearance. Many speculate that his choice of attire was a nod to his co-star Joshua Grannell, or “Peaches Christ,” a drag performer who plays a transvestite in the pic.
The Swedish actor is no stranger to going in drag. He played a statuesque transvestite in Swedish pic “Kill Your Darlings” in 2006.
“Diary” was a Sundance favorite, favorably reviewed for its performances. According to Variety‘s review, “Skarsgard makes Monroe so easygoing and likable you sometimes forget that his passivity is actually a contemptible willingness to let his libido make decisions by default.”
“Diary of a Teenage Girl” bows in theaters Aug. 7.