Vecko Revyn Magazine

October 4, 1982

Swedenís greatest movie star is Coq Rouge, Wallenberg, a Russian submarine commander Ė yeah, he can become almost anyone. Hollywood is pursuing him - among other things he shot a TV-movie in May... Stellan will also return as Carl Hamilton in ďDen Demokratiske TerroristenĒ. The film ďGod afton, Herr WallenbergĒ with Stellan as the star opens October 5th. And, as if all of this wasnít enough, he is still changing diapers on his and Myís fourth son - Bill, who is only a few weeks old.

What are you most proud of?
 
WellÖIíll be very proud if I can answer all these questions in a short and reasonable way.

How often do you change your toothbrush?

Once a month. And I switch with my wife.

Underwear?

As often as I can.

Opinion?

As soon as I've found a better one.

What excites you?

Garlic.

How often do you fall in love?

I donít know - Iíll have to sum it up when life is done and separate it by time. So ask me on my death bed.

What was the worst crisis of your life?

Absolute moments do not exist for me. I canít answer questions about worst, best, biggest or most wonderful. My life is like a stream moving forward where there are constant shines on the surface of the water which are amazing, but at the same time there is a dark bottom..

How do you cure a hangover?

I donít get hangovers. I donít drink that way, so I donít have any recipe.

When did you lose your virginity?

Right before I turned 16. And it was very short. I guess you could say it went FAST.

What is the most beautiful word?

No word alone is beautiful. But ďI love youĒ can be very beautiful in one situation and terrible in another.

Who has meant most to you?

My parents I guess. I try to blame as much as I can on them. Itís grateful and they can take some hits. No matter how good they are I can sometimes say something and become terrified because it sounds like my parents are speaking out of my mouth.
 
Is there anyone youíd want to punch in the face?

Nah...Not right now. Only in the exact moments I get pissed.

Describe yourself.

No, I canít describe myself at all. Iíd fail big if I had to play myself at some point.

What is the first thing you would do if you were invisible?

Try to turn visible. I think itís a big horror for people to be invisible. Most people donít know theyíre alive until they see that other people see that theyíre alive.

Which body part are you most ashamed of?

My horns.

Which body part are you most proud of?

My spleen. I have a very NICE spleen.
 
Do you gossip about your friends?

You donít want to see it as gossiping yourself, but that youíre very interested in your fellow men and what they are doing. But most of all, I forget all gossip the second after I heard it.

Do you think a lot about your looks?

Yes, since I work with it all the time. Iím very aware of what I can use it for, but I do not spend much time in front of the mirror privately.

Are you a good lover?

I donít know. Iíve never slept with me...

Is there a big difference between your sexual fantasies and reality?

Thereís always a difference between fantasy and reality, otherwise we wouldnít need fantasy.

What would be your first thought if you woke up next to an unknown woman?

How the hell did she end up here? And that has happened a couple of times, itís not that weird.

What do you wear when you sleep?

Nothing. I canít even wear a watch.

What gives you guilt?

When I hurt other people.

Would you ever be able to kill someone?
 
In a certain situation I might be able to. If youíre provoked enough, you can end up in that situation. We all have a wild animal within.

What did you want to be as a kid?

Dentist, diplomatÖ

Have you grown up yet?

No, not yet. So I still have the chance. But I wouldnít want to get younger. I like being about this age. Youíve thought that you might become more stabile and mature with the years, but Iím not sure thatís true. I donít feel that you become more harmonic as time passes.

How does it feel to be a father for the fourth time?

Itís great. Itís actually just as fun every time, and itís been 8 years since last time!

What ability are you ashamed of?

I sometimes wish I could be smarter and control myself better in certain situation, and not react so emotionally strong. But if you remove those parts of me, you also lose the advantage of being emotional - and I donít want that.

What is your worst nightmare?

Iím in a steel construction which is like a long, rusty and wobbly tower. Itís all broken, and Iím terrified. I climb higher and higher because I donít dare go down to the ground. Iím afraid it will collapse. So I stand at the top, and donít dare walk down the steps, and I throw myself right out, even if it means death. I usually wake up right before I hit the ground.

How much money do you make?

It changes, but last year I think I made about 350,000 to 400,000 crowns. And all my tax debts have been fixed with a bank loan.

Do you use cologne?

Nah, Iíd feel so silly. Thatís really dressing up. I think itís silly for men - the same way itís silly for them to have a thick gold chain or a shirt unbuttoned down to the belly button.

Where do you belong politically?

Nowhere. Iím a political savage.

How do you react when you are treated unfairly?

- I donít feel like Iím being treated unfairly, but I probably get pretty pissed.

Have you ever stolen something?

Yeah, the first time I stole something I was well past 20 years old. So I stole a pack of ginger spice in a store, because I was going to cook something good and couldnít afford it. But itís nothing I recommend.

Have you ever been robbed?

Yeah, someone went into our house and got a video recently. And that made me start locking the doors Ė we never have before. I think thatís pretty sad, since the doors have been open all our life even if we werenít at home. But now itís locked Ė for all the burglars.

What do you do if the checkout lady gives you too much cash?

I give it back. Otherwise it wouldnít be fun for her.

Are you happy with your looks?

They're good enough for most things I need them for.
 
 
[Kindly translated by Robin SolsjŲ HŲglund]