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.
As often as I can.
As soon as I've found a better one.
What excites you?
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
How do you cure a hangover?
I donít get hangovers. I donít drink that way, so I donít have any
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.
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?
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
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
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
What did you want to be as a kid?
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
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
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]