Alexander Skarsgård Explains Why He Showed Up to a Premiere in Drag 

Can you guess whose look he was going for?

Alexander Skarsgård, the muscular star of the new summer tentpole The Legend of Tarzan, definitely turned heads last summer when he arrived at a premiere decked out in a long gold gown, makeup, and a flowing blonde wig. Well, during the movie star’s recent visit to Conan O’Brien’s talk show, the leading man explained his choice to don women’s clothing on the red carpet.

“[It was] the San Francisco premiere of The Diary of a Teenage Girl, a movie I did,” said the actor. “The first AD [Assistant Director] on that movie is Cousin Wonderlette, a legendary drag queen in San Francisco. She was planning the premiere at the Castro Theatre. She was hosting it with all her drag queen friends. There was just something about the excitement about getting ready for the premiere and I was sitting there with my grey suit, and they were talking about their wigs and their dresses and everything and I just…felt like left out. So I asked Cousin, because I just call her Cousin, can I play? Can I be part of this?”

Naturally, they said yes and helped Skarsgård create a unique drag look. And when they asked him who he wanted to be, the 41-year-old thespian has an answer locked and loaded.

“I said Farrah Fawcett. I showed them that famous photo of her from the early eighties with the blonde hair and golden dress… so that’s what we went for.”

We’re guessing that this is the look Skarsgård was going for. What do you think? Did he nail it?

Here’s their chat: