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The Premature Celebrity Shout Out

March 23, 2011

Sika from the animated comedy blog Lunki and Sika in a tan and a Sika t-shirtIn Sweden we love to hail praise over our countrymen’s success in Hollywood before it even happens. Because we know it oftentimes won’t, but at least then we get to pretend for a little while that we’ve done something good. That is why I always praise my own upcoming celebrity achievements. I’m awesome.

My favorite premature celebrity shout out might be from last year when Helena Mattsson had her face on every magazine with captions like: “how big can she get?” and “the next big thing”. She apparently had a big role in the then upcoming movie Iron Man 2.

svenska helena mattsson iron man 2 swedishIt turned out that her big role was as an extra in a party scene where she throws a melon up in the air so Robert Downing Jr can shoot it. That melon exploding has become the image of premature celebrity shout out to me.

NOW the great Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman is up for the “next big thing”-treatment! He is being praised “over there” for his HUGE part in the series The Killing, the Americanized version of the Danish show Forbrydelsen, and it MUST be true this time! He will be the next Johnny Depp for sure!

svensk joel kinnaman swedish actor

Sure, the show hasn’t even started airing yet and his huge part is so huge that imdb.com is still looking for a font big enough to make it justice; since his name is still missing in the main cast there.

Congratulations, Joel! I knew you could do it!! Now all you have to do is follow my list.

the animated comedy series and blog lunki and sika

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 14, 2011 10:59

    I couldn’t believe it when I found out that Joel Kinnaman (a.k.a. Holder on The Killing) was Swedish.

    • Sika permalink*
      June 14, 2011 10:59

      Really? That’s interesting. Yeah, I think he’s doing a great job camouflaging his Swedishness. On some words I can definitely hear his accent, but who cares? We got another “super star to be” brewing in Hollywood and I will soon be adding him to the likes of father and son Skarsgard and the semi-Swedish Malin Akerman.

      • June 14, 2011 10:59

        There seems to be some magical way that Swedes speak English because I can almost never pick up the accent. It worked for Max Von Sydow, too.

        I can tell that Peter Stormare is Swedish, but that’s what makes him great. He’s Hollywood’s go-to-guy for evil blonde Europeans.

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