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Joel Kinnaman Accidentally Instagrammed Himself Watching Soccer Naked
November 5, 2019
-Can you tell everyone
the Instagram story or you don’t want
to tell people that? -Yeah. You know, I struggle with this Instagram thing, you know? So, I was shooting —
I’m shooting “The Suicide Squad” in Atlanta right now. And, yeah,
it’s going really well. It’s going really well.
James Gunn is a genius. And my — Like, I’m obsessed
with the Swedish soccer team. I grew up — I actually played
on the team when I was younger. You know,
I follow all the games. And this year, we’re, like —
We’re about to — You know, we’re right up
there in the top. And we’re playing our
biggest rival, and I have a day off. And I’m watching the game at
home in my apartment in Atlanta. -And you love this.
-I love this. And, you know, it’s —
You know, I’m really excited, but I’m also a little — You
know, I feel a little lonely, because, like, all my friends
are, you know, on the other side of
the Atlantic. They’re, you know,
watching the game. So to sort of feel
a little connected with everyone back home,
I’m, like — You know, I’m filming
the game, you know, while I’m watching it. And, you know,
I hear the fans singing. So I’m like —
You know, I’m singing. You know, like…
You know, I’m like, in — And then I upload it
to Instagram. And, you know,
I’m getting comments. You know,
so I feel a little connected. And then, you know,
my girlfriend calls me, and, you know, it’s really an
intense part of the game. You know, it’s a corner. So I’m like — I usually answer,
but, you know, I let it slip to voicemail. And she calls again. And I’m like,
“Yeah, it’s almost halftime. I’ll call her at halftime.” -“There’s two more minutes.” -And then she calls
a third time. And there was something about
that third call that kind of, like,
stung a little bit, ’cause she doesn’t call me
three times in a row. So I pick up
and I’m like, “Hey, babe. You know,
I’m watching the game.” And she’s like, “Yeah, I know.” I’m like, “Oh, oh.
Yeah, you saw it on Instagram.” And I’m like, “Yeah, you know,
I’m just trying to feel a little connected
to the game.” She was like, “No, no, no. We can all tell
that you’re really excited, because you’re showing
the whole world that you watch soccer naked.” [ Tuba plays ] I’m like,
“What are you talking about?” She’s like, “The reflection.” I’m like, “The reflection?”
She was like, “Yeah. And looks like you got
the A.C. cranked up on max.” I was like, “No, no, no!” -Dude, that is the —
And you deleted it? -And, you know, then I went in,
and before I deleted it, I saw — You know,
when you’re filming something and you’re, you know —
and you don’t know, you’re doing stupid things
with your body. I was, like, going like this.
I was like… -Oh, my.
-You know, it’s not good. -You can’t unsee that.
-Yeah. So, but, you know, it’s fine. Only like 25,000 people
saw it, so it’s all good. -I think it’s the
best thing ever. Hey, you got to introduce
Barack Obama at some major event. I was going to ask you
how that went. -I did. Yeah, it was
pretty nerve-racking. You know, I’ve always —
He’s, like, the one politician that I really, like,
looked up to as a person. And it was this big event in
Sweden called Brilliant Minds, and I got the honor
to introduce “Big O.” And I was going to
tell him the story of the first time I got
to meet him. And there was this
Scandinavian state dinner at The White House,
and I got invited. And we were all standing
in line, you know, to get our presidential
handshake and photo op. And this was at the time when
“House of Cards” had just come out,
and I had been told that the president
and the First Lady were big fans of the show. So I started fantasizing
a little bit. My mind started to wander, and I started to think,
you know, “What’s it going to be like when
the time comes for me to shake the president’s hand?” -He might be excited to be
shaking your hand. -And I thought to myself,
you know, like, “Maybe I’ll say something
like, you know, ‘Mr. President.’ And then he might
say something like, you know, ‘Governor Conway.'” You know? And then, you know,
maybe I’d laugh like… [ Chuckles, clicks tongue ] And then, you know, we’d have,
like, a cool handshake. You know, like,
a cool handshake, and then we’d kind of, like,
bring it in. And right in the middle of this,
like, really warm embrace, in my mind,
it was actually my turn. And, you know, the president was
standing there in front of me. And I sort of just,
like, blurt out — I was like, “Mr. President.” And I don’t know if he had — You know, maybe he hadn’t gotten
to my episodes yet, ’cause I didn’t come in until
like Episode 7. -Just iced you?
-He had no idea who I was. And, so, there was, like,
an awkward silence. And I was just like —
All I said was like, “Just thanks, you know,
for everything.” -Security dragged you away. -Yeah, he was like,
“Slowly but surely. You know, moving forward.
Get the [bleep] out of the way.” -“Slowly but surely,
moving forward,” is what he said to you. -But, actually — -“Slowly but surely,
moving forward.” Alright.
Get him out of here. Get him out of here.
Get him the hell out of here.” -But then, actually, like, so,
in the introduction thing, you have a little cushion. So, I went offstage, and then, like, Big O
was standing there. And he was like, “Bring it in
for a cool handshake.” And then he — So I got it.
-Oh, he did? -I got it.
-You willed it. You willed it. See?
-I willed it, yeah. -Don’t give up out there,
you guys. Dream. Always dream.
-Yeah. [ Cheers and applause ] -Oh, we got to talk about
your project. -Yeah, yeah, yeah. -That’s the whole reason
you’re here. Yeah. -Yes.
-“For All Mankind.” -Yes.
-Explain what the premise is. The premise is very cool.
-Yeah. I love this project so much. It’s a take on —
Like, the space race ended by the U.S. winning
and by that landing on the moon. So, this is a show about like, “How could
the space race continue?” So, our show starts with
the Soviets beating the U.S. and landing on the moon, and then this altered timeline
starts where the U.S., you know, being true to
the American spirit, like, doesn’t give up
and continues to fight. And it’s a show that is
aspirational. It’s a “what if.” You know, what if we were guided
by our, you know, better angels? And it’s a show about what if — you know,
what could have happened and what could
still happen if we align our ideals
in the right way. And it’s
the best-written project that I’ve ever been part of. And we just got a bunch of
great reviews, I’m told. I’ve finally learned
to not read them. -But that’s good when you get
good reviews. You’re supposed to read those.
-I know. Yeah, yeah. -Yeah.
-And then you can brag about it. -Exactly. Well, it comes out
Friday, I believe, but it’s already been picked up
for a second season, so congratulations on that. -Thank you so much. Yeah.
[ Cheers and applause ]