The Swedish actor Henrik Lundström, 33, brings us to one of his favorite spots in Stockholm, a cocktail bar named Tweed, located in Old Town (Gamla stan).
You might have seen Henrik in the international successful TV series »The Bridge«, where he had one of the leading roles in season 2 and 3. He played the character Rasmus, an annoying policeman who quickly became one of the most hated characters.
“It was fun to play a despicable character that everybody hates, because it brings out emotions from the viewers,” says Henrik, and adds:
“The funniest tweet I ever read was that I was the most hated character on TV after King Joffrey in Game of Thrones. To read something like that makes me more happy than upset, because then I know I have succeeded with my acting. Normally I’m not a bad person, so it’s fun that I managed to make the viewers believe that.”
Earlier this year Henrik did his first international acting. He will appear in the second season of the British TV series ‘The Last Kingdom’, where he plays the character Rollo, a tough viking but also a good guy. Henrik spent a month filming in Budapest. The first weeks was mostly preparations in the form of horse riding and sword fighting.
“It was amazing to be ten years old again and run around in the built-up fantasy world and pretend to fight,” says Henrik and smiles.
I was the most hated character on TV after King Joffrey in Game of Thrones
– Henrik Lundström –
He likes to watch TV and his favorite shows explain why he loves the bar Tweed.
“My two favorite series are ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Peaky Blinders’. I love the style of the shows, so sitting in Tweed with nice clothes makes me feel like one of the characters,” says Henrik and explains:
“I love the atmosphere here, the feeling that it’s a private members club but anyone can come. The interior is awesome, and they have great drinks. They make a killer Old Fashioned.”
Henrik is an experienced actor, but he’s also interested in music. Therefore, he has done DJing alongside the acting.
“I have always loved music. I don’t like to sit around, I easily get bored, so having the music on the side makes me happy. And it’s a nice way to make other people happy. Another way to perform, so to speak.
He explains that he has a big variety in his music repertoire, he plays everything from 50’s music to modern tunes in his sets. If you like to see him in action, you can most likely spot him at Spy Bar, Sturehof, Vassa Eggen, Grand Central or Bouqeria in Stockholm.