NOT SHY: Actor Alexander Skarsgard is no frozen type. he showed this during an expedition to the South Pole in December. VG has received permission to use the image. Photo: INGE SOLHEIM / INSTAGRAM
By Kristine Hellem Aanstad
After a month at the South Pole the mood was at high between Inge Solheim (41) and Hollywood heartthrob Alexander Skarsgard (37).
It was in late December that Solheim immortalized moment when Skarsgard decided to undress and sit on a toilet – in 30 degrees below zero, in the Antarctic.
- While we packed up our camp we discovered that the walls around the toilet were removed, and then we decided to have fun and snapped a few pictures of each other, said Mr Solheim told VG.
The Norwegian polar explorer led the expedition that raised money to fund ” Walking With the wounded ‘, which works to raise awareness about war injured soldiers’ situations after they return home from service in the war.
- Physically strong
Heartthrob: Skarsgard has melted many young hearts through his long acting career. Photo: AP
37-year-old son of actor Stellan Skarsgard and is known from several movies and TV series “True Blood.” Solheim tells VG that he has known Skarsgard in a few years.
- He was one of the few I asked who actually could come on such short notice. In addition, he was physically strong enough to cope with the challenges. It was quite by chance that he had the opportunity, he was in between two film shoots .
The spacious toilet picture was posted on photo service Instagram Wednesday and it was quickly picked up by the American media.
- People have gone totally crazy! I’ve lost count of how many online newspapers and blogs that have used the image, the ter crazy that people are so interested. Perez Hilton writes that he was laughing his butt off when he saw the picture – so you can say that it has gotten more attention than I had ever imagined.
The Norwegian has only good words to say about the actor.
- He was roaring good to go skiing, and a great resource for me as a guide. He both supported and helped me with the soldiers, and inspired everyone. Now I think he has tasted blood and will go on several such trips.
The expedition lasted from 20 November 20 December and was achieved as planned. In addition to Skarsgard was also Prince Harry on the expedition which eventually will become a documentary.