Joel Kinnaman Opens Up About Getting Bullied as a Child
Here’s what the 36-year-old Suicide Squad star had to share with the mag:
On his father beating him as a child: “We’re good now. I’m working on a film about his life with a Swedish director. I’m going to play him. But see, he was beaten by his parents, too. And in my teenage years, I was definitely testing the boundaries, so…You know, hanging out and smoking weed. I had a lot of anger in me, and I was insecure. I was really skinny and I used to get bullied, so it felt good to bully other people. That made me feel stronger.”
On hanging out with the wrong crowd: “Every time I saw them on the street, I had to fight them. And if they saw my new friends, whom I played soccer with, they would rob them and beat them up, but leave me alone. It was really hard. I had a lot of anxiety. I couldn’t eat.”
On eventually settling into L.A.: “I’m on foot, I got my bike, I got my spots, people know me at my favourite restaurant. It’s more like home.”
For more on Joel, visit MrPorter.com.
Also pictured below: Joel steps out with his wife Cleo Wattenstrom outside The Bowery Hotel on Wednesday (July 27) in New York City.