Can we take a minute to talk about my recent Swedish celebrity sitings? Two in the last month! I know these are minor celebrities in the big scheme of things, but that’s besides the point – I spotted them! On my own! And was somewhat star-struck, which I wouldn’t have expected for these Swedish celebs. But there’s just something special about going through a normal, routine activity, and all of a sudden, you look up and recognize a face that you usually only see through your TV screen.
His name is Johan Rheborg and in Sweden, he’s famous for being one of four main characters on the Swedish TV series, Solsidan. On the show, Mr. Rheborg plays “Fredde”, a middle-aged, quirky, very wealthy man with a severely receding hairline and a gorgeous wife. In real life, I’m sure this role has allotted Mr. Rheborg at least some degree of the wealth his character has; I’m not sure about the wife.
crossing the street ahead of us. Judging from this photo, she’s hard to miss, but on said day, her hair was in a tight bun and she was bundled beneath bulky winter outerwear. Her name is Jessika Gedin and she hosts a Swedish program called Babel on which she interviews various authors about their books. I’ve not actually seen a full episode, and don’t know many Swedes who have, but I was proud to have recognized her. Oddly enough, I saw her a second time the very next day passing outside my apartment. Stockholm really is a small city.