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Skarsgård: Drag is excruciating

Alexander Skarsgård has explained his decision to attend the San Francisco premiere of his new film The Diary of a Teenage Girl in drag.

The 38-year-old actor donned a stunning gold gown, a huge blonde wig and over-the-top make-up to the San Francisco premiere of his new movie The Diary of a Teenage Girl on Monday night.

But even though he looked glamorous and beautiful, Alexander was secretly crying inside from the torment of walking in high heel shoes

"I was in so much physical pain that I was having a hard time," he laughed to America’s Elle magazine. "I don't know, you should have seen me in person. It wasn't great.”

In another interview Alexander revealed in detail exactly what he was going for with his drag outfit.

The star had the entire ensemble fully fleshed out in his mind ahead of the event, which he attended with co-star Bel Powley.

“I knew what I wanted [for this look]. I had a vision,” he told Us Weekly magazine. “I wanted to go full-on Farrah Fawcett!"

The hunky star, who made fans swoon with his portrayal of vampire Eric Northman in HBO show True Blood, loved his drag look overall.

He was inspired to dress as a woman by his pals.

"Some of my dear friends are drag queens and they were hosting the screening, so I just felt like, 'If we're gonna do this, let's go big or go home!'" he exclaimed to Us.

Alexander confirmed it’s likely fans will see him wearing women’s clothing in the future.

“Yeah, absolutely!" he gushed when asked if he’d wear the outfit again.

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