Fredrik Petersson was born in Halmstad, Sweden. He first came to Los Angeles in 2013 for acting classes. He later went back to Sweden, worked and saved up money for a drama school and eventually got accepted and graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2017.
I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… Positive, social and thoughtful
Acting is... I feel once you trust yourself and the people you work with, everything with acting starts happening.
My last gig taught me... To act with a green screen around me. It was such a cool experience.
Proudest performance moment... When I played Harry Horner, from The Country Wife, I really miss that guy.
Most embarrassing audition... For a student film, I got an allergy attack in the Uber to the audition. When I walked out of the room, the assistant looked at me and asked if I wanted some water.
Most challenging part... To play Harry Horner in The Country Wife.
The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor... After seeing Phantom of the Opera live in London. When the chandelier rises in the first act, that was a real welcome home moment for me. The feeling in the theater and with the audience so close was exciting and new to me.
Dying to work with... Lasse Hallström
Was born to play... Jack Dawson
Learn lines by... Listening to them and repeating them over and over again.
Get into character by... Getting in to costume and starting to be in the time and place the character is living in. It also helps to run some of the lines.
Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… I'm an expert at saying things without thinking.
Movie I can’t stop talking about... a Swedish film called TED
Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… Stranger Things, Mindhunter, Manhunt: Unabomber
Currently reading… Dance For Us - Mikael Nyqvist, who is no longer with us. He was a big role model for me.
Car karaoke tune... Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran, love that song.
If I weren't an actor, I'd be... Either in the construction business or I would have traveled and worked where I was at the time.
Stranger Things character that best represents me… I’m a mix between Jonathan and Steve.
If they made a movie about my life, I’d be played by… I think Boyd Holbrook would nail that performance.
Actor crush... Julianne Hough
If I were a color, I'd be… Blue
Hotel alias… Flintstone
LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… Malibu
The best advice I ever got… Do right for you and respect others, they go through things you don’t know about.
You can find me at… @fredrikandpetersson