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Interview: Hollywood's Malin Åkerman to star in her first Swedish film... and it's a musical!

Actress Malin Åkerman. Photo: Stina Stjernkvist/TT

Published: 12.Mar.2018 15:58 hrs

Swedish-Canadian actress Malin Åkerman has almost 20 years of movies under her belt, but she's now preparing for the completely new challenge of staring in her first ever Swedish language film. The Local spoke to her and Brazilian-Swedish director Edward af Sillén on the confusing world of dual nationality, and bringing the work of a Swedish musical icon to the big screen.

The movie in question is "En del av mitt hjärta", a new Mamma Mia-style musical based on the music of beloved Swedish singer songwriter Tomas Ledin.

International readers unfamiliar with his work shouldn't feel ashamed: at the unveiling of the project at Stockholm's lavish Grand Hotel on Monday, star Åkerman admitted that growing up far away in Canada, she didn't truly grasp how big Ledin was until a relative labelled him Sweden's answer to Bruce Springsteen.

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