"Alexander Karim of hatred and racism"
"”have Had times when I absolutely wanted to be white”"
"Alexander Karim have through the years encountered intolerance and racism. "
"In this week's episode of ”the Stars at the castle”, he talks about his experiences. "
"When I was a child, I had periods when I absolutely wanted to be white in order to get to know me like all the others," he says in the program. "
"In this week's episode of ”the Stars at the castle” says the actor Alexander Karim, 42, about her childhood and her family's escape from dictator Idi Amin's reign of terror in their home country Uganda. "
"the Family moved to Uppsala, but ended up eventually in Helsingborg, sweden, where Alexander and his siblings were the only two dark kids in the whole school. "
" When I was a child, I had periods when I absolutely wanted to be white in order to get to know me like all the others. I felt quite apart in many ways, " says Alexander Karim in the program. "
"over the years, the actor encountered intolerance and racism. "
"In the ”Stars at the castle”, he talks about the hatred he had to endure when he was a few years ago had the role of Vanheden in the remake of ”Jönssonligan”. "
"– When it came out in the press so went the pinion. It was started a Facebook page. ”New Jönssonliga movie. Vanheden is portrayed by a negro,” he says of the program. "
"Karim believes, however, that the staff has changed as his fame plant. "
"– There is a great difference in how I will be treated now-a-days compared to a few years ago. Suddenly becomes the man greeted, in a completely different way when you come into a restaurant and I get much faster service, "he says to Nöjesbladet, and continues:"
"– I usually say that one can become so well-known that ”becoming white”. I'm not so known yet, but it is possible to get to a point where people see you in a movie and not think that it is a black dude who plays the role. Where it no longer plays any role. Then you have become so well known that you ”become white”. "
"Alexander Karim is a Swedish actress who in recent years had great success on the other side of the Atlantic. But he does not want to move permanently. "
"– I find it very difficult to be away from Sweden for long periods but I want to of course continue my career abroad. I must, for there is not so much jobs here at home. If you have already seen in a tv series so think the industry here that you can not play a role in another series at the same time. "
" Then there is of course no secret that there is so incredibly much better paid in the U.S. also. It must be weighed into the whole. But I should also say that I declined a very, very lot of money in the united states to have the opportunity to make ”Shakespeare in love” at the city theatre here at home. "
"He means that he does not want to sound pretentious but it is ultimately about being a voice actor for him. "
"– I said no to a massive production, almost the largest it can do in the world to be able to do ”the Lawyer”. True, it was a minor role, but in a huge production on ”Star Wars”-level. The choice between the role and a starring role in a tv-series here at home was super light. "