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After spending two months in a bomb shelter in Vancouver eating nothing but kale salads and drinking water, Alexander Skarsgård enjoyed a cold brew at the launch party for Calvin Klein’s Encounter fragrance, hosted by Calvin Klein Collection’s Men’s creative director Italo Zucchelli Thursday night.
“I’m a beer guy,” said Skarsgård, who just wrapped filming on his new movie, “Hidden.” “It was pretty intense. It was dark.”
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The event, held at the atmospheric Gallow Green garden rooftop of The McKittrick Hotel, also offered partygoers the chance to participate in the similarly dark, interactive theatrical experience, “Sleep No More.”
“Tonight is the first night I will try it out,” said Skarsgård, who had yet to attend the noirish Macbeth-inspired performance despite shooting in the space for two films.
“I like mystery and questions unanswered,” he added.
Speaking about his gig as the face of Encounter, Skarsgård said, “It felt like the right one.”
Also in attendance were Nora Zehetner, Bip Ling, Olivia Chantecaille and Olivia Wilde, who dropped by after a screening of her new movie, “Butter.” The actress proved to be something of a “Sleep No More” regular.
“It is incredible,” she said. “It’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever done in New York.”