Skarsgard and McBrayer have given slightly different accounts of the start of their friendship. In the Sundance Instagram video, Skarsgard said they met on vacation. But, in an Associated Press (AP) video from 2019, McBrayer shared that the actors originally met in New York but became neighbors in Los Angeles. According to the comedian, they used to attend the same parties and hit it off.
The friends love creating this narrative that McBrayer has a slight obsession with Skarsgard, which they played into that in the AP video. McBrayer told an interviewer to ask Skarsgard about a telescope, and he responded by joking that he moved to New York because McBrayer had a telescope fixed on his L.A. home.
“I had to move to New York because he was watching me daily, daily. To the point where I didn’t have a TV when I moved in, and after a couple of months, I got one. And I turn it on and I get a phone call and it’s like ‘you got a television,’” he shared with a laugh. Hollywood first took notice of their friendship in 2012, but they may have been friends far longer.
Post source: The List