Swedish actress Inger Nilsson, best known for her role as Pippi Longstocking, was honest about how it affected her life on Swedish radio this weekend. Summer talk.
It Uptonbladet The first to mention the case.
The now 62-year-old actress says that when she finished her acting education and looked for a job, everyone associated herself with the role she played as a child. He believes that was the reason why almost all the jobs he applied for were rejected.
She followed her for the rest of her life
Pippi’s character haunted her in many ways.
When Nilsson opened a bank account with Swedish radio and was about to deposit his money, the person sitting in the cash register shouted loudly and clearly in front of the whole bank: “But I thought you were rich, a sack full of money”.
Also in the emergency room, Nilsson encountered opposition when he was about to remove a large chip from his finger:
– I was in so much pain, I started to cry. But then I was only informed that Pippi was not crying. Then I yelled “I cry”, he says in the interview.
Even at his mother’s funeral, he was not allowed to rest. Outside the church, a man approached her and asked her granddaughter for an autograph.
– No one in the wedding market has ever been a child star
Today Inger Nilsson is single and lives in Stockholm. Pippi’s role is difficult to have with friends, colleagues and potential husbands.
– There is no success in being a child star, or celebrity in the bridal market. Except – as you get older, there are less and less good people. Men who can at least ignore everything with celebrities, because that’s what you have to do when it comes to me, he says.
However, she has not given up hope and hopes it will happen if it happens.