Heart to Heart: The Best Friends

Heart to Heart: The Best Friends

What’s better than full-blown love? True and unconditional friendship between two people. Get jealous of Mathieu and Ellen’s bond, style — and curls.

Mathieu Nilsson & Ellen Åkerman, best friends.

TAKE US BACK TO WHEN YOU TWO FIRST MET!
“We had both been casted for the same commercial and first saw each other at the airport on the way to set. We had never met before, had no common friends and went to L.A. for two intense weeks. We lived together, worked together, fought a lot. It’s like we’re sister and brother and not friends. We’re often told we even look alike.”

“When we came back to Sweden we stayed in touch. We wrote, talked on the phone, visited each other in Paris, Gothenburg and Stockholm. We’ve had a very passionate and intense relationship from the very beginning. Now Ellen has moved in with me. It’s nice to have a more relaxed, everyday life together for once. And it’s amazing to have the other one there when you wake up.”

DEFINE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THREE WORDS.
“Boundless, glamorous, fraternal.”

TELL US ABOUT A DETAIL WITH YOUR FRIEND THAT YOU SECRETLY LOVE.
“I love Ellen’s charisma, she’s very magnetic and has this amazing personality that shines brightly from the moment you meet her.”

When I get pissed off with Mathieu being over dramatic, I’m just being exactly as dramatic myself.


Ellen Åkerman
 

WHEN DOES YOUR FRIEND DRIVE YOU CRAZY?
“Every time I realise Mathieu’s personality is an exact copy of mine. There’s so much drama around him, and when I get pissed off with him being over dramatic, I’m just being exactly as dramatic myself. It’s horrible — imagine having to hang out with yourself!”

TELL US ABOUT A MEMORY THAT YOU KEEP CLOSE TO YOUR HEART.
”During those first weeks in L.A. we got really close. I remember one trip to the desert. It was the first time we noticed how much alike we are. We sat in the car and talked and talked and got into really deep stuff, noticing we shared the same fears and joys. We both started crying, and everyone else must have thought we were complete weirdos. I hate the expression, but I strongly felt I had found my soulmate in Mathieu.”


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THE TEAM

PHOTO Angelina Bergenwall

STYLING Ellen Pålsson Norberg

MAKEUP Veronica Aldrin | Mikas Looks

HAIR Joe-Yves Asmar | Mikas Looks

SET DESIGN Fanny Hamlin

PHOTO ASSISTANTS Rasmus Ståhl, Vincent Sjögren

STYLING ASSISTANT Ida Alexandersson

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