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Why We're Crushing On Erika Linder

Find out what the Swedish model turned actress has to say about her newest pet project, her love of Toronto and why Tilda Swinton is her ultimate muse

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The Swedish model turned actress—whose androgynous features initially landed her on the menswear runways—opens up about her BFF-ship with Nicolas Ghesquière, her first film debuting at TIFF and her love of ’90s heartthrobs.

Reason to act
“If something doesn’t scare the shit out of me, I don’t want to do it. On Below Her Mouth [her movie that debuted at TIFF in September], I was so captivated by the characters, the emotions, the story, the feelings and the sex. It was too good to turn down.”

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Swinton swoon
“I love that [Tilda Swinton] can play a man, a woman, a boy, a girl, a tree, a horse— anything. She’s done so many films, but she’s still not in people’s faces.”

Hot for T-dot
“I f-cking love Toronto. It’s clean, and the mentality is very Scandinavian to me. I feel at home.”

Pet project
“I love horses, cats, dogs. I have a charity for animals that’s going to come together soon.”

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Muse me
“I started working with Louis Vuitton exclusively back in 2015. After three or four more shows, Nicolas [Ghesquière] and I became friends. We have a great bond.”

Closet confession
“I like to be comfortable: just a pair of boots, not- too-tight jeans and a plain white T-shirt with a stain on it, because it makes me feel like people pay attention to the stain and not me.”

’90s nostalgia
“I’m a sucker for ’90s boy bands, so these shoes were the best present ever. They’re too good to wear—I don’t want to mess up Nick Carter’s face.”

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