Alexander Dreymon (Star of Netflix’s “The Last Kingdom”) on: Therapy, Marriage, Anger, Masculinity, Meditation, and Being Nice (Even If You’re a Viking)
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Alexander Dreymon is the star of a great show on Netflix called “The Last Kingdom.” He plays a Viking, so you're literally not going to find a guy who is more stereotypically masculine. But I've gotten to know Alexander recently and he's also incredibly thoughtful.
We cover a lot of ground in this conversation: marriage, parenting, anger therapy, sleep, human connection, meditation, masculinity, and, uh, how to show your body on Netflix without developing body dysmorphia. We also talk a lot about his show, which is awesome, although it is coming to an end — just a few days ago, Netflix posted the series finale, a movie-length episode called “Seven Kings Must Die” that wraps up the whole story.
In this episode we talk about:
- how having male friends makes his romantic relationship even better
- The importance of therapy, of silliness and of kindness
- the importance of exercise in his life and how he tries not to get overly attached to his body looking a certain way
- a whole discussion between the two of us on the Buddhist idea of non-self
- what his meditation practice looks like now that he has a toddler around the house
- what it's like to wrap up his show, the Last Kingdom, and what might be next
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