December 03, 2020

Joel is Sharp magazine’s final cover star of 2020! The Zoom interview delves a little into the characters that Joel has portrayed over the years. Check it out below, and outtakes in our gallery!

When Joel Kinnaman joins our Zoom call, I’m surprised to see a cloudless sky and shimmering ocean. He tells me that he and his best friend have recently decamped to Chicama, a small coastal town in northwestern Peru, for a holiday after wrapping production of the second season of his Apple TV+ show For All Mankind, which airs in January. “I’m in some kind of surfing paradise, and at the same time being consumed by the election and following that, biting my nails off,” he says, flipping the camera to show me the breathtaking view of the world’s longest wave.

This election represents a pivotal moment in American history. The agonizing process of counting votes in the days leading up to Biden’s win let our imaginations run wild about what the future holds. What does the future of democracy in America look like? How will this election shape the course of history? (Much to Kinnaman’s relief, two days after we speak, Joe Biden is voted president-elect and Kamala Harris, the first Black woman vice president–elect.)

These kinds of “what if” projections about the future are at the core of For All Mankind. The show presents an alternate history of the space race in which the Soviets beat the Americans to the moon. Kinnaman stars as Ed Baldwin, one of NASA’s top astronauts, who led the failed lunar mission, demoralizing NASA but inspiring the Americans to catch up, training women and women of colour — marginalized groups excluded from space exploration at the time — in the process. “The actual space race was kind of a depressing story,” says the Swedish–American actor. “It was like, we went to the moon and that was amazing, and then everyone was hoping and felt we were headed to outer space to continue human exploration, but then it just got dismantled.”

Kinnaman was drawn to the show’s intelligent writing and powerful storytelling. Each season jumps ahead in time, depicting the lasting political and cultural impact of life-changing events. “I thought it was just such a smart way of both telling that story, of leading up to that story, and then where we wanted it to go,” he adds. “It’s a way of telling a historic story with complete creative freedom for where it goes.”

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November 25, 2020

Firstly, Joel is celebrating his birthday today, and we would like to wish him a very happy birthday! Hope you’re staying safe and healthy, and that you have an amazing day. Grattis på födelsedagen!

I have updated the gallery with high-quality stills and high-resolution screencaps from the film, The Secrets We Keep, which came out in VOD last month. If you haven’t seen the film yet, I recommend you do!

P.S. If you’re on Instagram, follow us at @joelkinnamannet!

July 20, 2020

I know this is more than a year overdue, I have finally updated the gallery with high-resolution screencaps, along with stills and behind-the-scenes photos, from the first season of Hanna! The second season is now available to stream on Amazon Prime.



November 17, 2019

Sorry for the delay, I have updated the gallery with high-resolution screencaps from the first five episodes of For All Mankind! How are you all liking the show so far?


October 28, 2019

Joel attended the Washington DC premiere of For All Mankind yesterday, and it’s no wonder why he always makes the best-dressed list. Check out photos in our gallery!

October 20, 2019

Joel attended the world premiere of For All Mankind last October 15th, and he looked absolutely dashing in pink. Check out high-quality photos in our gallery, with thanks to my friend Mouza at Anthony Mackie Daily!