Alexander Skarsgård's Friendship With Jack McBrayer Is Exactly What We Needed

Melissa Willets - Author

Jan. 16 2024, Updated 11:50 a.m. ET

Alexander Skarsgard (R) and US actor Jack McBrayer arrive for the 75th Emmy Awards at the Peacock Theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on January 15, 2024
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It's the friendship we didn't know we needed, but the fact that super serious-seeming Alexander Skarsgård is BFFs with the hilarious and silly Jack McBrayer makes us just feel better about life in general.

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Jack brings out the goofy side of the Succession star to be sure, making this celebrity friendship even more obsession worthy.

So when did the pals meet? And what is their relationship like? Details ahead!

Actors Alexander Skarsgard (R) and Jack McBrayer playfully pose for photos on the infield grass prior to the NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 24, 2022 in Talladega, Alabama
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Alexander Skarsgård and Jack McBrayer have been friends for over a decade.

The 30 Rock alum and the Swedish actor have been close friends since at least 2013, per Just Jared. Not only do the stars accompany one another to various awards shows, including the 2024 Emmys, but they are also known to vacation together. Yeah, we're losing it also!

The Big Little Lies actor and the Forgetting Sarah Marshall star clearly have a lot of fun with one another and are often photographed laughing and clowning around.

And now that fans have become aware of how close these stars are, to say they are low key mesmerized is an understatement.

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Fans want to be in the Alexander Skarsgård and Jack McBrayer friendship.

Not only do fans love how chummy these seemingly opposites are in real life, but some are hoping that Alexander and Jack will take their crazy chemistry to the big screen.

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"Awesome buddy comedy when?" prompted one person, and we have to admit that we would 100 percent go to see that flick on opening day.

Meanwhile, it seems that we should have been aware of this enduring friendship all along, given that Esquire interviewed them together back in 2015.

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In fact, they even shot a comedy series for Funny or Die. Talking about whether they knew one another prior to this project, Jack joked in the interview, "Nope. Still aren't."

Alexander then said, "Well, we were before, but not so much anymore. We were incredibly close until we spent nine days together on a boat in bunk beds."

See, we want to be in this mutually self-deprecating friendship — and so do hoards of fans, whether they were previously in the know about the relationship or not.

"It brings me very great joy that Alexander Skarsgård's very best friend is Jack McBrayer. An iconic duo," one such person said on X in honor of spotting the guys at the Emmys.

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Finally, for your consideration as to the awesomeness of this friendship, watch a short clip in which Alexander is being interviewed at Sundance in 2023.

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Naturally, Jack is behind the scenes and the two start riffing about being on vacation together, when the comedy star jokes that he just went off a vegan diet — and decided to eat Alexander's kidney.

The two stars laugh about the idea, so here's hoping that this is just a bit, and not something that really took place. But hey, we may never know, since so much of what happens between friends is not meant for public consumption — pun intended.

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