“I portray him as clumsy, energetic, and a little bit dumb.”
Jonas Gahr Støre’s son Vetle (18) has had success as an actor, and he even parodies his own father in the school revue.
Among the sketches in the revue that reap the most laughter from the audience is Vetle Slagsvold Støre’s parody of his own father. In the skit, the 18-year-old plays an energetic and over-optimistic version of Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, who attempts to unite the leaders of the Middle East in peace.
“We did not come up with the skit and parody because he is my father. I do not think I even look like him very much, and it is difficult to impersonate him,” said Vetle to VG Nett.
The revue, which played at the Oslo Handelsgymnasium in Oslo, premiered Monday. Ticket sales went well and the premiere was sold out, according to the revue.
It is not the first time Støre’s son has participated in the show. Two years ago he was in the revue “Thermal Status.” This year he helped arrange the revue as one of four managers.
For Vetle Støre, it felt completely natural to play his own father.
“It’s really just about being very excited. I really doubt that he acts as I parody him when he is in meetings. The sketch is based on that he is very excited and wants to get these two parties to be friends. They come together and it all gets a little Mr. Bean-like,” said Støre about the sketch.
The 18-year-old says he has studied how others have parodied his father and also made up his own characteristics.
“When I play him, his character traits are to be a bit clumsy, energetic and a bit stupid maybe. Even though he’s not really like that, he is like that in the sketch,” says Vetle Slagsvold Støre.
He says his parody has potential for improvement and that he is looking forward to his father seeing the revue.
“He has not seen the parody himself, but he thinks the idea sounded fun,” said Vetle Støre.
Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre is currently traveling in the U.S., but says to Dagbladet that he is looking forward to seeing the revue.
“Have not seen it, know they have worked hard. And is that not how one wants his kids to be? Looking forward to seeing the revue,” he wrote in a text message to Dagbladet.
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