Kirsten Lehfeldt: After stress, Now I take care of
The actor is back as Gerda in ‘Minkavlerne’

69-year-old Kirsten Lehfeldt is busy. But in the good way, she assures. Photo: Rasmus Flindt Pedersen

Kirsten Lehfeldt almost bubbles with spring mood through the phone.

With a good, old-fashioned word, she seems to be in hopla – unlike her character Gerda in the TV 2 series ‘Minkavlerne’, who returns in a few days with a third season. And already in the first episode, Gerda has her to look after.

– For me, ‘Minkavlerne’ has become a neverending lovestory. We have fun and laugh and have almost become a small family. It is a pleasure to go to work, says Kirsten Lehfeldt.

The family's survival as mink breeders is threatened in the series' third season, so Gerda - in the form of Kirsten Lehfeldt - needs something to strengthen herself on. Photo: Per Arnesen / TV 2
The family’s survival as mink breeders is threatened in the series’ third season, so Gerda – in the form of Kirsten Lehfeldt – needs something to strengthen herself on. Photo: Per Arnesen / TV 2

She turns 70 in December, but certainly can not see herself in the role of retiree for the next many years.

No more stress
Right now she is filming new episodes of the DR series ‘Guru’ with Simon Kvamm and filming for the movie ‘Santa’s daughter 3’.

– Yes, I’m busy and it’s nice. But I do not fill the calendar with more than I can see, she says, who has twice tried to go down with stress – most recently in 2018.

– It just came insidiously. But now I’m watching. I do not get stressed anymore – the flap does not go down. I feel like I’m in a good place in my life. I am lucky. I have no significant defects, and as long as I can move and remember my cues, I have no plans to retire. Then there should be a fourth season of ‘Minkavlerne’, I would like to say thank you – that is, to be part of that family I enjoy.

One must know the roots
And speaking of family, it’s also something that fills Kirsten Lehfeldt’s life.

– I often think ‘stop then, where does the time go’. And when you have lost your parents, you come to think of how important it is to pass on your story, she says, who can call herself a grandmother of two.

– It’s about continuity and about knowing the roots you are created from, so I try to tell backwards, she says.

And now that part of this talk has been about ‘The Mink Breeders’, it is probably appropriate to find out if Kirsten Lehfeldt actually has a mink coat.

– Yes, I’m ashamed. It has been my grandmother’s and must soon be 100 years old. I do not use it that often now, but it is nice and warm and I must say that it is also part of my family history.

‘Minkavlerne’ premieres on TV 2 Play on March 27 and April 4 on TV 2 Zulu.

By Editor

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