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Interview with Alexander Skarsgård including photos

Posted by Lynnpd On August - 30 - 2011

True Blood Alexander Skarsgård has been seen recently on the cover of BlackBook magazine and we showed it to you here.  Now, the interview Alex gave to the magazine along with several yummy photos have been published at blackbookmag.com. Below is a portion of that interview and some of the photos.

For the past four years, Alexander Skarsgård’s spot-on portrayal of a seemingly cold-blooded exsanguinist—who this season upended expectations by betraying more than a little amnesia-induced emotion for Anna Paquin’s Sookie Stackhouse—has turned the 35-year-old Swedish actor into an object of desire for men and women around the world. Still, the alpha male label doesn’t fit, at least not entirely. “In most of the projects I’m recognized for, I’ve played leaders,” he says. “And so, of course, that’s how people want to pigeonhole me. You’d be shocked by the number of offers I get to play Eric Northman under a different name.”

Skarsgård’s latest role in this month’s remake of the ultra-violent Sam Peckinpah film Straw Dogs won’t do much to change the public perception of the 6’4” actor as a man with testosterone to spare. In director Rod Lurie’s adaptation of the 1971 cult thriller, Skarsgård plays Charlie, a small-town football hero whose emasculation at the hands of his high school sweetheart, Amy, and her new husband, David—played by Kate Bosworth and James Marsden—results in a simmering rage, which inevitably boils over into a symphony of wildly ungovernable carnage. “Humans are animals,” he says resolutely. “And like other animals we struggle between instinct and rationality. Of course I believe we’ve evolved, but I think it’d be naïve to claim we’re nothing like the rest of the animals with whom we share the planet. At the end of the day, we’re nothing but frappuccino-sipping savages.”
Or beer-chugging savages, a more accurate description of Charlie, who David, a Hollywood screenwriter, commissions to renovate his isolated property’s farmhouse. Tensions build throughout the film as Charlie and David try to out-brute each other, each time with greater consequences. “There were times when Alex really did beat the shit out of me,” says Marsden of the film’s many physically demanding scenes. “There was a moment when he launched me into a wall, smacked me right in the face, and pressed a gun into my forehead. He pressed it so hard you could see the ring of the barrel on my forehead afterward. But the second they cut the scene, he’d go right back to his compassionate, considerate self: ‘Are you okay, Jimmy? Everything fine?’”

While David is out hunting one afternoon—a display of barbarism into which he’s been pressured by Charlie and his crew—Charlie drops by the house, where he corners and attacks Amy. The rape scene, which caused a stentorian uproar when the original Straw Dogs first screened four decades ago, is no less difficult to watch in the remake. After violating Amy, whose mix of pleasure and pain while being assaulted lends the scene a layer of uncomfortable ambiguity, Charlie sits back and watches as one his hulking cronies follows suit. “It fucking breaks his heart, watching her get raped by someone else,” says Skarsgård, the gaze of his piercing greenish-blue eyes difficult to match in this moment. “It’s not like he ever says, ‘Yeah, fuck her!’ In a way, he feels like she’s his territory. He thinks, ‘You’re my woman. I offered to protect you for the rest of my life, but you didn’t want that, did you? If you don’t feel this passion, this real thing we share, then fine, you’re on your own.’ It’s definitely more complicated than him fucking her because he can’t have her.”

 

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Alexander Skarsgård braves Irene in New York City

Posted by Shadaliza On August - 27 - 2011

True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård opted to keep a lunch date in the East Village to chat about his upcoming thriller, Straw Dogs (out Sept. 16) even though many were evacuating New York City.

As it turns out, this isn’t the first time he’s dealt with a natural disaster.

There was a bigger earthquake when I was in Romania a couple years ago,” for work, Skarsgard said. “I was in my hotel room and I’m from Sweden – we don’t get earthquakes there. This was before I’d moved out to Los Angeles so I’d never experienced one before. You realize that Mother Earth is pretty powerful. You just can’t escape.” He was watching a movie in bed when the earth began to shake. “Everything started shaking, paintings fell off the walls,” he said. Though he and other guests were briefly evacuated from the hotel, “we were fine.

So has he stocked up for Irene?

No,” laughed the actor, who’s holed up in a NYC hotel while shooting a new film, What Maisie Knew. “You?” When his interviewer told him there was some wine on hand, he replied: “I’ve got some wine as well,” adding, “That’s all you need, right?

Hurricane Irene is expected to hit New York City tomorrow night. Stay safe, Alex! 

source: usatoday.com

Alexander Skarsgård’s new film,  the award-winning Melancholia will have a UK Premiere.  The Premiere will be held at the Curzon Mayfair Cinema on Wednesday 28th September at 6.30pm, followed by a Q&A with two of the stars of the film, Kirsten Dunst and John Hurt. Curzon Cinemas have been fortunate enough to be allocated a designated number of purchasable tickets to this prestigious and private event. Dress code is smart evening wear.

Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård) are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and brother-in-law (Kiefer Sutherland). Meanwhile, the planet, Melancholia, is heading towards Earth. Written and directed by Lars von Trier and received its world premiere in competition at the Cannes International Film Festival where Kirsten Dunst was awarded the best actress prize. Stars Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt, Stellan Skarsgård, Udo Kier and Jesper Christensen.

 

source: curzoncinemas.com

Straw Dogs is a creepy movie and Alexander sets the mood well in this new clip.

Did you know Straw Dogs was originally based on the book  The Siege of Trencher’s Farm (1969) by British author Gordon Williams?

 

True Blood stars Alexander Skarsgård and Kristin Bauer van Straten donate autographed memorabilia in the first ever Greenpeace auction to help raise funds to build a new Rainbow Warrior. Their signed scripts are among Picassos, visits with famous athletes and lunches with famous actresses. Even a concert in Paris! The auctions run for an entire month!

 

Press release – August 25, 2011

New York/Amsterdam, August 25, 2011. – Celebrities from around the world are taking their commitment to save the planet to the next level to raise money for Greenpeace’s new flagship Rainbow Warrior. From backstage passes to private lunches you’ll see celebrities giving it up to the highest bidder in an attempt to raise money to pay for the world’s leading environmental organisation’s new environmentally friendly ship.
Along with charitybuzz, the charity auction house, Greenpeace announced auctions of celebrity items to be held through September.

The auction opens today and will run through to September 21st, at http://www.charitybuzz.com/greenpeace.

The Rainbow Warrior is Greenpeace’s first purpose-built vessel, and will play a key role in the fight to stop environmental destruction and promote sustainable solutions, allowing the organisation to continue bearing witness and taking action to prevent environmental crimes around the world. The ship will be ready to sail in Autumn 2011, to mark Greenpeace’s 40th anniversary.

Celebrities are helping the cause by offering up their dinner reservations and giving VIP access to concert backdoors, all to raise money in the charitybuzz online auction. Highlights include:

  • 2 VIP tickets to a Paul Mc Cartney show on his US tour
  • An afternoon with Patricia Arquette
  • Dinner with Lucy Lawless
  • Two VIP tickets for an global MTV event
  • A chance to meet football star Leo Messi at his home field Barcelona Camp Nou stadium
  • A backstage meeting with Jamiroquai on tour in Paris
  • Works of art from Picasso (1955, 1957, 1958), Damien Hirst, Ibra Ibrahimovic, Vaclav Havel, Olbram Zoubek, Michael Parekowhai
  • Signed items and memorabilia from Helena Bonham Carter, Jake Gyllenhaal, Helen Mirren, Alexander Skarsgard, Ted Danson, Kristin Bauer, William Shatner, Hank Williams Jr, David Suzuki, Rhys Darby, Laura Pausini, Sandra Ceccarelli, Claudia Gerini, Andrea DeCarlo, and Giovanni Soldini.
  • The new Rainbow Warrior*, the third to bear the name, will boast a host of eco-friendly features including revolutionary A-frame sails allowing it to radically cut its carbon footprint as it journeys around the world.

“Participating in the building of the new Rainbow Warrior is a chance for all of us to be part of history as we decide what kind of future we want to hand to our children. I am proud to stand with Greenpeace and be a part of the crew that helps build the new Rainbow Warrior”, said Lucy Lawless, on behalf of all celebrities involved with this auction.

“Charitybuzz is thrilled to be partnering with Greenpeace International for their first online auction to fund the new Rainbow Warrior and its vital work around the globe,” said Coppy Holzman, charitybuzz CEO and co-founder. “We encourage supporters around the world to log on and bid to give on fabulous auction items, including Picasso pieces, VIP celebrity meet and greets, and so much more.”

SkarsgårdNews.com donated, with Alexander Skarsgård’s approval, his very own season 3 True Blood finale script that he’d given the site. Now it’s among Picassos, lunches with celebrities, and other signed merchandise that’s available for auction to help Greenpeace build Rainbow Warrior III! Check out all of the auctions, or Alex’s script auction, also check out Kristin Bauer’s script auction!

source: skarsgardnews.tumblr.com

Scans of Alexander Skarsgård in Wonderland Magazine

Posted by Lynnpd On August - 26 - 2011

Recently we showed you the September/October cover of the new issue of WONDERLAND Magazine that included Alexander Skarsgård. Below are the scans of the magazine from askarsgard.com which were originally done by: http://andwehadmagic.tumblr.com/tagged/wonderland:

 

 

To purchase the magazine, you may be able to find it locally…it’s $12 off the stand!  If you can’t find it, the magazine is out August 26th (today) and you can order your copy HERE! Price $25.33 u.s. (includes shipping) They will ship to foreign post. (up to three weeks to get to US)

Alexander Skarsgård to star in ‘Disconnect’

Posted by Lynnpd On August - 25 - 2011

True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård, Frank Grillo, Andrea Riseborough, Colin Ford and Swedish thesp Michael Nyqvist (“Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) are attached to star in Henry-Alex Rubin’s indie drama “Disconnect.”

Rubin, an award-winning commercials helmer who previously directed the Oscar-nominated documentary “Murderball,” makes his narrative feature directing debut. Andrew Stern (“Return to Me”) wrote the script, which follows a large ensemble of characters who are affected — and in some cases destroyed — by the Internet and other forms of modern communication.

Skarsgård will play a former Marine who’s emotionally cut off from his wife, prompting him to seek an affair. Grillo plays a single father and computer safety expert who struggles to protect his 15-year-old son from online dangers. Ford would play Grillo’s son.

Nyqvist is set to play someone who Skarsgård and his wife suspect of stealing their identity, while Riseborough will play a TV reporter who pursues a story about a young male model who poses nude online.

 

source: variety.com

Get Ready for Alexander Skarsgård’s ‘Straw Dogs’

Posted by Shadaliza On August - 25 - 2011

The Strawdogs Facebook page just uploaded a brand new promo video. The movie will be released on September 16, 2011.

 

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10100354041255317&oid=196510517054404

The Vault Wishes Alexander Skarsgård a Happy Birthday!

Posted by Lynnpd On August - 24 - 2011

The Vault wishes Alexander Skarsgård, (Eric) a Happy Birthday – August 25 !


Alexander Skarsgård Plays On The Set

Posted by Lynnpd On August - 23 - 2011

More photos of True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård on the set of his new film “What Maisie Knew” in New York City on August 22, 2011. Alex seems to be having a great time as he appears to be playing hide and seek behind a light pole.

 

To see the rest of the photos from the set, go to:socialitelife.com

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