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Alexander Skarsgård strikes a pose in Vogue

Posted by Shadaliza On June - 13 - 2011

Alexander Skarsgård is featured in the July 2011 issue of Vogue where he plays the male counterpart for a spread which stars model Lara Stone.

source: The Fashion Spot via askarsgard.com

More videos with Alexander Skarsgård and Syfy DE

Posted by Lynnpd On June - 9 - 2011

Two new videos have been uploaded from when Alexander Skarsgård was in Germany by Syfy.de.  In an interview in Germany from last summer with Alexander Skarsgård, Syfy DE speaks, to him about his True Blood character, the vampire Eric Northman.  According to Skarsgardnews.com, while this isn’t a recent interview, this is the first time its been shown in English.

 

 

 

In the first video Alex talks about among other interesting things the development of his character Eric in True Blood in Season 1 to Season 2. He also discusses his relationships with Godric and Pam.

 

 

In this second video, Alex talks Sookie and how Eric is attracted to her difference, but mentions that he is on a mission.

 

source: www.syfy.de

In an interview in Germany from last summer with Alexander Skarsgård, Syfy DE speaks, to him about his True Blood character, the vampire Eric Northman, his popularity and discusses if he follows what is written about him.  According to Skarsgardnews.com, while this isn’t a recent interview, this is the first time its been shown in English.

 

 

 

 

source: syfy DE

Alexander Skarsgård was nervous starting True Blood

Posted by Shadaliza On May - 31 - 2011

Alexander Skarsgård is interviewed by Win Butler, lead singer of the band Arcade Fire, for Interview Magazine.

Lucky for us Alex is not tired yet of playing Eric Northman: “I think the writing on the show is so good that it keeps me interested. I was nervous when I first started True Blood because if you do a play or a movie, you know the complete arc of the character. You can see the end. But with a show like True Blood, you don’t know what’s going to happen. We’re shooting season four, and I don’t even know how it’s going to end because they write it as we’re shooting it. So I was nervous. I didn’t know how it would be to live with a character for years, because I’ve never experienced that before. What happens if you wake up after two years, and you’re like, “Oh, God. I’m over this guy”? But the writing is so good, and they keep surprising me. Plus, we only shoot for six or seven months out of the year, so there is time to try other things as well. That gives me a chance to not only go home and see my family, but also work on movies or do a play where I can dive into a different world and then come back to True Blood kind of rejuvenated.”

An excerpt of the interview is available on the Interview Magazine website.

In the upcoming “Interview Magazine”, where Alexander Skarsgård is featured on the cover. he talks, among other things, about how he decides on roles to play.  He says that it’s important that he somehow connect with the character.

I do get a lot of scripts sent to me where they basically want me to play Eric from ‘True Blood,’ but just a different name in a different movie,” the actor told his interviewer, Arcade Fire lead singer Win Butler, in the latest issue of Interview magazine.

That’s not interesting to me. I don’t want to play a character that I’ve played for four years on a television show, change the name, and make him a zombie instead of a vampire.”

Skarsgård, whose turn as vampiric overlord Eric Northman has many fans hot and bothered, explained that for him, the roles that ARE interesting are those that represent a facet of his own personality.

In a weird way, I always play myself, just through different mirrors,” he said. “If I read a script and I don’t connect with a character, if I can’t find the character on the page in my soul, then I’m not going to be able to do a good job.”

But by the same token, however, Skarsgård admitted to getting a little creeped out himself when fans – and potential directors – confuse his personality with that of his on-screen character.

The thing that I feel to be a problem potentially is that you become that character, that in the industry, people associate it too closely with who you are and what you can do,” he said.

 

Read more at: nydailynews.com

 

 

Teacup human Caitlin Carmichael may only be 7 years old, but she already has been in over 15 tv and film productions. Her latest gig was on True Blood. She filmed her scenes a couple of weeks ago at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, where she met Sookie, Bill and Eric.

For episode 10 there was a casting call for a little girl: 6 to 8 years old to play younger. This terrified and lost little girl who is covered with blood cries out for her mother. That must be her.

She will have to wait another 11 years before she is legally allowed to see her scenes. Maybe Anna gave her some advice about that… who knows?

photo credit: IMDB.com

 

Alexander Skarsgård in FHM Magazine

Posted by Lynnpd On May - 20 - 2011

True Blood’s Eric, Alexander Skarsgård is interviewed in FHM Magazine and below is a portion of the Q&A.

As career changes go, it’s impressive. Bored after high school and looking for a challenge, 34-year-old Alexander Skarsgård signed up to the Swedish military looking for adventure. He found it in an exhausting couple of years spent climbing, diving, running, shouting and being shouted at, in the small, icy islands on the outskirts of his home town of Stockholm.

And while that was character forming, it wasn’t quite right for the lanky thoroughbred. Yet despite U-turning on the military and following in his fathers footsteps (his dad is celebrated Swedish actor, Stellan Skarsgard), he soon found himself back in jackboots for his breakout role in HBO’s Generation Kill, which in-turn led to his most famous role as Eric, the cold as ice, club owning vampire in True Blood .

Did your time in the military help you with Generation Kill?

It helped tremendously. I play a sergeant, and I am a sergeant. All those little details I learnt were so valuable. But I can’t take credit for those lines, those were the real Brad Colbert, who I played. He’s such a hardcore marine, no bullshit, super intelligent, a leader of men, and an alpha male, but he was so dry and funny.

So you met him? Was that odd?

It was, when I met him I was nervous, I loved this guy, I lived the character, I was super nervous, but he couldn’t have been nicer. And that was great because it s tough, some fucking douche bag is playing him, and talking stuff about his past and it’s suddenly on an HBO show. He didn’t ask for any of that. He knew there was a journalist on the road, but you’re not editing yourself, you’re tired and your getting shot at. And then suddenly all this stuff was on a show.

Your character in True Blood, Eric, is pretty cold. What was your inspiration for him?

Well, I was watching this David Attenborough show while I was preparing for season one. It was about lions in Africa, and there was this moment when a huge lion was just chilling, he was so relaxed, and he looked at the camera, and man, he just fucking stared you out. It was so cool because you didn’t know if he was going to attack or fall asleep.

He just stared at the camera guy and I was mesmerised. So Eric is supposed to be this powerful old menacing vampire, and I thought it would be cool to play it relaxed. He’s so fucking confident he doesn’t need to be loud or big or aggressive.

I wanted to recreate the feeling that you didn’t know if he’s going to rip someone apart or fall asleep.

He’s pretty relaxed. Fond of a tracksuit as well, which is unlike most of these la-di-dah vampires…

That’s my favourite outfit on the show. When I read the first episode of the second series I thought that it would be good if Eric dressed like an Italian Gangster from New Jersey. In season one there’s a lot of dressing up, so I thought it would be fun if when people see him when he’s just doing shit in his office, he’s just chilling and walking around in a tracksuit. Plus I really like the idea of ripping a guy apart in flip flops.

Vampire did his best to intimidate the garlic bread

You do a fair few nude scenes, is that not uncomfortable?

No, I don ‘t really care about that stuff, if it makes sense in the script, I really don’t care. You don’t get turned on. It’s such a technical environment. They make it look sexy, but it’s definitely not. You have a sound guy five inches away from you, a camera in your face. It’s not a sensual moment.

True Blood has some pretty, shall we say, dedicated fans. Ever had any problems?

I don’t have a mailbox, and I’m not listed. The fans are devoted yes, it’s a serious business for them. But I haven’t had any bad experiences. Its just amazing that the fans will fly five thousand miles for an autograph. That says a lot, and it’s very, very flattering.

Without the fans, we wouldn’t be doing this. You really can’t get complacent. You can’t get to the stage where you don’t have time to stop and sign an autograph.

To read the rest of this interview go to: fhm.com
 
Below is a scene of Eric and Bill which is toward the end of Season 3 where we see their conflict start it’s climb to the season end climax.

 

 

HQ versions of Alexander Skarsgård images in GQ Magazine

Posted by Lynnpd On May - 18 - 2011

Thanks to Carter Smith at GQ magazine, Skarsgårdnews.com has some great high quality images from the latest issue of GQ magazine featuring Alexander Skarsgård on the cover.

 

Also, we have a link to the cover story called “Here Comes The Viking”, that is available online to read by clicking here.

 

Click on each image to see all the HQ beauty!

 

Outside the Location Set of True Blood

Posted by Lynnpd On May - 17 - 2011

Yesterday, I went to the filming location of True Blood in downtown Los Angeles. As listed on Onlocationvacations.com, True Blood was to be filming at the Millenium Biltmore Hotel and I thought I just might get a glimpse of some of the cast, particularly Stephen Moyer, if I waited outside.

When I arrived, I met up with two other Truebie’s, M’Lou and Megan. We three were the only fans there and, unlike the typical LA weather, the sun was fading fast as the clouds and the wind rolled in. The girls filled me in on their adventure so far and M’Lou has written about it on her site at cinematicdebris.com. Unfortunately, Megan had to leave but M’Lou wanted to stay and I told her if she stayed with me, I’d be glad to drive her home.

Poor M’Lou, she had no coat and it was in the 50′s and getting progressively more windy, cold and damp as the afternoon wore on, proving she is a real “trooper” for staying. So far, the only person I had seen was Alexander Skarsgård at the top of the ramp, sitting down reading outside in-between takes.

 


Alexander Skarsgård reading outside the set
while waiting to return to shooting



More of Alex and a shot of other cast waiting outside

 

We were hoping that others too might appear outside, but as the day got gloomier, colder and more windy, I wasn’t so sure anyone would come out.  However, we did see Anna Paquin briefly as she was whisked to her van and back again to the set. We also saw two of the new cast members, Aaron Perilo who plays “Blackburn” and Annie Fitzgerald who plays “Kirsch” in Season 4.

 


New True Blood cast membes, Aaron Perilo who plays “Blackburn”
and Annie Fitzgerald who plays “Kirsch”.

 

After that, we continued to talk to the guards who were watching the entrance and just waited. I had brought a Details magazine with me that had Alex on the cover to hopefully, get him to sign it, but he hadn’t  noticed us, so far. We still hoped to get him later, though. Our plan was to go to the other street (the other side of the ramp) since that was closer to where he was sitting. However, I had just sent a message to Steve saying where we’d be, so because I hoped he might just get the message, I didn’t want to move yet.

As always, he didn’t disappoint. Just when we had almost given up and were just about to leave for the “other side”, I looked up and there he was descending the long ramp looking super fine in a lovely double breasted striped grey suit accompanied by a maroon tie with a handkerchief in his breast pocket. As he descended, I couldn’t help expressing to him how great he looked, as you can hear in M’Lou’s video below.

It’s odd to me how stars can just overcome all weather obstacles. While it was super windy and my hair was blowing wildly, Stephen’s managed to stay just “perfect” and not a hair on his head moved in the wind.  He did look just great.  They were filming in the ballroom of the hotel and there were lots of actors there, so I’m guessing it must be some sort of a big climax scene like in the church of Season 2, but that’s just my speculation.  At any rate, there were a lot of extras on set that day and Stephen sure does look fine in that suit! Oh, did I already say that?


Lynnpd with Stephen Moyer outside the True Blood set

 


Stephen Moyer outside the True Blood set

 

Below is a short video that M’Lou took of Stephen’s short visit for her site that she graciously allowed me to post here.

 

Stephen couldn’t stay long as he had “snuck out” and wanted to get back before they missed him. He did tell us how much he enjoyed being downtown in LA and liked it there.  I then asked him if that meant he was going to move here and he immediately said “No.  You know I’m totally a beach bum.”

I so appreciated him taking the time to come out and say a quick hello and pose for the photos with us. He then descended the ramp again and it was just as nice seeing him leave as arrive.

We then moved over to the other street, as planned and waited for Alex to come out again to read. It had grown so cold and windy, that unfortunately he must have decided not to come back outside or, he was busy filming. So, since we had been there for most of the afternoon and it was near to 6pm, we decided to call it a day and went home.

It was a great experience seeing the comings and goings of the production that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Thanks to M’ Lou for braving the cold and allowing me to use her video.

 

Lynnpd
Lynnpd has an avid interest in the entertainment industry from classic movies to all things True Blood. With a background in art, she enjoys creating in Photoshop, running web sites and finds the internet an exciting place to be. Lynn lives in the LA area and attends as many Hollywood related events as she can. She has covered events for the both websites in the LA area; read all about it at http://lynnpdexclusives.com.
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Alexander Skarsgård looks smashing in GQ

Posted by Shadaliza On May - 17 - 2011

Ohlala… Alexander Skarsgård is featured on the GQ that will hit the newsstands on May 24.

What does Alex say about his intimate scenes with Anna Paquin? “It’s really clear to Steve and to everybody else what the deal is—which is that Anna is like a sister to me,” Skarsgård says. “Those love scenes take quite a bit of acting, actually. A lot of acting.”

…on why he decided to join the Swedish military:
“It was my way of going off into the unknown,” he says. “I didn’t want to just be somebody’s son.”

…on LA versus his native country:
“You walk into the coffee shop, and the girl asks how your day is. When I first moved here, I loved that. I know it’s shallow and superficial and she doesn’t give a f*ck about my day, but I still like it,” he says. Sweden, by contrast, is more reserved. “It’s difficult to get to know a Swede. But once you do, you’re in,” he says. And there’s a stronger sense of boundaries. “You’re never going to see a television show The Skarsgårds.”

…on his famous father, actor Stellan Skarsgård:
“I don’t think I came to acting to compete with my father. But, you know, he wasn’t around as much as normal dads, and seeing his passion…Maybe it was a way to get his attention… I mean, if anything, we’re trying to take care of him. He’s over the hill.”

Stellan on Alex and his brothers:
“Of course I’m threatened,” he says of his sons. “They’re younger, they’re better-looking, and they’re all trying to kill me.”

You can read the 3 page interview on the GQ website.

 

 

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