01
Nov


It’s that time of year again!  We’re raising money for MSF/Doctors Without Borders in Alex’s honor. MSF was chosen by our forum members last year and we’ve chosen to continue our support, as we deemed it particularly important given the recent natural disasters and the continuing health concerns places such as Haiti face.  We know our donations will go where they are needed most.

We’ll be accepting donations from Nov 1- Dec 17th.  The widget above is connected to the Library’s Paypal account. Paypal does collect a small fee from all donations made through the widget (3%). You can avoid the fee by donating directly to the Library’s Paypal account:

1. Log in to paypal.com
2. Select Send money and then click the Personal Tab
3. Click gift radial button
4. In the recipient box type: thelibrarians@alexanderskarsgardlibrary.com

All donations must be made in US Dollars (Paypal charges a small fee for currency conversion). Because MSF does not accept Paypal as a method of donation, the money collected through the Library’s Paypal account will be transferred to a debit card connected to the Library’s account and an online donation from the group will be made. An e-card will be sent to Alex’s manager notifying him of the donation made in Alex’s honor. We will post the online donation form and e-card in this thread on the forum once the donation has been made.

If you prefer to donate directly to MSF/Doctors Without Borders USA, you can donate through this link:
http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/

Not from the US? Here’s a link for their locations worldwide:

http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/offices/

If you have any questions, feel free to comment here or e-mail us.

20
Oct

by Sabine Metzger
October 15, 2010
Translated from German by Lotti
MSN.de

Alexander Skarsgard talks about vampires, Moomin and his Family.

Eric Northman is way the coolest vampire out of the current wave: Always calm except when the blood of his victims ruins his hairstyle.
The blond giant in the U.S. series “True Blood” (the third season airs on Nov. 4, Thursdays at 8:15 PM on SyFy) twisted the heroine Sookie Stackhouse’s head. Hard to believe that Alexander Skarsgard will be the one who plays the cool villain: The 34-year-old Swede is more like a two-meter puppy than a nasty bloodsucker. Although his voice sounds very rough after half a day full of interviews he is still willing to tell is about his role, his family and about shooting with guts (literally).

msn: You not only play the role of the ancient Viking-Vampire Eric, but you have given your voice for the movie “Moomins and the Comet chase”.
Alexander Skarsgard: (smiles) That’s right. And I am both, Eric and the Moomin.
Read the rest of this entry »

26
Sep

New screencaps from 13 in our gallery. Many, many thanks to liapireas!

Film discussion thread on the forum.

19
Sep

It seems 13 may finally be released!  Myfilm.gr gives a release date in Greece as September 23rd, only 4 days away.  Here’s a trailer in English with Greek subtitles:

and the Greek poster:

Poster for 13

Thanks to liapireas on the forum for the info!  We hope you get to see it.

Discussion on our forum.

14
Sep

Generation Kill alum Jon Huertas teases us that we might get to see Alex guest star on ABC’s Castle this season.

Jon Huertas also hopes to find a part for real-life pal, True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgard. “We were going to offer him a role in this next episode that we’re filming, but he’s in Hawaii working on Battleship and the role just wasn’t the perfect fit,” Huertas says. “But he wants to work on the show.”

From TVGuide.com.

25
Aug

“Lykkelig over nakenscener”

August 24, 2010
Aud Berggren
Translation by Nordanswede
VG Nett

Los Angeles (VG)
As opposed to Stephen Moyer who plays Bill in True Blood, Alexander Skarsgård (33) has never objected to nude scenes.
Not that one would think it was any problem for co-actors Stephen Moyer or Anna Paquin, after the new edition of Rolling Stone was released. All there are naked there, smeared in blood.
The creator of the series, Alan Ball, likes the picture a lot. He does not understand the prude vampire stories like Stephanie Meyer`s Twilight series.
- To me vampires are sex, he says to the magazine.

Nude scenes
And when VG meets the tall, blonde, Swedish Alexander who oozes of sex in the role as Eric Northman, he explains:
- Nudity has never been a problem for me and it`s totally fine as long as it fits the show. You understand that I`m obviously thrilled about doing it if you notice how often it happens in the series. It wasn`t even hard in the beginning because I`ve been naked before, Alexander Skarsgård smiles and refuses to comment on the rumors about a love scene with a werewolf in the series.
No one talked about sex when Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) grew up and he tells VG that nudity was hard in the beginning.
- I`m from a small village and it wasn`t like in Scandinavia where they have sex education in school. No one talked about it anywhere. But now we`re so used to dropping out clothes in the show that everyone is completely relaxed and not as reserved as in the first season. This is supposed to be sexy and we have to tell the story the best way we can. Read the rest of this entry »

19
Aug

Alexander and Gustaf Skarsgård were among the cast and crew at a press conference in Stockholm yesterday for Johan Kling’s Puss.

New photos by Karin Törnblom and Fredrik Zillén in our gallery.

“How much it means I do not know. But it’s definitely not bad for the movie. It is an incredible suction around him.” Frederick Heininger saying that Alexander has become big in Hollywood since he was contracted for Kiss.

(FilmNyheterna.se)

18
Aug

Puss had it’s official premiere last night at the Rigoletto Theatre in Stockholm.  Alex and Gustaf were both in attendance.

Interview on SVT:

Alex in clips of Puss from Aftonbladet (starting at about 1:45):

And there are some photos in our gallery.

Our own MissSwan had the fortune to meet Alex and have her picture taken with him.  She said he was very kind to the fans, even coming back for photos.

Thank you to Lotti, MissSwan, and Santress.

Edit 4:49 pm EST August 19.

20
Jun

August 6, 2009

Alexander was kind enough to answer a few questions for us via e-mail.

FROM ALEXANDER:

Hockey and Football

What’s your favorite hockey team? You’ve mentioned both Luleå and Bajen, so it would be great if you could clear that up. Did you ever play the sport?  If so, what position?

Hammarby (Bajen) will always be #1 for me, in both football and hockey. I shot a couple of movies up in Luleå years ago and got to know some of the players. Of all the teams in the Swedish Hockey League (Hammarby aren’t good enough to play there…) Luleå is my favorite.

Writing and Directing

Your article on meeting Jonas Stark and other writings are real favorites.  We love the self-deprecation, humor, and sincerity. You have a real gift of
expression. Is there any chance of you writing more?

Thanks. I still write and I often use my word program as a cheap psychiatrist.

Fandom

Did your own fan experience with Jonas Stark contribute to how you relate to your fans? We’re very thankful for the generosity and courtesy you’ve shown fans in encounters and interviews.

I’m thrilled that people have responded so to the show and my character. The least I can do is stop and sign an autograph or take a picture if someone wants it.

Personal

If you could only listen to three singers or bands for the rest of your life, which would you choose?

Van Morrison, The Clash, Ebba Grön

If you had lived as long as Eric, during what era of history would it have been the most fun to live?

18th century. Eric probably lived in France then…

True Blood

Which episode in season 2 of True Blood was your favorite to film?

9

Potential Future Roles

With which actors would you most like to work?

Daniel Day Lewis.

It is a hope amongst your fans that you and James Ransone will work together again, since your chemistry in Generation Kill was so outstanding, and your joint commentaries on the DVD were hilariously entertaining. Would you like the opportunity to work with him again? (We had jokingly conceptualized a “road trip” film similar to “Long Way Round” with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, only instead of motorcycles, you two trekked across America in a turquoise 1972 Chevy El Camino.)

Or why not a buddy movie like Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid? I love PJ (James nickname) and sure hope we’ll find another project sometime soon.

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Many thanks to Mr. Skarsgård and his manager!

20
Jun

This is an entry Alexander wrote for his old official website.

April 10, 2002
By Alexander Skarsgård
Translated by Nordanswede
Alexander-Skarsgard.com (via the Wayback Machine)

Hello all you Capitalists and Bolsheviks. I hope spring has treated you well. I spend all of May in a dark rehearsal room so it feels wonderful to have a little free time now.

I just came back from Lysekil where I recorded a short movie called “To kill a child” based on a short story by Stig Dagerman.

I’ll try to get some sun now and then crawl back into the darkness to edit the film. I think we got some really strong images so in spite of having to sit inside for a few weeks, I actually look forward to it.

If I have time later, I’ve planned to go by car through Sweden with some pals, any tips on interesting places? Read the rest of this entry »