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 »

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)

Have come to know that I was born in the wrong part of the country. Have recently spend a rather magical weekend in Norrbotten. The sun was shining and the ice was still thick on the lakes. We drove snow scooter from dawn to dusk and in the evenings we sat in a heated wooden tub and drank cold beer under sparkling stars and the most fantastic aurora you could imagine.
That was something else from a weekend in Stockholm where people sit and sip watery lattes from dawn to dusk and then tiredly drag themselves over to the nearest bar.
So if there are anyone up there who would trade in a lumber cabin with open fireplace and wooden tub against a two rooms on Söder with the smell of watery café lattes, so please let me know!
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20
Jun

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

February 3, 2002
By Alexander Skarsgård
Translated by Nordanswede
Alexander-Skarsgard.com (via the Wayback Machine)

Have counted and it was nineteen days since I last saw the sun. It can not be good for a human to live that long without sun light. When I`m out I feverishly look for the smallest sign of spring that can give a little hope that it may, may be spring sometime in the far away in the future.
Don`t get me wrong! Real winter with snow, long distance skates and hot chocolate is wonderful, but it`s this dark grey mud I can`t take. If one should find anything positive about it, it would be the fact that we Swedes are the best in the world to take care of the little sun we get.
The frost is barely not gone before we rush out with blankets and ghetto blasters and crowd like heerings in the parks. Tourists are probably thinking we are crazy, but they, on the other hand, have not lived nineteen days in grey mud. Do you remember our friend the sun? Read the rest of this entry »

30
May

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

December 3, 2001
By Alexander Skarsgård
Translated by Nordanswede
Alexander-Skarsgard.com (via the Wayback Machine)

I have just returned home to Stockholm after almost two months in Luleå. It was really cool to meet family and friends, but at the same time I`ll miss Luleå, we had a blast up there. Every day we had some free time we did fun stuff. We drove snow scooter, shot skeets, went cowboyriding and I even got to try and fly a combat plane, what a dream!

Free days in Stockholm I just sat and hung out at the cafès on Söder or took a stroll in Vitabergsparken.

I have decided to change all that from now on. Now I am going to try and take better care of my free time so I can go to bed, one experience richer, every night.

The reason why I lived up in Luleå half the autumn was because I played in a movie called “Hundtricket”. It`s a love comedy about a guy who dreams about falling in love and his friend who has a somewhat different plan for how that`s going to take place. The filming has been really fun and I hope you`ll like it. “Hundtricket” premieres after summer.

Now I`m as mentioned back in Stockholm and have planned to, apart from all my enriching activities, bake lussebullar [a bun Swedes eat for Lucia in December] and look at the Christmas calendar. Before I answer any questions I just want to say that most of your questions have been answered in earlier letters, so please go in and read them. And then I hope that you understand that I can`t send any personal answers to all of you, but have to limit myself to answering the questions here in this newsletter. Read the rest of this entry »