April 26, 2010
Paul Chi

Alexander Skarsgard has a simple rule when it comes to dates: Focus on the girl, not the activity.

“I try not to plan it out,” the True Blood star, 33, told PEOPLE on Saturday at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of his new movie Metropia in New York. “It has a tendency to get a little stiff and contrived if you work on it too hard. So, I try to be spontaneous.”

But surely a girl will appreciate going to a big event like, say, the Coachella music festival?

“It’s not about what you do, but who you do it with – that’s most important,” says Skarsgard, who has been linked with his Straw Dogs costarKate Bosworth. “If you are with someone who is awesome and having a good time, you can sit at a bus station and still have fun.”

Not only is Skarsgard spontaneous, he’s also comfortable in his own skin – a good thing, considering the amount of nudity onTrue Blood. The actor says he doesn’t remind removing his clothes, despite being teased about it occasionally by his five brothers and one sister.

“I’m not a prude at all,” he says. “I shot a very, very graphic scene two days ago with a man. I am from Sweden, and it’s different there. If it makes sense, I’ll just do it. And to me, so far, it’s made sense every single time I’ve got naked or made out on the show.”

One of Skarsgard’s favorite activities when he’s not on the set? Following the Hammarby soccer team from Stockholm, Sweden, where he grew up. “They are not very good but that’s my passion,” he says. “I try to go home a couple of times and go see them play … It’s a big thing for me.”


November 13, 2009
Erik Helmerson

Translated from Swedish:

Before the third season the popularity of the vampire series “True Blood” has gone through the roof. And Alexander Skarsgård has become a Hollywood name that counts. “The team has become my surrogate family,” he tells TT Spektra. Read the rest of this entry »


October 25, 2009
Paul Chi

When it comes to finding love, True Blood’s vampire hunk Alexander Skarsgard is looking for a woman with brains – not fangs! – who likes to laugh.

“A sense of humor is number one for sure,” Skarsgard told PEOPLE at the Gucci Icon-Temporary Flash Sneaker store opening in New York City. “Being funny and smart is very important.” Read the rest of this entry »


September 2009
Aud Berggren
VG (norwegian newspaper)

Translation from Norwegian:

Los Angeles (VG)
– You can`t act sexy, says Alexander Skarsgård (33).
You have to be present in the moment. It would be ridiculous if you suddenly started thinking about how your hair looked. I hate vain actors. Read the rest of this entry »


March 20, 2009

James Ransone did a Q&A with Guardian readers and Alexander got mentioned as well:

joedoone: Did Alexander Skarsgard really keep an officer-like distance from the actors playing the other ranks during the making of the series? If so, I hope you gave him a bit of stick about it.

JR: Haha … I love this one. Yes, he kept his distance from us, but for two reasons that aren’t as highbrow as they’re made out to be. The first being that the shoot itself was really intense, six-day work weeks with a lot of coverage, and Alex was in almost all of the scenes. So we would shoot all day, from dawn until dusk, and he would go back to his hotel to prepare for the scenes the following day. This was because Alex has a Swedish accent and he wanted it to be as authentic as possible. The other reason he quarantined himself from the rest of us was because when he did go out, he was the wildest party animal I have ever seen. The two occasions we went out, Alex sang the Swedish football anthem and tried to fight an entire town. After that I was like, “Yeah dude, I get why you won’t hang out with us, if you get killed or go to an African prison, the producers are gonna be pissed.”


SEP 9, 2009
Anne Litt

Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgard plays the powerful vampire Eric on HBO’s series True Blood. His Guest DJ set was emotional and revealing as he chose to dedicate each of his five songs to people that play an important part in his life — including his father, actor Stellan Skarsgard, a lost love and an old friend. True Blood’s Season 2 finale airs September 13.

Rolling Stones: Mothers Little Helper
Ebba Grön: 800 °C
The Buzzcocks: Ever Fallen in Love
Van Morrison: Brown Eyed Girl
Iggy Pop: The Passenger
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Sep 11, 2009
Joan Raymond
Newsweek Web Exclusive

Why the ‘True Blood’ hunk has TV’s hottest set of fangs.

The only Swedish import that ever stole my heart was IKEA. OK, maybe a Volvo. But then along came Alexander Skarsgard, the vampire bad boy with a true (though a non-beating) heart in HBO’s True Blood. Skarsgard plays Eric Northman, the 1,000-year-old Viking sheriff of the undead, but he might as well be named Vampire McSteamy. Do we blame Anna Paquin for secretly fantasizing about him when the sun goes down? That smoldering face. That surfer-boy hair. Those chiseled cheekbones. Read the rest of this entry »


September 3, 2009

file it under oddities!

Miss Swan discovered an Alexander themed crossword magazine on her shopping trip.

How many words can you find? :D


September 3, 2009
Sara Stewart
NY Post.com

Sexy vamp in ‘True Blood’ eclipses ‘Twilight’

TALK about being glamoured. HBO’s “True Blood” may be an ensemble show, but this season there’s only one character everyone’s talking about: Eric, Eric, Eric.

Alexander Skarsgard, a Swedish actor previously seen on “Generation Kill” and in “Zoolander,” has been stealing every scene he’s in on the campy drama, in which he plays Eric Northman, the local vampire sheriff and bar owner with Viking origins and a yen for Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin). Read the rest of this entry »


Alexander Skarsgård: ”Där jag är nu, dit har jag tagit mig på egen hand”
August 30, 2009
Erik Ohlsson


photographed by Chris Maluzynski

As a Viking vampire in the TV-series “True Blood” Alexander Skarsgård has gotten his definitive breakthrough in the USA. DN Söndag’s Erik Ohlsson has met a newly made Hollywood star who continues to pick up his own laundry. Read the rest of this entry »