March 2010
Leslie Gornstein (photos by Chad Pitman)
LA Times Magazine

Alexander Skarsgård is True Blood’s 1000-year-old vampire- but his biggest bite is yet to come

You can’t accuse Alexander Skarsgård of going Hollywood. At a recent photo shoot, the six-foot-four Swedish stunner—currently heating up the small screen on HBO’s hit series True Blood—showed up sans entourage, parking his own car in the same lot as the crew. His outrageous on-set demand? A cup of coffee, please. Oh, and he volunteered to be his own stand-in for lighting setup. Unheard of! Read the rest of this entry »


May 2010 issue of Details
Meghan Daum

(c) Details Magazine, Photographer Norma Jean Roy

Three weeks before Alexander Skarsgård was scheduled to leave his native Stockholm, Sweden, for acting school in New York, he met a girl and fell in love. He went overseas anyway, promising to sustain the relationship from 4,000 miles away. This was back in 1997, before Skype and ubiquitous e-mail, and Skarsgård was broke. He couldn’t afford to talk to his girlfriend for more than a few minutes at a time, much less bring her over for a visit, and he was too proud to ask his dad—who just happens to be the film star Stellan Skarsgård—for money. He loved his acting program at Marymount Manhattan College, but he found the city lonely and exhausting. He lived in a student-housing building with a permanently broken elevator, which forced him to walk nine flights up to his room. When he couldn’t take that anymore, he moved into a “tiny closet” in Times Square that he calls “the worst possible location to live in New York City.” In the meantime, the girlfriend across the Atlantic started making noises about going back to her old boyfriend. Read the rest of this entry »