27
Apr

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 »

27
Apr

SEP 9, 2009
Anne Litt
KCRW

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.

Tracks
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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27
Apr

March 18, 2010
Samantha Chang
Examiner.com

Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard is proud of his son, True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard, calling Alex, 33, “wiser, more beautiful and better than I was.”

That’s high praise coming from Stellan, 58, himself a respected actor who has starred in numerous films, including Good Will Hunting (1997), Ronin (1998), Pirates of the Caribbean (2006 & 2007), Mamma Mia! (2008) and Angels & Demons (2009).

‘WHY CAN’T YOU BE A NORMAL DAD?’

Growing up, Stellan says his six kids (including Alexander) wished he were more like other dads who had “normal jobs.”

“At a certain age they thought it was so embarrassing [that I was an actor],” the elder Skarsgård tells Good Evening Norway.

He recalls: “When Alexander was 7, he asked me, ‘Why can not you be like a normal dad? Why can’t you work with computers and run Saab?” They wanted me to be like all the other dads.”

Now, there are four actors in the Skarsgård family: Alexander and his brothers Gustaf, 30, Sam, 28, and Bill, 20. Of his actor sons, doting dad Stellan says, “They’re wiser, more handsome and better than I was, so there is a clear evolutionary process that is underway.”

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29
Mar

Alexander Skarsgård Kills in Sweatpants

August 11, 2009

Miguel Enamorado

interviewmagazine.com

Out of the Swedish mist came Alexander Skarsgård, the evil, increasingly nuanced vampire leader Eric Northman of True Blood. He sucks blood; he stars in Lady Gaga’s video for “Paparazzi” as an abusive, ill-fated boyfriend; he gets recognized by fans on the street over the course of our interview. Read the rest of this entry »

19
Mar

”I don`t even have time to eat”

July 26, 2009

Magnus Sunholm

Aftonbladet

Translation by Nordanswede

Alexander Skarsgård about being hot in Hollywood, single – and recently becoming a big brother
HOLLYWOOD. A growing part in a hit series and one of the leading parts in an upcoming big movie.
It`s not hard to understand that Alexander Skarsgård has made Hollywood his home.
- I`m feeling great, he says when Nöjesbladet meets him in Beverly Hills.

Skarsgård, 32, has just come back from his summer vacation in Sweden.
Now he`s in the middle of launching the second season of “True Blood” – a series that just grows in popularity and has become the channel HBO`s largest success right now.
- It`s not official that there will be a season three. But I find it hard to believe they cancel it considering how the series is doing, he says.

The hype is justified
In Sweden we sometimes manage to enlarge the grandness of our Hollywood Swedes. But in this case the hype is justified. Since Skarsgård`s character Eric Northman showed up in the series the reviewers are giving it thumbs up and the number of viewers increases.
- This is just the beginning for Alex. His role grows bit by bit this season, says one of the publicity-women.

To that Skarsgård adds one of the leads in the remake of the controversial “Straw Dogs” from 1971.
The action circles around a script writer and his wife who return to her hometown in the American South.
There they run into her ex-boyfriend, Charlie, played by Skarsgård, who becomes obsessed with getting her back – at all costs.

– Charlie is a guy who was once a high school star in American football and dated the most beautiful girl at the school.
- But an injury destroyed his career. Now he works as a carpenter and the frustration he feels is damned interesting. You get to dig down deep, says Skarsgård.

Kate plays ex
His ex-girlfriend in the movie is played by blond Kate Bostworth, 26, and filming starts in August.
Skarsgård had recharged by saying hi to relatives and friends in Sweden.
This time his going home was extra special because he met his almost newborn half brother, Ossian, for the first time.
– It felt super exiting. I went down to dad and his wife on Öland. It was deadfun. They are so happy and cute together. And it is a lovely little kid.
Do you yourself dream about starting a family?
– I`m single now. It will have to come as is comes. Right now I hardly have time to eat. I am so focused on this. But if something should pop up it would be just great.

Stockholm the base
In five years Skarsgård has traveled between Sweden and Hollywood.
- Stockholm will always be my base. It`s where I have my family and my friends. But when I came back to USA this time it was the first time it felt like home. It was actually a damned strange feeling.

25
Feb

Cafe magazine Alexander Skarsgård

June 17, 2008

Markus Wilhelmson

Cafe.se

Translation by Nordanswede

Alexander Skarsgård tells Cafés Markus Wilhelmson about the want for revenge, money, detention (for drunkenness), parents separating and next prestigious series – Six Feet Under-creator Alan Balls True Blood.
It`s pure hell to find hand of pork with mashed roots at restaurants in Los Angeles so Alexander Skarsgård has therefor Alexander Skarsgård has been circling in his environmentally bad city jeep (for sale) around restaurant Pelikan on Söder in Stockholm for almost 40 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »