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.

19
Jun

April 1, 2009
Susan Nylén
Google translation
Aftonbladet.se

“Alex is very humble and he did a fantastic job in the series. His dad adores me and has invited me over to Sweden. Those two can really drink and offered snus. It burned a hell hole in my gums so I spat it out.”

Alex is very humble and he did a fantastic job in the series. His dad adores me and has invited me over to Sweden. Those two can really drink and offered snuff. It burned the hell hole in the gum at me so I spat it out.
29
May

Best of 2008: Alexander Skarsgard
December 1, 2008
Men’s Journal

Best portrayal of a real life hero: Alexander Skarsgard as Brad Colbert on Generation Kill

David Simon, the writer-producer behind The Wire, explains how a 6-foot-5 Swede brought his Iraq war miniseries, Generation Kill, alive.

Honestly, I wasn’t sure that Alexander Skarsgard was the right man to play Brad Colbert in Generation Kill. I saw some of what director Susanna White saw in the early reads: a wry smile, a stoicism, a warrior rage carefully contained and muted. But I was worried about the Swedish accent, which was, at that point, too thick and certain to be looped. And Alex was too tall. The real Colbert was average size, skinny even. He led by character and example, not with physical presence.

But then Skarsgard went to work. Read by read he discovered the Recon marine sergeant we required. He shaved the accent. He buried more and more emotion. He embraced all of that brutal military nomenclature, one phrase at a time. In short, Susanna was dead right.

A year later the real Brad Colbert rode his motorcycle up from Pendleton to the Warner lot to see what Hollywood had done with his life. He watched as our make-believe Colbert berated our make-believe Ray Person as they invaded our make-believe Iraq. Colbert barely smiled.

“Not bad being played by a blond 6-foot-5 Swede,” I offered.

“I’ll live with it,” Colbert said, dry as dirt — a line read that Alex would have nailed.

This article originally appeared in the December 2008 issue of Men’s Journal.

29
May

Alexander Skarsgard Gets Animated
May 12, 2010
Aaron Hillis
IFC.com

05122010_AlexanderSkarsgardMetropia.jpg “True Blood” star Alexander Skarsgård has gained American heartthrob status as the show’s thousand-year-old Viking vampire Alex, but even if the role is clearly make-believe, the Nordic charm is all his. Son of famed actor Stellan Skarsgård, the Stockholm-born thespian has a long and storied career in his homeland, from becoming a child actor to being named the sexiest man in Sweden circa 1999. Not to be confused with his upcoming part in Lars von Trier’s highly anticipated sci-fi flick “Melancholia,” Skarsgård the younger’s latest project is director Tarik Saleh’s highly stylized, animated sci-fi flick “Metropia.”

Set in a dystopian world of the not-far-off future where the world’s resources are running out and the metro system connects all of Europe, “Metropia” concerns a newly paranoid Swedish everyman Roger (voiced by Vincent Gallo) as he begins to hear a voice in his head that isn’t his own. In fact, it’s Stefan’s (enter Skarsgård), a company man who begins to have second thoughts about his government gig monitoring citizens and their inner thoughts. While on the set of “True Blood,” now shooting its third season, Skarsgård called me to talk Glögg parties, filthy cartoons, and his real-life stint as an anti-terrorist marine. Read the rest of this entry »

27
Apr

March 20, 2009
guardian.co.uk

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.”

27
Apr

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 »

27
Apr

February 21, 2010
Stephen Armstrong
The Sunday Times

The Swedish actor was a real-life marine before True Blood and Generation Kill made him a star and heart-throb

If there’s such a thing as mojo, Alexander Skarsgard has got it going on. He’s pretty much a walking, talking Lynx ad. Women I know — women who work in fashion, or with puppy dogs and ice cream, and who would have to be physically strapped to a sofa to watch anything with so much as a handgun and an explosion in it — are devoted to Generation Kill, a gritty, documentary-style drama in which special-forces marines during the invasion of Iraq scream battle tech at each other. Because Skarsgard is in it. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »