August 6, 2009

Alexander was kind enough to answer a few questions for us via e-mail.


Hockey and Football

What’s your favorite hockey team? You’ve mentioned both Luleå and Bajen, so it would be great if you could clear that up. Did you ever play the sport?  If so, what position?

Hammarby (Bajen) will always be #1 for me, in both football and hockey. I shot a couple of movies up in Luleå years ago and got to know some of the players. Of all the teams in the Swedish Hockey League (Hammarby aren’t good enough to play there…) Luleå is my favorite.

Writing and Directing

Your article on meeting Jonas Stark and other writings are real favorites.  We love the self-deprecation, humor, and sincerity. You have a real gift of
expression. Is there any chance of you writing more?

Thanks. I still write and I often use my word program as a cheap psychiatrist.


Did your own fan experience with Jonas Stark contribute to how you relate to your fans? We’re very thankful for the generosity and courtesy you’ve shown fans in encounters and interviews.

I’m thrilled that people have responded so to the show and my character. The least I can do is stop and sign an autograph or take a picture if someone wants it.


If you could only listen to three singers or bands for the rest of your life, which would you choose?

Van Morrison, The Clash, Ebba Grön

If you had lived as long as Eric, during what era of history would it have been the most fun to live?

18th century. Eric probably lived in France then…

True Blood

Which episode in season 2 of True Blood was your favorite to film?


Potential Future Roles

With which actors would you most like to work?

Daniel Day Lewis.

It is a hope amongst your fans that you and James Ransone will work together again, since your chemistry in Generation Kill was so outstanding, and your joint commentaries on the DVD were hilariously entertaining. Would you like the opportunity to work with him again? (We had jokingly conceptualized a “road trip” film similar to “Long Way Round” with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, only instead of motorcycles, you two trekked across America in a turquoise 1972 Chevy El Camino.)

Or why not a buddy movie like Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid? I love PJ (James nickname) and sure hope we’ll find another project sometime soon.


Many thanks to Mr. Skarsgård and his manager!


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 »


August 28, 2009
Pure People

google translation:

The Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgard, 32, who interprets the Viking vampire Eric Northman in the series True Blood, alongside Anna Paquin (see their torrid common scene), is now considered a hero in Scandinavia.

Indeed, during a football game that degenerated into the stands, the actor has saved the life of a teenager 15 years, has taken sides in a fight between fans. He did not hesitate to cross the gate that separated the wounded young man into convulsions after being trampled, and he was administered first aid until help arrives.

“The atmosphere was electric. What happened is really pathetic,” he said. Witnesses said the attitude of the actor was really heroic, and that without his intervention, the teenager would have died.

“It does not help to go to football matches, but we must do something against these lawless hooligans,” he said.


My role situation wasn`t interesting

August 17, 2009

Martin Gustafsson


Translation by NDS

Alexander Skarsgård about Swedish movies, Hollywood and his daddy Stellan
He has had great success in the American television series ”Generation kill” and ”True blood”.
Nöjesbladet was the only newspaper who was with him when Alexander Skarsgård made a supershort visit on Gotland to film the movie ”Puss”.
In a plane over the Baltic Ocean he tells us about what he thinks of Swedish movies, life in Hollywood and how he handles being a celebrity. Read the rest of this entry »


Canales Daily: Keeping The Faith In The Feeders

Hammarby fans and others, unite and celebrate the kinship of sporting loyalty that goes deeper than wins or losses – yes, even many losses.

Jul 31, 2009

Andrea Canales


It might not have been the best idea, given that he was attending a promotional event for FC Barcelona, but Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård didn’t show up wearing the famed purply-blue and red uniform of the Catalan champions.

Skarsgård was wearing green and white, instead – a Hammarby jersey. As he explained this, there was a chorus of boos from the spectators in the Nike Ricardo Montalban theater in Los Angeles. The audience was all about Barcelona, and they had little tolerance for any divided loyalty.

Skarsgård tried to explain. He mentioned that as a Swede, he was excited to be there to support Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Swedish player recently signed by FC Barcelona.

“Soccer in Sweden is like a religion,” Skarsgård said, “Growing up in Sweden, in the south of Stockholm, we supported Hammarby.” Read the rest of this entry »


Cafe magazine Alexander Skarsgård

June 17, 2008

Markus Wilhelmson


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 »