18
Aug

Puss had it’s official premiere last night at the Rigoletto Theatre in Stockholm.  Alex and Gustaf were both in attendance.

Interview on SVT:

Alex in clips of Puss from Aftonbladet (starting at about 1:45):

And there are some photos in our gallery.

Our own MissSwan had the fortune to meet Alex and have her picture taken with him.  She said he was very kind to the fans, even coming back for photos.

Thank you to Lotti, MissSwan, and Santress.

Edit 4:49 pm EST August 19.

27
Apr

November 13, 2009
Erik Helmerson
Göteborgs-Posten

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 »

27
Apr

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

Translation:

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 »

21
Mar

Hollywood’s got Skarsgård around his neck

July 22, 2009

Helsingborg Dagblad

Translation and scan of the article by Linnnea

Alexander Skarsgårds Hollywood career has definitely improved. The 17th of August filming of the new movie “Straw dogs” will begin, in which Skarsgård stars. It’s a remake of Sam Peckinpah’s controversial classic “Straw Dogs”, but the remake will be different to the original. “The original movie was too good to do a remake identical to the original movie”, says Skarsgård. In Peckinpah’s movie from 1971, Dustin Hoffman starred as a timid teacher that moved together with his wife played by Susan George to her hometown in the British countryside. It escalated the controversy with the local population, especially due to the wife’s former lover(s?), which leads the teacher to protect their home, ending in blood. The remake will be directed by Rod Lurie, will be played out in Mississippi and the young couple will be played by James Marsden and Kate Bosworth.

Alexander Skarsgård will play the former boyfriend, but his role has been re-written. It’ll be more like a triangle drama and the movie will also uncover the former relation between him and the woman. “(don’t understand the first part of the meaning) and the husband protecting his home will be pretty different”, he says. This week he and his co-workers on TB will attend Comic Con in San Diego, and after that, he will spend two weeks with a voice coach to practice a suitable accent for his role (in Straw Dogs). “I’m supposed to come from Mississippi, so I’ll have a lighter version of Texas accent.” In Sweden, the first season of TB, where AS plays a viking vampire named Eric, in late August on SVT (Swedish public service channel), about the same time as Canal+ (Swedish cable channel) starts airing second season.

Q: Will there be a third season of TB?
A: There’s no official announcement yet, but there’ll probably at least one more.

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.

19
Mar

Alexander Skarsgård: “I prefer to be fully naked”

July 24, 2009

By Gunnar Nordström

Expressen

Translation by Kitten and SwimEasy

LOS ANGELES. His Viking vampire Eric has made great success in the acclaimed TV series “True blood”.  Expect attention around Alexander Skarsgård to grow.

This season he does nude scenes also.
- “I have no problem with being naked in front of the camera,” says Alexander Skarsgård when Expressen met him in Hollywood.

HBO series “True Blood” has taken television viewers around the world by storm. The second season has just begun in the U.S. and critics continue to pour praise on Alan Ball, who also created “Six feet under”.

Alexander, or Alex as he now called in Hollywood, plays the Viking vampire Eric Northman in a role that now only grows in the series.

In the most recent episode broadcast in the United States on Sunday, the viewers saw a little of Eric’s background and Swedish spoken for several minutes when a group of Vikings had just lived through a field battle. 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 »