Alex Skarsgård Puts True Blood On Pause To Appear On Live With Kelly & Michael:

April 16, 2013

The Talk Show Appearance to Promote the Film “Disconnect” Touches on New York, College and Broken Hearts

Askars_on_Kelly_&_MichaelOn Friday, April 9th, Alex Skarsgård made his second appearance on the daytime talk show, ‘LIVE with Kelly & Michael. Mr. Skarsgård plays 1,000 year old Viking vampire Eric Northman, on HBO’s True Blood. His appearance on the show was to promote his new film, ‘Disconnect (Festival Premier Of Film Starring True Blood’s Alex Skarsgård).

Mr. Skarsgård was introduced to an enthusiastic welcome. He greeted audience members with friendly palm slaps. Taking his seat next to Kelly, Michael commented that he was surprised at Mr. Skarsgård’s height. They stood shoulder-to-shoulder to determine which of them was indeed taller. While it almost appeared that Mr. Skarsgård was taller, it was most likely too close to call.

When asked if he owned a home in New York, Mr. Skarsgård answered that he lives in Stockholm and Los Angeles, since he is originally from Stockholm, and films True Blood in Los Angeles. He also explained that he had lived in New York for a brief time while attending college. Having met a woman just before leaving for New York, his stay was brief, as he dropped out of college and returned to Stockholm. Sadly, the relationship didn’t last long after his return home.

Teasers, but No Spoilers, for True Blood Season 6

Mr. Skarsgård explained a little about Eric, the character he plays on True Blood. When asked if he could tell anything about Season 6, he simply answered no. He did go on to elaborate that Eric will find himself facing some challenges because human have always been easy to kill. Now, they have found a way to fight back. What that way is, Mr. Skarsgård wouldn’t share.

In his film, ‘Disconnect’, Mr. Skarsgård plays Derek, a former Marine suffering from PTSD and drifting apart from his wife, played by Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol). After suffering identity theft, the couple find themselves drawn together as they track down whoever victimized them. A clip was played, featuring Mr. Skarsgård and Frank Grillo (Warrior), as they discuss what to do about the identity thieves.

‘Disconnect’ was in theaters in limited release as of April 12th.

You can watch Alex Skarsgård’s appearance on LIVE with Kelly & Michael here:

 

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VIDEO: Alexander Skarsgard Appears at ‘Disconnect’ Screening

April 9, 2013

True Blood Fans Can Enjoy Skarsgard before the Season 6 Premier:

True Blood actor, Alexander Skarsgard, stars in DisconnectDisconnect tells the tale of Derek Hull (Alexander Skarsgard), an online gambling addict, and Rich Boyd (Jason Bateman), a lawyer who is unaware of his son’s cyber bully issues.

While Disconnect is not yet screening at the movies, True Blood fans can still enjoy the pre-release excitement. Alexander Skarsgard appeared in three events leading up to the April 12th release date of Disconnect.

Firstly, there was the Meet The Filmmakers event in New York City. Skarsgard joined fellow cast and crew for a Q & A about the movie. Afterwards, they attended a special screening of the movie at SVA Theater and finished up with an after party at Abe & Arthur’s.

If you want to see some images from these events, then why not head over to Askarsgard.com for some spectacular pictures!

Also, you can check out the video interview Alexander Skarsgard and the other Disconnect stars did recently with E!Online.com below. There is also an extra video featuring Alexander Skarsgard exclusively on the E!Online website, where he discusses being a sex symbol versus being an actor.

 

Let us know if you are planning on seeing this movie by commenting below.

Sources: Askarsgard.com – Alexander Skarsgard Attends #Disconnect Events in NY April 8, 2013

E!Online.com – NEWS/True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård: “I’m an Actor, Not a Sex Symbol”

YouTube– Alexander Skarsgard Experiences a “Disconnect”

(Photo Credit: E!Online.com)

 

 

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True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard’s New Film to Debut at Festival

January 14, 2013

Needing an Eric Northman Fix?

Alexander Skarsgard (star of HBO's True Blood) stars alongside Paula Patton in DisconnectThen don’t fret, Truebies. The good news? Even though Season 6 of HBO’s supernatural hit TV show, True Blood has just started production, you can catch a glimpse of Alexander Skarasgard (who plays vampire Eric Northman),  in his new film Disconnect. The dramatic film will show how modern technologies that are designed to bring people together can actually tear them apart emotionally.

 

Jason Bateman, Paula Patton, Max Thieriot, and Frank Grillo are just a few celebs who will co-star alongside Skarsgard.

Alexander Skarsgard’s newest film will open at the 28th Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Skarsgaard is expected to attend.

The bad news? We have to wait until the movie is released nationwide on April 12.

What do you think truebies? Will you go see Disconnect?

Source: Wetpaint – Alexander Skargard’s New Movie Set to Open the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Photo Credit: Truebloodnet

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Festival Premier Of Film Starring True Blood’s Alex Skarsgård:

October 12, 2012

Venice International Film Festival Features Mr. Skarsgård’s Film, “Disconnect”

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On September 3rd, the Venice International Film Festival premiered ‘Disconnect’. The ensemble cast includes Alex Skarsgård, who plays Viking vampire Eric Northman on HBO’s True Blood. ‘Disconnect’ tells the story of several people searching for human connections in the modern world of electronic social media. The festival featured the film in its ‘out of competition’ category.

Mr. Skarsgård stars with Paula Patton as a grieving husband and wife who become victims of identity theft. This multi-thread story is about the impact of social media on several interrelated characters. Eventually, all the various strands converge.

Through a seamless integration of technology into the narrative, ‘Disconnect’ makes the point that our social consciousness has not kept up with the growth of that technology. The characters are so overloaded by social media, they have become disconnected, and are searching for a human connection with the people right in front of them.

‘Disconnect’ is scheduled for release in the U.S. in April 2013.

 

Article & Photo Source: CineVue & examiner.com

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New Info on Alexander Skarsgård’s Upcoming Film

August 22, 2012

True Blood Star Returns to the Silver Screen in Disconnect

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Now that Season 5 of HBO’s True Blood is winding down, we’re all looking for new ways to see what our favorite stars are up to. Fortunately for fans ofAlexander Skarsgård, he has been keeping busy filming a couple of new movies.

In the upcoming film Disconnect, Skarsgård joins a star studded cast including Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Frank Grillo, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Andrea Riseborough, and Max Theriot. Details about Skarsgård’s character are unclear at this point, but it’s clear from one of the photos that he plays a married man. Hopefully we can expect many more promo shots from the film before its April 2013 release date. Here is the official synopsis of the film:

Disconnect interweaves multiple storylines about people searching for human connection in today’s wired world. Through poignant turns that are both harrowing and touching, the stories intersect with surprising twists that expose a shocking reality into our daily use of technology that mediates and defines our relationships and ultimately our lives.

Sounds very interesting. In addition to Disconnect, Skarsgård will also co-star in the upcoming What Maisie Knew, a film that centers on a little girl caught in a custody battle between her parents. Skarsgård will be very busy in the next few weeks and months doing promotional work for both films, which means more photos for us.

 

Sources: Wetpaint – Alexander Skarsgård Spotted Wearing a Wedding Ring! (PHOTO)

The Playlist – First Look: ‘Disconnect’ With Jason Bateman & Alexander Skarsgård; ‘What Maisie Knew’ Starring Julianne Moore

Photo Credit: LD Entertainment/Wonderful Films

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New Alexander Skarsgård Movie: Disconnect

August 31, 2011

Indie Drama Directed by Henry-Alex Rubin:

Alexander Skarsgård, who stars as Eric Northman on HBO's True BloodOur favorite True Blood viking has been busy during his break from filming HBO’s True Blood. Alexander Skarsgård (who plays vampire Eric Northman) is not only currently filming What Maisie Knew, but the next film in the pipeworks is called The East. Now it has been announced that he will also be starring in the indie movie called Disconnect.

This movie is the first full-length film by director Henry-Alex Rubin, who is most famously known for his documentary Murderball. Skarsgård will star as a former Marine who gets involved in an extra-marital affair after his wife shuts him out emotionally.

Other stars include: Frank Grillo, Colin Ford and Michael Nyqvist. The screenplay is written by Andrew Stern and centers around a group of characters and how technology has impacted their lives.

Skarsgård is certainly keeping himself busy! What do you think, will any of you be catching these at the movie theater?

Sources: Variety – Alexander Skarsgård wants to ‘Disconnect’

IndieWire Blog  – Alexander Skarsgård Will ‘Disconnect’ In New Film From ‘Murderball’ Director Henry-Alex Rubin

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