True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard Sits With TVGuide Magazine

August 20, 2009 by  

alex-kristinAlexander Skarsgard has become a common household name for millions playing the blood-sucking viking vampire we have an unhealthy obsession with and attraction to. I try to rationalize and say to myself,  he’s a vampire, I shouldn’t love him! In one breath I think I have his character, Eric Northman, figured out and within milliseconds, I am astonished and quite speechless after watching Alexander’s portrayal of his character from Charlaine Harris’Sookie Stackhouse” novels unravel each Sunday night on HBO. In my newest addition of TV Guide, Alex tells Kate Hahn he is the oldest of seven children and reached fame by age 13 in his native country of Sweden. He said,

“It’s tough to be famous that young. It made me insecure and self-conscious so I quit acting.”

By 20, after a few years away from acting and some time in the Swedish military, Alexander decided, thankfully, to give acting another go and landed roles in “Zoolander” and had great success with directing and acting in many films at home. Alex also portrayed Brad Colbert in HBO’s, hit miniseries “Generation Kill” and is currently filming a re-make of “Straw Dogs” while on hiatus from “True Blood.” Alexander is starring along Kate Bosworth and James Marsden as the ex-boyfriend and says,

“That movie was so good that there isn’t any real point in making a clean-cut re-make. Over all it’s been tightened up and even the siege at the end is pretty different now.”

Alex went on to say that after San Diego’s comic con he spent two weeks in Mississippi working on his southern drawl. Alex says,

“I am supposed to be from Mississippi, so I have to learn how to speak like they do. It sounds like a Texas-dialect, but not as hard.”

When asked if there is any role he really wants to play, he simply says “dad.”  Alexander says,

“I’m single, I grew up in a platoon of people, I don’t have a family, but its something I really want.”

As I ponder that thought, I can’t help but daydream “Lover, party of one … Your table is now ready.” A girl can dream, can’t she? After all, he is one striking viking! Alan Ball’s sensational hit “True Blood” can be found each Sunday night on HBO at 9 p.m.

SOURCE: TVGuide Magazine

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  • Alexander L

    I like how you ladies are discussing what kind of man you like! Elizabeth D, I like your articles on here and always come on to see if there are more. I like that you jump in and reply to the comments to, gives the articles more personality. Thanks for taking time out to reply back to us. I look forward to more articles from ya. I can’t believe only 2 epi’s left and that’s it! that is sad.

  • I think we will see plenty more of Alexander, I guess we just have to be a bit more patient; a good love story takes time:-) Speaking of, Alexander, today is his Birthday!!

  • Kelly

    I so can’t wait! It was a tease!!!!!!! He is a great actor and I find myself searching for interviews and articles on him!! I can’t believe its almost over!! so sad;-(

  • pbartteacher

    Kelly, you’re right, not enough. Two more two go. Eric/Alex will have a larger presence in the next weeks coming. Literally. Tehee. Can’t wait to see where Alan Ball and the crew take the story lines next. You never know with True Blood. Our favorite Sunday night “Vdiction” will be wrapping up soon for the Season.But there is always next year.

  • Kelly

    OMG where was he last night!!!! I love this actor he is great! He needed more air time last night, but the story is awesome! Only 2 more left!! wow!Love this show !

    • sweetwhysper

      I agree. I didn’t much care for episode 10, well…except for the first 30 seconds or so 😉

  • Options

    Love him! Love him! Love him! Love him!!!!!!!!!

  • Kara G

    I usually like guys with dark hair to like Bill Compton but I like him to! something about him that is very appealing. I enjoyed the article and I think he deserves the recognition. I never loved vamps till I watched True Blood:-)

  • Elizabeth

    Funny, he does nothing for me. Give me dark hair and blue eyes any day!

    • pbartteacher

      That’s fine. We love our viking. I will take your portion. If that’s ok with you.

      • Elizabeth D

        You girls are great:-) Every morning I find a few more comments and just smile! I will share that portion too. I enjoyed the video too:-)

    • sweetwhysper

      People are shocked at my attraction to Alexander, while the men I am attracted to are tall and fit with the perfect amount of muscle (like he has), the darker the eyes and hair the better, yet I am absolutely in love with ‘Eric’ and other characters he’s played.

  • Loleaf

    And those eyes of his!! Wow!! If the eyes are the windows to the soul you can look into his and see a sweet, and compassionate person. Combined with that smile..need I say more!!!

  • pbartteacher

    My hope is that Alex will find what he is looking for. Whether it is fame, recognition or love, it seems like Hollywood would be a difficult place to find it. Relationships seem to last no longer than a twitter message. Fame and fortune definitely has its down side. Let’s hope Alexander remains grounded in what is truly important in life. Remain focused on the important people in your life. Family and friends always have a way of reminding about what is pure, simple and important.

  • TreasureCoast

    OMG He is so sweet and swexy. Where’s the pic from TV Guide? It’s his best pic yet! I’m really enjoying all the new articles about him. 🙂

    • Val

      Did you find it?Its a FULL page pic that I now have on my bedroom wall!!!

  • BLF

    Elizabeth D and pbartteacher,
    Extremely well said and i couldnt say it better myself. I have to admit my heart went thump thump with the answer about wanting to be a dad, i know my own clock feels like its ticking too so it struck a chord. It must be the age… could also be the love bug felt on the set. Anyway, I wish him the best in all he looks to acomplish 🙂

  • Elizabeth D.

    Perhaps that is why so many of us are drawn to his energy? I too feel he is a gentle soul, with an openness, an awareness, a curiosity for life and his work, which is art, to be quite refreshing in a world today where life is so busy sometimes to stop and appreciate. Perhaps people identify with him, going through life, at it alone, hoping for what he had growing up, a big family surrounding him. I am the youngest of 7, so I relate to that aspect of having a dozen or so folk around you and yearning for that as well for yourself. I think we all should aspire to our dream, whether, it is that little blue house on a hill surrounded by weeping willows, or a life of feeling like a vagabond, traveling from one corner of this earth to another. Yes, he is the ‘viking vampire’, but so much more like you said and deserves to get back what he gives to us all. He is a true blue, as my mom would say & his energy is magnetic & I can only hope he finds exactly what he hopes for through the journey of life.

  • pbartteacher

    While we can not deny our sexy Viking is hot. There is always a tone about his interviews that rings of trueness. A gentle soul with a sense of humor that is finding his way through humanity. A softness and loneliness that needs to be filled and perhaps someday he will meet his soul mate. Everyone deserves happiness and fulfillment in life. That would be my wish for Mr. Skarsgard. May his new found stardom bring what he truly wants out of life. And it live up to his greatest expectations. His acting roles have already brought that to us, his loyal and dedicated fans everything we could ever want. It has been a true pleasure watching Alex on True Blood (especially Season 2). Episode 9:I Will Rise Up just continues to amaze, astonish as I watch in awe of his talent.

  • Elizabeth D.

    Yes, we sure can dream, right? 🙂 Whether married or not, its hard to ‘miss’ this gorgeous, sweet swede!

  • Loleaf

    THUMP, THUMP, THUMP!! (That is my heart pounding out of my chest). I’m married so I’d better leave this one alone!!! But a girl can dream..