Video: True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård Talks Melancholia

October 8, 2011 by  

Skarsgård and Kiefer Sutherland Speak on Sci-Fi Picture:

Alexander Skarsgård as Eric NorthmanAlexander Skarsgård is taking a break from playing vampire Eric Northman on HBO’s True Blood to act in a few major motion picture films. With Straw Dogs already in theaters, Skarsgård’s next film is Melancholia, which is about two sisters who have a strained relationship that is tested even further when a mysterious new planet threatens to smash into the Earth.

On doing new work, Skarsgård said:

“If I read a script and find a character and I don’t feel anything new about that- If there’s nothing I can learn or discover about myself I won’t get creative… If you’ve done it before, it’s not fun. To me at least.”

Skarsgård’s father has worked with Melancholia director Lars von Trier six times. Skarsgård couldn’t resist a chance to work with von Trier.

On shooting Melancholia, Skarsgård said:

“Like, even if it’s a complicated scene with cars coming in, people going in and out… and we would shoot it and 98% would be a disaster… There would be these moments or just a look or an interaction that is so brilliant.”

The sci-fi drama also stars Kirsten Dunst, Kiefer Sutherland, and John Hurt.

Watch the video below to catch the whole interview:

Source Credit: The Hot Button on YouTube – Melancholia, actors Alexander Skarsgard, Kiefer Sutherland

Photo Credit: HBO

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  • Jaxx

    I saw it at the Toronto Film Festival.  It was very deep and very dark and at the end everyone’s mouth hung open and no one spoke for at least 30 seconds after the lights went up.  Interesting movie.

  • Jaxx

    I saw it at the Toronto Film Festival.  It was very deep and very dark and at the end everyone’s mouth hung open and no one spoke for at least 30 seconds after the lights went up.  Interesting movie.