Radio Interview With True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard

September 15, 2014

Alexander Skarsgard Rings in From London to Chat on Ralphie Tonight:

ALEXANDER-SKARSGARD-THE-GIVERAlexander Skarsgard (who played viking vampire Eric Northman in HBO’s True Blood) discusses the morality of his latest role in the movie adaption of Lois Lowry’s dystopian novel, The Giver.

For fans of the book, Alexander will play the part of Jonas’s father. He is a character who, according to our moral standards is possibly a character who is morally corrupt. Alexander Skarsgard argues against this opinion as, for his character, his moral standing is based on a criteria that is vastly different to ours. You can view the partial synopsis for this movie below:

The setting is a utopian society in the year 2048. After “a big war”, the community had decided to get rid of colors, therefore different races and feelings. All the citizens have had the memories from before erased from their minds. The communities are run by the Elders, a circle of senior citizens who have supreme authority over everyone’s way of life.

Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) is an 18-year-old about to graduate from school with his best friends Fiona (Odeya Rush) and Asher (Cameron Monaghan). Jonas’ father and mother (Alexander Skarsgård and Katie Holmes) are anxious at what path their son will be chosen for. At the graduation celibration where the entire community attends, Jonas is skipped over until the Chief Elder (Meryl Streep) awards him as ‘Receiver of Memory’ as his future. According to the law, the Receiver must receive the only memories of before from the past receiver, The Giver (Jeff Bridges). The Receiver of Memory is the only individual in the community who has the memories and must advise the Chief Elder, and the other Elders, on the decisions for the community, who are unaware of anything that happened before their community.

The full synopsis can be read here, but please be aware it may contain spoilers.

Alexander also talks about jamming with Taylor Swift on the set of The Giver – or his lack of it!

You can listen to Alex’s full interview below:

Source: Ralphie Tonight – INTERVIEW: Alexander Skarsgård On ‘The Giver’ And Working With Taylor Swift

(Photo Credit: The Weinstein Company)


Alexander Skarsgard Loses Weight For His New Thriller ‘Hidden’

September 11, 2014

The True Blood Star Sheds Weight For Latest Role:

AlexanderSkarsgardIt seems that the viking physique of vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) has been shed since the star finished filming HBO’s True Blood earlier this year. Instead now Alexander has taken on a role that has required him to shed weight for a role in the thriller movie, Hidden.

According to the press release, this movie follows a family who spend 301 days hiding out in an underground bunker after an undisclosed epidemic spreads across the US. Skarsgard will play the role of Ray, who is the father of this family.

Recently US Weekly tweeted a picture of Alexander Skarsgard on the set of Hidden:


Hidden is currently being filmed on location in Vancouver, Canada. It is written by Matt and Ross Duffer. The movie is being directed by Matt and Ross Duffer (known as The Duffer Brothers). It also stars  Andrea Riseborough as Claire, Emily Alyn Lind as Zoe, Heather Doerksen as Jillian and William Ainscough as Joey Neary. Hidden has a production date of 2014 but, as yet, no release date has been announced.

Let us know if you are looking forward to watching this movie by commenting below!

Source: Twitter – US Weekly

(Photo Credits: HBO Inc./Twitter/US Weekly)


Alexander Skarsgard: “I Think How He Ends Fits With How He’s Lived”

August 30, 2014

Alexander Skarsgard Discusses the End of HBO’s True Blood:

Pam and Eric in HBOs True Blood finale Episode 10 entitled Thank YouConsidering how much blood and gore and unhappiness can occur during your average True Blood episode, the finale turned out to be surprising upbeat – in between the aforementioned blood and gore! But, arguably the happiest – and funniest – ending of all went to the crew at Fangtasia. Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and his progeny, Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten), ended up taking over Mr. Gus’s (Will Yun Lee) company and making their fortune selling New Blood.

But what did Alexander think of his character’s story?

I think how he ends fits with how he’s lived. He’s always had a clear mission and a clear agenda on his mind.

But while he may be happy with how Eric’s story ended, it didn’t mean he was happy with the show ending. With the conclusion of the final scene, Alexander had this to say:

It was unbelievably emotional. That show has been such a huge part of my life. I’ve met some really good friends on that set, and there is no doubt that they will remain close friends forever… The last scene I filmed, I was just trying to take it all in and I started crying.

So it wasn’t just Kristin Bauer van Straten who was crying about the demise of the show then.

You can read the full interview Alexander did with US Magazine by clicking here.

What do you think about how the story ended for Eric and Pam? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: US Magazine – Alexander Skarsgard on the True Blood Finale: “It Was Unbelievably Emotional” to Film, I “Started Crying”

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)


Bid on Kristin Bauer van Straten Original Oil Painting Of…

August 30, 2014

… Alexander Skarsgard! Kristen is Auctioning Off True Blood Merchandise:

True Blood auction Kristin Bauer van Straten and Alexander SkarsgardAt the moment Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam the vampire) has a few True Blood memorabilia items up for auction on eBay. Among the items is this spectacular oil painting she did of co-star Alexander Skarsgard (who played her maker Eric Northman in HBO’s True Blood).

All the proceeds from the items auctioned will go to her preferred charity, Out for Africa documentary by Kristin Bauer van Straten and Children’s Arts Education Scholarship Fund. You can view the details for this auction below. If you want to bid on this item, please click here. Alternatively, you can view her full list of auction items by clicking here.

ORIGINAL and ONE OF A KIND oil painting by ‘True Blood’ star Kristin Bauer van Straten of her co-star Alexander Skarsgard.

The painting is oil on canvas and measures 14” x 18″ (35,5 x 46 cm).
Kristin Bauer van Straten and Alexander Skarsgard both signed the painting. Authentic autographs.
The auction winner will also receive a 8×10 photo of Pam signed by Kristin Bauer van Straten.

All payments must be received within 3 days of auction end.
Payment by PayPal only.

International shipping may be subject to import duties or other taxes.

Dispatch Times:
We aim to ship all items as soon as possible. Depending on the availability of Kristin Bauer van Straten to sign the item.

Proceeds of the auction will go towards the Out for Africa documentary by Kristin Bauer van Straten and Children’s Arts Education Scholarship Fund.

Let us know if you are planning to bid on any of these items by commenting below!

Source: The van Straten’s – Facebook page

(Photo Credit: The van Straten’s Facebook page/Kristin Bauer van Straten)


Happy Birthday to Alexander Skarsgard!

August 25, 2014

Eric-Northman-Alexander-Skarsgard-Season-2 would like to wish Alexander a very happy birthday! May all your wishes come true!

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VIDEO: Alexander Skarsgard Says ‘Thank You’ on Instagram

August 24, 2014

Yet Another True Blood Star Thanks the Truebies for Watching:

Here we have, possibly the last Instagram thank you video! Alexander Skarsgard, who plays viking vampire Eric Northman, has joined the long list of True Blood stars who are thanking their band via the HBO True Blood Instagram account.

You can check out the full list of thank you videos by clicking here.

Alexander Skarsgard reflects on how the series “changed his life.” Watch the series finale tonight 9PM. #RIPTrueBlood #TrueToTheEnd #TrueBlood

Source: Instagram – TrueBloodHBO

(Photo Credits: Instagram/HBO Inc.)


True Blood Finale: A Look Back on… The Cast Before True Blood

August 24, 2014

Check Out These Photo’s of the True Blood Cast From BEFORE They Were on True Blood:

For many True Blood fans, the HBO vampire series introduced them to some amazing new actors. However, these actors weren’t all fresh from acting school. Some, like Denis O’Hare (who played villain Russell Edgington) had starred in many, many TV shows and movies before they were introduced to truebies via True Blood.

So lets have a look at some of them via Mashable’s recent list:

Before Anna Paquin was a telepathic waitress called Sookie Stackhouse, she won an Oscar when she was only a child in a movie called The Piano:

Anna Paquin in the Piano


Stephen Moyer starred as Prouix the Architect in Quills alongside Geoffrey Rush and Kate Winslet long before he took on the role Bon Temps resident vampire Bill Compton:

Stephen Moyer in Quills

Alexander Skaragard starred in many Swedish movies before starring as a male model called Meekus in Zoolander. However, his earliest role was that of Kalle Nubb in Åke och hans värld (Åke and His World). Of course, we all know him now as the 1000 year old viking vampire, Eric Northman:

Alexander Skarsgard in Ake och hans varld

Before Ryan Kwanten was a dimwitted southern deputy called Jason Stackhouse, he starred as Vinnie in a long time recurring role on Australia’s Home and Away:

Ryan Kwanten in Home and Away

Rutina Wesley may be known as Tara Thornton, the bestie of Sookie who managed to die twice in True Blood, but before that she was Raya Green in How She Move:

Rutina Wesley in How She Moves

And as for Kristin Bauer van Straten who plays vampire Pam? Well, she will forever go down in history as Jillian, the woman with man hands in Seinfeld:

Kristin Bauer van Straten in Seinfeld

You can view more images of the True Blood cast by clicking here.

Source: Mashable – 11 ‘True Blood’ #TBT Photos That Definitely Don’t Suck

(Photo Credits: MiraMax, Fox Searchlight,  Filmhuset AS, Seven Network Australia, Sienna Films, Castle Rock Entertainment)




Alexander Skarsgard Compares True Blood & The Giver

August 21, 2014

Is There Any Similarities between True Blood’s Eric Northman and Father in The Giver?

Alexander Skarsgard stars as Eric Northman in HBO' s True Blood Season 7 Episode 9 (entitled ' Love is to Die')There seems to be little comparison; Eric Northman (played by Alexander Skarsgard) is a 1,000 year old viking vampire, and Father (from newly released movie, The Giver) raises children from infancy. How on earth are these two characters alike? But, for the actor who has played both roles, he can definitely draw a distinction.

In The Giver, we are presented with a world that appears Utopian on the surface. Everyone practices ‘sameness’ in a bid to keep a peaceful state. There is no uniqueness at all. Alexander’s character, Father is tasked with raising children in a world where love isn’t even acknowledge. A task he rose to:

Emotionally getting to that place, knowing what I had to do, it was difficult but it was also kind of what I found fascinating about the character, what drew me to the project… I thought it was really interesting to play someone who does what he does in the film — horrible things, but without being a bad guy. If you don’t know what you’re doing, what is the morality? Where does that come from? If you don’t understand the concept of death, is what he doing wrong? Of course it is, in a way, but at the same time, he doesn’t know — he thinks they’re going to a better place. He doesn’t know what “elsewhere” is, what that means. It was also a challenge to play someone who embodies “sameness,” as Father does in the movie. He’s a perfect citizen, in a way. But you also have to, as an actor, find something to not make him a robot.

You could very well compare this lack of emotional output to that of his True Blood character, for sure. An idea that Jennifer Vineyard from Vulture was eager to explore when she asked Alexander if Father was similar to Eric Northman when he amnesia in Season 4 of HBO’s True Blood:

In a way, when Eric went through that, it was almost the opposite. Living the way he did for 1,000 years, having seen and gone through all that pain and suffering, he had almost shut down, emotionally. That’s why I thought it was an interesting love story between him and Sookie, because she was one of the few he ever let in. So when Marnie cast that spell on him, he suddenly opened up in a way. It’s the opposite of what Father does in The Giver, because Eric let his guard down and he was very open and very curious — he wanted to feel, he wanted to experience things in a way that I think, deep down, Father wants, but he’s medicated, and he’s not in touch with his emotions, at all.

As for life after True Blood, besides The Giver, what else does Alexander have on the cards? It seems a permanent move to New York is in order! While he has no plans after he finishes shooting Tarzan (which is currently in production in London), he is toying with the idea of working on the stage for a change. Wouldn’t that be fantastic?

You can read the full interview Alexander Skarsgard did with Vulture by clicking here.

Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: Vulture – Alexander Skarsgård on The Giver, True Blood, and the Sack of Destiny

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)



Alexander Skarsgard on the Logistics of Burning in Snow

August 19, 2014

Especially Tricky When the True Blood Set is in Hollywood and Not Sweden:

Alexander Skarsgard stars as Eric Northman in HBO's True Blood Season 6 finale, Episode 10, entitled 'Radioactive'Many truebies who were Team Eric went into absolute meltdown in the Season 6 finale of HBO’s True Blood last year. When Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) burst into flames, there was a panic of tweets asking if the viking vampire had met the true death or not. There was so much hysteria that showrunner Brian Buckner had to confirm Eric would indeed return in Season 7.

But how was that scene filmed? Recently Alexander Skarsgard spilled the beans on the naked scene:

That scene was just me on a rooftop in Hollywood — that’s where we shot it, with a green screen. And it was a very hot day, so I didn’t need the sock. It was supposed to be, when the scene was written, Bucky [Brian Buckner], the showrunner, and I talked about potentially trying to go back to Sweden, to shoot it there. We were very excited about it, and then we realized that it might, you know, be a little bit expensive [laughs] to fly the crew over to Sweden just for that one short scene. Then we were going to shoot it in the Rocky Mountains instead, and then that didn’t happen, for many different reasons, so then we ended up shooting it on the parking structure on the lot where we shoot the show in downtown Hollywood. And it was in June, so it was like 100 degrees. Yeah. Not quite like the mountains of northern Sweden!

So there you have it; it wasn’t Sweden, and it wasn’t even real snow!

Let us know your thoughts by commenting below.

Source: Vulture – Alexander Skarsgård on The Giver, True Blood, and the Sack of Destiny

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)


Alexander Skarsgard: His First Crush & Those Christian Grey Rumors

August 16, 2014

Listen to Alexander Skarsgard Talk About his Newest Movie & the End of True Blood:

Alexander Skarsgard stars as Eric Northman in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 9 (entitled 'Love is to Die')It seems Kristin Bauer van Straten (who plays Eric’s progeny, Pam) is not the only one crying over the demise of HBO’s True Blood. Eric Northman actor, Alexander Skarsgard, admitted he too was in tears after the end of the long running vampire series this year.

Besides this endearing revelation, he also discussed the following in a radio interview with Mark and Mercedes on Mix94.1FM:

  •  His upcoming movie, The Giver, which was released in theaters this week.
  • How his first ever screen crush was with Jessica Lange after he saw the movie Tootsie and whether or not he has ever told Jessica Lange about this crush.
  • When his next holiday will be.
  • His True Blood contract and whether it contains a clause about vampire actors being able to tan or not.
  • Just what Tru Blood really tastes like.
  • Why he thinks it was a good time to end True Blood with Season 7.
  • And, finally, he puts the Christian Grey rumors to bed with the admission that while he knows the producer of the 50 Shades of Grey movie but he wasn’t approached to play the role.

Along with this great interview, click on the image below (which will take you to the radio interview on Mix94.1FM) and listen in as Alexander agrees to gag call the program director, Charese.

Alexander Skarsgard's radio interview with Mix94.1FM

Let us know your thoughts on Alexander Skarsgard’s radio interview by commenting below!

Source: Mix94.1FM – Alexander Skarsgard Interview

(Photo Credit Mix94.1FM)


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