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Alexander Skarsgard Interview -- JustJared.com Exclusive

Alexander Skarsgard Interview -- JustJared.com Exclusive

Alexander Skarsgard joins co-stars Sam Trammell, Michelle Forbes and Rutina Wesley at the premiere of their HBO vampire series True Blood at Max Linder Cinema on Thursday (November 5) in Paris, France.

The 33-year-old actor was just in Sweden to re-shoot scenes for his new movie, Puss. Two weeks ago at an event in New York City, Alexander spoke to JustJared.com exclusively. Check it:

JJ: Tell us about your character in Straw Dogs.

AS: I play a guy named Charlie who’s a guy from Mississippi who was a big star when he was younger — the quarterback of the football team. He was dating Kate Bosworth‘s character, who was the cheerleader — the hottest girl in school — and everything was perfect. He had the best life and people were, like, “You’re going to play in the NFL someday!” And then he got injured and nothing really happened for him.

The movie starts later [in Charlie's life] and he’s in his late twenties — he’s gotten bitter in a way. And [Kate's character] comes back with her new boyfriend (James Marsden), who’s a Hollywood screenwriter. The movie’s about the dynamic between the three of them when they come back, how Charlie reacts to that. He wants her back…

JJ: What was it like working with Kate?

AS: I love Kate. She’s amazing – she’s going to be amazing in this movie. It’s a really tough part, but she did a great job – she’s a very good friend of mine.

(Click inside to continue reading JustJared.com‘s interview with Alexander Skarsgard…)

JJ: What was your favorite part about working on the movie?

AS: Working with those people – Jimmy Marsden, who plays the screenwriter, is a fantastic guy and Rhys Coiro and Drew Powell and Billy Lush, I’d worked with on Generation Kill. They played my buddies. And the entire crew – it was just an amazing experience, and Rod Lurie, the director, is a fantastic director.

JJ: I saw pictures of you and the cast going to a Britney Spears concert!

AS: Yeah! (laughs)

JJ: Are you a Britney fan?

AS: No! They gave us tickets and it was a Saturday night. There’s not a whole lot going on in Shreveport (Louisiana). So if something happens, we’re all, like, “Yeah, let’s do it!” We went to a bunch of different concerts and whatever was in town, we went to see, basically.

JJ: Did you get to see Sienna Miller’s After Miss Julie?

AS: I came in too late! I flew in from L.A. the same day, so I didn’t make it. But I’m from Sweden and it’s written by August Strindberg, who’s an author from Sweden, so I’d love to see it.

JJ: Have you ever seen any musicals or Broadway shows while you’ve been here in NYC?

AS: I’m actually not a huge musical fan. I prefer plays in general. I’ve seen Hair – I love that ’cause I love the music in that one.

JJ: Would you ever try your hand at Broadway?

AS: I want to do more plays, definitely. That’s what I did when I was in Sweden – I did a lot of stage work. So I like to go back and forth between movies, television and stage. I think that keeps me motivated as an actor and keeps me on my toes, so I definitely want to do more theater. I did plays like Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? only they were in Swedish ’cause I was in Stockholm.

JJ: When do you return to the set of True Blood?

AS: I go back to Sweden now to finish this Swedish movie and then in November, I fly back to L.A. and we start preppin’ and then early December, we start True Blood again.

JJ: Do you celebrate Halloween?

AS: I’ll be in Sweden working on Halloween, so that’s probably good because otherwise, people are going to expect me to dress up as Eric and I’d rather flee the country! (laughs)

JJ: Are you over the vampire craze yet?

AS: No, I love it. I can’t say that I’m up-to-date on the other shows – I know there are plenty of shows out there, but I’m having a great time on our show and I’m very excited to go back to working with the crew and the cast again. They’re kind of my family now, so I definitely miss them. I’m excited to start again and it’s going to be a fun season.

JJ: Evan Rachel Wood is here [at this event too]. What was it like working with her?

AS: Evan is amazing. She’s the sweetest girl and a fantastic actress. It’s fun – it’s going to be a great season.

JJ: You work with all great actors!

AS: I know! I’m blessed.

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  • Lola

    This man is BEYOND fine. Kind too. I need to move to Sweden ASAP.

  • true blood

    He looks great. Good interview.
    Thanks, Jared!

  • true blood

    FYI, he’s wearing a Whyred shirt, cardigan and jacket.

  • Lola

    @true blood: I don’t care what he’s wearing, he needs to take it off! He should do these red carpet events with little to no clothing. Who’s with me?

  • amara

    @Lola: I agree but it’s nice to know what the mean are wearing too. lol We usually on get that for the ladies.

  • Lola

    @amara: Yeah that’s true. It’s only fair. *sigh* But men like Alexander Skarsgard shouldn’t be allowed to wear clothes. :)

  • jeanette

    He has demented little psychotic killer weasel eyes. Creepy looking thing, isn’t he.

  • jessie

    I think he’s tired but he looks amazing!

  • Jess

    Alex is one of our (swedens) finest actors and I can’t deny that he is looking fine these days… =D

  • sweetie

    Great pictures and interview. Alex is very gracious to the people he works with — nice to know the inner beauty matches the outside. :-)

  • etro

    Everyone looks good and really happy.

  • toonces

    What a nice man :-D

  • Hannah

    He looks gorgeous!

  • becca

    very cute and preppy.

  • Kristin

    He reminds me of a professor. Very good looking man.

  • rosie

    alexander & michelle almost have the same shade of lipstick! lol! XD

  • Hmm

    He looks adorable!

  • poptart

    He always looks great but nice to see him in something other than the grey or black suit. lol

  • Jenn

    He is wearing chapstick which makes him look like he’s wearing lipstick.

  • bluebear

    He seems like a good guy. I like his work. He’s great on True Blood.

  • minx

    Must be something in the Swedish water.
    Lots of fine looking men!

  • hottie

    He is such a hottie!

  • franknbeans

    What an adorable dude.

  • just asking

    are all guys in Sweden this hot???

  • passion

    I enjoyed the interview. I’m looking forward to seeing Straw Dogs. I love Skarsgard and Marsden.

  • Chanice

    So damn hot! Thanks Jared.

  • Kristina

    those guys from sweden, norway and finland are sooo hot. here is one example. love u alex <3 :DD

  • ANV

    Jared, God bless you!
    Thanks for this great interview and beautiful pictures.
    I really appreciate it!

    Alex, we love you!!! =)

    Kisses from Argentina!

  • amanda

    This ought to squash the rumors that he’s gay. No homosexual man would leave the house in that getup.

  • ErinN

    Another article showing how nice he is. It’s one of the reasons his fans love him so much… besides his looks and talent. There is just something about him. It’s the whole package. Even the clothes. LOL. He’s so dorkalicious at times.

  • get a life

    @amanda:

    gay as hell, bi sexual…still love him though, but he is does pinch hit for the other team at times lol

  • Jennifer

    I love him, really do, but I’m not digging that outfit. Haha.

  • stacy

    So where’s he from again? Norway? J/K. What a delicious hunk of Swedish. Yum. But he’s sexier as “Eric.”

  • @get a life

    Umm..what evidence do you have of this or is just this your wishful thinking? You shouldn’t say things that you do not have proof of and until Alex says that himself no one should speculate. Not that it would matter but things that are spoken of falsely can be damaging to someone’s life, relationships, and career. Besides he is from Sweden and his brother is OPENLY bisexual so I don’t think Alex would have any issues with being gay or bisexual and would be honest if that were the case.

  • French Fry

    S***!! If I’d known that, I would have been there in a New York minute!! I’m so disappointed right now :(

  • wisdom-of-whores

    looks like the black girl is cozying up against him…loook at her body language in photos 1,2,4 and 7.. arm is doing the talking!

    BTW JJ there are spywares and viruses lurking on this site..twice my computer downloaded them w/o my permission, and they just override evrything.. had to restore my computer to get them off, but very difficult to access the pprogram files, coz all these anti-virus auspices get in the way.

  • British Latin American

    Love him, especially for being such a dedicated actor and not a hollyweird fame whore. Like his style too. The outfit goes together, even if its not colour-coordinated. Shame he has to play the failed loser in the film.

  • http://www.crookedbrook.com chef de Vestes de Cuisine

    There’s gotta be better things for him to do on a Saturday night.

  • cool

    “sweetie @ 11/06/2009 at 4:38 am Great pictures and interview. Alex is very gracious to the people he works with — nice to know the inner beauty matches the outside. :-)”

    I completely agree with you and he’s nice to the media as well. Hard for celebrities sometimes (for various reasons) I’m glad he’s a stand up guy, he sets a great example.

    Oh and yeah can we have something with less clothes please? Maybe next time?

  • yeah

    @ErinN:

    Yeah, eveything you said

  • Janeth

    love love love! He is a great actor and seems like such a humble guy. I like actor like that, that actually know how to act and aren’t smug… Can’t wait for true blood.

  • Janeth

    love love love! He is a great actor and seems like such a humble guy. I like actor like that, that actually know how to act and aren’t smug… Can’t wait for true blood.

  • get a life

    @wisdom-of-whores: prob from thoise racist sites you frequent..

  • get a life

    @wisdom-of-whores: prob from the racist sites you frequent, also her name is Rutina, she is happily married ..mmm, to a white guy that is just as hot…kinda pisses you off right now does it not? LMAO

    your whole post reeked of racism..

  • get a life

    @@get a life: dumb azz fangurl, I am a stan, and guess what I’m a woman, so hell yes my wishfull thinking would be for him to eff me!!! Damn you are bit too serious, since he will never see YOU!!! BTW I m not the only one that says that…and what brother would that be ? Gustaf? he has like 4 that are sexually active..never heard that about Gustf though…humor me…LMAO

    HE still looks gay in that getup. LOL

  • http://tofuscloset.blogspot.com cassie

    stop with the pics..he’s so gorgeous!!!!!

  • liza

    thanks for the interview, he really is to sweet.

  • Linnea

    @Lola:

    I LIVE in Sweden ;)

  • Ckayed

    What a wonderful friend this man would be to anyone who deserved his friendship. He is kind, loyal, humble and has a great sense of humor. Alex rocks.

  • Amintad

    lmao, aww Alex, you couldn’t be more adorable and sweet
    it was a fun interview JARED!

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