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Alexander Skarsgard Covers 'GQ' June 2011

Alexander Skarsgard Covers 'GQ' June 2011

Alexander Skarsgard heats up the June 2011 cover of GQ, on newsstands May 24.

Here’s what the 34-year-old True Blood star shared in the “Here Comes The Viking” cover feature:

On his dad, Stellan, who’s also an actor: “I don’t think I came to acting to compete with my father. But, you know, he wasn’t around as much as normal dads, and seeing his passion … Maybe it was a way to get his attention. I mean, if anything, we’re trying to take care of him. He’s over the hill.”

On life in L.A. and the entertainment industry: “Hollywood can be like kids playing marbles on the schoolyard. Everybody wants the shiny marble until one kid says he doesn’t. Then nobody will touch it. So it’s important that I make good decisions now.”

Straw Dogs director Rod Lurie on co-stars and real-life couple Alexander and Kate Bosworth: “In the beginning [of filming the rape scene], Kate would be crying after every take and Alex would try to comfort her. By the end, everybody got really raw.”

For more of Alexander‘s interview, check out GQ.com!

FYI: Alex is wearing an IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVI and Dockers‘ SF Tapered Khaki.

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270 Responses to “Alexander Skarsgard Covers 'GQ' June 2011”

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  1. 151
    burnt bacon Says:

    “In the beginning [of filming the rape scene], Kate would be crying after every take and Alex would try to comfort her. By the end, everybody got really raw.”
    .
    Knowing this, it’s pretty effing sick to promote them as the Kewtest Most Lovingest Kupple Evar, wouldn’t you say? I know it’s just a movie role and not real life, but you’re (possibly unintentionally) making the connection between violent rape and OMG TWOO WUV. Unfortunate implications liek whoa.

  2. 152
    Lea Says:

    @seeshay:

    Thank you for saying that.

  3. 153
    chelle Says:

    Has anyone read ted c lastest post on photos? It’s quite funny his remarks about the nomance. Sorry can’t post a link on mobile

  4. 154
    Jessie Says:

    @burnt bacon:

    OMG that reminded me of the Princess Bride.

    “and wuv….troo wuv…will folwo you fohevwa”. Hahah! That guy was gold!

    Having said that, yeah it’s kind of a gross point to make since that’s what they’re trying to sell.

  5. 155
    ladybug Says:

    @chelle: So, Ted’s back to believing it’s a nomance:

    http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/the_awful_truth/b242358_alexander_skarsgaringrd_wants_you_play.html

    (yeah, I know, it’s a thread about Alex, not her)

  6. 156
    Jessie Says:

    @chelle:

    I just read it. Ted is basically insinuating that Alex doesn’t have much of a love life, and that’s why he didn’t comment.The rest of it is just rehash of the article.

    “Our favorite 6-foot-4-inch, 34-year-old Swedish vampire graces the June 2011 cover of GQ, and while he discusses his family and career at length, Alexander Skarsgård goes through great apologetic lengths to stay mum on his romantic life. Maybe because he doesn’t have much of one? Hmmm”

    ‘Skars, who is the son of Sweden’s biggest movie star, Stellan, and the ultimate product of a high-profile upbringing, chooses to keep his real-life romances and personal time super quiet. Again, we say maybe that’s also because he doesn’t have that much going on with Kate to keep on the sly. Just a hunch.”

  7. 157
    Jessie Says:

    @ladybug:

    You know what’s funny? Some people thought the “friend” she was with yesterday was Janine Garafalo and that they were glad she was making new friends. WTF? So random! Sorry to talk about her, just couldn’t help myself because I thought that was so dumb.

  8. 158
    burnt bacon Says:

    @Jessie: “Mawwaige! Mawwaige is whut bwings us togevah today…”

  9. 159
    ladybug Says:

    @burnt bacon: I had that going through my head the day of Kate and Wills’ wedding. My brain couldn’t help itself.

  10. 160
    Skarsgard wannabe Says:

    Nice interview. If he was taught to keep family and friends private, it will definitely be over with KB when Straw Dogs releases. That lacktress and fashionotta can’t blow her nose or take a dump without a press release and an audience of papz taking photographic evidence.

  11. 161
    HesANiceGuy Says:

    @Deborah in Orlando, FL: I don’t believe Alex has ever been quoted as saying the rape scene was “Artsy”. Please don’t put words into his mouth.

  12. 162
    HesANiceGuy Says:

    @Cafélady: It was included in a book. It was very well written, btw.

  13. 163
    HesANiceGuy Says:

    @ladybug: If I didn, it was not my intention. I was also responding to the OP re: Alex and Anna.

  14. 164
    mforman Says:

    Stop all ready. Who really believes Stellan would make that comment a man with a daughter who he adores and a beautiful young wife, I mean seriously. Laurie has been pulling this nonesense since the showmance began—remember he was the one that said AS confided to him that he could fall in love with KB. Yeah right, AS who is one of the most private men in all of HW would tell this to a director who he never worked with before, oh come on. Laurie has the most of anybody riding on the success of this movie, so he will say and do whatever he has too. I mean seriously he only showed the movie at communtiy colleges, what was that about.

    I too have seen the original more than once and the talked about scene had a lot more to do about her conflicted feelings of her life than the actual act. How the moron Laurie will show that with the wooden creature KB is, I do not know. Some movies should never be remade.

    It is obvious his smile disappears and he shuts down and now needs to make better decisions, because he realizes what a mistake it was to get into this contract with her. By not talking about her he can say, ” I never said we dated,we just hung around until our movie came out.”

    I also think it is so funny, how Laurie says that famewhore was crying at the end of each take, was that before or after she kept asking Ryhs Cirio (spelled wrong, sorry) to hit her. She knew just what she was doing and that is why I love karma.

    Let us just enjoy an intelligent aritcle with great photos, that focus on him for a change and look forward to his new roles. His is worth our fandom.

  15. 165
    Mac Says:

    As someone who lurks here regularly and enjoys the little bit of crazy and fun that comes along with the ASkars posts, I didn’t think I’d ever be posting myself, but the comments about Stellan’s quote about being the “best rape ever” were sliiightly out of control.
    This is what these two men do for a living. If they didn’t look at film and judge how well it imitates life, they wouldn’t be nearly as good at it as they both are.
    As a victim of this type of crime, I’m unable to watch scenes in movies like this, or that something like this is implied (Thelma and Louise, Gran Torino, etc.), but to say that Stellan is creepy or strange or callous for saying that is simply ridiculous.
    I do honestly believe that having people watch scenes like this in movies raises awareness about sexual assault. If it’s done well, and acted well, it might convince some young girl, somewhere, about the horror of the experience. Maybe she’ll be more aware of bad situations, and avoid something like that happening to her.
    At any rate, art is an integral part of an advanced society, and a reflection on where we are. I don’t know them, but I’d have to say that both Stellan and Alexander understand that, and that’s where that quote came from.

  16. 166
    ladybug Says:

    @Jessie: I’m pretty sure Janeane Garafolo wouldn’t be hanging around with likes of KB. Not willingly, anyway.

  17. 167
    GreenCAT Says:

    Alex is so hot!!

  18. 168
    Jessie Says:

    @burnt bacon:

    LOLOLOLOL! OMG I might have to watch that again. That movie is truly a classic.

  19. 169
    A man of his word Says:

    There are some on the boards out there who think that maybe Alex isn’t talking about or even confirming a relationship with Kate because their isn’t one and he doesn’t want to lie about it. I agree with that and think it explains alot about his behavior. If he cared about her at all, he would have smiled when her name was mentioned. To shut down and stop smiling is an indication of unhappiness and dreading a situation. We’ll never hear him claim her. On the other hand Kate and Rod Laurie will be dropping hints left and right. Body language speaks louder than words and it must have been pretty extreme is the reporter felt it was necessary to describe it to us. In this situation where half the people are speaking out of their backside, I’ll listen to his body. Imagine the possibilities.

  20. 170
    Jessie Says:

    @ladybug:

    Yeah that’s what I thought too. Garafolo would chew KB up and spit her out. Methinks JG doesn’t have much time for women like KB.

  21. 171
    Jessie Says:

    @A man of his word:

    It may have even been taken out of context. People are misquoted all the time in articles by the press, the family part I mean, not his body language. Some part of me agrees with what you said though, that if he doesn’t say anything then he can’t be a liar about it. It’s weird logic but I can see him doing that.

  22. 172
    YvetteW Says:

    @Mac- IA. I also took it for a father to be supportive of his son’s work as an actor – not as a man encouraging or endorsing rape.

  23. 173
    Alexnandre Says:

    http://empublico.wordpress.com/2011/05/18/selena-gomez-vitima-do-photoshop-na-teen-vogue/

    :D

    born this way has leaked! download it here!

  24. 174
    Laura Says:

    Alex looks perfect!

  25. 175
    Shannon Says:

    I like that ther are exactly 69 tweets on this :)

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