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Alexander Skarsgard 'Had Strong Opinions' About 'Battleship'

Alexander Skarsgard 'Had Strong Opinions' About 'Battleship'

Alexander Skarsgard leaves Il Pastaio after having lunch on Tuesday (June 28) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The director for the 34-year-old Swedish actor’s upcoming film, Battleship, recently chatted about why he cast Alex in the action movie.

“I was first made aware of Alex Skarsgard by the 15 women who work in my office who came in collectively as one with a picture of Alex and said, ‘He is going to be in Battleship. It’s nonnegotiable,’” Peter Berg told the L.A. Times with a laugh.

“When they left, I pulled up some True Blood [clips] and really liked the show and thought that he was completely right for this character. I had a great meeting with him – he and I spent a day on an aircraft carrier in San Diego. After that I was convinced he was the right guy for the film. He had a real sense of what the purpose of that role was. He had really strong opinions and ideas,” Peter added.

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  • tami

    Well, now these photos get posted. lol, He looks good though.

  • Amazing

    Wow he looks amazing and hot!

  • Bikini Kill

    Lookin good there boy!!!!!!!!!♥♥ Walk it, strut it like no other♥♥

  • LOLz

    He looks really good here, so this is how many sightings of him without the clinger and she is in LA. Ummmmm, let’s ponder on that shall we

  • Camille

    Ah JJ, always behind the gun, hey? He looks great but man does the guy ever eat at home? He was out yesterday with JR and now again today. Maybe he’s getting a kitchen reno. LOL

  • chelle

    Heck of a way to wake up !!! Yummiest …..too bad santress had them already posted ….lol

  • ladybug

    @LOLz: She’s working, darn it, she’s working. Photo shoot and all that. Really.
    And whatever happened to him being at Joan’s all the time?

  • Camille

    @ladybug:
    Methinks he’s avoiding that particular spot due to a certain someone keeping an eye out.

  • ladybug

    @Camille: Though interestingly she’s not been papped there either, since she’s been back.
    As for his kitchen, I’m beginning to suspect he doesn’t actually have one, he just has a fridge where he keeps water and beer.

  • tami

    @LOLz: I know! It’s making me believe that they might have actually separated.

  • LOLz

    @ ladybug 7 Haha! you know that’s NOT the reason why… but that was funny.
    @tami 10 This is what I was thinking too and it’s starting to look real.

  • Pap-poozled

    Yummy! By the way, these are a different set of pictures than the ones that Santress posted earlier, although she has now posted these.

  • ladybug

    @LOLz: What, you don’t think she’s working? Cher tweeted about KB working yesterday, and if Cher tweeted it, it must be real.
    As for the possibility of a breakup, when ‘sources close to the couple (KB or Robin) release a statement that KB and AS haven’t been a couple for quite some time then I’ll believe it. And then KB’s ‘friends’ will mention that work schedules kept them apart and she was upset that he hung out with his friends all the time and that he snores and has a cubbyhole in his closet, blah blah.’

  • Cheryl

    Being a former member of the Swedish marines, Alex would likely have insight he could lend to the part. Looking forward to the flick.

  • AS is so hot

    So who did he have lunch with??

  • PR

    She who must not be named will pop up eventually I’d say, if only for the sake of publicity for SD. I think they are done though.

  • ladybug

    @Cheryl: It’ll be interesting if he mentions it if it had any impact. If I recall, he didn’t initially tell the producers of GK that he was a former member of the Swedish Marines because he felt it was such a different experience from being an American Marine.

  • Jessie

    @ladybug:
    Ha, like a vampire house. I suspect he is one of those people who doesn’t like hanging out by himself at home, gets bored.

  • Jessie

    OMG one of those yuku chicks actually message Ransone on his twitter and asked all kinds of questions, like what did Alex order, etc. I hope she was being intentionally obtuse, because that’s effing weird and Ransone would probably either be annoyed or freaked out. Good grief. They’re also still speculating over there about a break up. More and more of them are thinking it’s done and that something has been off lately.

  • PurpleSamantha

    I shudder to ask, but what’s yuku?

  • ladybug

    @Jessie: He seems to be a very social person. Private, yet social.

  • Seriously

    @Jessie: The old forum or the new forum? I’ll have to go check:)

  • Jessie

    @PurpleSamantha:
    It’s a fan forum, there are a couple but the one I was referring to is the Swedish Delish one. Big KB buttkissers there.

    @ladybug:
    Yeah that’s my take on him too. He likes to be around people but doesn’t want randoms snooping into his stuff.

  • ladybug

    @Jessie: I’d be more interested in what he’s reading than what he’s eating. Yes, I like to make fun of the fact that he never seems to eat at home, but I really don’t need to know the menu items.
    I wonder if PJ Ransone is thinking ‘God Alex, some of your fans are little obsessive and nuts!’
    Also, I want PJ and Alex to work together again.

  • Jessie

    @Seriously:
    Swedish Delish. It’s in it’s own thread.

  • Seriously

    @Jessie: Oh Wow!! The people on the old forum are first class Kate butt-kissers, whatever will they do if they are broken up? I’m amazed they are even willing to entertain the notion!

  • Jessie

    @ladybug:
    Yeah that’s pretty much how I feel. I just like to see him out and about, especially with his friends. I want him to work with PJ too, they have great chemistry together. Poor PJ must be going to read that and be like, WTF? I’m sure he’ll tell Alex something. I can’t imagine him getting that and not saying anything. Seriously that chick asked him like 10 questions. I think she was being intentionally dumb, but still.

  • Kim

    @ladybug:

    Is there a difference between the Swedish Marine and American Marine? I would think they have the same training. All I know, I would not want Alexander to get mad with me because Marines are trained to hurt (or kill).

    As for Alexander, he is looking very good in these pics.

  • Jessie

    @Seriously:
    Some of them aren’t. They’re still clinging to the notion and posting her interviews saying they mention her “boyfriend” and whatnot.

    On another note, I’m surprised JJ hasn’t posted the new gym pics. He looks hot in them!

  • Dancing Q.U.E.E.N.

    Someone is talking for the swedish ballerina… aw

  • Camille

    @Jessie:
    OMG some of those girls are out to lunch. Why would someone do that, joke or not? It makes you look dumb.

    @ladybug:
    I agree. I think he loves to be with his friends, and I suspect they know him inside and out, but other people need to keep their distance. Not saying he wouldn’t be friendly, but I can see him taking his time getting to know someone and handing out info.

  • Doreen

    Alexander looks amazing yet again! Are they still filming TB? I’m glad he’s enjoying some downtime with his friends.

  • ladybug

    @Jessie: I wonder how many of the KB buttkissers even knew/remembered who she was before she and AS started their relationship. And will they forget her as soon as the relationship is officially over? Just because you like an actor/friend/relative doesn’t mean you have to like everyone/everything they like (or tweet one of their friends and ask what he was eating at your lunch).

  • Camille

    @ladybug:
    Agreed. That’s just going too far IMO. Some of those girls have zero boundaries. Like them posting clips of little girls audtioning for Maisie, or pictures of his underaged siblings they ripped off of Facebook, or their addresses to where they live. That’s a serious invastion of privacy and it makes wondering about his lunch with friends pretty timid.

  • ladybug

    @Kim: Oh, yes. Especially for the type of Marine he was playing, Force Recon is the Marine’s equivalent of Special Forces. While the Swedes do have Special Forces, what Alex was doing wasn’t that.
    @Doreen, I suspect they’re winding down filming, probably also working on postproduction (doing auido, etc). Hopefully soon he’ll get to go home to Sweden, at least for a little bit.

  • Kim

    @ladybug:

    What type of Marine was Alexander in? I thought he was trained in the terrorism division. From what I hear, their training is very intense and difficult. I keep thinking back at the music festival last year when he almost got into a fight with a pap guy. Knowing his Marine training, Alex kind of scared me and I wasn’t even there in person!

  • ladybug

    @Camille: He’s mentioned that about Swedes (and I find it to be true) it can take awhile to know them, but once you’re in, you’re in. Note that he still hangs out with his friends from Stockholm and also Generation Kill, do we see her hanging out with her friends from her hometown or from her movies?
    The Yuku girls don’t seem to understand the boundary concept, I can’t remember who mentioned here on JJ that the Yuku girls were posting tax returns, pics of his house, etc. That’s not fandom, that’s fanaticism and obsession. If I were ever lucky enough to be within several feet of him I’d just quietly drool and leave him be. Unless he were carrying a Thomas Friedman book, and then I might have to have a talk with him about his reading material.

  • blah

    @Kim: A big difference is that Alex has said they’re Sweden and Sweden doesn’t fight with anyone, and his one ‘big mission’ was when a boat was looking suspicious or something, and it had to be investigated. He was an anti-terrorist marine, and really trained, but nothing ever happened, other than guarding silos and stuff like that for 36 hours straight. He did say that it did help with GK, though, because he knew the mannerisms, and how to work the weapons and such. And technically, he still holds rank in the Swedish marines – he’s said he ‘is’ a sergeant, not that he ‘was’ a sergeant. But that was more than 15 years ago, and he said he basically did it to avoid being such a ‘city boy’ who spends all his free time getting high with friends, like all his buddies did. And that while doing his term, he realized he had enjoyed acting as a kid (aside from the attention), so he decided to give it another go. So thank you Swedish marines, for bringing Alex to my TV on a weekly basis.

  • Camille

    @ladybug:
    How the hell does someone even manage to get a copy of somebody’s tax return? Man, that must be borderline illegal to do something like that. That’s just wrong, and nuts. What gets me is they call people who dislike KB bad names, but yet they do that crap. Like stalking someone is better than not liking someone? WTF?

  • Kim

    @blah:

    Thank you for the explaination. I didn’t think it was much difference in the training and mannerism except Sweden is neutral when it comes to world conflicts. I know some American marines personally and many have said ‘once a marine is always a marine’. I just wonder if that’s the case with Alexander.

    LOL@ the person who gave me a thumb down for mentioning the incident of last year.

  • Camille

    @Kim:
    There’s a lot of thumbing going on, no matter what people are talking about it seems.

  • Kim

    @Camille:

    Wow! I wonder why? People are not saying anything bad about Alexander. We are only discussing him, so why would they thumb down posts? Makes no sense to me!

  • UNBELIEVABLE

    @blah:
    Unbelievable. He said all that, but you get negatives.
    >
    I bet it’s for the “getting high all day”…

  • ladybug

    @Kim: It’s not easy, but it’s not equivalent, Alex has basically said this (part of this is probably humility). US Marines are at a whole different level of training than most of the Swedes (or anybody else). (If you’re really interested, Thomas Ricks’ Making the Corps is an excellent book about Marine basic training).
    Not that the Swedes are pushovers, they do do a lot of multinational peacekeeping and other ‘actual’ military stuff, (and they’re very good in winter warfare) it’s just not the same.
    (bloody stupid internet went out so I’m delayed in posting this)
    @Camille, I too notice our down-thumb person has arrived.
    I don’t know how you’d get a copy of his tax return (or why you’d want to, really) I went over there a couple of times and noticed that if you don’t like KB then it means you must be sad, fat and lonely. Alrighty then.

  • Kim

    @ladybug:

    Thanks! I will check it out!

  • Camille

    @Kim:
    Probably someone from that forum that’s being discussed, or just sometimes people don’t like certain posters in general so they thumb them down no matter what gets said.

  • Camille

    @ladybug:
    Yeah we have our own stalker it seems. Whatever. I don’t put any stock in most of what those girls say, but they do have good interviews posted, and pictures, usually much before the gossip sites have them so it’s a good way to get updates. Of course that’s because they sign up for updates on twitter, etc. I can’t be bothered to do that. JJ and that forum are the only places I look for info. I just can’t stand the butt kissing that goes on there. Sometimes I think they like her better than Alex.

  • ladybug

    @Kim:It’s a good intro to being a Marine. I read this particular one only last year (the book was originally published in the mid-90′s) because my nephew was considering joining the Marines and I wanted to see what he’d be going through (he’s not yet joined).
    I have no idea how much Alex believes in the once a Marine, always a Marine in the way the US Marines do.

  • HotInLA

    @ladybug:

    During the premiere while he was signing autographs,a couple of the fans mentioned going to look for him a Joan’s. Maybe that’s why he’s staying away from there for a while.

  • ladybug

    @HotInLA: Or perhaps an additional reason, since he’s not been papped there in awhile. Why would you tell anyone that, anyway: I love you so much I’m stalking you!

    @Camille, how could anyone in the their right mind like her more than Alex? Or did they convince themselves that since they were in a relationship she must be marvelous and wonderful?

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