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Alexander Skarsgard: Hamptons Film Festival's Breakthrough Performer!

Alexander Skarsgard: Hamptons Film Festival's Breakthrough Performer!

Alexander Skarsgard poses with Emily Browning at the press room at the Maidstone Inn during the 2011 Hamptons International Film Festival on Saturday (October 15) in East Hampton, New York.

The 35-year-old actor was chosen as one of the film festival’s Breakthrough Performers and participated on a panel with his fellow honorees.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Alexander Skarsgard

Alex was joined on the panel by Emily, Shailene Woodley, Anton Yelchin, Ezra Miller, and others.

The night before, Alex attended the premiere of his film Melancholia at the film festival.

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Credit: Brad Barket, Fernando Leon; Photos: Picture Group
Posted to: Alexander Skarsgard, Anton Yelchin, Emily Browning, Shailene Woodley

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  • ladybug

    @Canuck: I’m glad I’m not the only one who saw that! Freudian slip, Camille? :)

  • Canuck

    @ladybug: Hehehe

  • Camille

    @ladybug: @Canuck:
    Now girls, you know my Swede is ultra private. I can neither confirm, nor deny any Shreveport sexy time. Though it is much easier when you check in under a fake name at a hotel in such a small place. LOL

  • Camille

    Is Alex getting a new cover maybe? Some Marc Jacobs ads perhaps?

    ..
    So…my sister is doing a photoshoot with Alexander Skarsgaard today. I’m jealous to the point where I feel like hurling myself out a window

    @Cmpet0 it’s for a Marc Jacobs photoshoot apparently. I still have to talk to her about it. Yeah….it’s crazy!
    http://twitter.com/#!/cinephile24

  • ladybug

    @Camille: I’d settle for some new pics from Shreveport, since I’m presuming it’ll be a while before we see the finished results for the Marc Jacobs photoshoot.

  • Camille

    @ladybug:
    True enough. It could be at least a month or two. BTW I got to read the article from a bit bigger scans. Mostly rehash, though I’m surprised certain people have not jumped on a specific section and comment.

  • Canuck

    @Camille: B*tch ;)))

  • ladybug

    @Camille: On an earlier thread for another person someone did, and since this hadn’t come out no one else could find out where it was from. But methinks he was being his professional self.
    But yes, sadly the intereview really was just repetitive: nudity, Leeds, girlfriends, blah, blah blah.
    Why not ask about why he reads Thomas Friedman, or something different?

  • Camille

    @Canuck:
    Hee hee!

    @ladybug:
    It actually was from an earlier piece, maybe Blackbook but I forget exactly where it came from. I’m not really talking about that one though, the other one where neither of them will speak about it. Interesting.

  • ladybug

    @Camille: Well, part of that may be that he is really a pretty private person, and even saying ‘we just drifted apart’ would be saying too much, especially this soon after. Or, it could be something else that we could all make pretty good educated guesses about.

  • Camille

    @ladybug:
    I’m thinking something big went down most likely. Though it’s also that he’s private about it. I think she won’t because she’s the person who caused whatever happened to happen and he stepped away from it.

  • Canuck

    @Camille: I think the fact that he arranged to do the Strawdogs premiere in NYC at a different time than everyone else was a pretty big hint that something not so nice happened.

  • Camille

    @Canuck:
    Exactly. It’s obviously strained and he stayed far away. I think those comments can be chaulked up to professional politeness. I doubt we’ll see many friendly outtings in the future.

  • ladybug

    @Camille: No friendly outings on his part, anyway.
    I have to wonder if we’ll see him back at his old hangouts once he’s back in LA for TB. Joan’s on Third probably misses him.

  • Canuck

    @Camille: @ladybug: I suspect he may have already drawn a line through those. If he went to the trouble of avoiding her at their own premiere, it’s not likely he’s going to put himself in a position to be found easily once he’s back.

  • Camille

    @ladybug:
    Not unless he gets set up like OB did. Poor bugger.

    @Canuck:
    I think he might avoid for awhile, or just make his return not know for as long as he can get away with.

  • ladybug

    @Camille: But that pap shot with OB was just a happy accident, really!
    Luckily for AS, there are probably plenty of restaurants and cafés in LA that aren’t pap spots that he can hide out in. At least for now.

  • Canuck

    @Camille: You don’t think she’s got someone there who tips her off to when he comes in? I do.

    An observation from my restaurant days… part of the thing about being a restaurant regular is the food of course, but also a large part is the staff, in that it’s nice to be known, treated a bit special because you come there all the time, having them know which your favorite table is, making a fuss over you if you bring someone in who you want to impress etc.. If you start going to other places instead, the staff of the new place starts to treat you like that while often the staff of the old place will have turned over enough that you’re a stranger to them by the time you go back. Often people won’t make the effort because it’s never the same once that happens.

  • Canuck

    @ladybug: Yes, an incredible coincidence!

  • Camille

    @Canuck:
    Like their mutual PR lady? Or someone else you have in mind?

    @ladybug:
    Suuure it was. Uh huh. I don’t think many people believe that. As for the restaurants, he’s got a few that he’s already tried out so maybe he’ll continue to go to those.

  • Canuck

    @Camille: No, I was thinking more along the lines of people who work in his usual hangouts. $20-30 for a quick text that says “He’s here” is easy money.

  • ladybug

    @Camille: I wouldn’t be surprised if Robin Baum has some sort of matrix so she can make sure that her clients do not come within several miles of each other.

  • Canuck

    @ladybug: Anti-mag GPS? Lol

  • ladybug

    @Canuck: I wouldn’t be surprised if that starts happening to him at his new hangouts, that the staff will text or tweet that he’s there.
    I can see Robin Baum telling AS where KB is, but not vice versa.

  • Canuck

    @ladybug: Yes, I’m sure she knows what side her bread is buttered on.

  • ladybug
  • Canuck

    @ladybug: Lolol, are you sure we can’t sign that? :)

  • Camille

    @Canuck:
    Do you think she’d actually go that far though? I’m not sure people would be that inclined to help her if he’s a regular and treats them well. I suppose it’s possible though, some people will do anything for a few bucks.

    @ladybug:
    If she’s smart she does. She knows who is the bigger moneymaker for her, so I’m sure she helps schedule his stuff to appease that.

  • ladybug

    @Camille: I can see her having tried during the late spring and early summer, I really can. RB probably had a very interesting time dealing with it.
    I’m showing my age, but for some reason this shot reminds me of the running montages from the Six Million Dollar Man. The Six Million Dollar Man as a schlubby suburban house husband with a fake beer belly.

    http://luvtheviking.tumblr.com/post/12286633159/dungeonmistressyvetta-disconnect-yep

  • Camille

    @ladybug:
    Yeah she tried lots of things I think. Hence why he went to a new place to eat practically every day.
    LOL at least he’s not doing the t-rex hands there.

  • ladybug

    Here he is with the Friedman book. I really want to move him away from Friedman.
    http://alexandersskarsbrow.tumblr.com/post/12304841382

  • Canuck

    @ladybug: Totally Steve Austin. Only much much taller. A bit of trivia, you remember the crash scene in the beginning, the reason for him becoming the Six Million Dollar Man? That was actual footage of one of the early test flights when they were developing the Space Shuttle.
    @ladybug: Is this an old shot? I’m more than willing to give him the credit for having the brains to figure out the Friedman isn’t all he pretends to be. While it may not be evident from one book, it’s pretty clear if you start following the guy. Even though he does come up with pertinent comments from time to time. It’s hard to disagree with what he has to say about the shell game that the banks have been playing in this article for example:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/opinion/sunday/friedman-did-you-hear-the-one-about-the-bankers.html?ref=thomaslfriedman

  • ladybug

    @Canuck: That shot’s from July 2010, I think.
    I want to agree with Friedman, but he’s still very much go-go on capitalism as it is and he’s been really fond of geoengineering as a way out of climate change. He’s wide, but shallow. He’s one of those writers if I saw someone really reading him I’d have to suggest other people: oh, you’re reading him on economics, why not read Krugman, Stiglitz, as well (I did this with our business students who had to read him for class) Climate change, here are other people to read. And then there was his undying support of the Iraq war. Though, he is now responisble for my favorite measurement of time: the Friedman Unit:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedman_(unit)

    I was amused when a certain ex of his wrote in a online style mag she was co-editing that we should all read Friedman, it’ll change our life, or some such bs.

  • Canuck

    There is nothing capitalistic about the US these days. It’s handouts, bailouts and tax breaks for the corporations while the poor Joe goes bankrupt.

  • ladybug

    @Canuck: Oh, we’re all about the crony capitalism and business as ‘people’ now. I’m still impressed that AS knows about the Citizen’s United Supreme Court ruling, which allows corps to spend all the money they want on politics, and most of my fellow citizens probably have no idea about it.

  • Camille

    @ladybug:
    She did make a statement about that. It was during her stalking probably, around the time she showed up with Master and Margarita at the salon. *eyeroll*

  • Canuck

    @ladybug: He probably found that so shocking that it stuck in his mind.

  • ladybug

    @Camille: Yeah, it was during the “look! I like everything you like!” phase, wasn’t it?
    Canuck, that may be true, it shocked and appalled him. I share that opinion.

  • Camille

    @ladybug:
    Pretty much. A sign that things weren’t going well. To me that says that someone is trying to convince the other person they share commonalities, when it’s apparent that they don’t have much in common at all and aren’t compatible.

  • ladybug

    @Camille: I’m sure he really doesn’t read the gossip stuff, but you know that someone close to him probably passed that info along: Alex, she’s still toting Master and Margarita around, and tossing out how great Friedman is.

  • Canuck

    @ladybug: So do I.

  • Camille

    @ladybug:
    I’m sure he caught wind of it somehow. She might even be so transparent as to babble that she mentioned Friedman in her interview, etc.

  • ladybug

    @Camille: Of course, by that time, he might not have really been listening to her.
    He’s been in Shreveport a week now, and no new pics?

  • mforman

    I am sure we will get some new set photogrpahs soon.

    It must have driven him crazy, when she started not only running around with the Master and Margarita, but that she made sure the front cover was facing the paps and she told them what she was reading.

    It really must have made her crazy, when he probably paid no attention to her ways of acting like a child.

    That is why it is so easy to believe the stalking and all of her other ridiculous and crazy behavior, what sane creature woud do any of that behavior.

  • ladybug
  • Camille

    @ladybug:
    Wow that’s fast, pretty much straight to dvd then. It was only in theaters for maybe 2-3 weeks.

  • ladybug

    @Camille: Actually, that’s later than I was expecting, I was expecting around beginning of December. I guess they’re waiting for whatever’s left of the international release dates to be done with. The turnaround time from theaters to dvd release is pretty short now, for most films, even successful ones.
    And Melancholia keeps getting critical love. I really want to see this now, and not just for AS.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/05/european-film-awards-2011_n_1077736.html

  • Camille

    @ladybug:
    It’s still usually longer than two months. More like 4-6 months normally. You’re right though, I expected it to be faster for this movie seeing as it pretty much tanked. At least Alex has other films that will be better received. I really hoped Melancholia comes to my theatre.

  • Camille

    Someone on yuku posted something, must be a tweet, about Alex being spotted at a cupcake place in Shreveport today. The Cupcake Gallery I believe. Maybe he’s getting some for his co-workers? Or maybe they went there for a treat.

  • ladybug

    @Camille: 6 months would be an outlier for movies to get from release to dvd, even for major films special effects laden films (Dark Knight, Avatar, were out on dvd in under 6 months). They’ve streamlined the process, plus the studios know that fans are impatient. For straw dogs, filming was done two years ago, so all that should be done, including whatever extras they may put on there.
    So, he’s buying cupcakes? Dear Shreveportians, where the heck are your photos of him? I don’t want stalking, but just the basics- is he clean shaven? Sporting a yeti look?

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