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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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@Camille: There was some public affection (though not much) in the beginning when he didn’t realize how she was using it. And obviously at the end he looked like he’d rather be anywhere else but near her. That must have annoyed her, I’m sure she realized that he was huggy and touchy-feely with just about everyone else but her.
I don’t know if MP is playing the game, or if he realizes he’s playing a game. It’s possible it’s early enough in the relationship that he is sort of blind to how she is concerning the paps. Or perhaps he thinks it’s normal and for right now he’s ok with it.
I’m just glad AS is free of that.

@ladybug:
See, and I always thought it was on and off with the affection in the beginning. There were pics early on in the year, like Jan/Feb when he wasn’t affectionate with her. To me, there wasn’t much affection other than the Coachella weekend, and then in Sweden. Though she always got a crumb or two away from the US because he probably felt the paps weren’t as available to her. I don’t remember much affection other than in April/May of 2010. Besides that he was always at least 5 feet away from her and as early as June, frowning. Unless I’m missing something, but I have’t seen many pics that showed affection which weren’t from those couple of months.
MP has to wonder something, what with the rings and all. I can’t imagine a man with any sort of werewithal would wear a ring on his wedding finger on the first public sighting of them together. He’s got to know something. Maybe not the whole story, but somethings fishy there to me.

Here’s a picture of Alex in what looks to be on set from Battleship. I don’t think we’ve seen this before, at least I haven’t. You can see he’s on deck of a ship or something. I wonder if this is newer though, as his hair seems to be much longer than when he was filming last summer and fall.

http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltr33gpiQi1qg6t4yo1_500.png

I agree with you guys in the beginning of their so called relationship, AS showed affection to her at the first Coachella (you all remember that when she called the paps, probably didn’t tell AS and then he got into a fight, and remember what did she do laugh about it, and then of course her classic posing pictures at the hotel they stayed at) and then that first trip to Sweden. A lot seemed to change when she starting hinting around in interviews and inviting herself to Sweden the second time, when he was filming and very busy. When AS and his friends went to the Way Out Fesitival, of course they had to drag her along, but when she started cursing at him and complaining about how she didn’t like the VIP treatment she got, I think that sealed the deal for him, he saw her true colors.
The best is when his friends and family started to run interference and any and all events to keep her away from him.
What tells us all the most is that the girl didn’t make one Swedish friend, they saw right through her even before he did. We will never know what happened between her and Lisa, those two were joined at the hip at the beginning and then bam it was over. KB used her probably to get closer to AS and then Lisa finally realized it.

Thank goodness AS is a free, happy, working man. He deserves so much better, and it is all going to come his way.

@Camille: The ones where he wasn’t really aware they were being papped. And yes, they were few and far between even in the beginning, but even if he wasn’t touching her he was looking at her like he enjoyed being with her.
I can’t tell when that Battleship pic was taken, there’s no date. It’s possible it was taken even before the initial shoot began.

@ladybug:
As I said, it’s a few crumbs. There was really only one burst of public affection and that was short lived. He seemed to learn pretty quickly what she was about with that kind of thing. Even in the Mexico pic he seemed really tense and like he didn’t want to be holding her hand. No matter, he finally got rid of her clinging *ss so I’m sure he’s glad about that part of it. I see she’s back to her multiple posts on here. Ugh!
I was looking at the picture again. He seems a lot more bulky than when he was shooting the first time. He’d lost weight for Melancholia, and to me, he looks a bit more muscular there and like he has some more meat on his bones. It could just be the way he’s sitting though, who knows.

I finally got to see Melanchia last night and I was truly speechless.

What a movie.

As I have said before, if AS would do a commercial, I would watch and love it but this movie truly took my breath away.

The cast was amazing and their parts were just made for them, but I expected nothing less, or course though AS completely stole the film.

I cannot wait to see what is next because no matter what he is in, he l gives us an amazing performance and once again he will make it his own.

I just cannot wait to see what he will bring us next

@Camille: I still have no idea when the Battleship photo was taken. I guess that means more research, poring over photos of him from the last 14 months or so :)
Here’s another pic from the Disconnect set, oh his hair!
http://askarsswedishmeatballs.tumblr.com/post/12062364872/that-is-a-super-fly-kauai-t-shirt-my-dad-has-one

@ladybug:
Ha! That hair is so brutal. It sure fits the urban dad theme they’re going for I guess. I like the one where he’s snuggling Paula and making that face. So dorky!

@Camille: I love that he’s an adorkable goofball.

@ladybug:
Me too, it adds to his endearing nature. Sweet, and goofy.
I can’t wait until The East starts filming. We need to see some new photos soon.

@Camille: We were very spoiled with the filming for WMK and Disconnect, new pics on a regular basis.

@Camille: He wouldn’t have scruff on his face if he was in the midst of filming Battleship, would he? Military = clean shaven usually, at least in films.

@Canuck: I suspect it was summer 2010, before he started filming. Could have been the preproduction trips.

@ladybug:
Yes we were, totally. I’m hoping we’ll get a crumb or two for The East.

@Canuck:
Unless he just got back on set and hadn’t shaved yet. It’s probably from eariler though.

@Camille: I think you’re right, last pix we saw his hair was longer and does he still wear those sunglasses?

@Camille: I think it’s early preproduction because the beard’s not as heavy and the hair is shorter than it was for Melancholia.
Since The East is schedule to start filming next week I’m hoping for a few shots, at least fan shots. And then TB starts up again in a month, and we know he’ll be papped once he gets back to LA (gym shots, please!).

@ladybug: Out of curiosity… and because TB really ticked me off last year, particularly by making Sookie rather unlikeable, blindly stupid, emotionally inconsistent and everything else. Hat Ball has dne to what is a strong female book character, plus the trashing the book Pam/Sookie friendship storyline… the ONLY reason I’m likely to watch it next year is Skarsgard and the return of Russel Edgington. I’m not finding myself waiting with impatience for next seasn to hit the air like I was last year. Just me, or is anyone else sort of feeling the same?

@Canuck: Oh, i’m waiting for it. But I got the same vibe from a lot of TBers last year, they were so ticked at S3 that they weren’t going to watch, weren’t that interested, etc. I suspect that as spring rolls around those who are ticked from this season will start getting interested again.

@ladybug: I’ll admit to having fast forwarded through a lot of the last two seasons, out of lack of interest for some of the story lines. This however, feels different since the central storyline of the books revolves around Sookie and Eric and Ball has managed to turn Sookie into a fickle weak bookmark that to me no longer feels very central. And who in the Alan Ball version of the SVM, is no longer a character that you can understand, even if you don’t agree.

Cafélady @ 10/30/2011 at 4:51 pm

@Canuck: No, it isn’t only you – I think it isn’t the same (feeling) like before – before s4 has started.
I mean before s4 I couldn’t wait for the next season, couldn’t expect to see it (the show) – now I’m sure interesting for it too, but not the same way as before. And I believe it’s not only the reason that book 4/making the film version of it respectively, was the height of the series for many of the fans.
I heard that a lot of people weren’t been full satisfied with this season. One reason is probably the final of the season, anyhow I heard/read it often that people disliked it. Even though the sookie/eric thing (and an absolut superb playing AS) were the highlight of it (s4).
I could see only parts of it (in germany -as far as I know -s4 will not start before february ’12) but the most annoying thing for me (up to now) was sookie and her behave to eric after the end of his amnesia.

I agree, for me the only reason to watch the show further is/will be only Skarsgard and may be the one or the other of the side characters. First of all (at least for me); Pam.
The return of RE will be interesting too, I think.

The only reason I’ll be watching TB in the future is to see Alex act. Just about everything else is a f*cked up mess – Alan Ball has managed to frack up every single female character and ruin all the relationships from the book. Well, I guess Jessica is ok but she doesn’t make up for all the stuff he has ruined including Pam, which is really, really too much for me – I love the banter between her and Sookie in the book. Thanks a f*cking lot Alan Ball!

@Cafélady: Sookie’s behavior to Eric after he got his memory back was totally inconsistent compared to how she behaved with Bill given the complete betrayal he dealt her and the “Sookie timeline” involved. One minute Bill has totally screwed you over and you just realized it and then 15 minutes later in Sookie time, you’re almost caving? Can we say weak doormat with no self respect? That really ticked me off. As you haven’t seen the whole season, I’m not going to get into it, but by the end of it I was pretty much thnking that I had no empathy for the character of TB Sookie and that anything rotten that happens to her, I’d kind of be going “meh”…

@Tanter: Agreed. I’ve thought more than once that Ball must either have very little understanding of how women interact, or that deep down he despises women.

@Canuck: i know that AB believes in conflict in relationships, whether it be romantic or maker/sire, friendship, etc. Which is why I think he put the Eric/Pam conflict in.
But I do wish the Pam/Sookie relationship were closer to the book, in someways book Pam is a better friend to her than Sookie’s human friends.
I would be fine with AB no longer be the driving force behind TB and let someone like Raelle Tucker (sp) take over.

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