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Alexander Skarsgard Covers Herald Sun's 'Play Magazine'

Alexander Skarsgard Covers Herald Sun's 'Play Magazine'

Alexander Skarsgard takes the April 8th cover of The Herald Sun’s Play Magazine, on stands this week.

Here is what the 35-year-old Battleship actor had to share with the mag:

On why he chose to do Battleship: “I read the script, it’s big, epic, fun, a really cool story, but I care more about the brothers, the relationship than the explosions. The process of making the movie, that’s what’s fun as an actor obviously, and this is my first big studio movie, so I didn’t really know. I heard stories from other actors on other movies where sometimes they feel that they are being micromanaged and there’s no creative freedom, they can’t really have fun with it. [But] Pete Berg, who is an actor himself, is very open.”

On adjusting to life in Los Angeles: “In Stockholm, all my friends live within five blocks of each other, we wouldn’t even have to call each other, I would just go down to the local coffee shop and I would run into friends and see them. In L.A. that doesn’t really happen to me.”

On how his father Stellan Skarsgard taught him to keep his life private: “He was always very protective of the family, and us kids and he could be very open and talk about his work and himself and his characters, but you wouldn’t see like 25 house tours or ‘Welcome to the Skarsgard family and this is my home, what’s in my fridge’. I think that keeps you kind of sane, and that’s important for me as well, to not share every thing with everyone.”

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152 Responses to “Alexander Skarsgard Covers Herald Sun's 'Play Magazine'”

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  1. 1
    Lilla Says:

    Well hello there handsome!

  2. 2
    Dave From Canada Says:

    I forgot that he is from Sweden(and certainly looks like it!) Father usually knows best – but not in this case. Alex, if you are going to be a movie star you CAN’T keep your private life private. It’s all going to come out whether you want it to or not.

  3. 3
    Dee Says:


  4. 4
    Dee Says:

    He’s very talented by the way

  5. 5
    Mina Says:

    I literally moaned out loud when I saw this cover. Alex, you are too beautiful. I can’t take it.

  6. 6
    frisbee Says:

    @Dave From Canada: I’m not sure if he wants to be a movie ‘star’ per se. Stellan isn’t much of a star either – merely a successful actor. If you’re good enough at it and not about famew0ring you don’t need to sell your fridge for attentition. So, good choice, Askars, is what I’m saying.

  7. 7
    Sounds good Says:

    He is beautiful man, gosh this is a good cover.

  8. 8
    Private Says:

    You can keep your private life private even in HW. It’s possible if you have good friends and family that don’t talk to others about your life. He seems to have good friends and family so he can achieve a private life. This is a gorgeous cover.

  9. 9
    danielik Says:

    Angel and devil in one! Love him!

  10. 10
    Good for Alex Says:

    Alex has done very well maintaing his personal life, the only thing that let him down was Kate ******** who made sure to plastered the so-called pap stunt relationship in all papers and gossip rags,
    Other then that Alex is a quite guy and I have not heard a peep from him since Japan and I think he is back in LA unnoticed filmingTB the only time the fandom and gossip sites fire up is when alex is seen or rumoured to be with a women.


  11. 11
    Mesmerizing eyes Says:

    Look at them eyes. So beautiful. Great cover.

  12. 12
    ladybug Says:

    Nice hand porn.

    Also, apparently life-size:

    @Good for Alex: I think post KB he’s done very well and maintaining his personal life (freakouts over EO and CT notwithstanding). He doesn’t get papped anymore. We’ll be seeing a lot more ‘official’ stuff over the next couple of months, with Battleship and TB premiering, but I suspect we still won’t see that many pap shots.

  13. 13
    Oh yes Says:

    @Mesmerizing eyes:
    Oh god yes his eyes they are breath taking. I love every bit of him.
    @Daniellk yes he makes you want to be good and very very bad all at the same time.

  14. 14
    EmilyB Says:

    I am so happy for him in his career . he is a very handsome man and very talented i see him around for many years to come . I am glad he is getting a lot of magazine articles and covers . . he looks very tasty on this cover so good that i am hungry and want a bite of him he is my favorite actor by far

  15. 15
    POGO Says:

    What a nice picture and article first thing in the morning. YUMMY!!!!!

  16. 16
    Zola24 Says:

    Oh my……..where was I?? Oh yes, the eyes, and the, and the…….
    Obviously Alex is talented and appears to be a genuine all-round nice kindofa guy who deserves continuing success, both personally and professionally.
    Askars, wishing you as much happiness as you have given us.

  17. 17
    danielik Says:

    @Oh yes: Yes, yes, look at him carefully…

  18. 18
    Gina Says:

    Good interview. Good for him. I know we all like seeing the photos of him but he deserves to keep is personal life private.

  19. 19
    Zola24 Says:

    Oh no, now I have managed to stop stareing into those eyes, have just noticed the caption top right, “What to do this weekend”.

  20. 20
    karl Says:

    Peter berg thinks viking is slow in the head…

  21. 21
    Jule Says:

    I don’t need to know him and/or his private life. I just need to see such covers like this with his face. He’s a swedish god. I do like the characters he is playing but I do not like him because he is who he is..
    He’s one of a few hundred actors in the Hollywood-World,… one of the best in my eyes.. go ahead Mr. Skarsgard! I want more!!!

  22. 22
    Good for Alex Says:


    Oh yes I totally agree with you 100% alex Maintained his personal life even before Kate ******** pushed her way into alex’s bed , it’s was just a shame he spent say 1 year and a bit of his life with a worthless person who was only intrested in Alex for his fame and any connections that he had that could help score her second hand parts in z lists movies.
    For me she never cared once about Alexanders feelings or him as a person if she did she wouldn’t have shoved the so called relationship down our throats .

    That’s my bit on her done good riddance to her ALEXANDER STILL LOOKS GOOD ON THAT COVER ***

  23. 23
    Camille Says:

    I’m so glad Alex gets recognized for his work now that he’s rid himself of some baggage. Before he used to get papped for where he ate or where he bought groceries at. Now that he’s rid of that it’s pretty obvious why that was happening. He looks fantastic on this cover.

  24. 24
    hmmmmmmm Says:

    Nice that we are getting some new pics. The interviews lately though are kind of like cut and paste of others.

  25. 25
    Not cool, Peter Says:

    Apparently Peter Berg had a favourite on set and it wasn’t Alexander. Sorry, but after reading this I just lost a little respect for Peter. I got the impression that Peter and Taylor had a little fun on ASkars expense. Not cool! :-(

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