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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.”

For more from Alex, head on over to HeraldSun.com.au!

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152 Comments

# 1

Well hello there handsome!

# 2

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.

# 4

He’s very talented by the way

# 5

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

# 6

@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
Sounds good @ 04/08/2012 at 5:53 am

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

# 8

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

Angel and devil in one! Love him!

Good for Alex @ 04/08/2012 at 6:24 am

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.

GOOD ON ALEXANDER . LOVE THE INTERVIEW AND COVER XXXXX

Mesmerizing eyes @ 04/08/2012 at 7:38 am

Look at them eyes. So beautiful. Great cover.

Nice hand porn.

Also, apparently life-size:

http://askarsswedishmeatballs.tumblr.com/post/20696317649/returntothesceneofthecrime-me-and-alex-chilling

@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.

@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.

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

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

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.
xx

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

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

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

Peter berg thinks viking is slow in the head…

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!!!

Good for Alex @ 04/08/2012 at 11:28 am

@ladybug:

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 ***

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.

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

Not cool, Peter @ 04/08/2012 at 2:18 pm

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! :-(

http://www.aftonbladet.se/nojesbladet/film/article14647493.ab

Peter and Taylor @ 04/08/2012 at 2:40 pm

@Not cool, Peter
I agree. They were not only making fun of Alex’s way of working but Taylor was dissing the work method on True blood as well. :@

That’s rich coming from the two of them, a mediocre actor and a rather lousy director who’s never made a movie worth seeing. Nice of them to criticise the only one who will draw people to Battleship. Sheesh!

@Not cool, Peter: I wouldn’t fuss over it.
First, at least for me, it’s an article that was taken from an English language interview, translated into Swedish, and then, courtesy of Google Translate, back into English. I think something got lost in there. I don’t get a sense from Alex’s interactions with Peter or Taylor that he’s ticked at them or anything.
Is tv work is different from movie work, or theater work? Yes. But, AS had just finished Melancholia, and TK’s worked in television, so he knows how it is to adjust to a different medium. And PB’s a former tv actor himself.
I suspect this is Aftonbladet perhaps trying to make a mountain out of a non-existent molehill.

Not cool, Peter @ 04/08/2012 at 4:13 pm

@ ladybug: Perhaps it looses something in translation from Swedish to English, but in Swedish it’s pretty bad. Both Peter and Taylor came across as being slightly arrogant to be honest. Aftonbladet met Peter in London so it’s their translation from English to Swedish. Don’t know how accurate that is. I was cringing the most at Taylor talking about how his method opened a door for Alex, like Taylor is such an experienced and brilliant actor and he got to teach Alex how to act. I would not see this movie if Alex wasn’t in it.

Watch it berg/Taylor @ 04/08/2012 at 4:16 pm

Wow Peter berg needs to watch his mouth including that z list of an actor Taylor who cannot act his way out of a paper bag they should not be dissing tb that’s none of there business.
How dare they insult super talented Alex, see there all nice in front of the camera then off camera its a different story.JEALOUSY

The only reason the film is getting a lot of attention is because of Alexander who gives a **** about rhianna, decker, and Taylor in the movie,
oh I like Liam neeson great actor he should also draw viewers in to watch the movie

@Not cool, Peter: But that’s what I’m wondering, if Aftonbladet didn’t tweak that, because Taylor doesn’t really seem that arrogant to me. He strikes me as being fully aware that he’s also from a tv show that’s got a hard core, but small, audience and is also making the transition to movies.
So for him to act like he’s all that would be pretty arrogant and laughable. And astonishingly stupid. Which is why I wonder if Peter and TK weren’t joking around and it got mangled and twisted on its way to the pages of Aftonbladet (which, if my memory serves, is something of a tabloid). Perhaps future interviews will follow up and ask what the heck TK and PB actually meant.

Watch it berg/Taylor @ 04/08/2012 at 4:46 pm

This interview reads as if Taylor was teaching Alex how to improvise, and act, jeez melancholia required alot of improvisation work he worked with director lars von trier who expects nothing less from his actors who you are trying to Kidd Taylor and Peter.

Here is the translated interview

“Frightening for Skarsgard”
The director of the Swede’s tough recording: We are not nasty to other actors, but …

The director was a friend of the protagonist.

This meant that Alexander Skarsgård was being frozen out during recording.

- It was probably a bit scary for him, confesses director Peter Berg.

Alexander Skarsgard plays against Rihanna and Liam Neeson in “Battleship”. The director is Peter Berg and starring, who also plays Skarsgård’s brother, made by Taylor Kitsch.

- He’s like my little brother. I really enjoy working with him, said Peter Berg about his good friend Kitsch When Aftonbladet meets him in London.

But the director’s close friendship with the protagonist was going out over the other actors. For Nöjesbladet recognize Peter Berg that it is primarily affected Alexander Skarsgård who was being frozen out during recording.

- I mean, we are not cruel to other actors, but …

He stops when he says it. So he picks up the thread again.

- We must be careful, me and Taylor. We get the lingo. As for Alexander Skarsgard for example. It was a little scary for him. We had to assure ourselves that let him in so he did not feel left out.
“Got to slow down the pace”

Peter Berg screws a little in her chair in five-star Mandarin Oriental hotel in London. He is here to promote “Battleship” with some of the actors, but Alexander Skarsgard is not.

- I encourage my actors to improvise a lot and Taylor are good at it. The first few days as Alex Taylor was working on and improvised and Alex tried to follow the script to find the lines that were not in the script. We had to slow down the pace a bit and let Alex catch up, says the director.

- But I’m pretty good at sensing if you are not comfortable. Taylor is also good at it, he would never make anybody feel uncomfortable on purpose.
“A learning curve”

Taylor Kitsch also remembers the situation well. He believes that it is primarily a matter of Skarsgård, who are accustomed to strict television recordings from “True Blood”, needed time to relax for the freer film.

- I might not say it was scary for him, more, this was a learning curve, says Kitsch.

- I’m using just straight in and I think it opened a door for him. You must of course ask Skarsgard, but I think in the end he loved it. One must consider that he is in “True Blood”, where there is no room for improvising. It concerns markings on the floor, where to stand and how to proceed.
Torbjörn Ek

Taylor Kitsch

Name: Taylor Kitsch.

Age: 31.

Occupation: Actor.

Background: Growing up in Canada, were forced out of the ice hockey due to a knee injury. He moved instead to New York and became a model for including Diesel. His breakthrough as an actor in the TV series “Friday Night Lights,” appeared in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “The Bang Bang Club”.

Current: Make the lead role in “Battleship”, you can also see the movies in the title role in the mega-fiasco “John Carter”.

Peter Berg

Name: Peter Berg.

Age: 50.

Occupation: Director and actor.

Background: Wrote and directed the film and television series “Friday Night Lights,” directed “The Kingdom” and “Hancock.” Played physician Billy Kronk in 106 episodes of “Chicago Hope” between 1995 and 1999.

Currently: Directs science fiction film “Battleship” with Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, Liam Neeson and Alexander Skarsgard in the roles.

It’s just guys being guys ribbing eachother. For example how many times has Skarsgard and Moyer ribbed eachother. To go further look at how the Skarsgards were ribbing the other actors when talking about working with Lars. It’s in that same vein.

@ladybug: Taylor Kitsch does seem to suffer from a foot in mouth disease, re his unfortunate joke at the expense of Malaysia/Indonesia, among other things.
And Peter Berg is not exactly the king of the subtle hill either.

Aftonbladet isn’t exactly known for its stellar journalism. Alex has improvised in roles before, so that makes me roll my eyes at this.

I don’t think the article is well translated. I think basically what they’re saying is that Peter gave the ok to improvise quite a bit and Alex was used to sticking to a script so they let him take some time to find a groove. That’s really all I get out of it. It’s also Alex’s first big budget film and so the scale was massive and therefore he probably wasn’t used to it. Taylor would be, from X-men so he’s probably trying to say that Alex was in awe of how many people and equipment things were on set. I don’t see them as taking pot shots. I see them as having a bit of a fun time and saying that it wasn’t something Alex was used to because his productions have been traditionally smaller in scale. It’s not that big of a deal really, it’s obvious that it’s quite poorly translated and therefore losing the real meaning.

@frisbee: Correct, but this was a whole interview, which is why I’m still of the belief that this was probably done in a joking fashion-trying to take the pis* out of AS, and it translated badly.

Wow I can’t believe that people are so upset about a badly translated article and are giving people thumbs down for second guessing the contents. I prefer to give Peter and Taylor benefit of the doubt since before this they have only ever said nice things about their co-stars, including Alex.

Berg is a tool the way he treated Decker and Alex at Wonder Con he took over the whole panel. He thinks he is so hot. Hancock sucked. Alex did GK very well and pulled it off so a dumb action like Battleship is not Shakespeare. For a director on promotion he is sounding like a tool. Taylor is overrated too, he is not the best JC didn’t blow for nothing and it wasn’t a marketing problem. Google translation aside Berg is a tool.

@ladybug: I wasn’t trying to say they were purposefully being ars*es, as much as that both are prone to using the worst possible phrasing for things that are initially inocuous. Though sure, taking the piss and bad translation piled up as well.

haha Berg is jealous idiot this is from a guy that said what took so long before Rihanna got a part. It could be because she can’t act Berg. Then he hired her. He song praises also for Brooklyn I mean come on all Decker does is stand there and look pretty. She’s Rosie in Transformers, she was god awful Rihanna is Rihanna in water no difference. So him taking a piss at Alex because he is on TV is a load of BS. I have yet to see Taylor pull off a character as what Alex did for GK, or even Eric Northman so if Alex was asking or saying something he was probably trying to make his character much more interesting or appeal instead flat.

@ hmmmmmmm @ 04/08/2012 at 6:14 pm

@hmmmmmmm:

Give some examples then. I’ve never seen Alex ribbing, belittling or patronizing his co stars whereas Stephen Moyer has been very patronizing towards Alex in some interviews. This Aftonbladet interview was really very low and mean spirited. I wonder what lies behind? Seems that Alex is way more popular amongs the fans and he’s supposed to be only a minor player in BS (pun intended;). It’s all about jealousy and propping up Taylor’s image, but very tacky. I’m so not going to see this film for Taylor, and if Alex is there let’s say less than 30 min I’ll skip the movie.

Just sayin @ 04/08/2012 at 6:23 pm

I just think it was a case of a poorly GOOGLE translated interview mixed up with some humor :) i would really hate to think that 2 industry professionals would be taking a crack at Alex and his acting ability that could really shed some negativity on them as professional individuals

Just sayin

@ Camille @ 04/08/2012 at 6:23 pm

@Camille:

I speak Swedish and believe this wasn’t nice article and it doesn’t bode well Alex’s Swedish career as an serious actor. He’s not very appreciated b/c lack of education/degree, his sex symbol status and cheesy True Blood.

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Psst! Tune-in to @HBO a few minutes before tonight’s @GameofThrones. #waitingsucks #trueblood

@@ Camille: You really think that a badly translated interview in a Swedish tabloid is going to affect Alex’s career?

OMG! I just checked imdb.com. TK has 13 films so far, upcoming and And Alex has 43 pre-prod. titles included. Sure is TK experienced enough to give some acting lessons to his older bro. IRL TK is 31 and AS 35. Btw, now I understand better the glimpses TK gave to AS in Japan.

http://santress.tumblr.com/post/20411489118/alexander-skarsgard-and-taylor-kitsch-at-the-world

My first thought was it was admiration but obviously it was pure jealousy or both. And he’s all the reason to be jealous and to fear Alex. AS is such a scene stealer. They just try to put him down. I hope this doesn’t harm AS career tho.

@ladybug:

It wasn’t my intention to diss Alex but Aftonbladet is quite respectable paper not a tabloid in Sweden and I meant this kind of comments of co-stars and directors don’t do well to anyone’s career. This article also may spread worldwide and if they speak that disrespecting about AS to media, you can only imagine what they say behind the scenes and in film industry circles. And how can that twat kitch be so stupid he doesn’t find out about AS’s career before blurting that brain ****.

I like this actor. Looking forward to Battelship

@ladybug: If anything, if Berg was being a jerk, it makes him look bad, not Alex.

@IMDB: IIRC, Aftonbladet, while not exactly Expressen, is still more of a tabloid.

Disney Villainess @ 04/08/2012 at 7:35 pm

L O L Thumb me down, I could give no f*cks, but to me the article seems like it could have been mis-translated, possibly a little snark on Alex’s behalf and perhaps gossip baiting from Aftonbladet (that’s their MO i guess). Big deal, Alex will DEAL.

CALM DOWN PEOPLE! @ 04/08/2012 at 7:39 pm

Only purse loons are allowed to talk about this topic! They are always so “neutral” when it comes to ASkars. This gem is from tPF: Part of the JJ thing is they have their share of people, um, how do I say this politely, overreact. They’ve got some like that, only Bill/Stephen fans, over at some of the more general TB sites, where anything and everything is a slight against Bill/Stephen.
That’s what’s happening over at JJ, they’ve gone from the initial reaction of WTF?! (perfectly normal), to acting as if Peter and Taylor are of the Devil and AS can’t handle this and it’s going to ruin his career.
It’s as if they’re having an allergic reaction, only it’s emotional.
Calm down, people!
Of course, they could still be hyped up on Easter candy.

@Disney Villainess: That’s my point, Alex is an adult and can handle a jokey interview gone wrong in a Swedish tabloid.
I think people need to calm down and not freak out that this is end of Alex’s career. His career has survived KB and Straw Dogs, I’m pretty sure it’ll survive TK and PB promotion gone bad.

CALM DOWN PEOPLE! @ 04/08/2012 at 7:49 pm

LOL this: “[QUOTE=sydneygirl_1988;21537984]lol i just read this in JJ it got heated over there!!
/QUOTE]

“The 12 year olds (at least on an emotional level) have taken over that thread.”

har de har at least we are not grannies or old sour maidens who have nothing better to do but trash the actor they don’t like but are still obsessed. Note, no one there criticize Kitch and Berg. Can you imagine if Alex would have said anything close like they did?! He would have been lynched there. They ALWAYS criticise, overanalyse, overreact everything he says or does;).

HOT as always. Can’t wait to see him in True Blood! :)

I’m seeing a bad trend here lately that it seems like any co-star etc of AS is being put down or scrutinized. Not cool.

Why do some people treat AS as if he some country bumpkin. He’s not.
Nothing against AS but if he was the one saying this about a co-star with a Swedish director on how it went down, would you give the same reaction? No. Think about it.

@CALM DOWN PEOPLE!: Can we please keep TPF over there? It’s bad enough over here, don’t need to bring another forum into it.

Swedish speaker @ 04/08/2012 at 8:02 pm

@ladybug:

How many times I have to say the interview was AS BAD IN SWEDISH as in English translation. @ Ladybug, yes Alex is adult etc but how can he as a relatively unknown actor “handle” that. There’s nothing he can say or do without appearing uptight wussy and berg and kitch knew that when “joking” at his expence. Only his fans think that was joke, others will think AS may suck as an actor or that he’s at least very unexperienced. I sure hope the casting ppl don’t read that article but no can do if team kitcberg continues their “joke” elsewhere too.

@Swedish speaker: Oh for crying out loud. I’m aware that the interview is ‘bad’.
But this ‘oh, it’s horrible for Alex’ hand wringing is just as juvenile. Do you really think serious casting directors/producers, etc. are going to look at a PR interview translated into Swedish and published in a tabloid and go ‘ well, that’s it, we’re never hiring him again?” Really?

@ hmmmmmmm @ 04/08/2012 at 8:18 pm

@hmmmmmmm:

Hypocrite much. No one has been scrutinized or put down more than AS on his own threads and secondly I don’t think Alex would never say anything as disrespectful and patronizing about anoyne. Of course it’s appalling if some of his co-stars get some of the same treatment but they are still treated quite well compared to all the trash Alex has got.

@hmmmmmmm: You should go back to some of the older KB/AS threads, especially the ones from October 2010-you’d have thought it was the end of the world and his career. So this sort of reaction isn’t new, it fades out, comes back, etc. Hang on, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

@61- I am not a hypocrite first of all. The overthetop put downs are trolls who should be ignored. There are some who don’t like him, so what. Move on. I’m talking about the comments that praise AS and then go on to say indirect put downs of costars. Not cool.

Besides,the AS fans out number the those who don’t but noooo let’s dwell on the latter. Please. Now go ahead on thumbs down :)

@ladybug- “fasten your seatbelts” LOL.

@ kitch/berg fan? @ 04/08/2012 at 8:43 pm

@ladybug:

Sry, you lost my point and Aftonbladet is not a tabloid it’s a newspaper which is published both on paper and on internet and other, even more respectable medias use other medias and even gossip sites and tabloids as their source, so this article will spread to the other medias. IDK in which version the article was published tho. The internet version may be little “light hearted” than printed one but It MAY affect Alex’s future roles or lack of them in the SWEDISH film industry, b/c he’s not a respectable “serious” actor there and I’ve read Alex would still like to make Swedish films too. And also IF TK and PB inparticular will continue to spread their “joke” in HW circles it MAY have some bad influence to his career. After all Berg is a known and respectable director, right?

Average Jane @ 04/08/2012 at 8:52 pm

#25 Not cool, Peter: I think you are correct! I saw/read somewhere that Peter Berg said he gave Alexander the role because A) his secretaries insisted and B) his son thought he had a cool car. Personally I thought that was a douchey thing to say. Methinks Mr. Director was a little jealous of the handsome Swede. I imagine Alex is the male equivalent of an Elle MacPherson or Christie Brinkley, etc. When he is around, no other guy stands a chance, and I am sure they know it and give him s*** for it, too. Not fair but that’s the way it is. As far as Alex being intelligent, it REALLY makes me mad when people equate speaking in a second, third, fourth language as “slow.” When it’s not your native language it takes a few more moments to get your thoughts in order. Just speaking multiple languages shows you are smart. How many languages do you speak Peter Berg?! PS You were not all that in “The Last Seduction.” — Linda Fiorentino carried the whole film!

@ hypocrite @ 04/08/2012 at 8:52 pm

@hmmmmmmm:

IDK what are u talking about!? Give us some examples then. I haven’t seen any dissing of Alex’s co stars here. By all means check all the TB co-stars threads too, no trashing or bashing there either.

@hyprocrite-

I hope Battleship turns out to be a good movie and can’t wait to see AS in Trueblood soon.

@@ kitch/berg fan/IMBD?: No, I didn’t lose your point. Aftonbladet is still tabloidy, it’s ways of being published do not make it any less of a tabloid. Does it get repeated elsewhere? Perhaps. Still doesn’t make it less tabloidy (have I mentioned it’s a tabloid)?.
Does Alex still want to work in the Swedish film industry. Sure. But he’s not right now, and probably won’t be for awhile. He’s kind of busy elsewhere. So the idea that this article is going to influence whether or not he’s working in Swedish film a few years from now is stretching it..

So my request to you is: Dial the reaction back a bit. Please. Should you look at that interview and go “that was really dumb’. Absolutely.

But take the ‘OMG his career is ruined’ and perhaps throttle it back to ‘really ticked off and worried but will wait and see what happens’.
There maybe more of a reaction in fandom than there is in the business (Other than studio PR making sure TK and PB have a closer watch on them during interviews).

Disney Villainess @ 04/08/2012 at 9:15 pm

Alex’s fanbase are the only ones that are delusional. They don’t want to admit that their “sexy viking”is not that great after all. PB and TK are just a fraction of what Hwood thinks of Alex…he is a joke.

@IMDB: Alex in this picture kinda looks pissed. I guess Berg was going on and on talking his dribble. Alexander has nothing to worry about these other so called actors are very mediocre at best. He is so much more polished and talented than these underlings. One tall cool drink of water this man is. How about it ladies are we thiristy or what????

Sadly, the TB promo features no AS, or any vamps at all:

http://www.trueblood-news.com/video-new-true-blood-promo-sookie-alcide

@Disney Villainess:

That would explain why he has all these films coming out in 2012 & his next one is from a Black List script. Hwood hates him. Yes. Right.

@ Disney Dumb-0 @ 04/08/2012 at 9:35 pm

Yes of course he’s (43 films & tv series in age of 35) if an “ingenious” director Berg (39 films & tv series in age of 50) and a “grrreat and and very experienced actor (13 tv series & films in age of 13) say so! LOL

Disney Villainess @ 04/08/2012 at 10:22 pm

#75 Looks like some unoriginal a*sh*ole is name stealin’ again. I have a lingo no one can duplicate. It is past your bedtime, chile.

@Disney Villainess:

You have a lingo no one WANTS to duplicate.

Disney Villainess @ 04/08/2012 at 11:02 pm

@nonsense: Well don’t you feel like a special snowflake. LOL I’m through because this really is NONSENSE.

@ladybug: “Oh for crying out loud. I’m aware that the interview is ‘bad’.
But this ‘oh, it’s horrible for Alex’ hand wringing is just as juvenile. Do you really think serious casting directors/producers, etc. are going to look at a PR interview translated into Swedish and published in a tabloid and go ‘ well, that’s it, we’re never hiring him again?” Really?”
I totally agree. I don’t understand why this has reached the level of reaction it has. It’s been blown way out of preportion and it was probably translated awfully. Like you said, the interview was given in English, then translated to Swedish and then back to English. It floors me how many people don’t seem to understand how much of the original context was probably lost. When you double translate something, it most likely resembles nearly nothing of what was originally stated other than very broad strokes. This reaction is laughable to me.

It’s interesting that this article has garned the most in thumbs up or down. Obviously a legion of people from somewhere has come to vote thumbs up for the “Berg and Taylor are stupid *ssholes” and thumbs down to anyone who wonders how legit this whole thing is. Almost every other comment on this thread has nowhere near the votes that this article has gotten, and if you look through his past threads for the last few weeks the comments never get 40 or 50+ votes. Obviously some people from another forum that was already mentioned are coming on here and driving the comments.

What’s the deal with all these comments and the weird ratings? That article barely makes any sense anyway. I don’t see how anyone can pull out it’s real meaning. It’s a terrible mis mash of words lost in the translating.

@Camille:
Actually I did notice that. I was just reading through the comments, ready to make my own comment on the cover…which is yummy BTW when I saw a ton of ratings on comments. They are way higher than any I’ve seen in a long time. There are not that many regular readers on here to vote that much. Yes, Alex’s articles get a lot of comments, but they are usually from a smaller amount of people just posting multiple times in coversation. This is something else, you’re right about that. People are coming from somewhere else on this one, I buy that argument totally.

TEXAS SWEDE @ 04/09/2012 at 12:18 am

Well I know my opinion usually starts trouble but it’s too late for that ..LOL..so here goes. It matters not whether or not the paper is a tabloid. It matters not whether or not Kitsch or Berg were joking. This too shall pass. Berg is not a well known producer. And TK is not exactly in a position to teach anyone anything and all of Hollywood knows it since the release of JOHN CARTER.

Anyone else who has worked with Alex has nothing but praise for him and his talent and professionalism. And you would never him speak of fellow actors or any of his directors the way those two spoke of him. He is much to professional to ever do so.

He just got another studio gig. His pressence in Hollywood is growing and some not well thought out comments from these two guys is not going to damage it at all. I do think there is a little bit of jealousy there. And it shows a lack of control on Bergs part to have consulted with Taylor about adlibbing on lines and not to have included Alex in on it. I would think he should have informed them both about it. To me he stuck his foot in his mouth. And I would think any one else could read that as well.

I know when I am setting up My photo shoots I make sure all the subjects know what I expect. I speak to them all at the same time so we are all on the same page. I would think a director of a movie would do something similiar.

So ladies and gentlemen let’s not let the ones who love to turn the heat up to boiling get our goat. Its not a flattering article but I read it the way I imagined Alex would have……With a big grin and look of “You M___er F___ers”, and laughing his a$$ off.

Find the funny folks.;)

TEXAS SWEDE @ 04/09/2012 at 12:22 am

PS Can anyone get me the link to the article this thread is about. Not the Aftonbladet one but the Herald Sun’s Play one. The link from JJ won’t take me there. And my meds have me to hazy to search successully.

LAPerfect @ 04/09/2012 at 2:46 am

Does this guy ever take a bad picture? I have yet to see one. He is scorchingly hot! In the physical department and the talent department.

As far as Berg-Kitsch-gate goes…meh. If they said things with a malicious intent, it makes them look kinda stupid. If they didn’t, they still look kinda stupid. Alex and Rihanna are the draws for this film. Well, them and the aliens maybe. No one is going on about that “awesome new Pete Berg flick” that they have to go see. No, he’s landing some not so flattering comparisons to Michael Bay. Only a few more are going because Taylor is in it. No disrespect to either of them, but I think they probably rate somewhere below Brooklyn Decker and Liam Neeson on the interest meter in this equation. Alex has more experience and more projects lined up, so I don’t think he has to worry about what Berg and Kitsch think of his improvisational skills, joking or otherwise.

Aaaanyway, first reviews for Battleship are in and apparently nobody says “You sank my battleship!” and in fact it may be less entertaining than previously thought, though, of course, it’s just one review: http://www.blogomatic3000.com/2012/04/09/review-battleship/

Omg I thought Alex was seen with a new women regarding all the comments, but just to find out the fandom has fired up because of some shaddy article, well at least it makes a change instead of the dating speculation.

This why most men have a problem with Alex it has nothing to do with his talent which he does have. Alex gets the ladies attention and it takes a strong man not to be intimidated by him.
Rihanna has a crush on Alex and she had a lot of scenes with Taylor and he is single so you see it may be Taylor/Berg was feeling a little jealous that the ladies both famous and otherwise was staring at Alex all day long.
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/people/news/article_1696476.php/Rihanna-s-Alexander-Skarsgard-crush?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

@TEXAS SWEDE: You can’t get the link from the actual newspaper site-it’s like last week’s Telegraph article, you can buy a digital copy, but not look at for free. Unless of course lots of Tumblr sites put it up:
http://skarsgardnews.com/?p=13909

The reaction to this Aftonbladet article is similar to the reaction to last month’s Porsche pics, where merely wondering why he got one resulted in -50 thumbs down. And I don’t think it’s from TPF (The trolls are coming from inside the blog?).

It’s as if most of our lurkers turned out to be Twihards, or at least on the emotional level of Twihards. It’s a gossip site, it’s supposed to be escapism, not Freak Out Time.

@LAPerfect, I don’t think most people people don’t know who Brooklyn Decker is. She’s been a successful model, but I don’t think that translated into household name recognition. Taylor does have a fanbase from Friday Night Lights. Rihanna’s the one with world-wide name recognition, but that doesn’t necessarily translate into movie goers.

Alex Fangirl @ 04/09/2012 at 10:01 am

Give up ladybug. There’s no reasoning with them when they work themselves into the Lord of the Flies mentality. They haven’t had anyone to vilify for a year. Haters gonna hate.

@ladybug:
OMG the reaction to his new car was ridiculous. Seriously, who cares what kind of car he drives? You think he’s the only one with a fancy car? Even non famous people drive fancy sports cars. I see them in the city I live in all the time. People have this assumption that Alex is some sort of country bumpkin who likes the simple life. In reality he’s just like any other dude, he likes nice cars and pretty girls. Sheesh! That’s not a crime!

TEXAS SWEDE @ 04/09/2012 at 10:58 am

@ladybug: Thanks for the info ladybug.

@Macy: You are so right. He is after all a man. And he likes nice cars and good looking women. If it was a crime there would not be enough prisons in the world to house all the offenders. ;) And he makes the money to afford it so more power to him. I find it somewhat ironic he got the new car so soon after Berg told the world in an interview exactly what kind of car he drove.
I can even see him having both cars and being seen in the Porsche a few times to get paps looking for it then just using the other one when every one has quit looking for it. Maybe even having it painted another color. People do not give him credit for his intelligence. And he is very smart.

Where is Alexander Skarsgard right now i see Brooklyn and Rihanna are still promoting the Battleship film together but no sightings of him . has anyone seen him lately . where is the handsome viking a talented handsome is missing someone please find him

@Macy:
Oh I so agree with your comment – when I saw 80+ comments wondered which “new gf” Alex had been “spotted” with. I don’t get the extremely high plus and minuses either. Yes, the article does seem a mish mash and can only assume taken out of context/poorly translated as doubt that PB & TK, (whatever one’s personal opinion), would be that unprofessional in the prescence of a journalist.

Will Alex laugh/lose sleep/credibility? I’d be very surprized. So yeah agree with all the well-reasoned, (and you know who you are), remarks. Can’t believe I’m agreeing with so many high minuses on an AS thread. The lunatics really have taken over the asylum.

Going back to the eye, face, and hand porn ;-)

Askars just keep on doing what you do.

@Zola24: No, no, he’s at home, crying in his Heineken over how mean and stupid PB and TK are!
@EmilyB, he’s probably back at work on TB and in ninja mode-he’s well aware that he’s going to doing a lot of publicity for TB and Battleship and he’s trying to make sure we don’t get sick of him.
Brooklyn, Rihanna, TK are doing the bulk of the publicity because, for the next month or so, this is their job. They’re not a regular tv show, so have the time. TB isn’t going to give AS that much time off.
Though maybe he’ll get one of the next two weekends off, since it’s Coachella time.

TEXAS SWEDE @ 04/09/2012 at 12:01 pm

@EmilyB: He must be wearing his ‘beanie of invisibility’. And doing night shoots on TB.

@ladybug:
Oh right – sorry was forgettin’ – still as long as he’s got his Heineken to weep into he’ll be ok :-)
@TEXAS SWEDE:
Someone needs to steal the “beanie of invisibility”. Oh ok then, I’ll volunteer ;-)

TEXAS SWEDE @ 04/09/2012 at 12:30 pm

@Zola24: When you get it you must share. ;)

TEXAS SWEDE @ 04/09/2012 at 12:33 pm

@Zola24: I hit submit too soon. I could use it to get on TB set and get those pics I mentioned earlier. Anyone see the possibilities there. Our own fan book of Alex in Eric mode fan shots? Wonder if the beanie covers the camera too? ;)

Get on it Zola. We are counting on you.

I don’t get what the problem is with the Berg interview. There’s obviously something “lost in translation”. I really believe that Berg was trying to explain that since he and Kitsch have a long working history from Friday Night Lights they obviously have established a lingo and routine which others might have a hard time following and understanding at first. It’s the same thing when you have a couple/group of friends that have a”secret” code/language and when new person joins them some things go over the newbie’s head and you have to stop and explain. It’s what Berg probably meant. I can’t see Berg being disrepectful another actor, especially when he’s trying to promote that movie. I can’t see Berg being nasty, especially not about someone like Alex whom all his co-workers have nothing but praise for; most of all, I can’t see Berg alienating a country by disparaging one of its “golden boys” that are making good in HW. Swedes might be deceptively laid back, but like everyone else don’t insult one of their own, jantelagen be d@mned. People are making a tempest in teapot or much ado about nothing.

I doubt the beanie will cover what you are thinking of. (Just taking a minute here). Ok better now. Yeah, I’ll do it – you can count on me – just hope Alex doesn’t “submit too soon” – just taking another minute here – yep doubt Askars ever submits too soon – ohh have just lost all power of rational thought…………………………………

TEXAS SWEDE @ 04/09/2012 at 2:07 pm

@Zola24: Focus woman focus…lol

smiles1_9 @ 04/09/2012 at 2:17 pm

always nice to start a monday morning off right with a little askars. and he looks hot as hell like always.

here’s to hoping we see him at coachella. :)

@TEXAS SWEDE:
Men like toys, plain and simple. For some bizarre reason some people think Alex should be driving a station wagon or something. He’s not allowed to have anything flashy like a normal guy or people get on his case. That makes no sense to me whatsoever. Jeez, John Travolta has a frigging fleet of planes, jumbo jets and everything, yet nobody harps on him.

@Zola24:
Yeah it’s pretty obvious something weird has gone on for that article. There’s almost never that amount of ratings, at least for the past year there hasn’t been. Something smells there, and it isn’t a poorly translated article.

@Macy: Porsche does have an SUV type vehicle, saw it last Sunday. So he should have gotten that, it’s a Porsche, but he can fit in it, it has storage space and it still goes fast. :)

The reaction to the article was a bit … off.

And apparently Hammarby won today, so AS is probably very happy.

http://skarsgardnews.tumblr.com/post/20797565563/battleship-interview-with-alexander-skarsgard

@ladybug:
No because then he’d be in trouble for driving a gas guzzling SUV and that would make him not green enough. Sigh

@hmmmmmmm:
That’s a good interview, and it helps to make some sense of the mish mash one from Berg and Kitsch. Obviously he was concerned with how real things looked and didn’t want to improvise too much to take away the authenticity of things.

@hmmmmmmm:
Great find – thanks so much for posting. Definitely makes more sense now as we all know that written remarks often lack ‘tone’ whereas with the spoken there is little doubt. So thanks again. Always good to hear Alex too;

@Zola24: That’s why I wouldn’t mind hearing a recording of the PB and TK interview for Aftonbladet, just to see what was really going on. Because it sounds from AS’s interview as if they’d figured out what/why and when concerning improvisation and there wasn’t an issue. And he’s mentioned in other interviews that PB was open to suggestion.

@ladybug:
He also started working on the movie a lot later after the others had started filming, and so he’d probably missed a lot of the chatting that went on prior to filming regarding setting up scenes, etc.

@ladybug:
Yeah like that’s ever going to happen. Personally, just think it’s sloppy journalism and/or mis-translations but agree with Macy that there was something weird going on with the numbers on the ratings. Oh no, am I now a Conspiracy Theorist? Get what you are saying though.

Alex now would be a good time to lose that magic beanie-of-invisibility or I, and now Texas Swede, will hunt you down;

@Zola24: Oh, there was something off with the number, and we’ve had unusually persistent thumb trolls for a while (I’m currently at -3 for my comment at #105). It’s actually really amusing, in a way, yet pathetic in another way.
@Zola24,
I’d love for him to lose the magic beanie, at least for a gym shot. If he gets to go to one of the Coachellas this year, will he be papped as much as he’d been the last two years, now that he’s lacking a beige barnacle?

I’m finally getting to watch Melancholia. Alex’s character is so sweet. Poor guy having to go through that.

@ladybug: The thumbs down is very odd. I see that it’s still happening even higher up when referring to the article. It’s extremely strange that so many people would be voting here when they don’t normally.

@Camille: Yeah, the thumbs stuff is more than a bit odd.
Melancholia is a beautiful, but depressing movie. But I think AS did a wonderful job with Michael. As much fun as it can be to watch him play alpha males, it’s also nice to remember that he’s actually a pretty darn good actor and can play something else as well.

@ladybug: It’s heartbreaking to watch him have to go through trying to cheer Justine up. He’s doomed, but he tries anyway because he’s a sweet man. His father plays a total letch though.

Disney Villainess @ 04/09/2012 at 10:09 pm

@hmmmmmmm:#106 Thanks! I seems Alex was a good sport about that whole situation.

TEXAS SWEDE @ 04/10/2012 at 1:00 am

@ladybug: I am 6′ tall and fit in the new Porsche with room to spare. It doesn’t look like it but it has leg and height room. The seat sits very low for tall people. And being a 2 seat there is plenty of room to scoot the seat back. I am long legged but average torso. I have to raise the seat and scoot it forward a bit. And no I do not own one but I am dating someone who does and he lets me drive when he drinks. His is a 2011 but same basic room. And yes it is so much fun to get out on highway with.

Checking in for surgery early in morning and not sure when I will be out. Keep the Alex love and happy tones going.

@Camille: His father’s very good at playing dbags, he was very good in the American version of Girl With a Dragon Tattoo.

@Texas Swede, good luck with the surgery!

lafamepoma @ 04/10/2012 at 7:49 am

one of the things that i love fro Alex, a part from his talent and beauty, he’s a guy that you cannot hate him, cause he’s so simple and natural, and not a liar neither vain.

@Texas Swede wish you a successful surgery i `m gonna say a prayer for you

WTF?! No!!!
http://www.celebitchy.com/219846/rihanna_is_hot_for_alexander_skarsgard_i_could_stare_at_him_all_day_long/
Errg. I think I dislike Rihanna more than KB. Get away Ri! For those of you b!tching about the Charlize (rumored, love her!) hookup…it could be SO much worse!!

@ladybug:

The interview is obviously a goof. Barbarella is a character. Btw, can you direct link the video next time instead of linking an unnecessary third party?

http://sc2220.wetpaint.com/page/Taking+it+from+Barbarella+-+Of+SPGs+%26+White+Foreign+Masculinity

I cannot believe anyone would think a so over the top Asian female stereotype like Barbarella could possibly be real or serious and would have a real platform in which to embarrass Asian women or culture. People should do a little checking before posting things and commenting.

LaLaHollywood @ 04/10/2012 at 5:35 pm

Good lord who let the looneys take over this joint? Why is everyone having nervous breakdowns? Alex is a big boy, he can handle himself. He has dealt with similar petty crap in the past and it has never affected his career. I imagine TK/PB were making jokes, bad ones at that, because it would be very stupid of them to put Alex down now, while they are in heat of promotion.

@Lois: I know she’s a ‘character’, still an awkward and funny interview. And at 6 in the morning I really don’t have time to do research on what’s she’s trying to do. Thanks for the link though.
I try to direct link, but it depends: time, perhaps there’s some comments in the 3rd party link I find interesting.
@Rachel(), I think RiRi’s got way too many issues for AS to be interested her romantically. Though he would be an improvement from her previous boyfriends.

Alex lovers there`s a article on that came over on my twitter account about him @TrueBloodReport and retweeted from @AlexanderGuide saying Alex no longer shirt lifting those days are over he will not be taking his shirt off anymore ladies . i am sad about this still love his hotness though he wants to be looked at differently with shirt on from now on

Cafélady @ 04/10/2012 at 6:36 pm

Wow, people you were really diligent. :)
I have a few little problems here, and couldn’t post comments in the last time, and so it was a lot to read and catch up.

The pic’s and vid’s from the japan promo are great. And of course this magazine title/interview too.
Great news that he will have more starring roles/projects in the future.

As for the PB/TK “teasing” of Alex (if it really was that); I guess it wasn’t meant nasty. As well as his remarks that he “gave Alex the role because he had at this time the dream car of his son”. I think it was just a joke, but not the most intelligent on earth, ok. I mean, like texas swede said, it’s really ironic that he shortly after this promo appointment was seen with a new car. I guess PB just hadn’t thought about it, that his try to be witty might come across a bit different too.
So I think he tried also something similar in the aftonbladet interview. Possibly it wasn’t meant like it sounded and how one also possibly can interprete it. But that’s just me.

@TEXAS SWEDE: #118 One time I was once a passenger in a porsche and I must say it is more convenient to sit in it as it might seem from the outside (or as one possibly would suppose).

I hope everything is going well for you (with the surgery). Wish you the best.

@Texas Swede – Sorry didn’t realize you are not well as I tend to just skim through most of the comments. I too, (as I’m sure most of the people who visit this thread), will whisper a prayer to my God for you tonight. With love & virtual hugs xx

LaLaHollywood @ 04/10/2012 at 7:15 pm

LOL Thumbs down? Okay then.

@LaLaHollywood: The Thumbs don’t like being criticized, it hurts their feelings. They’re very very sensitive (slides Benadryl and Bailey’s laced hot chocolate to the Thumbs as a peace offering).

@ladybug:

If you knew it was a character you should have stated so by denoting that it was weird, bizarre, odd, funny,etc instead of awkward. Btw, that petson on that tmblr making fun of “Barbarella’s” pronunciation of ship was a tad racist.

@Lois: As already pointed out, I posted that at 6 in the morning. I’m sorry it has so deeply offended you. I knew she was a character, and that’s all I knew, I didn’t know that she had any deeper meaning.
Do you mean Meatball’s comments? She doesn’t strike me as racist, but a very snarky individual. Obviously in your case it didn’t work.

What’s the release date for Battleship again? Is it the 18th?

Rachel () @ 04/10/2012 at 8:35 pm

@Lois: Umm…it was awkward. Character or no character. I attribute a lot of this to Kitsch(love, love him!) though, & some to Barbarella. He’s pretty funny in interviews, and has kind of a sarcastic pseudo-mean sense of humor, but when he’s tired or nervous(?) he can seem kind of belligerent.
*
Anyways. I haven’t read all the previous comments, but I assume you guys have been referring to the whole PB & TK “dissing” Alex thing. I just finished FNL(!) & so I’ve watched a few Taylor interviews. PB & TK were joking. It’s TK’s sense of humor in every interview. Usually he’s funny, sometimes not as much.

@interesting: I’m jealous that he got to spend two months in Thailand.

@Macy, the US release date is May 18th.

@ladybug:
Ah crap, for some reason I thought it was this month. Sigh, I guess I’ll have to wait another 6 weeks.

@Macy: Well it’s this month if you’re in Europe or Asia/Australia. Doesn’t help you much, does it? :)

@ladybug:

Lainey is snarky; Meatball is usually lame or mean spirited, sometimes both. Whining about your parents thinking that an adult should get a job is really…well, sad. Whining that you got in trouble at work for spending too much time doing BS on the internet instead of working is really…sad and lame, especially for someone who’s not a teenager. Not seeing the snark, just the snarl.

@Lois: Obviously we have quite different sense of humor.

@ladybug:
Me too!
Always ready for a giggle.

Coachella @ 04/11/2012 at 5:26 pm

I want to know if Alex will be going to coachella this weekend, if he is I wonder who he will be taking possible surprised list :)
Kate bosworth, cher couture and the polish brothers (joke)
Charlize Theron
Lucy Griffiths
Bjorne and Lisa larrsson
Entire Swedish posse
Keith ewell
Micheal McMillan
Those chick from last year comic con especially the no skirt one that looked like a wrapped around bandage, (shorted haired brunette)
Unknown model blonde, redhead, brown black head female
Going solo
Or not going .

Hmmmm the list is endless

@Coachella: I mentioned this choice a couple of months ago: Betty White. She’s on Twitter now, but her Coachella tweets would be very funny.

Such a goofball:

“In an interview transcript provided by United International Pictures, Skarsgård recalled playing the game back in Sweden as a boy. He knew it as Sänka Skepp (Sink Ship). With a twist of humour, he said: “It was the old-school one with pegs, not the electronic version. I remember eating the pegs in kindergarten. They were delicious.””

http://ecentral.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/4/11/movies/11052496&sec=movies

Stellan brought Alex to the Avengers premiere:

http://santress.tumblr.com/post/20936876290/alexander-and-stellan-skarsgard-at-the-premiere-of

So Alex will take Dad to the US Battleship premiere? Perhaps the whole family, for overwhelming Skarsgoodness?

@ladybug: I just saw that photo. How nice that he went to support his dad. Where was the premiere? It didn’t say.

@Camille: Los Angeles.

@ladybug: Oh cool, so maybe his dad will hang around for a few days for a visit. Oooh maybe they’ll go to Coachella together. :)

@ladybug:I saw the pictures too nice of him too support his dad gotta love him . Alex looks just like him

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