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Alexander Skarsgard Talks Religion & Rihanna with 'Bullett'

Alexander Skarsgard Talks Religion & Rihanna with 'Bullett'

Alexander Skarsgard rocks a red suit and cradles a sleeping lamb in this feature from Bullett‘s Summer 2012 issue.

Here’s what the 35-year-old actor had to share:

On True Blood‘s fifth season: “Bill and Eric have to set aside their disputes and team up. They bond in the process; they have no choice. There’s definitely a bit of a bromance going on there. It’s a little like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”

On religion: “I grew up in a very secular society. I have atheist parents. My morality never came from religion or from scripture, but that doesn’t mean I can’t have the same values or ethics.”

On his Battleship co-star, Rihanna: “God, I thought I worked a lot. We would shoot until late Friday night and she would jump on a plane and go to L.A. to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards in front of a billion people, and then get straight back on the plane and fly to Hawaii, and go to set Monday morning with a smile on her face.”

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Credit: Tim Barber; Photos: Bullett
Posted to: Alexander Skarsgard, Magazine

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  • Lilla

    It’s Alex day. I love it!

  • blue

    What a sweet lamb in the arms of a very handsome and sweet man :) The clothes are ridiculous but they have some charm on Alex ;)

  • Strange

    Alex looks so yummy !!!!!! { Alex day it is} Loving every minute of it too !!!!!

  • may
  • Alex is

    ugly & gay

  • Disney Villainess

    @Lilla: Me too!:)

  • Tanter

    Nice interview – something new, whoot! – and Alex looks great as always but something about the styling is way off for me. Sometimes the stylist needs to try less, not more.

  • Lilla

    @Disney Villainess: I just saw him in Stockholm 2 days ago, but it’s so nice to see all the pictures now that I’m back in the states :)

  • LaLaHollywood

    Lookin’ good! Glad the lamb didn’t turn into lamb stew!

  • hmmmmmmm

    I LOVE this photoshoot. It’s funky. It’s funny following AS as I do I tend to see his go to’s. It the worried boy face or the what’s that over there face. LOL.

    One day it would be nice for a photographer to get him to show a less posey and natural AS.

  • anonymous

    Well maybe he tried popping and lived the up/down lifestyle he could do like Rhianna LOL. My take is she’s on some “uppers” to keeps her going and why she is all smiley-smiley and often buzzed looking and why she sometimes looks blah, like she is in need of sleep, likely she then takes downers, That girl 1 step away from rehab. She will crash, mark my words.

  • Stacie

    He is Perfect . Love him . :)

  • LAPerfect

    Yep, he’s perfect. ;) What a bizarre photo shoot. It’s quirky, just like him. Adore him! I think we’ll get even more Alex with the TB premiere tomorrow. Can’t wait!

  • Disney Villainess

    @hmmmmmmm: “I LOVE this photoshoot. It’s funky.”

    I agree. It’s artsy unconventional-ness(?, LOL), like Skars.

    @anonymous: *In Arnold Jackson voice*: What’choo talkin’ ’bout Willis?;)

  • Hanna

    Haha, cute lamb! Just have to say that I love the fact that he is an atheist :D

  • mforman

    AS would look good wearing a potato sack. When people always talk about having “it”, they are referring to him. The man is not missing one qualitiy.
    I am so glad we finally got an AS day, thank you JJ.
    Maybe this can be the start of something wonderful, that can happen once a month.

  • hmmmmmmm

    @Disney Vilainess- You should read the backstory on the Bullett mag site about the blue suit shoot. LOL. Try saying that 5 times.LOL

  • Macy

    I’m not sure what to make of some of those photos and the outfits but I suppose it’s for a quirkly magazine. He looks handsome though, despite the odd styling. That lamb is super cute too!

  • chelle

    @mforman: I just can’t with the Satan’s secretary red….his face yes but I just can’t with the red……. just wow!!!!

  • ladybug

    @chelle: The red’s a bit much.
    The shoot’s interesting, but I do agree with Meatballs:

    I like the lamb though.

  • Disney Villainess

    @Lilla: AND, you know we’ll be treated with, no doubt, some yummy Skars pics from the TB red carpet as well. He’s spoilin’ us right now, LOL.:)

    @hmmmmmmm: Loved this line: “Skarsgård swaggers down Canal Street in a blue Bottega Veneta suit, parting the crowded sidewalk like the Red Sea.” LOL, just like a BOSS.

  • Loganna

    one of a very few handful of men who can wear this type of clothes and make it work. you can tell that he used to model.


    Alex those pics S.U.C.K. A.S.S.

  • chelle

    @Hanna: he said his parents were atheist not that he was.

  • tito

    I love AS too, but I do think he is missing the gratitude quality…anyone as perfect as him was created by the Divine!

  • megan

    beautiful man!!

  • maria

    the lamb is soooo sweet!and alex was great even with the tigh tigh extra tigh pants.PANTALONES AJUSTADOS!!

  • Alexander Skarsgard is a douch

    Godless creature.@chelle:
    He never said he believed in God or any higher being that might have put us on this earth.
    I ‘m glad to know his morals are the same as Jesus and Moses. Nice hair, he must have the same hair gel as Cameron Diaz in There’s Something About Mary.

  • ladybug

    @chelle: He’s mentioned as being an atheist in the Elle UK interview from last year, though I’m not sure he’s said so directly, unlike Stellan.

    Sweden (and the rest of Scandinavia) are very, very secular, non-believing, irreligious, and it’s not surprising that he’d fall along that line somewere.

  • chelle

    @Alexander Skarsgard is a douch: apparently so are you because if I recall true believers are supposed to leave such a judgment to a higher power. I may not be the most religious person but I do remember that from years of being forced to go to church by my parents…… just saying

  • POGO

    Alex and that lamb are so cute together.

    HOT as usual.

  • lafamepoma

    the blue/red suits really fit him, and even the sheep is grateful to be in his arms ^^

  • Disney Villainess

    @Alexander Skarsgard is a douch: Here’s an idea bruh: Since you seem ~all~ “religious” but apparently obsessed with seminal fluid, there’s a couple of Tim Tebow posts that’ll leave you cravin’ and salivatin’ for more balls on balls action.

  • Canuck

    I do love that man in turquoise, but this might be a tad too much of it. The lamb shot is adorable.

  • lafamepoma

    it’s obviously that he doesn’t believe in God, in Sweden people don’t believe and if he has grown up with aheist parents, and society there don’t care about religion, by the way great footage

  • oh

    I don’t really care if he believes in god or not – I care whether he’s a nice person. And he is. Oh and HOT !

  • New Orleans trueblood

    Nice interaction between Alex and Lucy. Looks like they have a good chemistry off set :)

  • mforman

    @chelle (#19)—-For the first time I must disagree. AS is one man that can wear any color and make the whole outfit and pose his own.
    @tito (#25)—You are right, he is just perfection. I have never said this about anyone, but when they made him they definitely broke the mold. Thank goodness they did that, because he is in a class by himself and that is where he deserves to be.
    @oh (#36)—-You make an excellent point. His religious thoughts are his own, but the fact that he has one of the best reputations in all of HW says it all.
    AS never says no to a fan, even having some of them wait, if they want to so he can shot his scene and then give them his autograph and take pictures with them. You only hear great things from the cast and crew of whatever he is working on and most important he seems like the most humble guy to work with. I do not think he has a stuck up bone in his body. I would definitely volunteer to give him that exam. (Sorry, that was a little nasty, but I couldn’t help it),
    He is gorgeous on the inside and out.

  • ladybug
  • Macy
  • Macy

    Oh yay, loser thumb patrol is out. LOL get a life!

  • Macy

    I’ll copy this from the other thread, some news on Hidden. Not sure how accurate it is, but oh well.

    According to someone on yuku, Alex will be filming The Hidden in Vancouver, Canada starting late July.

    Lindsay ‏@lemon_buzz True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard is coming to Vancouver for the feature Hidden, starting July 23rd #yvrshoots @olv

  • Macy
  • Disney Villainess

    @Macy: LOL, they’re on their marks too, AT the ready. Master gave them their emergency supply of Scooby Snacks and Kibble ‘n Bits just for this occasion.

    @ladybug: And Alex, as ever, was built for the Gods.:)

  • Macy
  • Macy
  • Macy

    Now the good ones are starting to roll in. Yum!

  • ladybug

    @Macy: That was tweeted last week, and nothing since. So it may not be accurate. I remember last fall there was a tweet from someone in Nashville that The East was going to be filmed there, and then it ended up in Shreveport.

  • taina


    Wow lala you are an insider….so are you an assistant?

  • Texas Swede

    @chelle: Just picture it with a wide black belt, him with a long white beard and hair, and a red hat trimmed in white fur with a white furball at the conical tip. ;) Then suddenly the red looks good.

    I love him in red and the shade of blue he is wearing but not in that color completely. If men’s fashion is going that direction I hope he makes a u-turn and runs as fast as he can away from it. I do like the b/w photos from the shoot.