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Alexander Skarsgard: 'Doing Evil Stuff This Year' on 'True Blood'

Alexander Skarsgard: 'Doing Evil Stuff This Year' on 'True Blood'

Alexander Skarsgard rocks a black hat and shades while stepping out of his hotel on Wednesday (May 22) in New York City.

That same day, the 36-year-old Swedish actor was spotted sporting a light blue shirt while walking around the city in the afternoon.

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Alexander recently revealed what we can expect from his character Eric on the upcoming sixth season of HBO’s True Blood.

“[Eric's] doing some evil stuff this year, some stuff that’s not so nice,” Alexander expressed. “It’s fun to go back and forth, you get to play around with both (good and evil) sides. It’s always more interesting than one extreme or the other when you have both within, and it’s an internal struggle.”

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  • hmm

    Hmm, he really building up his muscles. Will he be swinging from vine to vine as Tarzan after all?

  • ladybug

    @hmm: The way he’s talked in a couple of interviews, he’s making it sound like it’s really just a delay in greenlighting it, not that it’s totally dead.

  • Macy

    He looks really good here. I don’t see the supposed mark on his neck that some people were talking about, but maybe my eyes are faulty.

  • JenJen

    I love him in a tee, cap & jeans so simple yet so perfect. I do wish he’d find jeans that weren’t stained.

    @ Macy
    The mark is in this picture
    http://www.justjared.com/photo-gallery/2876393/alexander-skarsgard-brit-marling-talks-the-east-love-scenes-02/

    @hmm and ladybug I hope he is bulking up for other reasons. I know he needs a leading breakout role but Tarzan is not good in my opinion. Every interpretation of Tarzan I have seen is too cheesy and pretty boyish and ends up like Brenda Fraser in George of the Jungle.

  • Macy

    @JenJen:
    Thanks. It doesn’t look like a hickey to me, just a scratch, shaving cut or possibly a pimple.

  • ladybug

    @JenJen: Here’s a larger one (click on the photo if needed)

    http://www.imagebam.com/image/e5c2b0255903613

    As for Tarzan, I do have qualms, but on the other hand David Yates is involved, so I’m hoping if it happens it won’t be all cheese, it’ll be a little darker and grittier.

  • JenJen

    @Macy

    I don’t think it’s a hickey either. It could be but it could also be anything else, but that’s what people are talking about.

    @ Ladybug if it does go through I’m hoping for an edgier more dramatic Taran as well. Fingers crossed.

  • Macy

    @JenJen:
    Yeah it doesn’t look that way to me, but then there are lots of people who are just desperate to prove that he’s hooking up all over the place. Could he be? Sure. Do we actually know this for sure? Nope.

  • ladybug

    @Macy: It’s awful tiny to be a hickey, unless it’s from Tinker Belle. I remember last February during his trip to New York he wore his scarf seemingly everywhere (including inside) for the first couple of days and there was speculation/hope that he was covering a hickey. He wasn’t.

    @JenJen, I just got the impression that the edgier Tarzan was the direction they were going for, I’d like to think that Alex and Yates wouldn’t be interested if it was just some variation of the cheesy stuff that’s been done over the years.

    And he’s back in LA:

    http://characteristicallyexuberant.tumblr.com/post/51131991555/theres-a-bunch-more-of-alex-arriving-at-lax-today

  • Macy

    @ladybug:
    LOL, I remember that. Didn’t he also wear a scarf in Hawaii for Battleship promotion? I think he just went through a scarf phase.

  • JenJen

    @ Macy people love to speculate. I guess it’s better to speculate about a hickey than other things.

    @ladybug I have faith in Alex and Yates but I think Tarzan is one of those stories that can easily veer off into cheesy territory. Hopefully we get confirmation sometime soon.
    I still hope he gets a role like Daniel Day Lewis gets. I think he could handle it, but I know he has to work his way up and I have to be patient.

    Have either of you had the chance to see any of the 3 movies Alex has out?

  • ladybug

    @JenJen: WMK and Disconnect have not and will not be playing in my area, but there’s a good chance The East will, though not until June.

  • Cafélady

    @JenJen: “I guess it’s better to speculate about a hickey than other things.”

    I TOTALLY agree on that. Even though I also don’t think that it is a hickey – to me it looks like a pimple or a mosquito bite.
    +++++++

    As for his hint what (evil) stuff eric will do this season: Yes! I’m totally ok with that – presently I’m sooo much in “want doing evil stuff”-mode…no, I will not do that in real (of course)…it will be enough to see it through eric’s eyes…unfortunately I have to wait quite long for it, until I can see s6…so until that this aggressive mood is long over then, I guess…and with that this pesky divorce-circus too, I hope….

  • Macy

    @JenJen:
    No I haven’t seen any of them. The guy that owns my local theater is a bonehead most of the time and only brings in smaller, arty movies if they win awards or have commercial success. He brought in The King’s Speech about two weeks AFTER it won academy awards even though it was pretty much out on dvd at that time. Here’s hoping for The East because he certainly didn’t bring the other two in.

  • Desperate chick?

    So where is the chick he bonked all night? told her to piss off and ditched her in NY and moved onto another desperate chick which we shell soon get pixs off in la

  • Rachel

    I’m excited to hear that this season will bring back a darker Eric, and I’m curious to see how evil he becomes. I’m glad that even though I work the night shift at DISH, I won’t miss out on any episodes this season. I use my DISH Anywhere app to keep up with the shows I watch. The app streams shows I record on my DVR, to my tablet, and I spend my train home watching episodes I missed.

  • Keiko

    @Macy:

    “Yeah it doesn’t look that way to me, but then there are lots of people who are just desperate to prove that he’s hooking up all over the place. Could he be? Sure. Do we actually know this for sure? Nope.”

    *** And we have a winner! This is EXACTLY the point I have been trying to make while all the fan-girls were sh*tting themselves because someone dared to challenge their unfounded assumptions about Alex’s sex life and sexual lifestyle.

  • Get It Right Keiko

    Get it right Keiko.

    It’s the fangirls like yourself and a few others on JJ that shit bricks at the thought of Alex hooking up all over the place.
    It gets you all worked up.

    Same way you get worked up over Brit Marling.

  • Lillian

    I have totally lost interest in this show. Loved it for the first 2-3 seasons and then it just got too weird and unbeliavably stupid

  • didi

    @Desperate chick?: check out photo links on todays Celebitchy site of Alex leaving a bar in NYC with a blond in the early a.m.

  • Macy

    @Keiko:
    Yeah, I don’t care either way. It just gets annoying having him connected to any female in a vicinity, especially with the repeatedly stupid 20 something blond model posts that are incomprehensibly written. If he is dating someone then good for him, and I hope that person is much better for him than his last choice but I don’t think he is seeing anyone. If he’s hooking up, then also good for him, but either way we won’t know that unless he wants to bring someone out in public.

  • catie

    still looks like a pimple – LOL – hickeys are a bit high schoolish anyway.
    But ya know the guy is not celibate.

    Have you read the Tarzan books? They aren’t all the cheesy loincloth deal –
    can be of the Indiana Jones adventure type stories – which I think is what the films would focus on.Could be a great showcase for him – a chance to take advantage of his physicality – his comic timing and of course his utter sexiness.

    Saw The East – it is okay – a vehicle to show off Brit Marling – no steamy love scenes – it is PG 13 rated after all.

  • Cadulech

    @didi:
    Well i hope he find himself another Kate B

  • Cafélady

    @catie: A new Tarzan movie has not to be automatically cheesy, I agree. But books aren’t movies. There are a lot examples for good movie-adaptations – but also the other way around. So it all depends on the script, the director and -of course- the actors. I guess, it could be a good possibility for him, to show another side of him as an actor. But it could also be a risk (‘George of the jungle’ was already mentioned). But I guess, alex knows what he is doing – I doubt, that he accept the role if the script should be bad. (As far as I know, nothing is confirmed up to now, anyway)
    But sometimes it can also happen, that you find a script interesting and believe the movie could become something special or at least good – but when the movie is done, it happen that it isn’t as good as you thought first. I think there is always a rest-risk.

  • Cafélady

    I like it always when we can see old pictures of him (from the 90′s)… :)
    http://santress.tumblr.com/post/51154685949/throwback-thursday-some-oldies-but-goodies-of-alex

  • Keiko

    @catie:

    You know, I had a feeling all the talk about nudity and steamy love scenes was c*rap. They had to make it PG 13 because Brit and Zal want this politically-motivated film to reach teenagers as well as adults. Trust and believe, that is the reason. But why is everyone involved in this movie lying about the sex and nudity?? BTW, I just laugh and roll my eyes every time I see a trailer form The East with Brit in it. This “character” she “plays” just so happens to look, talk, act, and has the same expressions, as Brit Marling. The woman couldn’t even change her hair color and style, for pete’s sake.

  • JenJen

    @ Catie I have not read the books and I would hope that if Tarzan is done it would follow the books. Although I must say I find Indiana Jones a bit cheesy. I do agree Alex has to start somewhere and have the chance to showcase himself.

    @ Café Lady That is what I mean even for Alex and Yates the film good still turn out badly, but even if it does most great actors have a dud or 2 in their repertoire.

    I can’t wait to see what’s next for Alex.

  • JenJen

    @ Macy

    I don’t think either if them will be playing near me either. =(

    The theater near me rarely plays anything good and if they do it’s for a week and at strange times and then it’s pulled.

  • Keiko

    LOL, is this Brit Marling or Brit Marling in a movie pretending to act? http://santress.tumblr.com/post/51106082464/askarslibrary-brit-marling-alexander-skarsgard

  • Keiko

    @Get It Right Keiko:

    Anybody who has seen me post regularly KNOWS I’m no fangirl. They also know I’m the last person who has rose-colored glasses on for Alexander Skarsgard. You’re out of the loop, moron.

  • Keiko

    @Macy:

    #21: I personally do believe Alex screws around. I happen to not believe he screws around with total strangers on a regularly basis. I actually believe he sleeps with his female friends and his female colleagues. I believe having casual relations with “friends/colleagues with benefits” is his thing, not 3am sex with random strangers. I can’t explain it but there’s something about him that just seems like he’d rather know his bedmate and have the security of knowing that he can trust that person. It’s also very Swedish to sleep with friends and friends of friends in between monogamous relationships. I’m not saying he sleeps with all his female friends or all his co-workers, but I’d bet my right arm he’s had a trip around the block with Brit Marling AND Lucy Griffiths at least. There’s something about the way Brit looks and sounds a bit too smitten, but yet there’s zero chemistry between them. Makes me think something very brief and no longer existent. Lucy G…maybe ongoing on a casual basis.

  • Cadulech

    @Keiko:
    He does screw with total strangers

  • Get It Right Keiko

    @Keiko You are the worst type of fan girl!

    The type that pretends your interest in Alex is only about his art.

    Yet you are overly critical of any female in his life.

    Grumpy and defensive at the thought of him hooking up.

    Fangirl to the core. Don’t be ashamed of who you are.

    I have more respect for the fans that outright admit they are obsessed and flip out over his every move.

  • Get It Right Keiko

    @Keiko
    #31

    Your entire post sounds very fan girl to me.

    What evidence do you have?

    None.. Just your imagination.

  • Cadulech

    He is a gross man,lets all admit it,The evidence was show.There are the pictures.
    Pictures talk more than hundred words

  • Margarita

    While I know he is not celibate he also does not seems to be reckless. And picking up a stranger and taking them back to your hotel at 3 am is pretty reckless., especially at the age of 36. The reality is there a std’s, stalkers etc. And also a great chance the someone would record something or snap some pictures. Why would he risk this? He doesn’t have to. I tend to agree with Keiko, he probably does have a circle of regulars that he can trust.

  • Get It Right Keiko

    Gross? For hooking up?

    Not my style but I don’t think that makes someone gross.

    Hard partier? Definitely.

    Random hookups? Possible even likely.

    Somewhat immature? Definitely.

  • Get It Right Keiko

    Still waiting on that evidence Keiko that has you so thoroughly convinced Alex would never hook up with randoms but only goes for costars and friends.

  • Um

    Hooking up isn’t always about because you can’t get anyone else.

    It’s very often done just because you can. Some people get off on the risks.

    Some people forget about the risks after a drink or two.

    Oh and it’s not uncommon for celebs to hookup with random people.

    Don’t know what Alex does or does not do but it’s not an outrageous possibility.

  • Keiko

    @Get It Right Keiko:

    Hey a*shole, the difference is I never said HE DOES THIS. I said this is my opinion. Unlike the other posters who repeatedly posted comments saying they KNOW he hooks up with randoms, that it was obvious, and that there was plenty of evidence that he did (though they never provided any–unless “because of men I know” counts as evidence in the delusional universe of your mind). Just like they KNOW he went home “with that blonde in the bar” at 3:15 am.

  • Macy

    @JenJen:
    Lincoln played for four whole days by my place. I had wanted to see it but couldn’t get to it during the week, so I tried on the weekend and it was already gone. I asked the owner WTF and he was like, oh we didn’t think it would perform well so we pulled it. Seriously, this is how small minded he is. All the Oscar buzz and he didn’t want to play it.

  • Keiko

    @Um:

    Who said it was “an outrageous possibility”? Every single person here–without exception–either said they think he does it, they know he does it, or it’s certainly possible that he does it (including myself–as I stated I don’t personally think he does it regularly but anything’s possible). Why do you people feel the desperate need to continue FORCING your opinion that he might have this lifestyle and that anyone who doesn’t believe 100% as you do has on rose-colored glasses? Is it because you hook up with randoms in bars and you want to believe Alex is of the same low caliber as you?

  • Macy

    @Keiko:
    It would make some sense as to why there aren’t more stories of him fooling around. He’s pretty tight about that stuff that way. You don’t hear the sordid details from women in magazines that are saying they’ve slept with him the way people like Ashton Kutcher or Tiger Woods have had.

    @Cadulech:
    I love the way you state things like they’re facts, when in face, there really isn’t any evidence at all.

  • Margarita

    I don’t get this argument. Can anyone prove whether he does or does not hookup? It is a matter of opinion.

  • Keiko

    @Margarita:

    No, and I said the same a dozen times already. All this does is make the fangirls and the trolls go off on rants.

  • Macy

    @Margarita:
    No, people can’t either way. It’s speculation and opinion and nothing more. There aren’t ever photos of him hanging all over some girl, or making out, just photos of him standing next to people or talking to them. From that, people have all kinds of theories but most of it is wishful thinking either way.

  • Keiko

    @Macy:

    Or the newest story from yesterday by a woman who claims she was at a party with Lance Armstrong and she walked in to find …. well, let’s just say it was a sexual act that involved a woman’s face and Lance’s behind…and that Lance turned around as asked the woman if she wanted to join. I can’t imagine hearing stories like this about Alex–that’s the truth. Whatever he’s doing–whether it’s kinky and nasty or straight up puritan–he’s doing it with women who have already earned his respect/trust.

  • Keiko

    @Macy:

    And from “snoops” who were supposedly on the scene and so sure of his comings and goings that they report who he leaves a party with…yet there’s NEVER a photo from said snoop of him actually in a car with them, or entering his hotel with them.

  • Margarita

    @Keiko:

    Yuk, as if I did not detest Lance Armstrong enough already.

    Can you even imagine how many offers Alex must get? Even Stellan joked about it. He most definitely has discretion,whatever he is doing.

  • Cadulech

    @Macy:
    In what world you are???! see the pictures! the had sex with the girls of the week.
    Sadly for everyone (me as well): trolls were right.

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