Alexander Skarsgard Reveals How He Picks his Movie Roles
Alexander Skarsgard walks back to his car after running some errands on Wednesday (January 28) in West Hollywood, Calif.
The 38-year-old actor just hit up the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where he talked about how he picks his movie and television roles.
“I really don’t have a plan or a strategy. When I read a script, it’s very basic. It’s all about do I connect or not? Is this something I’m creatively excited about? The combination of the script and meeting the filmmaker — you’re either excited or you’re not. I can’t say what I’m going to be excited about, or a specific genre, or a specific type of director, or a specific role. I have a tendency to be more inspired and more excited if it’s something that I feel like I haven’t done, you know?” Alex told Refinery29.
“When I was on True Blood, every hiatus, I did actively search for roles that were different,” Alex continued. “Not because I felt that I needed to show people that I could play someone other than Eric Northman, but because I creatively wasn’t interested in — after shooting the show for seven months — going straight from that to playing a character that was exactly the same.”