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Alexander Skarsgard Reveals How He Picks his Movie Roles

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.”

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