The New York Times collected over 100 fan questions and then asked Alexander Skarsgard a handful of them. To my fangirlish amazement, one of them was mine! Although, as sweetmg pointed out, he didn’t exactly ANSWER it… 😉 (If you want to know which is mine, I’m one of the few people who did actually put a full name on the question as the NY Times requested, although I would have been just as happy not to.)
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I’ve just excerpted a couple of the questions below, so if you want to see more, check out the link above!
What are your favorite things about Sweden that you can’t get in the States? — Jasmine, Omaha
The most obvious answer is: the reason I go home is family. But also, I’ve been in L.A. for 8 years, so all my memories there are from being an adult; oh, I went to that restaurant with that friend. In Stockholm, it goes deeper because when I walk down the streets, every single street corner will mean something. There will be a history there. There’s a connection to my childhood there. It means so much to me to go home and relive all those memories.
Do you feel the public perception of you as a sex symbol impacts your real life relationships in either a positive or negative way? — Jacqueline Haun, Lawrenceville, N.J.
No, I never Google myself or read blogs about me. I’m scared, I wouldn’t want to do that and don’t think that would be good for me. In terms of jobs, I’m an actor. There’s gotta be depth there. I’d never say yes to something just to play the hot guy. That’s not what I’m interested in. Creatively that’s not fun for me.
Would like to know which of the characters that Mr. Skarsgard has played has been the most challenging and why?— Katerina, Ont., Canada
Brad Colbert in “Generation Kill.” It was my first big role in the States. It was a very intense experience. We shot it for seven months in the Kalahari desert. It’s about the war in Iraq, not the politics of it, but about the men and women there on the ground. So I just think I felt the weight of that and the importance of getting it right.