Category Archives: Alexander Skarsgard

ASkars is moving to NYC

*thud* That is sound of me passing right out at home when I heard this news because I will then be living only an hour and change away from the Viking sex/acting/book god.  Yes, Alexander Skarsgard is moving to New York City!

Vulture has a very lengthy interview with ASkars to talk about many things, including The Giver, Tarzan and True Blood, but the standout quote for me? His future plans!  To wit:

You told me before that you wanted to move to New York after True Blood was done. Is that still the plan?
Yeah! I’m actually looking at apartments in New York now. I’m in London for another three months for Tarzan, and then my plan is definitely to move to New York. I’m really excited about it. I don’t really have any plans in terms of what I want to do — movies, television, theater — but I’d love to do a play in New York. Anything that would be a break from what I’ve been doing, something different. I mean, my dad did Mamma Mia!, just after he had done a couple of dark indie films, and he had a really good time doing that. He loved it. He was like, “Fuck it! This is fun. This is different. There’s nothing wrong with fun. I’ll do it!” You know? It’s all about trying to find those projects where you get to enjoy yourself, because I think that’s when you create as well, when you’re genuinely excited about something. Then you’re not just doing it because it’s your job. After seven years on the show, where every break before was a hiatus from the show, there’s something quite exciting about not knowing what I’m going to do next. It’s a feeling I haven’t had in seven years, and I’m pretty excited about it.

Big shout out to sweetmg for the heads up! 😀

Askars talks about the end of “True Blood”

Refinery 29 talked with Alexander Skarsgard about The Giver, the end of True Blood — and his role in Tarzan.  Having finally watched an episode of TB this season — #9 — I’m not that excited about how he felt winding up the show, although he was definitely what kept me watching for seven years.   (I found the episode slow and kind of weird, although I admit I am picking up at the end of the season without having seen anything before so can’t really place it in context.  But Sookie loving Bill and Eric acting as their “marriage counselor”?  That tells me that Show Sookie is an idiot and Eric is better free of his love for her if that is what he is reduced to.  Ugh.)

In the interview, I was much more interested in his comments about Tarzan. Apparently, the new movie is set at a time where Lord Greystoke has settled down with his bride Jane but is called back to the Congo.  So, will we get flashbacks of how they met or anything? And I love the comment about how quickly the suit comes off!  😉

ASkars on True Blood:

And, about the end of True Blood
“Well, I can’t give anything away. There’s only a few episodes left, so I don’t want to say anything about the plot, but I can talk about how difficult it was to leave the show. I had to leave two months before the other guys because of Tarzan, which I’m shooting in London now. It was incredibly emotional, sad, and weird saying goodbye to, not only a character that I played for seven years, but to the show’s dynamic — the cast and the crew.”

How did you stay connected to your True Blood character, Eric? You’ve certainly managed to not define yourself by him.
“First of all, I was very fortunate that the two first jobs I booked in Hollywood were Generation Kill and True Blood. After a season of True Blood, I creatively searched for something different, something challenging, something I was interested in. All the characters I’ve played — between Melancholia, Disconnect, What Maisie Knew, The East or even The Giver — are very different from Eric Northman. I kept searching because I wanted to come back to the show after a five-month break excited to playing Eric again.”

And Tarzan:
Tell us a bit about what you’re doing in Tarzan.
“I’m playing Lord Greystoke. He lives in England with his wife, Jane. The story is obviously based on the novels, so he was born and raised in the Congo. He starts in England as a very well-adjusted British lord, but goes back to the Congo. It’s there that the adventure begins down. The suit definitely comes off pretty early on in the story. [Laughs]”

New ASkars book porn :-)

This is why I love ASkars so much: how many other Hollywood actors can be relied on to consistently get snapped by paparazzi with book in hand?  The Daily Mail in the UK reported he was seen dining in the Tender Greens restaurant in Beverly Hills, munching away while engrossed in his book.  What’s he reading? I believe it is Adam Hochschild’s King Leopold’s Ghost, a history of what happened when King Leopold II of Belgium seized the Congo in the 1880s.  I sense a tie-in with his role in Tarzan here…!

Love pics of Alexander Skarsgard and books? Check out my ASkars book porn page here.

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Is Askars at risk of bursting into flames?

When I saw the news last week that Porsche was recalling vehicles because of potential engine fires, I naturally worried about our friend Alexander Skarsgard, who is known to drive that brand of vehicle.  Could our favorite Swedish celebrity be at risk for bursting into flames much like his Viking vampire character, Eric Northman?!? Fortunately, AutoEvolution reassures us that ASkars may drive a Porsche, but not the make under recall, which is the 911 GT3.  Instead, he drives a Porsche Panamera S, which means that the only thing that is too hot to handle is Askars himself when he is behind the wheel.  

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Happy (future) birthday to me

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I can already tell you what I will be doing for my July 4 birthday in 2016 — attending the opening of Tarzan ( in 3-D!!!!)  which will open on July 1 that year. Now, normally, I don’t really care if a movie is 3-D, but this is going to be Alexander Skarsgard in 3-D.  Presumably in a loin cloth. And maybe Victorian dress clothes.

*thud*

Margot Robbie, who recently starred in  The Wolf of Wall Street, has been tapped to play Jane and she and Askars will be joined by Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz.  The movie will be directed by David Yates, the director of the final four Harry Potter blockbusters.

Is anyone else hoping for a series of Tarzan films?

Details on the film at the Wrap.

ASkars is back on set

Ah, sweet relief: our favorite Viking is back on the True Blood set, filming and looking none the worse for his fiery misadventure at the end of season six.  He was delayed to the set because of his movie commitments, including filming The Giver in South Africa with Meryl Streep and Diary of a Teenage Girl in San Francisco.   But now the ’70s’ porn ‘stache of Diary is gone and he’s looking like our hot, black-clad Eric once again.  Check out photos from the set here, courtesy of I Actor.

Life moments…

Cool update from fanfic author Missy Dee, who met ASkars in person while he was filming “Diary of a Teenage Girl,” in which he plays a guy who has an affair with his girlfriend’s teenaged daughter back, in the 1970s.  Check out the 70s porn stache! And of course this means he is not currently filming with True Blood, which makes me think that while Eric will be back, it probably won’t be until an episode or two in.

Life moments….