Alex, Kristin, Michael, and DenisTags: Co-stars, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Photos
The new issue of Entertainment Weekly has a True Blood feature, including 11 – yes, 11! – character covers. If this isn’t the cover that shows up in my mailbox, I’ll be a very sad lady.Tags: Entertainment Weekly, Press
As we count down the last few weeks before Season 5 (not to mention recovering from Deadlocked), here’s a guest post about Alex to tide us over.
Alexander Skarsgard has come a long way since his bit part as Meekus in Zoolander.
Skarsgard’s big break came as sexy, blonde vampire Eric Northman on HBO’s True Blood in 2008. The Swedish actor’s fan base has grown rapidly since appearing on True Blood and his role as Eric has opened doors to a more prominent acting career. He starred in 2011’s Straw Dogs, alongside James Marsden and Kate Bosworth, as a less than lovable construction worker from the south with a flair for violence. While this role was beautifully acted and emotionally powerful, fans of this talented and Greek God-esque beauty, such as myself, would like to see him in roles that suit not only his acting, but also our fantasies. Here are some movies that we’d love to see Skarsgard star in:
Skargard’s tall frame, broad shoulders, and slightly muscular build are reminiscent of old Hollywood actors like Cary Grant and Gene Kelly. Musicals similar to Singing in the Rain, Moulin Rouge, or even The Rocky Horror Picture Show would suit Skarsgard and thrill audiences. Everybody loves a man that can sing and dance, and we would love to see Alexander doing just that. Maybe a remake of an old classic would suit his fancy, or True Blood could even be turned into a musical for the stage. We would love to see Sookie, Eric, and Bill singing and dancing their way through the vampires, werewolves, and other mythical creatures that would inevitably pop up.
A HISTORICAL PIECE
While Eric Northman’s character in True Blood doesn’t necessarily prove that Alexander would be amazing in a musical, Northman’s old world charm proves that he has the stature and potential to play a powerful leader or member of royalty. Skarsgard would be stunning as a king or leader of an empire, like King Henry XIII. There is a large body of work about King Henry XIII and the amount of historical data surrounding his reign is nearly limitless. Even though other actors have already portrayed aspects of his life, like Jonathan Rhys Meyers in The Tudors, Skarsgard could bring a different perspective to
the story. His look is so different from other actors that have portrayed King Henry that the opportunity for changing the story line would be easier to accept.
A SWEDISH FILM
Women certainly love royalty, but they also love accents. Skarsgard is originally from Stockholm, Sweden, so why not star in a movie about his native country? The beautiful scenery (and beautiful men) would only be additional perks to what would prove to be an already interesting movie. He could even star in an auto-biographical film about his own life in Sweden, and his rise to fame.
A ROMANTIC COMEDY
Finally, fans (and again, me!) need to see Alexander get the girl! In True Blood, Eric Northman falls in love with Sookie Stackhouse, but his feelings are never fully validated. A romantic comedy would fit Skarsgard perfectly. We can see his funny side along with his sensitive, romantic side. And we can only hope he would woo his lady with an acoustic guitar and a beautiful song. The audience would swoon! Plus, we can finally feel happy about him falling in love with a girl, and those feelings being reciprocated.
However, whether or not Alexander Skarsgard will actually play any of these roles is yet to be determined. There are so many other types of roles we’d love to see him in – a superhero film, perhaps? (Just imagine Alex in a cape and tights playing opposite a smoldering vixen in a Wonder Woman costume.) He already has a few films slated for release in 2012, such as Battleship, The East, Disconnect, and What Maisie Knew. Plus, we can only assume he will continue to thrill us in True Blood, and have a continued presence in Hollywood. Whatever he does, we’ll always be fans, but a girl can dream, can’t she?
Allison Heard is from HalloweenCostumes.com, where she is totally fine with writing articles that involve daydreaming about Alexander Skarsgard.
Thanks for the guest post, Allison! What are your thoughts? Did Allison nail a genre that you’d love to see Alex try, or do you have something to add to the list? Comment and let us know!
Updated the gallery with two scans from the new issue of Entertainment Weekly.Tags: Anna Paquin, Entertainment Weekly, Magazine Scans
Got a truckload of money, unlike me? Place your bids!Tags: Charities, Kristin Bauer van Straten
Up for auction to benefit Greenpeace are two True Blood scripts! The first is the script for the season 3 finale, “Evil is Going On,” signed by Alex. It was his personal copy for use on the show, and in addition to his autograph, it includes his personal notes. The second is Kristin Bauer van Straten’s personal script for 3×07, “Hit the Floor.” It is signed by Kristin, Alex, Joe, Sam, Deborah, Rutina, and seven other cast members. It also comes with an autographed photo of Pam.
These are some amazing, literally one of a kind items for a great cause! Now if only I had some money. *sigh*Tags: Charities, Kristin Bauer van Straten
Alex did several short interviews on Fox stations this morning to promote Straw Dogs. They’re not very in-depth or anything, but hey, it’s Alex! Before I post those, though, I’ll start off with this delicious video of his photoshoot for GQ Style, a German mag.
Now on to the TV spots:
EDIT: Here’s another one!
Click here to view scans of Alex as the September “Man of Style” in InStyle.
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Visit SkarsgardFans.com to listen to a new interview with Alex.Tags: Interviews
From the Inside True Blood blog:
I loved it. It was so beautiful. They tried to recreate a winter landscape up in northern Sweden, and they did an amazing job. It was really special. It was a lot of fun shooting – and quite complicated with wind machines going and fake snow everywhere. It was very technical and kinda tough, but it really was very special. They spent weeks building it, and we spent a day or two shooting it. I’m excited to see it because being there on the day it looked so good. I hope fans like it.
Whether people loved or hated the snow scene, can we all agree that it’s awesome that so much time and effort was put into making it beautiful and special?Tags: Season 4
As many of you know, Alex’s birthday is coming up on August 25. Instead of flooding him with cards, please read this post over at Skarsgard News and consider making a donation to the LA Food Bank in Alex’s name. All donors will be listed on one big card that Alex can keep, instead of thousands of cards that he’ll have to throw away.
HBO has a new interview with Alex. Highlights:
I wanted to make sure that it was a side of Eric – not a new character. The side of him that was hidden.
I’ve done some stuff [love scenes] in other movies as well that’s pretty graphic… But these were definitely some pretty intense scenes. We were kind of all over the place. But my favorite scene is yet to come…
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Do you think the werewolf has any chance at a future with Sookie?
No. I don’t think she’s interested in dogs.
KELLY: If I were to bite a vampire, what would happen to me? What’s the worst that could happen?
ALEX: Well, on True Blood, our blood is pretty special, so you get high.
KELLY: No kidding! So it’s like licking a cane toad, right? [laughter]
ALEX: Yeah. But I would have to bite you back, and then… it’d be pretty special.
Looks like TB might be simplifying Charlaine’s blood bonding procedure (an undetermined, varying number of mutual exchanges) to one mutual exchange? What do you think?Tags: Interviews