True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård in Interview Magazine

Broody von Smoldergård on the cover of "Interview"

Alexander Skarsgård gets sexy for Interview’s June/July issue. Interviewed by Arcade Fire’s Win Butler, Skarsgård talks about how he picks his roles and why he doesn’t want people to confuse him with his character on True Blood.

Hot. The End. Photos: Steven Klein (of course!)

“I do get a lot of scripts sent to me where they basically want me to play Eric from ‘True Blood,’ but just a different name in a different movie,” he says. That’s not interesting to me. I don’t want to play a character that I’ve played for four years on a television show, change the name, and make him a zombie instead of a vampire.”

Of course, most of his fans know  Skarsgård as viking vampire, Eric Northman, he does have other projects in the works, including a big screen adaptation of the popular game Battleship (wut?), and later this year he’ll be co-starring the in the remake of the 1971 movie Straw Dogs with his girlfriend Kate Bosworth.

True Blood returns June 26, and I can’t wait!

5 Responses to True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård in Interview Magazine

  1. [...] I’m not sure how to begin, because if you look at the photograph to the right, or the three images below this text, you’ll see that Alexander Skarsgard is on the cover of Interview this month and there are just no words. In addition to the cover and an editorial feature inside the magazine, the Nordic actor sat down to chat with Arcade Fire‘s Win Butler about the awesomeness of failure (because both men obviously have tons of experience), the very relatable problem of being typecast as a sexy Nordic vampire, and how it’s so totally weird that he has such obsessive fans. The last bit is almost certainly one of the great mysteries of the natural universe: why-oh-why are so many young women all across the US so painfully attracted to plain old Alex Skarsgard? It’s not like he plays an arrogant but fiercely principled blood-sucker with a secret soft side on a fun, gory television show and makes a habit of smoldering from the pages of national magazines. Oh wait, that’s exactly what he does, and I’d like him to continue so I’m going to have to ask him to just please be quiet so I can go about my business and continue to objectify him. [DippedInCream] [...]

  2. [...] I’m not sure how to begin, because if you look at the photograph to the right, or the three images below this text, you’ll see that Alexander Skarsgard is on the cover of Interview this month and there are just no words. In addition to the cover and an editorial feature inside the magazine, the Nordic actor sat down to chat with Arcade Fire‘s Win Butler about the awesomeness of failure (because both men obviously have tons of experience), the very relatable problem of being typecast as a sexy Nordic vampire, and how it’s so totally weird that he has such obsessive fans. The last bit is almost certainly one of the great mysteries of the natural universe: why-oh-why are so many young women all across the US so painfully attracted to plain old Alex Skarsgard? It’s not like he plays an arrogant but fiercely principled blood-sucker with a secret soft side on a fun, gory television show and makes a habit of smoldering from the pages of national magazines. Oh wait, that’s exactly what he does, and I’d like him to continue so I’m going to have to ask him to just please be quiet so I can go about my business and continue to objectify him. [DippedInCream] [...]