Yesterday Alex attends an event by PURPLE FASHION MAGAZINE and MILK STUDIOS LA Party to celebrate launch of the new issue. I’ve added some pics from the event to the gallery. Enjoy!
[x002] Appearances>> 2013 >> Purple Fashion Magazine & Milk Studios L.A. Party
In the past year, Alexander Skarsgård has been linked to a racy film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey, a Tarzan reboot, and the actress Charlize Theron. All appear to be rumors, but when you’re a 6’4″ Swede famous for playing the 1,000-year-old, slightly demented yet nurturing vampire Eric Northman on HBO’s hit series True Blood, people expect you to run around in a loincloth and have a sex dungeon. But Skarsgård, son of Mamma Mia!’s Stellan Skarsgård, has a simpler story: After a brush with fame as a child actor, he ran the other way, enlisting in Sweden’s Marine Corps and working in intelligence. Still, a leopard can’t change its spots—or whatever the equivalent Swedish expression is—and Skarsgård eventually invaded Hollywood, stealing scene after scene from under his costars’ fangs. (He became an attention magnet offscreen, too, thanks to his two-year romance with Kate Bosworth.) This month, Skarsgård, 36, reminds us he’s more than eye candy, with Disconnect, a serious—and seriously good—drama about the ways in which technology can make us feel even lonelier.
ELLE: Who was your childhood crush?
Alexander Skarsgård: I saw Tootsie with Jessica Lange when I was eight or nine. I remember feeling something in my stomach. [Laughs] I didn’t know what it was, but I wanted to watch that movie over and over again.
ELLE: I read that you were insecure as a kid. I find that hard to believe.
AS: I was very insecure—especially when it came to girls. When I was nine, there was this girl, Elin, in my class who I was in love with. I didn’t know how to approach her. We did this thing in Sweden, at least when I was a kid, where people write notes, like, “Do you want to be my girlfriend?” followed by three boxes: Yes, No, Maybe.
ELLE: So you wrote her a note?
AS: I would never write her a note! That would take some balls. But one day after school, I found a note from her in my pocket saying, “Do you want to be my boyfriend?” I was so happy. I couldn’t sleep all night. The next morning, my buddy started laughing, and I realized he wrote the note. That kind of messed up my confidence when it came to girls.
San Francisco, CA — The 56th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 25 – May 9) has announced the films forming its highly-anticipated Big Nights series. Things kick off with the Opening Night presentation of returning Bay Area duo Scott McGehee and David Siegel’s emotional drama What Maisie Knew (USA 2012) starring Julianne Moore, Steve Coogan and Alexander Skarsgård.
Opening Night: What Maisie Knew
Thursday April 25, 7:00 pm, Castro Theatre
Codirectors Scott McGehee and David Siegel and actor Onata Aprile expected
In a loose adaptation of Henry James’ novel of the same name, Scott McGehee and David Siegel’s What Maisie Knew focuses on the effects of a marriage unraveling as viewed through the eyes of a couple’s six-year-old daughter (played by remarkable newcomer Onata Aprile). Shuffling between narcissistic parents-her rock star mother (Julianne Moore) and distracted art dealer father (Steve Coogan)-or foisted off on parental stand-ins (Alexander Skarsgård and Joanna Vanderham), young Maisie comes face to face with the mercurial world of grown-ups who are anything but.
For more information visit sffs.org.
Like as usual, Alex looks very handsome in new photoshoot of him on the cover of the newest issue of Man of the World magazine. I’ve added the digital copy scans of Alex’s article from this issue to the gallery. This issue can be pre-ordered on the magazine’s website, which will become available on April 1st. Be sure to get your own copy!
“Alex is unbelievably interesting.” Says Alexa Fogel, the casting agent who pushed Skarsgård for his breakout role in the HBO series, Generation Kill. “But that’s just the beginning of it, he is also unusually articulate and educated. “
[x006] Scans >> 2013 >> April | Man Of The World
[x005] Sessions & Outtakes >> Session 61