20.09.2012 Neue Liebe für „True Blood“-Star Alexander Skarsgard ?!?
Alicia Vikander Foto: Landmark / PR Photos
So ein Heimlichtuer: Da hat er offenbar schon seit Monaten wieder eine neue Freundin – und niemand bekommt es mit. Frauenschwarm Alexander Skarsgard ist leider bereits weg vom Single-Markt und in den festen Händen der hübschen Schauspielerin und Tänzerin Alicia Vikander.
Wie die Zeitung „The National Enquirer“ berichtet, führen Alex und Alicia eine ernsthafte und tiefgehende Beziehung, die vielleicht sogar früher oder später in einer Hochzeit enden könnte. „Alex sagt, er hat seine beste Freundin gefunden und kann sich wirklich vorstellen, Alicia zu heiraten. Sie sind definitiv das einzig Wahre“, schreibt das Blatt.
Alicia, die übrigens ebenfalls aus Schweden kommt, wird in der Literaturverfilmung „Anna Karenina“ als Kitty an der Seite von Keira Knightley und Jude Law zu sehen sein. Wer sich Alicia nun einmal genauer anschauen will, kann das hierzulande ab dem 25. Oktober tun, wenn „Anna Karenina“ bei uns in die Kinos kommt.
Alexander Skarsgard : Interwiev mit " Men`s Fashion "
Interwiev in englisch
MEN’S FASHION: Our exclusive interview with Alexander Skarsgard
By David Livingstone | October 16th, 2012 | 11:30 am
Photo by Steven Klein
A pop phenomenon and a heartthrob, the Swedish actor can also be serious and low-key. Men’s FASHION editor-in-chief David Livingstone sits down with Alexander Skarsgard in New York
From the flow of his voice coming from behind the door, it’s evident that Alexander Skarsgard has taken to the role of spokesmodel with guileless good cheer.
As I sit outside a New York hotel suite, waiting in line to go face to face with the face of Encounter Calvin Klein ($87, thebay.com), this fall’s major new men’s fragrance, I can’t help hearing the interview before mine and thinking that the guy is not nearly as taciturn or inscrutable as he has been in the parts that have shaped his fame.
Born in Sweden in 1976, Skarsgard rose to North American stardom in 2008 with a one-two punch. On Generation Kill, an Emmy-winning HBO miniseries about the U.S. invasion of Iraq, he played a tight-lipped Marine nicknamed Iceman. After that came True Blood, the enthusiastically received HBO series (recently renewed for a sixth season) on which he plays an enigmatic vampire called Eric Northman.
When my turn comes, the man who meets me is not frosty but affable. Talk about friendly and warm! He even tells me, “I’ve had some good conversations, actually. It’s been journalists from all over the world, so that’s always fun.”
Photo by Christopher Stevenson
Skarsgard’s easygoing eagerness makes it impossible to begrudge his good looks. Tall, fine-featured and athletically built, he is spared from perfection only by a slight overbite, though even that has a page dedicated to it on Facebook.
As for the way he is dressed—white Calvin Klein shirt with Persol shades slung from its open neck, black Alexander Wang jeans, grey Converse high-tops—there is nothing to suggest it isn’t cool, except the way Skarsgard wears it, which is as if no thought of cool went into it.
However, Skarsgard did put thought into his decision to become a spokesmodel. “I’ve never done anything like this before. I’ve had some opportunities, but they haven’t felt right,” he says. “This one—just everything felt right about it. Calvin Klein is such a great house. I was flattered.”
Another reason for Skarsgard to participate in the Encounter campaign was the team working on it. He considers creative director Fabien Baron one of the best in the world. He had worked with photographer Steven Klein before, on a shoot for Interview magazine, and “had a blast.”
The film noir style of the campaign was another motivation. “The way they pitched Encounter, it almost sounded like something out of the German Expressionist movement, like an old Fritz Lang movie like M or Metropolis.”
Although True Blood has provided Skarsgard with a fan base in the Comic-Con culture, he is no stranger to high art. When asked about the current popularity of all things Scandinavian (from books to beer), he has no conclusive explanation, saying, “I just know that there’s a legacy in Sweden, with August Strindberg and Ingmar Bergman.”
Stellan Skarsgard, Alexander’s father and one of Sweden’s best-known actors, was directed by Bergman both in film and on stage, including one play that made use of a Skarsgard family photograph as part of a backdrop. Alexander jokes, “So I claim to have worked with Bergman too.”
There’s no fooling involved, however, when Skarsgard speaks of having acted in a 1999 Swedish film with Harriet Andersson, a Bergman alumna. He remembers it as an “amazing, amazing experience.”
Skarsgard’s taste in actors runs to the serious. He hasn’t worked with Isabelle Huppert, but that pale-faced French superstar is a favourite. He recalls seeing her in Michael Haneke’s The Piano Teacher and “being blown away.”
It’s “something very minimal” that he admires about Huppert’s talent, and that is also characteristic of Skarsgard’s own approach to drama. As a dim-witted male model in Zoolander, he may have put his overbite into overdrive, flashing a silly grin that brought Jim Carrey to mind, but he generally sticks to understatement. He took inspiration for his True Blood character from a lion he saw in a TV documentary. It was the animal’s “stillness” that mesmerized him: “You didn’t know if he was going to yawn and fall asleep, or pounce.”
In figuring out the nature of Northman, a vampire since 1077, Skarsgard says, “I wanted to capture someone so confident that he doesn’t have to go big to scare people.”
Remarkably for a guy who is six-foot-four and gigantically handsome, Skarsgard on screen manages a modest scale of reaction and gesture that is capable of evoking pity as well as fear. In Melancholia, by Danish director Lars von Trier, Skarsgard brought an affectingly innocent haplessness to the role of a bridegroom on whose wedding day his wife cheats and worlds are poised to collide.
In life, the collisions Skarsgard tracks are of the sporting variety. He’s a fan of European football and follows the NHL, “the best league in the world,” closely enough that he can rhyme off a list of Swedes who’ve played on Canadian teams, mentioning Mats Sundin, formerly with Toronto, and the Sedins, twin brothers with the Vancouver Canucks.
Vancouver also figured in Skarsgard’s itinerary. At our meeting in June, he told me that after wrapping up season five of True Blood in Los Angeles, and a quick trip to Sweden to hang out in Stockholm, he would be heading to British Columbia to work on Hidden, the first feature from filmmaking brothers Matt and Ross Duffer. Co-starring Andrea Riseborough, “a dear friend and a phenomenal actress,” the movie is about a family forced to seek refuge from a mysterious outbreak. Excited about the project and about being in Vancouver, Skarsgard says, “The only downside is I’ll spend the whole summer in a bomb shelter.”
]Alexander Skarsgard über Sexkammern und "50 Shades Of Grey"
Da scheint jemand echt keine Berührungsängste mit dem Thema zu haben. Alexander Skarsgard ist der Rolle des Christian Grey nicht abgeneigt. Seit Monaten ranken sich Gerüchte, wer den schönen Sado-Maso-Millionär in der Adaption der "50 Shades Of Grey"-Bücher spielen soll. Alexander Skarsgard scherzte jetzt laut "The Examiner": "Es wäre für mich gar kein Problem Christan zu spielen. Ich habe auch eine Sexkammer in meinem Zuhause - und mein 'True Blood'-Charakter hat das auch - ich habe daher das notwendige Training."
Da werden aber die Fantasien seiner Fans heftigst angeregt! Wandelbar ist er aber, denn Alexander Skarsgard hat sich für "Hidden" einen neuen Look zugelegt. Der Schauspieler ist eigentlich für sein makelloses Aussehen bekannt. Nun der extreme Wandel! Für den Horror-Thriller musste sich Skarsgard laut der britischen Zeitung "The Sun"regelrecht gehen lassen: in abgetragenen braunen Hosen und spindeldürr wandelte er am Set des Films umher.
Alexander Skarsgard und "50 Shades Of Grey"
"Fifty Shades of Grey" entstand übrigens aus einer Fan-Fiction zu "Twilight". Der Roman entwickelte sich in den USA zum Bestseller und soll nun verfilmt werden.
Zitat von Carina im Beitrag #166Video - Alexander Skarsgard : Offizieller Trailer zu " The East "
Veröffentlicht am 21.01.2013
Alexander Skarsgard in zwei Interwievs für seinen neuen Film " The East " - Interwievs mit " USA Today " & " LA Times " - Interwievs in englisch
Interwiev mit " USA Today "
Eco-thriller 'The East' maps out complex morality issues
Veröffentlicht am 21.01.2013
4:07p.m. EST January 22, 2013
In the process, stars Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen Page and Brit Marling became very close.
PARK CITY, Utah — In The East, a clever thriller that blurs the line between right and wrong, working together is key among a group of radical eco-activists.
Three of the stars and director Zal Batmanglij say they enjoyed a collaborative, convivial spirit as they shot the film, which is premiering at the Sundance Film Festival.
"I don't think I've ever gotten that close to a cast and crew before," says Alexander Skarsgard. "Everyone was so passionate about it. Every single person behind the camera cared so much, too. It wasn't just a job."
Skarsgard plays Benji, the leader of an underground collective that employs guerrilla tactics to avenge corporate misdeeds. Brit Marling is Sarah, an intelligence agent who is sent to infiltrate the group but begins to feel some sympathy for those she was hired to investigate. Her confusion is complicated by a growing attraction to the charismatic Benji. Ellen Page plays Izzy, a fanatical group member who competes with Sarah for Benji's affections
"What's weird is that spies and anarchists actually have a lot in common," says Marling. "They know how to pick locks, they know how to infiltrate. So Sarah, with all her espionage skills, is actually well-suited to be an anarchist, and she sort of finds that out along the way."
Adds Page: "I think the film creates this ethical murkiness, this gray zone that is very compelling. And I'm extremely interested to see it go out into the world and see how it provokes people and the conversation that it creates."
If Sundance is any indication, there should be plenty of discussion.
"At a screening today at 8 in the morning, we were walking out, and this woman grabs my arm,'' says Marling. "She's maybe in her mid-40s, and she's in tears and says, 'I work for a pharmaceutical company, and this movie just blew my mind. It's changing the way I think about everything, about my career, about what I do for a living, and I don't know what the answers are, and I don't know what it means about what I should do next, but I'm thinking about it.' It was really intense."
Batmanglij and Skarsgard encountered other shaken audience members.
"These CEOS came to where we were having dinner, and the gist of what they said was, 'If your movie can get us to have the conversation we just had at dinner, then imagine what else it can do,'" Batmanglij says.
Skarsgard says the process of developing his character with Marling, who co-wrote the script with Batmanglij, was "alive and organic. Something changes and becomes a little better the night before you shoot a scene. That's not always the case. You don't always work with filmmakers who are willing to invite you into that process."
To illustrate the spirit of teamwork on the set, Marling cites an example from the first day of shooting "where Ellen is basically naked on the ground with some flowers, and 12 people who she just met the day before are standing around staring down at her for an entire day. It was freezing cold, and it was an emotional, very intense day, and she just did it.''
Marling says her bravery "set the bar so high for the way in which we were all going to approach this work that the next day, when everybody had to get naked and bathe each other, nobody complained. Everybody just stripped down in the water and did it. The result was that there was this kind of intense intimacy with everybody and a real bravery in terms of approaching the work and the desire to go all the way there, even go way past the script."
Batmanglij and Marling say their shared love of thrillers generated the idea for the film.
"We'd been fascinated by the idea of activism and the idea of setting a thriller with a different backdrop," Batmanglij says. "I'm so tired of seeing corrupt CIA. Or now the Zero Dark Thirty badass CIA. There are other places that are thrilling. So we wanted to set a thriller in that space.''
A few summers ago, the pair spent a couple months traveling in a fashion similar to the movie's group, known as the East, to see if they could live for that long without spending money. They spent time with "freegans," an anti-consumer group who eat discarded food in their pursuit of a moneyless existence.
"We wanted to have some adventure, and we didn't have any money," says Marling. "We learned to hop trains, we learned to sleep on rooftops, we learned to claim the space that feels so private. We joined this anarchist collective."
Skarsgard was drawn to the film for its moral complexity.
"One of the reasons I fell in love with the script is because it was such a hot topic, but it wasn't propaganda," he says. "Even these eco-anarchists are not a monolithic group. Some of them are willing to go further than others. It's morally a very interesting question: How far are you willing to go? A person might be a terrorist to someone and a freedom fighter to someone else. It's a little more complicated than good guy vs. bad guy, which makes it interesting and real."
Now, after the two-month shoot in Shreveport, La., actors and filmmakers are especially eager to gauge audience reaction at the festival.
"It was a big moment to sit down and watch it with not only your friends, but also 1,300 strangers," Skarsgard says. "And it's kind of like, 'All right, here's our little baby, see what you think. I hope you like it.'"
Alexander Skarsgard im Interwiev übder die seschte Staffel von " True Blood "
Alexander Skarsgard Talks True Blood Season 6’s “Big War” and Bill’s Return — Exclusive
Plot details about True Blood Season 6 are still as scarce as Stackhouse kinfolk in Louisiana, but star Alexander Skarsgard managed to give us a few juicy tidbits.
When Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with him at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah — where he was promoting his new film, The East — he remained tight-lipped about one bloody twist, but spilled about a “big war” that is sure to shake up Bon Temps.
Wetpaint Entertainment: What can you tell us about Season 6 so far? Alexander Skarsgard: I’ve only gotten the first two scripts, but from what I’ve read, it’s good stuff so far.
What should we expect? There’s a big war coming up — a big war.
Will Bill be back? Bill will be back, yes.
In the same form in which we’ve come to know him? Ah, that I can’t say. I can’t say. But it will be good.
Video - Alexander Skarsgard : Der Cast von " The East " im Interwiev mit " THR " (The Hollywood Reporter)
Veröffentlicht am 25.01.2013
Zal Batmanglij directs Ellen Page, Alexander Skarsgard and Brit Marling in their movie about an ex-FBI agent (Brit) who works for a private firm that infiltrates an anarchist group led by Ellen and Alex's characters.