With his totally convincing American accent and eyes deep as a glacial fjord, Alexander Skarsgård has won over fans of HBO’s True Blood (especially the female ones). Now the Swede is ready for the big screen with three major films opening soonone of them being Straw Dogs, where he met his current flame, Kate Bosworth. Brett Martin catches up with Skarsgård while whale-watching off the coast of California and the actor opens up about filming love scenes with Anna Paquin, his time spent in the Swedish military, his relationship with his famous father, Stellan Skarsgård, and
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Skarsgård on the love scenes with Anna Paquin – who is married to their True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer:
“It’s really clear to Steve and to everybody else what the deal is which is that Anna is like a sister to me… Those love scenes take quite a bit of acting, actually. A lot of acting.”
…on why he decided to join the Swedish military: “It was my way of going off into the unknown. I didn’t want to just be somebody’s son.”
…on his famous father, actor Stellan Skarsgård: “I don’t think I came to acting to compete with my father. But, you know, he wasn’t around as much as normal dads, and seeing his passion. Maybe it was a way to get his attention… I mean, if anything, we¹re trying to take care of him. He’s over the hill.”
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