Alexander Skarsgård for GQ Magazine

Posted on May 18, 2011

Let’s all start our day off with a tall glass of water, kittens. And by “tall glass of water” we mean “hot Swede who’s probably too tall to kiss.”

True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård is featured in the June 2011 Issue of GQ magazine, photographed by Carter Smith. Alexander? What do you have to say for yourself?

“You walk into the coffee shop, and the girl asks how your day is. When I first moved here [LA], I loved that. I know it’s shallow and superficial and she doesn’t give a fuck about my day, but I still like it. It’s difficult to get to know a Swede. But once you do, you’re in.”

“Hollywood can be like kids playing marbles on the schoolyard. Everybody wants the shiny marble until one kid says he doesn’t. Then nobody will touch it. So it’s important that I make good decisions now. “

“The nice thing is that as long as I’m doing this TV show [True Blood], I’ve got fuck-you money. So I can say no to things. I never want to be in a position where I can’t defend why I said yes.”

That’s nice, dear. Take your clothes off.

Tank top by Dolce & Gabbana. Pants by Dior Homme. Belt from Kaulman’s Army & Navy. Watch by IWC.

Shirt by Armani Jeans. Jeans by Dior Homme. Belt from Kaulman’s Army & Navy. Shoes by Alden.

Shirt by Armani Jeans. Vintage necklace from Melet Mercantile.

Henley by Gucci. Pants by Save Khaki

Jacket by Polo Ralph Lauren. Henley by Gucci. Pants by Save Khaki.

Shirt by Burberry London. Tie by John Varvatos USA. Chinos by Dockers. Belt from Kaulman’s Army & Navy. Vintage necklace from Melet Mercantile. Watch by IWC. Sunglasses by Mosley Tribes.

Shirt by Burberry London. Tie by John Varvatos USA. Chinos by Dockers. Belt from Kaulman’s Army & Navy. Vintage necklace from Melet Mercantile. Watch by IWC.

Random thoughts:

What’s with the earnest, concerned look in every picture? He looks like the photographer just told him some bad news.

Also, what’s with the tits? Almost every outfit has either a deep V-neck or a shirt open to his stomach. Not that we mind his tits; just that it gets kind of repetitive.

Gosh, he has nice hair. And a ridiculously tiny waist.

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  • Lynzee Michelle Lamb

     Mr Skarsgaard is deeply concerned about my troubles and wants to listen intently to everything I have to say while being half naked. Yeah, I’m a fangirl.

    • Anonymous

      Or totally naked.  😉 

  • Natalie Griffiths

    Stunning. *dies* 

  • Amy Schuepfer Berra

     I think my uterus just fell out.

    • Kathryn Farrell

      Gold-star comment! ☆

    • Lisa Draski

      This is the best thing I’ve ever read. Be my friend. Please. I sent you a FB friend request. :)

  • Anonymous

    Normally, tall, thin and blonde is not my type but there is something about him I truly enjoy.  Especially when he is naked on Trueblood.  Cute little ass.  Oh, yeah, the clothes are nice, Whatever. 

    • Jennifer Marie Wegmann-Gabb

       There were clothes? :)

  • Celia

    The photographer told Alex at the beginning of the shoot: “Do you see this kitten here, in my hand? So cute, so fluffy, so…innocent. I’m going to kill it if you don’t unbutton your shirt and give me some good shots”

    Hence, the worried look on his face in all the pictures.

  • Leslie Carver

     He’s very pretty. But he looks confused. 

  • Kim Elmore

    Back off bitches. This man is MINE!!!!! 

  • DH

    And the ovaries go boom! 

  • Kim Elmore

    Back off bitches. This is MY  man. 

  • Akumabunny

    Coherence is impossible after seeing those pictures. All I can think is, “Yes, please!”

  • Anonymous

    Back off bitches. This is MY man. 

  • Brian @ PWYJudges

    For some reason, even though I know he’s an attractive man, he’s never really done it for me. Would it kill him to smile?

    • Leah Elzinga

       That’s part of of the attraction for me.  When he DOES smile I go all puddley and start simpering…  it’s not a good look for me but it’s a REALLY good look for him! :)

  • Anonymous

    You made my morning boys! I am getting really excited for True Blood next month and I love me so Alex/Eric. Did anyone ever see the Paparazzi video he did with Lady Gaga? Yummmm……

  • Cindi Williams

    It’s like Rachel said to Joey once: “You’re so pretty”. You made me morning, TLo! Thanks a bunch!

  • Anonymous

    he’s such a beautiful man, he looks good in anything

  • Hannah F.

     I can’t form coherent sentences.

  • Anonymous


    Le Sigh

  • Judy_J

    He looks delicious. 

  • Anonymous

    His   deeply concerned   look, looks more like “dumb blond” and confused  :0)

  • Stacy Parker Cole

    He’s wearing too many clothes in these pics. Can’t he model some underwear?!? lol

  • Anonymous

    mmm mmm mmm!  My favorite is the profile shot in the chair (Gucci henley).  

    mmmmmm mmmmmm mmmmmmm!!

  • Addis R. Pérez

     Book, radio, camera, sunglasses – I like the “props”! :)

  • Karen Kearns

    At age 45, I am much too old to consider taping magazine photos to my bedroom walls, but I want so badly to make an exception this time.  Sigh….luv him. 

  • Anonymous

    While I agree he’s got nice hair, I don’t like the way it’s styled.  Reminds me of my grandpa.  Not that it’s a bad style, it’s just not…HOT.  No man who is HOT in all ways should also invoke thoughts of my grandfather at the same time.

    And I’m in agreement with the other commenters in regards to the clothes…too many.  Why couldn’t he have been the model for that cover story about bathing suits?

  • aussiegal77

     Heavens.  He can come over and look concerned at me all day if he likes =D

  • Anonymous

    Does NOTHING from me. Bring back the pictures of Antonio Banderas. 

  • suryasnair

    He looks like an average Scandinavian. I have dated and worked with much hotter guys during my Helsinki days. TLo need to plan a Stockholm-Helsinki-Copenhagen-Oslo trip soon!

  • Anonymous

    His expression reminds me of my dog’s (German Shepherd mix) worried face. But yes,he is a hot, handsome man. I like his quotes, especially the marble bit.

  • Jerome Springer

     If he’s not full tilt naked, I’m not interested. 

  • Dina dV

    He’s not smiling because he actually has a rather sweet, goofy smile and it just kills the whole Nordic god thing.  But he’s just too insanely beautiful to care whether he’s smiling or scowling or wearing Lettie Mae’s sensible coordinates. 

  • Elana Bryan

    I’m a tall Swede who is 6’1″ in heels, so his being 6’3″ or 6’4″ is juuuust the right to kiss.  Yum! 

  • Pinup Ghoul

    I think… I may have to start watching True Blood. 

  • Anonymous

    what a shiny, shiny marble

  • Vera

    He’s concerned that he’s wearing way too many clothes. So am I.

  • Tami Brydone-Jack Simkins

    Very nice. My taste runs more towards Gerard Butler, but I wouldn’t turn him down…yes, there is a reason he’s not smiling…I refer you to Meekus, from Zoolander. Yes, played by the very same man.

  • Macarena Silva del Solar

    Well, Alexander is taller than the beach tent and I’m the female equivalent to pitching one… it’s settled, we BELONG.

  • Guest

    HOT stuff!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you.  You just made my day! 

  • WhiteMage

    gorgeous, but i also had a bit of a laugh with him having the same facial expression in every photo

  • Julie Woolfolk


  • Lauen newman

     oh. I want his babies, but I’m pretty sure my ovaries just exploded.

  • Anonymous

    Never too tall. Never.

  • Emily

    smokin hot.

  • Anonymous

    Now don’t scold all of us that we should be commenting on the clothes, which we all would like to see in a pile on the floor. Cannot wait for True Blood to restart, June is so far away!

  • MilaXX

    Sex on legs. YUM!

  • Andrea Young

    That second picture at the top made me laugh out loud.  He looks like he fell off his shoe and is trying to right himself against a piece of canvas.  That’s not sexy posing, that’s comedy.  I do hope his ankle wasn’t harmed in the making of this photo.

    I don’t watch Trueblood so have never seen his naked butt and blondes aren’t my thing, so he doesn’t do much for me.  But to each his or her own.  I bow to the lust of others on this one.

  • Laura O’Gorman

    Dear god, does he have just that one facial expression?

  • Anonymous

    Damn, more of this ovary thing in the responses. I can’t remember ever having that reaction to someone. 

    Anyway, “probably too tall to kiss” made me laugh.

  • Anonymous

     More pics of Tits McGee please and thank you!

  • Rachael Jones

     I want to have beautiful blue-eyed babies with him!! Marry me!! 

  • Anonymous

    The stylist couldn’t reach the buttons at the top, that’s what’s with the tits.

    Fetch me a stepladder!

  • Anonymous

    I would like to walk on the beach with him. Thanks.

  • Samantha Ritchie

     so sex.

  • Anonymous

    What’s with the earnest, concerned look in every picture? 
    He’s Swedish, for God’s sake. Have you never seen a Bergman film?

  • Leah Elzinga

    Heart palpatations…

  • Anonymous

    He’s gorgeous, but I do have to wonder:  Why the cheap belt from the Army-Navy store in nearly every shot?  Was that his own belt and he refused to wear theirs?  Or does he insist on wearing it because of its ease of removal? 

    I think I just answered my own question. :)

  • Anonymous

    Having heard all the stories (from Swedish friends & Americans who’ve lived in Sweden) about how glacially distant Swedes are with strangers and even long time neighbors, in contrast to how warm they *can* be, I found it endearing that he enjoys the false bonhomie of L.A., even while recognizing its falsity.

    He IS good looking, isn’t he. He’d be even more attractive if his good looks were a tad less classic & he looked less perplexed (I think he was going for brooding but it comes off as perplexed), but they were certainly good enough that I have no idea what clothes he was supposed to be showing off.

    • Dina dV

      If he looks confused/somber it’s all on the photographer.  He knows how to give good “face” because as Eric his face is quite expressive.  Of all the actors on True Blood, he’s proven himself the most adept at fluidly switching between subtlety and outright ridiculousness.  Every other actor in that cast who’s worked with him always comes off better in their scenes.

  • Catherine Arnett

     Too many clothes.

  • JoannaOC

    For smiling and undressed pictures of Askars there is always Tumblr…

  • Anna Merhan

    I am enjoying these photos thoroughly

  • Anonymous

    He reminds me a little of Sam Shepard. And that’s a good thing.

  • Joy Laughter

    I had to invade the Internets and investigate whether his dad, Stellan, was ever ever EVER this hot.  The answer?  “Ehm, No.”  So kudos to the momma’s chromosomes, whatever they are.  Did find this photo, which may be where Alexander got the goofy smile.

    • Annette Ngo

      Haha, I can’t stop calling it the Internets either. But there’s a photo of Stellan from, I think, The Unbearable Lightness Of Being and Alex looks almost exactly like him. I’d always assumed Alex got his mother’s eyes, but young Stellan has made me reconsider that. 

      • Joy Laughter

         Hot dang, Unbearable Lightness of Being is my next rental, if it’s got a young SSk in it. 

    • Anonymous

      Cute that the child A.S. has the same “earnest, concerned” knitted brows in the photo w/ dad as he does in the GQ ed. 

  • Rachel S.

     I’m not normally into blondes, but I’d be happy to make sure this one walks around naked wherever he goes. 😛

  • Anonymous

     He’s so beautiful.  GQ is porn for woman 90% of the time (i.e. when they don’t have skantastic Glee photoshoots by Skeevy Richardson)

  • Anonymous

    Do you what would complete his look in these photographs? Me, thrown over his shoulder being brought back to his beach tent!

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    Too tall to kiss? Nonsense. I’d climb him like a monkey.  

  • Madison Chua

    I wish we could see his tits. Not a single picture showed either one or both his nipples. ‘sigh’ so disappointed that there are no topless pictures.

  • Anonymous

    I want to have his babies and I’m not ashamed of it.  Seriously I would drop my life for that man if it was an option.

    That said, I want him to live his whole life either naked, shirtless or in a tank top because it makes me sad to cover the pretty.

  • Shinobi

    I am most certainly tall enough to kiss him without any messy height mismatch issues, I’d be happy to volunteer my services.

  • Anonymous


  • Isadora Paiva

     Finally you guys have some pictures of a crush of mine. He is totally not what I’d call my type, yet I looove him. True Blood is gonna be so good next season, his charater is basically naked all through the 4th book.

  • Anonymous

     Yes please.

  • Laura Ann Springer

     This was like the BEST birthday present EVER…….(wipes away the drool)…yummmmmmmmy!

  • Anonymous

    Oh yeah. Dude is obviously no model and just ask me if I care. There are more beautiful men on the planet but for some reason this guy slays me. 

    Clothes? Whatever. 

  • hildegerd

     Looks like an ordinary norwegian for me, I have a friend that is a look alike. 

  • Sophia H.

     I’m salivating! Heja Sverige!

  • Miki- Mikal Casalino

    I am too old to be reacting this way! 

  • frankystein123

    Drool-worthy shots.