We’ll be honest with you, kittens, because that’s just the kind of bloggers we are: We never really got on the Alexander Skarsgard Love Train. Good-looking? You betcha. Sexy? When he’s not on True Blood? Enh. Oh sure, there have been times, when he’s looked particularly good in a picture or on a red carpet, that we couldn’t help but utter a “Damn,” as in, “Damn, that tall, blond drink of water has some killer baby blues.” But truth be told, we can mostly take him or leave him. Or at least, we could.
Alexander Skarsgård on the cover of the June 2011 issue of Interview, photographed by Steven Klein.
We’ll get to the baser responses later. First, Alexander wants to share some of himself with you.
On spending some time in Texas as a kid: “Well, I spent two months in Fredericksburg, Texas, when I was 8, while my father [Stellan Skarsgård] shot a movie, and I loved it. I just embraced the whole cowboy culture. I got myself a pair of awesome boots and a cowboy hat. Then I got back to Sweden in September to go back to school, and I was so proud of my cowboy boots. I told my mom and my dad, “I’m going to wear these bad boys to school today, and all the kids are going to love me. I’m going to be the coolest kid in school.” Then I showed up and everyone was like, “Dude, why are you wearing ladies’ boots?” They didn’t really work in Sweden. I wore them that one day, and then I ran home and cried and never wore those boots again.”
On still loving playing a vampire: “No, I still love it. I think the writing on the show is so good that it keeps me interested. I was nervous when I first started True Blood because if you do a play or a movie, you know the complete arc of the character. You can see the end. But with a show like True Blood, you don’t know what’s going to happen. We’re shooting season four, and I don’t even know how it’s going to end because they write it as we’re shooting it. So I was nervous. I didn’t know how it would be to live with a character for years, because I’ve never experienced that before. What happens if you wake up after two years, and you’re like, “Oh, God. I’m over this guy”? But the writing is so good, and they keep surprising me. Plus, we only shoot for six or seven months out of the year, so there is time to try other things as well. That gives me a chance to not only go home and see my family, but also work on movies or do a play where I can dive into a different world and then come back to True Blood kind of rejuvenated.”
That’s fascinating, dear. Do go on. We’ll be over here looking at your pictures (which are potentially NSFW because girlnipples, you guys!).
Okay, yeah, they get progressively weirder with each pic, but damn if he hasn’t finally mastered “smoldering,” which, let’s face it, is not something one normally says about the Nordic folk. Of course, we have to be bitchy and point out that they essentially made him look superhot and sexy by making him look totally unlike himself. We absolutely think he’s gorgeous but we’ve rarely ever seen him look, well, interesting. And “interesting,” for us anyway, is a big part of “hot.” We realize we’re the cheese that stands alone on the Skarsgard sexiness issue, but for us, these pictures blow the far more conventionally “sexy” GQ spread (beach setting, shirt open to the navel, deeply sensitive puppydog eyes; it was like a Prince Matchabelli commercial, for God’s sake) out of the water. We’ll take dirty Alexander over probably-smells-like-lavender Alexander any day of the week.
[Photo Credit: Steven Klein, interviewmagazine.com]