Hemlock Grove Final Season Release Date

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The third and final season of Bill Skarsgard’s TV show Hemlock Grove will be released by Netflix on October 23 and all 10 episodes will be available to stream at once. I’m looking forward to finding out how everything ends for one of my current favorite bromance duos – Roman and Peter.

Here’s the first teaser promo, which features Bill.

 

 

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Happy Birthday Alexander Skarsgard

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Happy Birthday to Alexander – 39 years young today!

It’s also 1 year and 1 day since the finale of True Blood aired on HBO. So here’s a little tribute video to help us reminisce about Alexander’s most famous character to date, and the reason many of us have become his dedicated fans over the last few years.

Enjoy!

 

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Alexander Interview With The Herald (Scotland)

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Here’s an in-depth interview Alexander gave to The Herald Scotland during the Edinburgh Film Festival. He talks about growing up in Stockholm and his military service. There’s also some more mentions of “Tarzan” (only 11 months to go now) which only gets us really, really excited as we still await our first glimpse of the Jungle King.

When he was 19 Alexander Skarsgard signed up for national service. He didn’t do it for a laugh. He didn’t do it because he’d always wanted to join the army. He didn’t do it because he wanted to fire a gun. He didn’t even do it because he wanted to react against his lefty bohemian upbringing as embodied in his actor dad Stellan Skarsgard.

He is clear on this when I suggest it might have been. “I don’t know about rebellion,” he tells me as we talk almost 20 years later. “I come from a family of anarchists and socialists and pacifists and I was never into guns myself. I wouldn’t say I did it to p*** off dad or anything.”

No, he says, it was something else. “I grew up in south Stockholm in a very urban environment and I wanted that challenge of doing something that was extreme. It’s physically and mentally quite challenging and I was really intrigued by that.”

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Alexander Interview With Vulture

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And it’s certainly interview day today (make the most of it, he’s gone home to Sweden for a well earned break now so things may get quiet for a while). Here’s Alexander’s interview with Vulture

Yes, Alexander Skarsgard showed up to this week’s premiere of The Diary of a Teenage Girl looking fierce as hell in drag, but don’t let his glittery gold gown and Farrah Fawcett–inspired wig distract you from the career-high work he’s done here by playing it straight. In Teenage Girl, he’s cast as mustachioed Monroe, who complicates his open relationship with the perpetually substance-addled Charlotte (Kristen Wiig) by secretly hooking up with her 15-year-old daughter Minnie (British newcomer Bel Powley). That’s an awfully provocative love triangle — only somewhat excused by the fact that the movie takes place in the anything-goes climate of 1976 San Francisco — but in the hands of writer-director Marielle Heller, who adapted the project from Phoebe Gloeckner’s novel, these talents have turned in a terrifically sensitive, startlingly honest coming-of-age story. Last week in Los Angeles, Vulture sat down with Skarsgard to talk about he approached his R-rated role, and how his own teenage experiences factored into things.

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Alexander Interview With HitFix

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There is a nice HitFix interview with Alexander with mentions of “War On Everyone” and “Tarzan” as well as “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”.

I was lucky enough to see TDOATG at Sundance and it sort of stuck with me ever since which I guess is now almost seven months later.  How you got involved and what convinced you to take the part?

Well, I got involved not in the traditional way through my agent, it was actually my friend Jack McBrayer, a comedian that was on “30 Rock,” I don’t know if you know who that is…

Absolutely.

So, he’s a dear friend of mine and when I was back in L.A. we were neighbors.  He basically said, ‘My friend Marielle wrote this script, it’s her first feature and I think she’s really cool and really smart.  She wants you to read it.  Can I give it to you?’  And I said, ‘Sure.’  And I read it and I just fell in love with the script.  I thought it was such a unique story and I loved the character.  I saw it as a real interesting challenge to try to figure out how to play Monroe in a way that wasn’t too predatory — just kind of make him real and find some life in that.  And then I met Marielle and I was kind of blown away by her energy and her enthusiasm.  I mean this project has been her baby for almost a decade.  She adapted the comic book for the stage first and did a play off Broadway in New York where she played me Minnie herself and wrote the script.  It was a combination of that kind of just like being really just fallen in love with Marielle and her energy and feeling like this could be an interesting challenge to find a way of making Monroe layered and real.

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Alexander Arriving At NYC “Diary” Premiere

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Further to our previous post containing photos of Alexander at the NYC Premiere of “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”. Here are a few more of him arriving at the venue and signing autographs for lucky fans.

Photos shared from World of Skarsgard

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Alexander At “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” NYC Premiere

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Alexander attended the NYC Premiere of “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” yesterday, along with Bel Powley and Marielle Heller. Click on the photos in the gallery below.

Pictures from Zimbio

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