Alexander & Bel Powley Video Interview For Glamour

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Glamour Magazine UK have now released the video interview that Alexander and Bel Powley did with them a few weeks ago in London. It’s a lovely little interview, and I’m already swooning over the way he says the word “Tarzan”  (July 2016 can’t come soon enough!)

 

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Alexander Skarsgard Interview With The Guardian

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The Guardian have just released a new interview with Alexander - From True Blood to Tarzan – How Alexander Skarsgard Swung Into Hollywood

I’m tall in Sweden,” says Alexander Skarsgård, lounging across a conveniently oversized sofa. “But I’m huge in Hollywood.” He’s not kidding: at 6ft 4in, he’s even taller in the flesh than he appears on screen. This must make film parties particularly awkward for people who find themselves pitching projects – or even just chatting – to his navel.

His height, in an industry full of titches, and his unmistakably Swedish looks, have helped Skarsgård stand out from the pack. He was perfect for a small turn in Zoolander as one of Ben Stiller’s buddies, and his imposing presence led to a breakout role in the vampire TV show True Blood. It also makes his turn in new movie The Diary of a Teenage Girl, in which his character has an affair with his girlfriend’s 17-­year-­old daughter (5ft 2in), even more shocking. The coming­-of-age drama, which also stars Kristen Wiig and British newcomer Bel Powley, recently gained an 18 certificate in the UK for its explicit sex scenes, a decision its director has denounced.

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Alexander Skarsgard doesn’t think he’s good looking!

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The Times UK have today published a nice little Interview with Alexander as part of their regular “What I’ve Learnt” series. And what we’ve learnt is that Alexander doesn’t think he’s good looking enough to cause a female admirer to be so overcome she might have an accident, the British make him laugh (which is good as I’m British and some people think I’m quite funny – although not quite sure if they mean in a good way!), his sister is the toughest in the family, and he thinks Steve Coogan is a genius.

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Alexander Interview with The Independent

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The Independent have released an interview with Alexander that took place during the recent Edinburgh Film Festival.

The night before I meet Alexander Skarsgard, he’s guest of honour at the premiere of his new movie, Diary of a Teenage Girl, at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. “I can’t hardly believe it,” says the quivering festival programmer, as ripples of excitement run through the female (and some male) members of the audience. Put this largely down to True Blood, the TV show that shot the Swedish-born Skarsgard to fame as the super-buff 1,000-year-old vampire Eric Northman.

Before then, Skarsgard was probably best known for being the eldest son of fellow actor Stellan Skarsgard, a regular face in Hollywood who made his international breakthrough way back in Lars von Trier’s Breaking the Waves. But arriving slap-bang in the middle of the vampire craze, True Blood saw Skarsgard instantly eclipse his father’s fame in a role that left little to the imagination, leading him to proclaim, “I’m an actor, not a sex symbol.”

Even his Diary co-star, 23 year-old British newcomer Bel Powley, jokes he’s “the king of sex scenes”, something I relay when we meet the next day. “I definitely wouldn’t agree with that title,” he retorts, slouching in a hotel restaurant booth in jeans and T-shirt. So he never gets nervous? “I’ve done gay sex scenes without being gay, which would normally be uncomfortable, but it’s really not. If you’re actually excited about the story you’re telling, and this is a piece of that puzzle and it makes sense to you, I find it exciting.”

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Alexander London Evening Standard Interview

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Alexander spoke to the London Evening Standard a few weeks ago about “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”, sexism in Hollywood and his life after True Blood.

Alexander Skarsgård is beautiful when he goes on a feminist rant. “Sexism is a big problem in Hollywood,” says the actor who made a name for himself as the hot vampire Eric in the TV series True Blood, winning everyone over with his perfectly hewn jawline and Scandi swagger. “Boys can talk about sex and have sex in films and it’s cool but when girls do it they are just sluts. It’s so prudish and puritanical. Hollywood is difficult for women — people making films want super-hot, young girls, and then there are fewer great roles for women aged over 40.”

Skarsgård is here to help, wearing the modern superhero garb of a denim shirt and jeans by Acne, a label based in his native Sweden. We have met to discuss his new film, Diary of a Teenage Girl. Set in Seventies San Francisco, it is “a coming of age story” about 17-year-old Minnie (Londoner Bel Powley), who begins an affair with a man called Monroe (played by 38-year-old Skarsgård), who happens to be the boyfriend of her mother (Kristen Wiig).

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Alexander Skarsgard Interview with The Skinny

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The Skinny has today released an interview they conducted with Alexander at The Edinburgh Film Festival . He talks about teenage sexuality and Hollywood prudishness as well as a possible teaser about Zoolander 2.

“Of course they are as confused as guys are, just as frustrated sexually going from a kid to a woman,” says Skarsgård, speaking to The Skinny at the Edinburgh International Film Festival where the film had its UK premiere. “I thought it was so unique, so different, so brave, and I felt like similar stories have been told many times through a young boy’s point-of-view, through his eyes – coming of age, dealing with your sexuality. But when it comes to girls, it’s usually, you know, they’re in their tower waiting for Prince Charming to come and save them… talking to Mari and talking to Bel, they felt like that doesn’t represent what [they were] like as a teenager. And I felt that it was written in such an unapologetic and direct way, such a brave story, without being didactic or provocative for the sake of being provocative. And I thought it was an interesting challenge to play a guy like Monroe, to make him real and three-dimensional and human, so it’s not too predatory.”

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Alexander Skarsgard at the LA Times Indie Focus “Diary” Screening

Yesterday (July 27) Alexander Skarsgard attended the LA Times Indie Focus advanced screening of “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”, along with co-star Bel Powley and director Marielle Heller. After the screening they took part in a Q&A session.

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Below is our gallery of photos collected from the event……..

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Alexander to appear on “Live with Kelly and Michael”

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According to interbridge Alexander Skarsgard is to appear on “Live with Kelly and Michael” on Friday August 7 (the day The Diary of a Teenage Girl is released in NYC, LA and UK).

This is rather glorious news and gives us a good excuse to re-watch a clip of his appearance on the show in 2013.

Thank you to skarsjoy for finding the info.

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Disappointment at “Diary” 18 Rating in the UK

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The makers of “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” have expressed disappointment that the BBFC have given the movie an 18 certificate in the UK. “Diary” has been highly commended for exploring the sexuality of a 15 year old girl in an open and honest way, but it seems teenage girls will be unable to experience the movie for themselves (at least at British cinemas – teenage girls are very resourceful and if they are anything like I was, they will undoubtedly eventually find a way to watch).

Distributors Vertigo complained that the reviewing panel were all men “and we feel that they have missed the point of the film and its message.”

Director Marielle Heller added: “A girl’s coming of age is rarely seen on screen or given the same treatment as a boy’s.

“Sexuality is something we’re both experiencing and so if one side’s perspective is reflected, the other side should be reflected too.”

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