Just a reminder to tune into “Drunk History” season 5 premiere on Tuesday January 23rd. Alex will portray surgeon James Longstaff Dunn. Sneak peek below:
A Q&A with Alexander Skarsgard of BIG LITTLE LIES was moderated by Jenelle Riley, Variety. The video has been uploaded to Youtube (shown below). It was great to see Alex chatting about his work in Big Little Lies and also speaking about his dad Stellan.
Alexander Skarsgard was interviewed by LA Times during a live Facebook session. Fans were able to ask questions during this live interview discussing his role in “Big Little Lies”. This interview was part of their sessions with “Emmy contenders”. Keeping fingers crossed that yes Alex is recognized with a nomination for his work in Big Little Lies. It was definitely a role that pushed boundaries.
You can watch the full interview on this link here:
All was revealed in the Big Little Lies finale.
The HBO drama from writer David E. Kelley and director Jean-Marc Vallee came to a finish Sunday and finally explained who died and how.
After it was first revealed that one of Celeste’s twin boys had actually hit Renata’s (Laura Dern) daughter Amabella, Celeste (Nicole Kidman) finally appeared ready to leave her abusive husband Perry (Alexander Skarsgard) for good. Unfortunately, right before the big school fundraiser, Perry was stunned when he accidentally found out about her other apartment.
The show explores the real-life issue and severity of domestic abuse, violence and rape. Your character, Perry, is the abuser in these cases. Going into the role, what was your thought process on how to tackle these stories and portray this character?
I thought it was such a rich script and the tone felt very unique. It felt like such an emotional roller coaster that I thought was brilliantly written. In terms of the character, I saw it as an opportunity to play an abusive husband who wasn’t this stereotypical abusive husband. It was such a well fleshed out relationship, and the dynamic between Perry and Celeste was fascinating to me. I saw it as an opportunity to find a character where you see him struggle with his demons as opposed to being the traditional wife-beater.
What makes him not the stereotypical abusive husband?
She fell in love with this innocent kid that he’s got within him. In a way, he is like his sons. He’s a very social, outgoing guy and loves to have fun. In those moments, those demons are hidden far within him and then they come out. You do see that he’s struggling with it. He can’t control it. They just take over and consume him. What I thought was interesting about their relationship is it ties in with their sexuality as well, and that makes it more difficult to leave him. She blames herself and says, “I’m an accomplice. I’m part of this.” When we have sex, it is very violent and I love that, but then she [thinks] “Maybe I push him too far.” Which she doesn’t, but she blames herself for it and feels that, deep down, he’s a good guy and a great dad and loves her and [she] can fix him and that he just has to deal with those demons. But he can’t. That’s what’s killing him inside. He can’t control it.
The abuse scenes are very violent. How difficult were those for you to shoot?
They were really tough to shoot. Jean-Marc works in a way where it’s more like shooting a play than shooting a movie. It’s not traditional filmmaking in the sense where you have the master and two-shot and then you move in for coverage. There are no tape marks on the floor. It’s all existing lights and a handheld camera that roams around which is a great opportunity as an actor to explore this space and play around and find new things. One take can be very different from the previous. That really helped those scenes.
Nicole and I got to know each other really well before we started the project and spent time together and worked on our relationship. We just got to know each other. We both felt it was very important that when we step into that room and shoot those scenes, you have to get to a place of 100 percent trust. The scenes were emotionally and physically so draining. They’re incredibly hard to shoot. It was more about getting to know each other and spending time together and working on that trust. And talking about their relationship and figuring out the nice part about these characters and how they connect and why they fell in love, what’s holding them together. We wanted to find that. We played the whole scene from beginning to end. We weren’t restricted by any tape marks on the floor or any technical issues. It was very primal in a way and some of the toughest scenes I’ve ever had to shoot. It was completely emotionally draining.
For the full interview please visit The Hollywood Reporter link here:
Photographer Simon Cederquist shared a throwback photo of Alex on his instagram (February 6, 2017) and Facebook (January 4, 2017)):
“Many years ago I photograph this man.. Since then, every time I look at the picture I ask myself: Will I ever think there’s more to life than being really really really really really ridiculously good-looking?? #alexander skarsgard #simon cederquist.”
Here’s a short and rather lovely video of Alexander on the red carpet at 68th DGA Awards in LA yesterday. (See the equally lovely photos in the post below).
Alexander attended the 68th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on February 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California on February 6.
Pictures below are from Getty / Zimbio / askarslibrary
In the build up to next week’s world premiere of War On Everyone at the Berlin Film Festival, cineuropa.org have released the 2 new clips featuring Alexander, Michael Pena and Tessa Thompson.
Clip 1 with Alexander and Michael on a bad cop chase……
Clip 2 with Alexander and Tessa (she’s a majorette)….
Plus for those of you who missed it earlier, here is the previously released clip of Alexander and Michael doing bad cop things……
Thanks to beaufortplace for the gorgeous new gifs!
Alexander’s movie War On Everyone is set to make its US debut at SXSW Festival in Texas, which runs from March 11-20. More details about the screenings when they become available.
The Berlin Film Festival have uploaded a short clip from Alexander’s movie War On Everyone onto their festival website. The movie has it’s world premiere at the festival on February 12th.
Click on the nice, polite picture below to view the clip of bad cop, bad cop!
And here’s a description of the movie from Berlin……
Terry & Bob: tougher than Starsky & Hutch, funnier than Laurel & Hardy and better looking than Siegfried & Roy. These hard-to-impress buddy cops blackmail the entirety of New Mexico, plant cocaine on small-time hoods with bubble perms, consume it there and then, drink non-stop, ram their snazzy car into a wall, return to wife and kids (as Bob does, played by Michael Pena), marvel at ‘chicks with dicks’, or fall in love with the right sort of girl (as Terry does, played by Alexander Skarsgård). But a British Lord, especially a real one, will not allow himself to be pushed around in the manner to which these carefree, chaotic cops have become accustomed. Terry and Bob get more entangled in a web of blackmail, abduction and drugs than they could ever have imagined even in their wildest acid-nightmares …
Irish director John Michael McDonagh will be familiar to Panorama audiences through his sarcastic portrait of small-town cops The Guard and his quick-witted drama about sexual abuse in the church, Calvary. His latest film is a bitter, hyperactive, tragicomic trip against a crazy backdrop of references to cop films and crime series, with great music and two male leads who really take it to the limit.
There’s a double page feature on The Legend of Tarzan in the new edition of UK movie magazine Empire. Next to a photo of Alexander they write “You could grate a banana on those abs”.
“They’re really making the most of Alex’s body” Margot Robbie.
“There’s still a Tarzan friends with all the animals vibe” Samuel L Jackson “And vine swinging and all that good shit”.
And here are the digital scans – courtesy of skarsjoy