Category Archives: News

“Diary” at Berlinale

141205_65_BERLINALE_Plakat_DIN_A1_RZ_01_Wettbewerb_bearb

Diary of a Teenage Girl” had its European debut at the Berlin Film Festival, Berlinale last Saturday. The movie was as warmly received here as it had been at Sundance earlier in the month. All 3 showings quickly sold out shortly after the tickets were released. Alexander didn’t attend, but Bel Powley and director Marielle Heller were there.

The Berlin Film Journal posted a great review:

Continue reading

Share

Alexander Skarsgard & Bel Powley talk to “Vulture”

1

A new interview with Alexander Skarsgard and his “Diary of a Teenage Girl” co-star Bel Powley has been released today by Vulture

They talk about their characters relationship in the movie and about  sex scenes and 70′s mustaches:

If you’ve been missing Alexander Skarsgård’s naked torso since the finale of True Blood, never fear. There’s plenty of Skarsgård to be seen inThe Diary of A Teenage Girl, one of the highlights of this very sexy Sundance. Diary is the directorial debut of actress Marielle Heller, who wrote the screenplay adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner’s graphic novel herself. The film tells the story of precocious 15-year old artist Minnie (newcomer Bel Powley), who lives with her very permissive single mother (Kristen Wiig) in 1976 San Francisco, and is in the midst of experiencing a sexual awakening in the very capable and surprisingly not lecherous hands of her mother’s boyfriend, twenty years her senior (Skarsgård, 38). “I just had sex. Holy shit!” is the first line of the movie, narrated from Minnie’s thoughts. Sony Pictures Classics picked up the distribution rights and Powley, who’s 22 and pulls off an American accent so seamlessly you’d never suspect she’s British, is enjoying the well-deserved heaps of praise and “It Girl” status Cary Mulligan enjoyed back in 2009 for the similar (but more creepy and less naked) An Education. Jada Yuan caught up with the pair as they scarfed down hamburgers to talk unorthodox auditions, on-screen chemistry, and why the ‘70s were the golden age of mustaches.

First of all, why did both of you want to sign on for this? It’s a beautiful story and beautifully told, but there are a lot of sex scenes.
Powley: I think it’s a really important story for women and for young girls and I think it needed to be told. The character of Minnie, everything she does, the way she feels, the way she acts really resonated with me. It’s what I was like as a teenage girl and I think it’s going to resonate with every woman. I was also 15 seven years ago, so I can remember.

Were you that precocious at 15?
Powley: Yeah, I was, at times. You don’t have to have an affair with your mum’s boyfriend to be able to relate with Minnie and how she acts. I think it’s just more the extremity of feelings that you have when you’re a teenager and like, the frustration and when you’re really hormonal and you flip between emotions.

Skarsgård: And she’s not always precocious. I feel like sometimes she’s like a little child. And I feel like Monroe has that quality as well. I think that’s kind of how they find each other in a way. There are moments where he’s like a 15-year-old boy and then he pulls himself out of that, like “Oh, no, now I’m a grown man.” And I think that gives life to their relationship.

Continue reading

Share

The Best of the “Diary of a Teenage Girl” Reviews from Sundance

Day3_H

We were all pretty busy last weekend trying to keep up with all the gorgeous new photographs of Alexander Skarsgard coming out of his promotional trip to Sundance, but in the midst of all the skarsporn madness, his movie “Diary of a Teenage Girl” became a big festival hit with the critics and audiences alike.

Below are some of the highlights from some of the great reviews, each with a link below to click for the full feature.

Most impressively, however, Heller maintains the book’s seriocomic ambivalence — which makes sense when reading the bright yet very immature first-person meanderings of a 15-year-old mind circa 1976 on the page, but might easily have curdled into sensationalism or grotesquerie onscreen. Minnie probably doesn’t know what the word “pederasty” is, and doesn’t think of herself as a victim. But at the same time, she’s very badly served by her lack of responsible adult role models — Mom, Monroe and their friends seem to be living improvisational lives that any children must just fit into as best they can.

Faithful to the book’s vision (if more physically attractive), Skarsgard makes Monroe so easygoing and likable you sometimes forget that his passivity is actually a contemptible willingness to let his libido make decisions by default — for which he then blames “manipulative” Minnie.

Continue reading

Share

“Diary” Video Interviews with Park City TV & The Wrap

sundance (46)

Here are 2 more video interviews from last weekend at Sundance, with Alexander Skarsgard, Bel Powley and Marielle Heller talking about their big festival hit  “Diary of a Teenage Girl“.

Firstly from Park City Television on the red carpet.

And secondly their interview with The Wrap at the Sundance Indiegogo Lounge

Share

2 Days Until “Diary” World Premiere At Sundance 2015

10525955_1416598598633288_3855673870014890474_n

The world premiere of “Diary of a Teenage Girl” is now just 2 days away at Sundance 2015. Kristen Wiig, Bel Powley and Phoebe Gloeckner (writer of the original graphic novel) are already confirmed as on their way to the festival. We’ll have to wait and see if Alexander Skarsgard is also in attendance for what would be his first official public appearance since……..well I don’t know……the dinosaurs died out maybe? Let’s just cross our fingers and toes for the next 48 hours (unless some kind publicist can put us out of our misery).

“Diary” now has it’s own official Facebook and Twitter pages, so please follow them to show your support for Alexander’s latest project.

The movie has also made quite a few of the “things to look forward to at Sundance” lists.

Continue reading

Share

“Diary of a Teenage Girl” confirmed for Sundance Film Festival

1

Great news for fans waiting for the first glimpse of Alexander Skarsgard’s new movie “Diary of a Teenage Girl”. It  has today been confirmed as an entry in the Dramatic Competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. There are 16 films in this section of the festival and all will receive their world premieres at the event, which takes place from January 22nd to February 1st in Park City, Utah.

From Variety

“The Diary of a Teenage Girl” (Director and screenwriter: Marielle Heller) — Minnie Goetze is a 15-year-old aspiring comic-book artist, coming of age in the haze of the 1970s in San Francisco. Insatiably curious about the world around her, Minnie is a pretty typical teenage girl. Oh, except that she’s sleeping with her mother’s boyfriend. Cast: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgard, Christopher Meloni, Kristen Wiig.

Continue reading

Share

True Blood “Tricks of the Trade” behind the scenes clip

 

True-Blood-clip

EW have posted a short preview clip of one of the True Blood upcoming Blu-ray release extras titled “True Death: The Final Days on Set.”  

The DVD and blu-ray for Season 7 and the entire 7 seasons box-set are available from November 11 in the US (and November 10 in the UK).

This short clip is entitled “Tricks of the trade”. It features Kristin Bauer Van Straten, Karolina Wydra, and (briefly) our man Alexander Skarsgard.

 

Share

“The Giver” nominated for People’s Choice Award

1

Alexander Skarsgard’s movie The Giver has been nominated as Favorite Dramatic Movie at the 2015 People’s Choice Awards.

The other nominees are The Fault In Our Stars, Heaven Is For Real, If I Stay and Noah.

Congratulations to The Giver in being chosen as one of the final five!

2

You can vote HERE as many times as you like between now and Thursday December 4th.

The People’s Choice Awards will air live from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 9/8c on CBS.

pca-9451

Share
10502325_10152347544681567_140338410372853200_n

True Blood Stars at Comikaze 2014

2 vampires and a fang-banger from True Blood got together yesterday at Stan Lee’s Comikaze event in California. Kristin Bauer van Straten, Tara Buck and Stephen Moyer answered questions submitted by fans and talked about how it feels now the show is over.

When asked the possibility of  a True Blood movie, Stephen said that Alan Ball had been excited about the possibility “once upon a time”, the actors would love to work together again, but there doesn’t seem to have been any further developments, so unfortunately it looks like truebies probably shouldn’t hold their breath.

Tara Buck confirmed that Season 7 is her favorite “for obvious reasons”………..

Continue reading

Share

UK True Blood Fans Donating Blood For Halloween

_103852_Medium

Vampire fans in the UK are being asked to join in and give blood this Halloween by HBO.uk and the NHS.

HBO’s True Blood teams up with NHS Blood and Transplant to encourage fans and cast of the show to donate this Halloween

Fans and cast members of HBO’s hit TV show TRUE BLOOD are being encouraged by NHS Blood and Transplant to sign up to become blood donors this Halloween.

As the wildly successful show has come to an end, with the FINAL SEASON releasing on Blu-ray and DVD on 10th November, vampire-loving fans of the show are being asked to become donors to help save lives.

Continue reading

Share

Deborah Ann Woll takes “Daredevil” to NYCC

d1

True Blood star Deborah Ann Woll was at New York Comic Con yesterday to attend the Daredevil panel. The cast for the brand new Netflix show includes  Charlie Cox in the title role, and Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin. Deborah is playing Karen Page.

Daredevil follows the story of Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer, who fights crime as a masked superhero by night.

Continue reading

Share