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GQ German Magazine interview of Alexander Skarsgard

Photo Credit: © Gert Krautbauer for Syfy

Jan Kirsten Beiner interviewed Alexander Skarsgard for GQ Germany magazine. The interview excerpt is below. Source:

A man who controls everything. Even the transatlantic split. The 34-year-old Swede is too busy in Hollywood, by the way he turned art-house films in Europe. A man with style, no doubt. Here he tells GQ what makes his life.

I was a child almost anything else seen as a Marx Brothers movies. Comedians, dancers, singers, musicians – I thought you’d have it all to be an actor. Took some time until I realized: it’s not true.

I do not think of my career, I think of interesting projects. Whether this in LA, Stockholm and elsewhere – no matter. When Lars von Trier calls me and orders six weeks in a suburb of Gothenburg, I don’t think about it for very long. Even if he pays nothing.

I am a family type. I speak of home, I mean Stockholm. Even though I have been living for years in the Hollywood Hills.

I try to always plan my vacations so that I can be at home to go to the football stadium. I’m a big fan of Hammarby IF. A traditional club. We have many fans – but not a good team. It plays in the second league. The stadium is dirty, it rusts, it is grass – and all are hooligans. As fotboll should be.

Forests, nature, skiing? No, I am indeed a Swede, but a city person. I grew up in the middle of Södermalm. 20 years ago, it was a rather nasty patch – now it is the Inviertel the city. My siblings and parents still live there.

My first passion was not in films but the music. My big hero Joakim Thåström had style, the singer of Ebba Grön, a Swedish punk band from the early 80s. I still listen to it. Others don’t know what to say when they meet Jack Nicholson – for me it’s like that when I’m at a concert next to this old punk rocker.

I grew up with bands like The Adverts, The Buzzcocks, The Clash and Joy Division. I loved her – even if I was born fifteen years later.

As for fashion, I am a great patriot – Sweden abroad must stop clinging to something. I wear almost only Swedish things. Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair, Hope, Whyred.

Update: The photo credit corrected 1/13/11 at the request of the photo editor of SyFy. For more information on the Germany dates that SyFy is airing True Blood please visit: Syfy Germany It is great seeing all the international fans enjoying True Blood!

Sookie Stackhouse Book 11 Cover Art

Charlaine Harris’ book 11 in the Sookie Stackhouse series will be titled “Dead Reckoning”. The cover art is shown above (big thanks to DB on Facebook for the find!). The HBO series “True Blood’ is based on the novels by Ms. Harris (but Alan Ball has stated many times that the show will not follow the books to the letter but more will “remain true to the spirit” of the world as created by Ms. Harris).

Fans that are lamenting the lack of True Blood until June of 2011 can find solace in the fact that the book will be released in May 2011. Speculations have already started as to what will the book contain based on the cover art. Fans have even commented on the lack of a vampire on the cover art. The first chapter of the new book is usually included in the paperback version of the previous book. Hopefully when book 10 is released in paperback format we will have a glimpse into the new book.

The book synopsis/spoiler is below:

With her knack for being in trouble’s way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte’s, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. But Sookie suspects otherwise and she and Sam work together to uncover the culprit – and the twisted motive for the attack. But her attention is divided. Though she can’t ‘read’ vampires, Sookie knows her lover Eric Northman and his ‘child’ Pam well – and she realises that they are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, she is drawn into the plot -which is much more complicated than she knows. Caught up in the politics of the vampire world, Sookie will learn that she is as much of a pawn as any ordinary human – and that there is a new Queen on the board . . .

I know that I can not wait to read the new book. At least it will keep this True Blood fan busy the last month before Season 4 of True Blood starts. (too bad that I always wind up devouring the book within a short time after receiving the book and am left still waiting for new True Blood!!)

Calling All Skarsgard fans! Keep voting!

Photo Credit: Jeff Kravitz Film Magic

Photo Credit: Jeff Kravitz Film Magic

Time to vote and keep voting for the Scream Awards 2010~ Alexander Skarsgard is up for “Best Horror Actor”. Please click on the link below. Remember to vote often! Yes he is up against his good friend Stephen Moyer!

BEST HORROR ACTOR | Scream 2010 | SPIKE.

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Paging Dr. Ludwig aka Marcia DeRousse

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I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting Marcia DeRousse today! She is known to True Blood fans as the snarky Dr. Ludwig. She appeared as Dr. Ludwig in True Blood season 2 episode 2.03 “Scratches” and helped Sookie recover from the Maenad attack (screen caps below) I loved her character and how she so eloquently told Vampire Eric “F… Off”. The video below contains the infamous exit line said by Dr. Ludwig (and expertly executed by Marcia)

Photo Credit: HBO 2.03

Photo Credit: HBO 2.03

It was a pleasure for this True Blood fan to finally meet her in person. She was at the fair held at the Pasadena Heart and Soul Healing center 9/11/10 from 12-5. My son and I were both able to meet with her and chat about True Blood while she and her amazing hands did intuitive reflexology (an amazing foot massage technique). It was a true joy to meet her in person and I really hope that Alan Ball will have Dr. Ludwig appear in Season 4 of True Blood.

The gallery below contains the images I took from todays meeting. A huge thanks again to her! Below are some links to her sites:

Youtube channel for Marcia DeRousse click here

imdb.com page for Marcia DeRousse click here

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Michael McMillian Signing of Lucid at Collector

 

Photo Credit: ©2010 B.Henderson

Michael McMillian Signing of Lucid at Collector.

Michael McMilian was signing copies of his comic “Lucid” today 9/11/10 at Collectible Comics store in Winnetka, CA. He was very nice to all the fans and we chatted a bit about True Blood. Yes the Reverend Steve Newlin will make an appearance on True Blood’s season 3 finale but no news yet on whether he will be back in season 4.

The link above contains info on the signing and also links to the great comic book store where the signing was held. I highly recommend a visit to the store for any fans in the California area. The store also has an online store for those fans who are unable to make a visit in person. thanks again to Michael for spending time with us today. The second issue of “Lucid” is due out later this month. The gallery below contains the photos I took at the signing.

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Battle of the Fang Contest Incentive UPDATE

UPDATE 9/12/10 TODAY IS THE LAST DAY! I will be giving away some of the gift items to random donors donations made today to Team Eric! Please forward the donation receipt to my email:
barbara@alexander-skarsgardfans.com

I will announce the lucky winners on Monday. The contest ends TODAY so please do not let our lead slip away. They are catching up and can still pass us!

Battle of the Fang Donation page:

The Battle of the Fang is approaching the finish line! Team Eric is ahead but by only a slight margin. Let’s not let the lead drop. In an effort to help raise more money for the charity contest. I am offering the following 3 gifts. Yes a gift. Since I have credits to use up and not a lot of cash to donate I wanted to have a way to thank fans for making new donations as we enter the last week of the Battle (and as of 9/8/10 Team Eric is BEHIND!) Totals for the contest updated 9/8/10:

Team Eric        $21,341   updated total  as of 9/10/10        $25,946

Team Bill         $22411     updated total as of  9/10/10           23,021 (but we have heard that they are much closer to team Eric now!)

Incentive #1: =$100 Donation

Single Pendant without Necklace

♥ Double-sided photo frame
♥ Heirloom Assurance
♥ Shipped with photos inserted
♥ Single pendant without necklace
♥ Not intended for children 12 or under

I can send the pendant with a newer photo of Alexander (from 06/2010) . The image below is a draft/preview image  of the newer back photo. (I am still awaiting the final version from the manufacturer)

Incentive #2 = $150 Donation

You can click here to see the preview of the purse calendar book that I created using photos that I have taken personally of Alexander Skarsgard.

http://www.heritagemakers.com/projectBrowserStandAlone.cfm?projectId=1418568&productId=43&projectSponsor=402320

The flip book details are:

  • 5.75″ x 3.5″
  • 10 double-sided pages (non-expandable)
  • Rounded corners
  • Full-bleed images
  • Wire, spiral binding
  • Velvet, acid-free, lignin-free paper

Incentive #3=$200 donation

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Playing Cards

♥ The deck contains 54 cards

The photographs are of images I have taken at True Blood events.

How does this work? Make your donation to Alexander’s charity, SOS Children’s Villages, in the Battle of the Fang by

using the link on this page:

Then please send a copy of the invoice/receipt for the donation to :

barbara@alexander-skarsgardfans.com

Only one prize per donatino equal to amount listed next to the incentive listed above. Donations above and beyond amount listed by incentive can earn you incentive below if you so choose. i.e.  I donate $299 but I’d rather have the calendar than the playing cards  (I do not get all three incentives  only one).

Thanks again to all who have helped out with the Battle of the Fang! Again here is the link where to make the donation

Battle of the Fang Donation page:

I also donate the profits on the sales from the site store. The shirt design below is one of the newest designs and it is a play on words for “sweet dreams”. I sent in the latest profit amounts today to help out with the battle! Thanks to all who have purchased and for all the fan support!

Spike TV Scream Awards 2010 Categories And Voting

Here are the categories that True Blood is nominated for a Scream Award and the links for voting. Voting is now open for fans.


Dexter
Doctor Who
Lost
True Blood
V

For the full list of nominees click here:

ULTIMATE SCREAM:

Alice in Wonderland

Avatar

District 9

Inception

Iron Man 2

Kick-Ass

Lost

True Blood

The Twilght Saga-Eclipse

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Julie Benz, Dexter

Emily Blunt, The Wolfman

Charlotte Gainsbourg, Antichrist

Milla Jovovich, The Fourth Kind

Anna Paquin, True Blood

Emma Stone, Zombieland

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island

Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Woddy Harrelson, Zombieland

Stephen Moyer, True Blood

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Timothy Olyphant, The Crazies

Alexander Skarsgard, True Blood

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Don Cheadle, iron Man 2

Sir Ben Kingsley, Shutter Island

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Inception

Chrisopher mintz-Plasse, Kick-Ass

Sam Trammell, True Blood

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Deborah Woll, True Blood

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Gemma Arterton, Prince of Persia

Morena Baccarin, V

Lyndsy Fonseca, Kick Ass

Chloe Grace Moretz, Kick Ass

Mia Wasikowski, Alice in Wonderland

Best Ensemble

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Inception

Iron Man 2

Kick-Ass

Lost

True Blood

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Zombieland

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Saw IV

Saw IV

True Blood (heart cut out, fed to people)

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Inglorious Basterds

The Human Centipede

George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead

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Kick Ass

2012

Splice

Inception

True Blood (Bill Lorena twisted scene)

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