Alexander Skarsgard visited the BuzzFeed office in NYC yesterday and answered the burning question everyone wanted to know………..what was the name of the golden goddess who appeared at the San Francisco Premiere of “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” on Monday?
We asked him why he showed up in drag and what his inspiration was.
“We shot the movie in San Francisco. Mari [Heller], the director, is from San Francisco, and she wanted to do a big screening for friends and family who shot the movie there; it takes place in San Francisco. We had a bunch of drag queen on the crew. Our first AD was Cousin Wonderlette; the casting director for the extras was Lady Bear, who is a legendary drag queen in San Francisco; and we had Peaches Christ.”
Uproxx have released a really good new interview with Alexander in which he talks about Tarzan, as well as Eric Northman and “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”. Thanks to Skarsgard for posting the link.
Since becoming a famous person by playing Eric Northman on True Blood, Alexander Skarsgård has seemed to poo-poo the typical Hollywood offerings. There hasn’t been the role of playing Mark Wahlberg’s buddy in Contraband 2, or whatever. Sure, he did have a supporting part in Peter Berg’sBattleship, but it’s almost the exception that proves the rule… and if Skarsgård was going to make a failed huge studio movie, well, he picked the one. While his father, Stellan Skarsgård, has been making Marvel movies, Alexander has spent his time making movies with Lars von Trier, Zal Batmanglij, and now with Marielle Heller with The Diary of a Teenage Girl.
In The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Skarsgård plays Monroe, a character who should be repulsive, but the way Skarsgård plays him, it winds up being frustratingly confusing. Monroe seems like a nice guy, but it just so happens he’s sleeping with his girlfriend’s (Kristen Wiig) teenage daughter, Minnie (Bel Powley). Monroe knows this is wrong and tries to end the relationship, but is weak and can never seem to turn Minnie down. Monroe could have easily, and probably pretty effectively, been played as an “asshole,” but Skarsgård gives Monroe depth that Monroe might not even deserve.
Next year, Skarsgård will play the lead in the no-doubt-about-it big budget Tarzan. Directed by David Yates (who has four Harry Potter movies under his directing belt), this at least sounds like a much more interesting Tarzan than we’ve seen in awhile – a Tarzan that is fully domesticated, living in England with his wife. Ahead, Skarsgård explains what he’s looking for when he picks a role, and explains why his Tarzan probably isn’t what you’re expecting.
sanfrancisco.antitwink have posted some photographs of Alexander Skarsgard being transformed into a Golden Goddess for the San Francisco première of “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” yesterday.
It’s the #1 trending topic on Facebook right now, have you seen it?! A couple of our lovely local queens and good friends of ours here at Antitwink SF were asked to transform the 6’4″ hunk into a towering queen of shimmering gold and glam for the big premiere of his latest flick ‘The Diary of A Teenage Girl’ that took place at the historic Castro Theatre right around the corner from us last night! Thanks to Lonnie Haley and John-Robert Fernandez (aka Becky Motorlodge), Skarsgård is almost unrecognizable as he sashays down the red carpet before the film. Lonnie posted this pic earlier in the day while getting ready:
Project Alive have released a video today featuring Alexander Skarsgard talking about what he wanted to be when he grew up.
Project Alive is the 2015 awareness and fundraising campaign of Saving Case & Friends, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation dedicated to finding and funding a cure for Hunter Syndrome. Hunter Syndrome or MPS II is a rare genetic disease that causes progressive neurological and physical impairment with an average life span of 12-15 years old.
You can find out more at Projectalive.org and show your support with the hashtag #WhenIGrowUp
Alexander Skarsgard channelled his inner golden goddess yesterday at the San Francisco Premiere of “The Diary of a Teenage Girl“. It must have taken hours to perfect the shimmering skin, Charlie’s Angels inspired golden wig and gorgeously manicured nails, but the end result, completed by a gold sequinned gown and high heels, was well worth it. Bel Powley and Marielle Heller joined in the fancy dress with 60s themed costumes, and other guests paid homage to The Rocky Horror Picture Show with their outfits.
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!)
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.
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.
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.”