Alex’s upcoming role in The Hummingbird Project has him sporting quite a different hairstyle. Many fans were quite surprised when he shaved part of his hair for the role. The first video for the trailer was just released on Youtube. Enjoy!
A new interview with Alex appears in DN.se. Huge thanks to Alexander Skarsgard Library for the translation and links. An excerpt of the interview is below. For the full interview please click here:
Alexander Skarsgård: “Spying Is the Ultimate Form of Acting”
by Nicholas Wennö
London. After being acclaimed for his dark role in “Big Little lies”, Alexander Skarsgård is back in the spy thriller “The Little Drummer Girl” and the drama comedy “The Hummingbird Project”. DN’s Nicholas Wennö met the Hollywood star to talk about spying, acting, bald heads and being served coffee by John le Carré.
There are no shortcuts to the perfect bald head. If anyone knows, it’s Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård. In the upcoming drama comedy “The Hummingbird Project” with Jesse Eisenberg, the Swede plays an eccentric math genius who dreams of becoming very rich by laying a fiber-optic cable from a server in Kansas to the New York Stock Exchange. For this torturous transformation, “the Swedish sex bomb” removed hair after hair for a seamless transition between his side hair and his bald head.
“This is exactly how dedicated this guy is,” said the film’s Canadian director Kim Nguyen enthusiastically in connection with a late night show at the London Film Festival.
The following day, Alexander Skarsgård is sitting in a boutique hotel in central London and he flashes the classic family grin.
“Oh, no big deal, but when I see the character in front of me, I really want to create the look. Sometimes a small detail can get everything to come off with a character. But it still ended up with us having to make a digital edit so the transition between my hair and the bare head would look credible. Kim liked the look, but we had to persuade the financiers who wanted me to be, eh … more recognizable,” says the world’s perhaps best-known Bajen fan while sitting on a couch.
For the role of the enigmatic Israeli agent Becker in “The Little Drummer Girl” he only needed to dye his beard a bit darker. Just like millions of other John le Carré fans, he was fascinated by the moral gray scales in a treacherous world where everyone plays “the theater of the real” as one of the characters says in the series.
“Spying is the ultimate form of acting – it’s literally life and death. Unlike in a Hollywood movie, one might be killed for real if you are bad,” says Skarsgård with a dazzling smile.
John Le Carrés acclaimed original novel was published in 1983 but set four years earlier. The initial action is triggered by the event of a bomb attack against a Jewish family in Bonn’s navy diplomatic district. Israeli spy master Martin Kurtz (Michael Shannon) is flown in to investigate the terrorist attack that bears the same signature as other attacks against prominent Jews. Just like Skarsgård’s agent Becker, Kurtz has begun to doubt that the end always justifies the means – “we are surgeons not butchers.”
Sources: Nicholas Wennö for DN.se (x, x), Translation: Google & Babylon + Cleanup & Interpretation by The Library + Special Thanks to A_Sussan for translating two super choppy sentences! Photos: Little Drummer Girl portrait via Radio Times (x), DN.se scans via Svenska_Ettor twitter (x, x)
Alexander Skarsgard appears on The Hoda Show on Sirius Xm. He sat down with Hoda Kotb to discuss his role in The Little Drummer girl. He also discussed his upcoming role in the Godzilla vs. King Kong film. He dispelled rumors that he was playing the leader of a military unit:
“That’s not true. That’s a lie,” Alex said. “He’s not an alpha, bad-ass hero, which I thought was quite interesting. He is thrown into this very dangerous situation and is definitely not equipped for it and that makes it a bit more interesting in my opinion than had he been a bad-ass dude. He’s just a tiny, tiny human trying to survive between these two behemoths.”
awesome photos of his interview can be found on the Alexander Skarsgard Library tumblr
Imagine my glee when I opened up the new TV Guide at the grocery store and it opened up to a full page scan of Alexander Skarsgard in his upcoming role in The Little Drummer Girl. The spy thriller is set to air on Monday November 19th on AMC. It is shown as an “Editor’s Pick” in the Fall Preview TV Guide. The scans on this post are from my copy. Enjoy!
AMC is going to own three nights in November with The Little Drummer Girl, its upcoming limited series based on the spy novel by John le Carré. The network announced Tuesday that the six-part series will air on consecutive nights from Nov. 19 to 21.
Based on a 1983 by acclaimed spy novelist John le Carré, The Little Drummer Girl — a co-production by AMC and the BBC — is helmed by Oldboy and Snowpiercer director Park Chan-wook and stars Big Little Lies and True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgård, Boardwalk Empire madman Michael Shannon and Lady Macbeth’s Florence Pugh as Charlie, an actress who turns double agent spy when she gets involved with Skarsgård’s dashing mystery man Becker. Shannon plays spy mastermind Kurtz. It’s his second high-profile limited series of the year after the Paramount Network’s Waco. Please enjoy this amazing photo of him.
A new video of Alexander Skarsgard from Youtube. Margot Robbie his Tarzan co-star was hooked up to a heart monitor and was asked questions from several friends. (and her reaction would show on the heart monitor) Fun video to watch enjoy!
Be transported into the futuristic underbelly of Berlin with the official trailer for Netflix’s upcoming film Mute starring Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux.
From Duncan Jones, the visionary director behind Moon and Source Code,
Mute will launch on Netflix on February 23, 2018.
Berlin, the future, but close enough to feel familiar: In this loud, often brutal city, Leo (Alexander Skarsgård) – unable to speak from a childhood accident – searches for his missing girlfriend, the love of his life, his salvation, through dark streets, frenzied plazas, and the full spectrum of the cities shadow-dwellers. As he seeks answers, Leo finds himself mixed up with Cactus Bill (Paul Rudd) and Duck (Justin Theroux), a pair of irreverent US army surgeons on a mission all their own. This soulful sci-fi journey from filmmaker Duncan Jones (
Moon, Source Code, Warcraft) imagines a world of strange currencies in which echoes of love and humanity are still worth listening to.
Mute is directed by Duncan Jones and written by Jones and Michael Robert Johnson. The film is produced by Stuart Fenegan. Charles J.D. Schissel and Trevor Beattie are executive producers.
Mute will be released on Netflix, February 23, 2018
Trailer found below:
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:
Congratulations to Alexander Skarsgard for his win tonight! He won a SAG award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries. He won for his role in HBO’s “Big Little Lies”. He looked pretty surprised to win! He did an amazing job in his role as Perry Wright but was up agains tough competition including Robert DeNiro! Alex is on a roll so far winning an Emmy, Golden Globe and now a SAG award for his role in Big Little Lies! So happy to see him win!!
— SAG Awards® (@SAGawards) January 22, 2018
His co-star Nicole Kidman also won a SAG for her role in Big Little Lies!
Congratulations to Alexander Skarsgard for his first Golden Globe award win! First time nominated and he won tonight for his role as Perry Wright in Big Little Lies! So happy for Alex!
Nicole Kidman also won tonight. Great show. So happy to see him getting recognition for his hard work. He thanked his cast mates especially Nicole Kidman (also loved how he mentioned his 8 year old friend who he forgot to mention in his Emmy win)
— Dubai One (@DubaiOneTV) January 8, 2018
Great photo collage from The Alexander Skarsgard Library Here;
Congratulations to Alex for his nomination for a Golden Globe award! It’s his first! His nomination is for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Huge congrats to he and also his cast mates from Big Little Lies. They received a total of SIX nominations! Alex has already won an Emmy for his role as Perry in Big Little Lies. Here’s hoping his winning streak continues! He did an amazing job in that role (even though we loved him but hated the character)
here are the nominations for the show “Big Little Lies” good luck to them:
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Alexander Skarsgård)
for the full list of nominations visit the Golden Globes site: