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New Alexander Skarsgard Interview

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)

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Comic Con 2018 HBO Funko Exclusives

‘Growing Strong!’ The Queen of Thorns, Lady Olenna Tyrell of Highgarden, will be available as an exclusive Pop! at SDCC. Quick wit and sharp tongue not included!
The famous dragons of Game of Thrones – Rhaegal, Drogon & Viserion , along with the ‘Icy’ Viserion – will also be available as an exclusive Dorbz 4-Pack!

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True Blood Season 6 Episode 7: Sneak Peek

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The preview for True Blood Episode 6.07 “World Without End” was somehow released early…but we’re not complaining, are we?

WARNING: It may spoil things for the next episode too. If you don’t want to know – please don’t watch below!

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True Blood Season Six Episode 63 – You’re No Good Inside the Episode Video

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The new episode of True Blood aired tonight. It was titled “You’re No Good”. (the original title was “Abducted”). The episode synopsis stated:

Bill looks for a solution to an impending catastrophe; Eric takes a hostage, while Sam tries to recover one. Irate over Burrell’s blatant aggression towards vampires, Eric takes matters into his own hands and takes a hostage. After dangerously testing the limits of his powers, Bill enlists a TruBlood innovator to synthesize a new type of blood – but has difficulty finding the right donor. Sookie begins to learn why Warlow is after her. Sam receives unexpected help from Nicole and her Vampire Unity Society (V.U.S.) associates. Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian) finds his past ideals turning into a current nightmare.

HBO posted their recap/inside the episode video shown below:

 

Sound off in the comments on what you thought of tonight’s episode.

Here are some screencaps from episode 6.03:

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Videos: True Blood “Inside the Episode – 6.02” & “You’re No Good” Promo

insidetheepisodeDid you enjoy tonight’s episode of True Blood titled, “The Sun”?

Let’s find out what writer, Angela Robinson has to say about the episode, as she discusses it in HBO’s Inside The Episode.

Watch it below.

As you know, Barbara was on the set during filming of this episode, and watched the scenes outside of the Governor’s mansion. Looks like she witnessed some great Eric Northman scenes.

previewCheck out what’s coming next week in the promo below.

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As an added bonus…here’s a scene from what we think is from Episode 3 which Anna Paquin shared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. WARNING: SPOILER ALERT!

What do you think? Please share your thoughts below.

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Two New True Blood S6.02 Clips

tumblr_lng0v4aoIu1qad2ozo1_500True Blood HBO released some new clips from the next episode of True Blood titled, “The Sun”.

WARNING: If you don’t want to know – don’t watch below.

The first clip features Eric, Pam and Nora arguing in Fangtasia in a clip they call, “This Means War”.

This second clip features Sam, Arlene and Lafayette in a clip called, “Secret’s Out”!

What happened to Tara? Looks like Eric is going to have his hands full this season with Nora and Pam’s hatred for each other. It looks like the secret’s out – judging by the way the patrons in Merlotte’s are eying up Sam…
What do you think? Please share your thoughts below.
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The One With The Ick Factor

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While the mistress of this site is away on vacation, I get to play on the site and write a review for the first episode of the sixth season of True Blood. Hold on to your hats!
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Saturday Night Live is Looking for Hosts

snl-logoSaturday Night Live is looking for hosts and musicians for their weekly shows for the second half of their season!

011We would LOVE to see Alexander host SNL, we think he’d be awesome, especially because we know what a great sense of humor he has! It would be challenging as well…and we know how much he is always looking for a challenge.

This is what the SNL blog had to say about it;

It’s that time again! We’re starting to brainstorm ideas for hosts and musical guests for the second half of our season and we want to hear what you guys have to say! So send us your suggestions for who you want to see grace the stages of Studio 8H via facebook (in the host/music suggestion post), twitter (using the hashtags #SNLHost and #SNLMusic) and the comments section of this very blog post. We can’t wait to here from you!

To help them choose Alex – please comment on the blog post link posted in the quote above, tweet them using the hashtag #SNLHost or you can leave a comment on SNL’s Facebook page!

What do you say…think he’d be a perfect host? Then tell SNL you want ALEX!

Thanks to Eric & Sookie Lovers for the head’s up!

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Alexander Skarsgard and True Blood Castmates Golden Globes After Party Photos

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There were quite a few after parties last night after the Golden Globes awards show. Alexander Skarsgard attended the InStyle WB party and also the HBO after party. Also in attendance were spotted Michael McMillian, Anna Camp, Adina Porter, Chris Bauer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Melissa Rauch, and Joe Manganiello.

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Love Michael McMillian. Here he is with Anna Camp: (and looks like Bridget Regan from Perception with them)


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HBO Golden Globes 2013 After Party Images

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The Golden Globes awards show was held tonight. HBO as always had quite an amazing after party. Here are some of the images from the event:

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Pre-party preparations at the Beverly Hilton:

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Here is a photo of Michael Ausiello with Jim Parsons and Melissa Rauch from Big Bang Theory. Melissa was “Summer” on True Blood:

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Here is Joe Manganiello arriving at the HBO after party: instagram

The lovely Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones: instagram HBO

 

Here is a photo from the Golden Globes gifting lounge of some of the True Blood cast:tumblr_mgjxilG3WU1qaufopo1_1280.png

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For a complete list of tonight’s winners: visit seat42f

Getty Images has been posting the images from the HBO after party to this gallery linked here: HBO Golden Globes after party:

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