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Alexander Skarsgard Live Interview with LA Times

Alexander Skarsgard was interviewed by LA Times during a live Facebook session. Fans were able to ask questions during this live interview discussing his role in “Big Little Lies”. This interview was part of their sessions with “Emmy contenders”. Keeping fingers crossed that yes Alex is recognized with a nomination for his work in Big Little Lies. It was definitely a role that pushed boundaries.

You can watch the full interview on this link here:

 

 

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Alexander Skarsgard Video Interview with Vertigo

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Here’s a another great video interview from Gent Film Festival. This one with Vertigo is a tasty 15 minutes long. At the very end Alexander shares his favorite memory from a range of his movies, and talks about looking forward to Tarzan.

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Alexander Featured In NW Magazine

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The latest issue of Australia’s NW Magazine has an article on Alexander, which includes an interview. I’m always a little dubious about interviews where Alexander answers a question about his private life – knowing how interviewers are usually directed by his management not to ask him about it – but hey, maybe they caught him on a very “chilled” day, and it’s a nice article to help promote “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” in Australia. Thank you to fabulouslyfreespirited for sharing the article.

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Alexander is Harpers Bazaar #MCM

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From Harpers Bazaar on Monday September 14th.

Though he’s quite good at it, Alexander Skarsgard is a last-resort actor. “I was trying to figure out what to do and was worthless at everything, so I was like,’” he breathes out, defeated, playing his capitulating twenty-something self. “‘All right…’” Skarsgard is sitting cross-legged, wearing funky socks and no shoes, in an armchair in New York’s Crosby Street Hotel. It takes a certain kind of jeu d’esprit, and physical agility, at 6’4″ to sit cross-legged in an armchair, but the Swedish actor is delightfully goofier than you might expect of Eric Northman, the 1000-year-old Viking vampire that catapulted Skarsgard to instant superstardom as the lead in the cult hit True Blood in 2008. Before that, he had been jobbing around in roles like Zoolandar’sMeekus (you remember him: Ben Stiller’s model roommate who dies in a freak gasoline fight accident), arguably his big rentrée into the performance world after quitting his child acting career, and a central role on the more upmarket HBO miniseries Generation Kill.

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Alexander Skarsgard talks to Bustle

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Bustle have released an interview with Alexander Skarsgard today, in which he talks about the sex scenes in  Diary of a Teenage Girl and the double standards of female sexuality.

“It was important to layer their relationship and not make him solely a predator,” says Alexander Skarsgard of his “Diary of a Teenage Girl” character character. In the film, Skarsgard plays a man who’s sleeping with his girlfriend’s 15-year-old daughter, played by newcomer Bel Powley, in 1970s San Francisco. Based on a graphic novel adapted by writer/director Marielle Heller, the movie unfolds without side-stepping around the controversial issues at hand.

“It was very emotional,” Skarsgard says of watching the film for the first time at Sundance Film Festival 2015. “It’s always fun when you watch it for the first time to listen to the audience and see what they find funny.” Like what? “Bel giving me a blowjob, apparently that was funny.”

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“Diary of a Teenage Girl” IndieWire Interview

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Another new “Diary” interview has been released today, this time it’s Alexander Skarsgard, Bel Powley and Marielle Heller talking to IndieWire about how they  got involved with the daring project and their biggest concerns about telling the unconventional coming-of-age story.

How did you find your Monroe?

Marielle Heller (MH): We talked a lot about the character of Monroe and how crucial it was to cast the perfect actor who could toe the line between the darkness and the humor and could find the humanity in this guy and let us into his life in a way that we could enter it without judgement and relate to him at times. We needed to be able to go on this emotional journey that Minnie goes on where she falls in love with him and feels every possible emotion towards him over the course of the journey. Alex [Skarsgard] is just the perfect person for this part. It was after I saw him in “What Maisie Knew,” that I knew he needed to have this part. I think that Alex gives such a great performance and it could be the type of thing that other actors shy away from because this character is scary. It’s a scary character to play, But Alex came in with no judgement, with total humanity and clued into the parts of this character that he could relate to and found a way to round him out that I just found to be so inspiring.

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Alexander Skarsgard & Bel Powley talk to “Vulture”

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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.

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Alexander Skarsgard Refinery 29 Interview

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Alexander Skarsgard was interviewed by Refinery29 in the Acura Press Lounge at Sundance yesterday. They talked about “Diary of a Teenage Girl”, doing drama and relationship rumors.

One thing that really struck me about this movie is that I’ve never seen an American movie that treats teen, female sexuality this way. Did it give you some sort of insight what it was like to be a teen girl?
“I felt that when I read the script. I felt that it was a unique story — a story that hadn’t been told before. It’s a really brave script. I think it’s a shame that we have seen so many coming-of-age stories with boys where they address sexuality, but when it comes to girls, they’re always waiting on the knight in shining armor to come in on the white stallion to save them, you know? As if the only thing teenage girls think about is marriage and kids, which I think makes young girls uncomfortable. Or, teen girls feel like that there’s something wrong with them if they think about sex, because, again, you never see that. So, it was very refreshing to read a script where a girl actually can address that.”

As a grown woman who was once a 15-year-old girl, it’s interesting for me to watch this and sympathize with her in wanting to have this sexy affair with an older man, and as an adult, know that that’s an abuse of power and wrong and terrible. It’s this mélange of hot but dirty but wrong…
“Right, and we spent a lot of time in prep talking about that relationship and making it nuanced and layered. It was important to me that Monroe wasn’t just a predator. It was important to find moments between Monroe and Minnie that were genuine and were real. Monroe kind of pulls himself out of that, and, like you said, realizes, ‘This is wrong, I’m a grown man. This is not [okay].’ But, then he’s drawn back into it again. So, it’s a very complex and interesting relationship to me.”

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True Blood’s Tanya Wright Talks Butterfly Rising

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True Blood’s Tanya Wright spoke with Cyrus Webb on his blogtalkradio  program “Conversations Live” on 4/22/11. She chats about the upcoming film based on the book she wrote: “Butterfly Rising”. She also chats about being on True Blood and her acting career. The film is due out soon! Can’t wait to have the chance to finally see it.

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