Poor Sweden. A glut of smart, complex thrillers had finally convinced us that maybe the country wasn’t just full of tall, blond sex-objects, and then Alexander Skarsgard hit screens in True Blood and the entire nation was once again reduced to a shallow, sexy stereotype.
In films, he’s adorable in What Maisie Knew as stepfather to a small girl, but there’s just no getting past Eric the Vampire in True Blood, slinking about Louisiana like he owns it.
STROKE OF CHARM
Here he is whipping up the crowd for his team at a Swedish football match.
The film “The East” will be out on dvd on September 17, 2013. Alternative endings for the film are available in the dvd extras. The film starred Alexander Skarsgard, Brit Marling and Ellen Page. video links below: Huge thanks to H for the heads up!! Also to WSJ for posting the videos. UPDATE: The DVD is out TODAY!! It was great hearing the dj’s on my local radio station talking about the release of the film today! (especially loved hearing them say that Alexander Skarsgard starred in it!)
The June 10, 2013 issue of US Weekly features “The East” with three and a half stars (out of 4 total possible stars) and an interview withe Alexander Skarsgard.
I’m surprised that the press always thinks it’s a new thing for Alex to do a nude scene! He’s said it many times that he’s Swedish and yes he likes to be nude! The question for True Blood season 6: Still fun? “Yes! I get six months off a year to do other work. And there’s always crazy stuff going on with my character!”
Can’t wait to see his film “The East” again. It opens today in select theaters. Also can’t wait to see the season 6 premiere of True Blood.
Alexander Skarsgard and his cast mates for the film “The East” were in attendance for the LA red carpet premiere held on 05/28/13 at The Arclight Theater in Hollywood. The cast was introduced in front of the theater before the film was premiered. I was able to get some quick photos of Alex, Ellen Page, Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij, Aldis Hodge, Hillary Baack, and Patricia Clarkson.
The film was a very thought provoking one. The suspenseful film features Brit Marling as former FBI agent, Sarah Moss who goes deep undercover into the anarchist group “The East” (run by Benjy played by Alexander Skarsgard).
It was a very good movie. Still writing up the film review. The gallery below has the images from last night.
iTunes now has available the video from the “Meet the Filmmakers” held in NYC at an Apple store with the cast and director of “The East”. Join director Zal Batmahglij and cast members of “The East,” as they discuss their new espionage thriller.
The film follows an operative for an elite private intelligence firm that ruthlessly protects the interests of their corporate clientele. Assigned to infiltrate an anarchist collective known for covert attacks on major corporations, she finds herself unexpectedly torn between two worlds as she starts to fall in love with the group’s charismatic leader.
Jennifer Vineyard recently interviewed Alexander Skarsgard on his film The East and also his role in True Blood. Below is an excerpt.
Buy Nothing Day, an international protest against consumerism, inspired Alexander Skarsgård’s new film, The East. In the thriller, some of the characters practice freeganism: avoiding waste by reclaiming and eating discarded food. Off-camera, Skarsgård’s actually quite fond of freshly cooked food, and he became the chef of the cast (which includes Brit Marling and Ellen Page). At Monday’s screening of the film at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema, Skarsgård shared his go-to recipes, thoughts on waste, and why his True Blood character, Eric, no longer just sees humans as food.
Brit [Marling] says that you’re actually a fabulous cook.
I enjoy it. What’s my thang? It’s different to cook for these guys, because they’re all vegans. I like to cook stews like beef bourguignon and coq au vin. I made them a lot of pasta and veggies. Zal [Batmanglij] and Brit had a house in Shreveport [Louisiana], and we would go and hang out there on weekends. We would hang out and cook and drink wine and dance and occasionally get some work done.
One of the interesting ideas the film brings up is how much food is wasted in this country. Do you have a rule for how long food is on the floor before you don’t eat it?
I come from a very big, large family with tons of kids, so I’m pretty used to eating off the floor. With seven siblings, you grab whatever you can. We throw away so much good food in this country, and we don’t even think about how much we waste. We’ve created a society where we consume so much — not just food, but everything. And I’m not judging. I’m part of that system. It’s good to be aware of it.
I’m hoping Eric gets something to do with the whole Warlow conspiracy on True Blood.
We’re shooting the last two episodes, and he might get involved in that. We’ll see. I’ve had a great time this year. It’s a big war going on. Humans are fighting back. They’ve figured out a way to actually be a real threat to vampires. They’ve always just been food to Eric. So, for the first time, he’s got to fight.
Alexander Skarsgard is in Austin for the SXSW Music and Film Festival for the screening there of his film “The East”. The photo above is from the event. (My friend is in the bottom right corner of the photo). So happy for all the fans there.
She sent me this photo of Alex:
Photo Credit: N.Bezar
More images will be added as they start popping up! My friend has video of her and Alex from the event. So happy again for all that are there!!
SXSX 2013 will feature the film “The East” tonight at the Paramount theater in Austin Texas. Alexander Skarsgard will be there at the premiere! Good luck to all the fans there to see the film (and Alex!)
Some lucky fans were able to get their photos with Alex last night: