Know the saying “take a bite out of crime”? I’d rather take a bite out of Alexander Skarsgard. YUM. The sexy Swede graces the June 2011 cover of GQ magazine. With “True Blood” Season 4 premiering soon, expect a media blitz from all the show’s main stars in the coming weeks. In the issue, Alexander poses for a fashion spread and opens up about everything. From his famous father, to life in Los Angeles and to filming love scenes with Anna Paquin. The Eric Northman portrayer divulges everything. Photographer Carter Smith snapped the GQ pictorial.
On his famous father, actor Stellan Skarsgård:
“I don’t think I came to acting to compete with my father. But, you know, he wasn’t around as much as normal dads, and seeing his passion…Maybe it was a way to get his attention… I mean, if anything, we’re trying to take care of him. He’s over the hill.”
On LA versus his native country:
“You walk into the coffee shop, and the girl asks how your day is. When I first moved here, I loved that. I know it’s shallow and superficial and she doesn’t give a f*ck about my day, but I still like it,” he says. Sweden, by contrast, is more reserved. “It’s difficult to get to know a Swede. But once you do, you’re in,” he says. And there’s a stronger sense of boundaries. “You’re never going to see a television show The Skarsgårds.”
On life in L.A. and the entertainment industry:
“Hollywood can be like kids playing marbles on the schoolyard. Everybody wants the shiny marble until one kid says he doesn’t. Then nobody will touch it. So it’s important that I make good decisions now.”
On filming with real life girlfriend Kate Bosworth in “Straw Dogs “:
“In the beginning [of filming the rape scene], Kate would be crying after every take and Alex would try to comfort her. By the end, everybody got really raw.”
On love scenes with Anna Paquin:
“It’s really clear to Steve and to everybody else what the deal is—which is that Anna is like a sister to me… Those love scenes take quite a bit of acting, actually. A lot of acting.”
To find out what Skarsgard is wearing and more pics, head over to GQ.com.