Friday, April 10, 2009

Eye Candy - Alexander Skarsgård

Alexander Skarsgård

I first fell in love with the character Eric Northman in The Southern Vampire Mysteries/Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. Eric is a ridiculously good looking 1,000 year old Viking vampire. If you read the novels (book 4 Dead to the World will make you LOVE him) you will probably fall in love with Eric as well (sorry Bill lovers).

So when HBO turned the novels into a television series, True Blood, I was very eager to see who will play my Viking boyfriend (in my head). That’s when I was introduced to Alexander Skarsgård. Alexander fits the physical bill. He’s tall (6’4"), blond, blue eyed and Swedish. The True Blood series hasn’t showcased the Eric Northman character much, so it’s kind of hard to compare him to the character in the book. But I hear next season (which starts in June) will involve Eric in more plot lines.

Alexander as the Vampire Eric Northman in True Blood

Besides being good looking, Alexander seems like a good guy. Listen to an interview with him with the women of the Last Bite podcast. It’s really nice he took time out to talk to fans and he was open to answering ALL questions.

I will admit, my only complaint with Alexander is that I wish he gained like 20 more pounds I don't have any complaints after viewing his photos one more time he's fine, just the way he is, but what do I know, he’s tall, foreign and cute, you really can’t ask for much else, I guess.


Continue reading for more information about Alexander!

The Basics
Birth Name: Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård
Nickname: Alex
Age: 32
Date of Birth: August 25, 1976
Birth Place: Stockholm, Sweden
Height: 6’ 4”


Trivia
  • Voted sexiest man in Sweden 5 times
  • Was a child star in Sweden, quit acting in 1989 and started up again in 1999
  • Father is actor Stellan Skarsgard and his mother is a doctor
  • Rumored to play Thor (the Norse God of Thunder) in Kenneth Branagh's upcoming film (he certainly fits the bill)
  • Is not a vegetarian
  • Doesn’t like cigarettes but does do snuff
  • Speaks Swedish, English and a little French and German
  • Has one tattoo drawn by his 7 year old brother


Recommended Films & TV

He should smile more in photos!

Fan Websites

I love him in scarfs

Interviews & Articles


Videos

Alexander in the bath tub in True Blood, this scene was much hotter in the novel!

Want more photos of Alexander? Check out my picasa web album with over 60 photos!


UPDATE (5/3/2009) - Check out all Alexander Skarsgard posts (for the low-down on Alex's movies)!

17 comments:

  1. I couldn't agree more! Your site is fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed taking my time reading and looking! Keep up the wonderful work!
    Debra

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  2. Thank you Debra! You just made my day!

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  3. Because of him a new word was invented: Swexy!

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  4. Swexy! I love it! Thanks Telma, I will remember that one!

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  5. Welcome to the world of the Skarsgirls. ;)

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  6. Thank you for that welcoming. Your website http://www.skarsgardnews.tk/ has provided much of my Alexander fix, so thank you!

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  7. You are very welcome! You should join us in our discussions and chat room. You would be well received. :)

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  8. Just wanted you to know that I love your site. I check it each day during my down time to see what is new. The Alexander Skarsgard page is my favorite :) Wow what a man. Great looking and so sweet. I look forward to seeing more of him in the future.

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  9. @Southern MS Gal Thank you!!! You just made my day and I think I will make another Alexander post very soon. There are so many Alexander fans on the net these days and we should all unite! :-) Especially since the next season of True Blood starts in 15 days (we will have much to discuss)! Thanks again for commenting!

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  10. i discovered this site while searching for eye candyish pics of alex skarsgard.

    true blood introduced me to the sookie stackhouse books, which i love even more. i was in love w/ eric by book two (which i finished 2 days ago in a few hours)and im out to buy 3 and 4 in a little while, and i now cant WAIT to read what you hinted about in "dead to the world"

    thanks for writing this page! i found it very interesting and am now planning on watching generation kill and others to see more of alex's work.

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  11. p.s. i forgot to mention: watch lady gaga's music video of "paparazzi" - i dont know if she's your style, but the intro features alex and it is HOT (lol) i know i enjoyed it. ;]

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  12. @Emily thanks for the comment. I loved Dead to the World mainly because it had a lot of Eric in this novel. After you read it, you have to let me know what you thought!

    And yes, I've seen the Lady Gaga video and I have to admit, it was just odd to me. I enjoyed watching Alex (no doubt about that), but I just feel like something was off. Maybe it's because I'm not use to seeing Alex like that, I don't know.

    Anyway, let me know what you thought about Dead to the World!

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  13. This man is so incredibly good looking he tears at my soul. I am so glad I found this website. I will be so upset if he doesn't make more TV shows and moving in the US. He deserves to be one of todays top actors.

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  14. Have read all 9 books and Eric is the man. I even cried at the end of book 9 I want so badly for Sookie to love Eric. From book 3 forward Bill was so boring and only a minor character and Eric is so fun and loving in his own way. I can't imagine another actor playing the part, Alex is so perfect. If vanpires were real I coule almost believe he were one.

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  15. Is it weird that I want to lick his beard stubble?

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  16. @Anonymous no, that is NOT weird... a totally normal reaction to Alexander Skarsgard.

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