Google translated part 3 of the Alexander Skarsgard interview from syfy.de. The original can be found here.
In the first and second part of the interviewthat Alexander Skarsgard of “True Blood” was when he visited last Friday in Munich was, you could already learn a lot about his work as an actor. In the last part reveals Alexander, as the photo shoot for Rolling Stone magazine expired and why he misses his native Sweden.
For many it is a dream that one magazine to be on the cover of Rolling Stone. You did it. How were the recordings, it was fun?
Alexander: Yes, I have seen many interviews, but called as the Rolling Stone magazine, I thought: Wow, that I will one day tell my grandchildren. For it is really something special. First, we have made six hours normal recording. And at the end of the day, the photographer asked if we would like to have something crazy to do something special.
Have you hesitated when the photographer said, “Take them off”?
Alexander: When he explained his idea to us, we had already worked six hours. The shoot was his 100th Cover of the Rolling Stone magazine, he is also a very accomplished photographer and it sounded like a fun idea.
So no hidden clothes or editing in Photoshop?
Alexander: No, we were actually naked.
In Sweden, you were already five times elected to the Sexiest Men. Has ever made another actor?
Alexander: I do not know if I hold the record. I am interested not.
How much fan mail you get a week?
Alexander: I do not know. My manager sorts out many letters and gives me only the more harmless post. And retains all the other things for themselves. Most of it is very nice, I get many letters and photos.
Where is “Please marry me”?
Alexander: Yes, that happens every now and then. I’m a little more romantic disposition, and would not comment on such an offer.
Your father is also an actor. Were there moments when you wanted to do something different than your father?
Alexander: I started in Sweden as a child with acting. With thirteen years, I felt that the attention is not particularly pleasant, and they puzzled me. It is a difficult age and at that time I did not want to face the camera. Then I spent seven years working as an actor at all.
My father always encouraged me. He said that acting is a great but very hard work. Most of the actors can not live by his profession. And even if you did it, you have incredible work and travel a lot, and hardly see your family – it’s great but hard. You have to be there with your heart, otherwise it is not worth the job.
I am glad that my father has spoken to me. There are many parents who try to push their children in a particular direction. In Hollywood there are a lot of child stars who are already at the end when they grow up first. Because they did not choose.
My father told me to do something different, if the acting is not the only thing I would do it. And seven years I have done anything. At 21, I then started again, because it was missing to stand in front of the camera. I would not sit here if I wanted to go as a child. It would have been going on for several years, but today I was a wreck – I’m sure.
Where do you live now?
Alexander: Sweden is still my home. But the filming of “True Blood” are seven months instead of in the U.S. and the next five months then I’m on the road for filming, for example, in Hawaii or Louisiana. The series we shoot in Los Angeles but, for seven months I lead almost normal lives.
Do you miss Sweden and Europe?
Alexander: Yes, I am from Södermalm, an island in the middle of Stockholm. There is very urban, there is much life on the streets, many cafes and bars and you meet people constantly. My friends all live close to each other and you meet there just for people who, you know. In Los Angeles to happen to you, since you sit in your car.
But I would not complain. California is fantastic, it’s a great place to live. The ocean and the mountains are great. But I’m also sure each time to get back to Europe. And whenever I have the chance, I take it. It’s just always nice to meet the family and friends.
Thank you, Alexander, for this interview!
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