Alexander Skarsgard piercing blue eyes on the cover of Interview magazine?s June 2011 issue. Arcade Fire lead singer Win Butler had the chance to interview “True Blood” star Alexander Skarsg?rd.
NY DAily News has an article about the interview, Here are the highlights:
On the scripts he gets:
“I do get a lot of scripts sent to me where they basically want me to play Eric from ‘True Blood,’…”That’s not interesting to me. I don’t want to play a character that I’ve played for four years on a television show, change the name, and make him a zombie instead of a vampire.”
On connecting with the roles he plays:
“In a weird way, I always play myself, just through different mirrors,” he said. “If I read a script and I don’t connect with a character, if I can’t find the character on the page in my soul, then I’m not going to be able to do a good job.”
On people confusing his personality with that of his on-screen character:
“The thing that I feel to be a problem potentially is that you become that character, that in the industry, people associate it too closely with who you are and what you can do,” he said.
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