Alexander Skarsgard: Love Scenes Take ‘A Lot’ Of Acting via

Alexander Skarsgård, star of HBO’s sexy vampire drama True Blood, dishes on his castmates, growing up with a famous father, and moving to the U.S. from his native Sweden.

Skarsgård, 34, addressed the question of what it’s like filming love scenes with Anna Paquin, who is married to costar Stephen Moyer. “It’s really clear to Steve and to everybody else what the deal is—which is that Anna is like a sister to me, he told GQ. “Those love scenes take quite a bit of acting, actually. A lot of acting.”

With his convincing American accent (Battleship director Peter Berg hired him without realizing he was foreign), Skarsgård fits right into the Hollywood scene. Though he still misses his life and family in Sweden, whom he visits often, there are things he appreciates about American culture.

“You walk into the coffee shop, and the girl asks how your day is,” he said. “When I first moved here, I loved that. I know it’s shallow and superficial and she doesn’t give a f*** about my day, but I still like it.”

Unbeknownst to most Americans, Skarsgård’s father, Stellan Skarsgård, is one of Sweden’s biggest movie stars, which makes Skarsgård’s career choice a notable one, since he and his six siblings grew up under the spotlight. The two even filmed a movie together, Melancholia, with Kirsten Dunst, Kieffer Sutherland, and Charlotte Gainsbourg, that premiered at Cannes. “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.”

Stellen even commented about his sons. “Of course I’m threatened,” he said. “They’re younger, they’re better-looking, and they’re all trying to kill me.”

Watch Alexander’s Uinterview here

Love scenes are a lot of work…haven’t we heard that from every actor and actress around??  I know…let me do a love scene with him and I’ll let you know if it was a lot of work or not….and don’t worry I won’t mind if I have to do the same scene over and over again!!

Star of “True Blood” to Perform at Saratoga Springs Benefit via

On June 14th, the Saratoga Springs artists community,Yaddo, will be holding a fundraiser inside its beautiful home filled with Tiffany stained glass and unusual antiques. Actors including Denis O’Hare of “True Blood” fame are scheduled to provide the night’s entertainment with fascinating stories, secrets, and notes drawn from the colorful side of Yaddo’s archives.

Founded in 1900 by the financier Spencer Trask and his wife Katrina, Yaddo’s mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment.

Sunday Shopper via

Stocking up on some delicious eats, Alexander Skarsgard was spotted at Bristol Farms in West Hollywood.The “True Blood” stud dressed cool and casual in a black t-shirt, black knit hat, distressed jeans and white sneakers as he carried his purchases to the car.

True Blood adds new cast members via usatoday

Get ready, True Blood fans.HBO is reminding us that the fourth season of the vampire show will return on June 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

And on Sunday (May 29), you can catch a sneak peek of the first 3 minutes of the Season Four premiere episode.

In case you’ve forgotten, at the end of Season 3, vampire king Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare) was buried alive in a pit of concrete and Sookie (Anna Paquin) disappeared into a flash of light. Will her vampire boyfriend Bill (real life husband Stephen Moyer) be able to make things right after breaking Sookie’s heart? And that’s just one of the story lines the show’s got cooking.

New cast regulars in Season 4 include: Janina Gavankar as Luna, a shape-shifter who catches Sam’s eye, and Fiona Shaw as Marnie, a witch whose agenda threatens the vampire establishment.

Other new cast members include: Courtney Ford as lawyer Portia Bellefleur, Andy’s sister; Vedette Lim as Tara’s new friend Naomi; Alexandra Breckenridge as Katerina, one of Marnie’s followers; and Gary Cole as Earl Stackhouse.