Alexander Skarsgard, hot, sexy Viking: ‘I’m an actor, not a sex symbol’

The Viking is in New York! Heads up, New York bitches. These are photos from last night’s screening of Disconnect, which is that ensemble film about “a group of people searching for human connections in today’s wired world.” Alexander Skarsgard is part of the drama, obviously, and he came out to support his film and OMG look at him. I know I’ve said before that I’m not into blondes, but good God. I would climb this Viking like a mountain. I find him so much more attractive when he’s in a smart suit as opposed to his more dirtbaggy attire.

Alex did an interview with E! News yesterday, and he was talking about how all of his crazy fans want to climb him like a big, blonde Viking mountain. Alex said: “Honestly, I don’t think too much about it. I think if vanity becomes a part of who you are as an actor…it’s important that you let yourself be true to the character. If you’re vain and you’re like, ‘Oh my fans won’t like it if I’m a little chubby or if I’m pale or if I look older than I really am, I’m not doing my job then. I’m an actor, not a sex symbol.” Here’s Alex talking about his Disconnect character:

More photos from the screening… Andrea Riseborough in Proenza Schouler. I’m not crazy about the dress, but she still looks so pretty!

God, Jason Bateman looks amazing with a beard. I would hit it.

Winona Ryder looks good but check out her bizarre see-through shoes!! So weird.

Paula Patton = mess.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. virginia5 says:

    I’ve never found skarsgard hot, let alone attractive lol.

    ps I don’t care if others do, but don’t come at me for my opinion.

  2. Kate says:

    His quote is so funny because I only clicked on the link to look at pictures of him.

  3. T.Fanty says:

    So, did CB know Miss Kiki was coming back today, or what?

    • marie says:

      hey, she doesn’t get to claim both.

    • j.eyre says:

      Seriously! Somebody is the teacher’s pet. And now we have a cute Tommyanna doing something pretentious on another post – this is going to a blood bath.

      I am so up for it today but I have to tend to the Heir and Heiress, I will be back after school drop. Somebody sweep the Arena. I will get my bloodied bonnet.

      Where the hell is EsCon?

      Marie, darling, I would love to defend you here but if she takes your Askars, it will buy me another hour with CHemboy. Sorry!

      • marie says:

        Ha, understood. I would do the same.

      • T.Fanty says:

        I’m bored today, so I’ll get to polishing my bayonet. I’ve been using a spare Ewan dong sweater I had lying around to cover the blade, so it’s nice and shiny.

        So, while I am ready and willing to unleash hell, I will need some assurance of loyalty for the next round of the Cumber-games. And a couple of crumpets.

      • j.eyre says:

        That must be some impressive bayonet if you are using one of Ewan’s dong sweaters.

        Of course i shall aid you, provided you and EsCon keep your alliance. Never make me choose between my errant nun and my nutty professor – I can’t do it.

        That said, you know how perfectly worthless it is to have me on your side. I am crap on the battlefield.

        Crumpets I can do.

      • T.Fanty says:

        And that’s why you need myself and EsCon – who, in my head, spends most of her time running around in a fancy super-hero cape.

      • j.eyre says:

        She must have a cape! And she wears over her tattered habit – that is why she can go so many places we can’t.

      • EscapedConvent says:

        I’m here, TrixieChick! I was just fixing the hem on my Habit. It keeps getting caught in the wheels of Cumby’s Vespa. I am only a dance away from going all Isadora Duncan with that damn Vespa.

        I’m perfectly happy with my current alliances. And Miss Eyre, you shouldn’t worry about not being a warrior. I have almost no regard for brute strength (yes–I know, except we like that about Thor). Plus I’m a weakling. Buuut….

        I have noticed that there is a Celebitch named “Boudicca” in the neighborhood, & I for one would like to recruit her. Boudicca is one of my heroines, & I believe she wore a cape too. I don’t know if she likes Cumby, Hiddles, Fassy or whatnot, but if I have a slutshanking maestro like Eve to deal with, I would like a swashbuckling “Boudicca” on my side.

        I’m a little concerned that Fanty knows that my cape is fancy. I haven’t told anyone about the sequins & soutache embroidery on my cape, let alone the lining made of mist. How did she know that? How?

      • j.eyre says:

        DocFanty knows everything. Plus she had me collect the mist and sew it into the cape (I hope Moors mist is acceptable, it was the best I could do on short notice.

        A quick Google search has led me to believe we must seek out this Boudicca. Does she have initials in front of her name? I may know of the one you speak. I care not so much who she likes but her generosity of spirit. She can have whomever she likes, on alternating days.

        We got PromisedBeer, we recruited Agent MOL. Marty seems a lock – I shall start baking enticing lavender scones right away. You get to work on your Isadora-inspired interpretive dance (I told Cumby the last time you were over to cover those spokes. I suppose now I will need to knit Vespa wheel covers?!?)

        Do you know if Boudicca has coffee? I’m getting a headache!

      • EscapedConvent says:

        And this is why I love Miss Eyre. Of course, mist from the Moors would be the only kind of mist lining that I would want. The very idea that you & Fanty thought of lining my cape in mist made me burst into tears.

        HA! You checked Boudicca?! Yes, I think she has two lower-case initials in front of her Boudicca. Is this a little creepy—that we’re discussing another poster & her recruitment for Cumber Games allegiance? Are we stalkers? I wonder if we will be “reported” for trying to recruit someone? *Toccata & Fugue in D minor here*

        Oh—Vespa wheel covers! Well, only if you’re not too busy….. I think your knitting schedule has been very demanding lately & it would not surprise me if you were guzzling triple espressos to keep up.

        I must now resume my dance, with a flourish of my mist cape…..

      • T.Fanty says:

        Sorry – sick child brought me late to the party. Next time, I’ll just mix some vodka and tylenol and will be right over.

        HECK YES to Boudicca! Although I do need to know whether she’s BoudiKia or BoudiSia. It’s the little details that matter. Either way, if she has a chariot and a trident, that’s fine by me (or am I thinking of Britannia?)

        And sure, why not? I saw Miss Eyre make the cape. I did not – repeat not – put it on and dance around for Cumby EsCon style last week when you weren’t around. Actually, I did and I don’t think you should be mad because of that. I also had fun letting him put things in the shank holes – you really ought to send it back to Jane for a couple of patches.

      • j.eyre says:

        Those damned sick kids! Who do they think they are. Try the hot toddy, works wonders.

        (Really, best to the ill Fantling. Sick kids break my almost non-existent heart)

        I am happy to mend the cape – it is so fetching on both of you. Let me just work on this latest dong sweater and I shall get round to those Vespa covers.

        As for the stalking – isn’t that what we do here?

      • EscapedConvent says:

        Fanty, I have heard her name pronounced both Boo-di-ka & Boo-di-sia, but I have got into the habit of thinking of her as Boo-di-ka. I don’t know if she carried a trident, but certainly swords. She was hell on horseback. This was the lady that GOOP wants to be—Goop, the bad-ass mutha, rapping as she cooks with no ingredients we’ve ever heard of. Boudicca really was a badass & probably lived on twigs, leaves & the occasional berry, while kicking the asses of Roman soldiers whenever possible.

        Oh, wait—that’s Goop’s diet too. All right, she’s a bad-ass mutha.

  4. Ann says:

    He’s right. I looked him over. He’s not.

  5. Jenna says:

    Eh, Skarsie kinds looks rough to me in these pics. And a few years ago I would’ve pounded that with the power of Thor’s hammer. Oh, Skarsie. -sigh-

    Also, I have the flu so I can’t steal Skarsie for anyone on this trip to NYC. Sorry gals!

  6. dcypher1 says:

    I wouldnt mind climbing him like a big blonde, viking vampire mountain haha sounds fun.

  7. Claudia says:

    Winona Ryder! I’m always happy when we get pictures of her. I recently rewatched Beetlejuice…ah, when Tim Burton used to be good. I will always have a soft spot for her. Jason Bateman looks great with a beard– you know who doesn’t? Jason Dohring; his beard always look dirty and sparse. Random, I know, I just have Veronica Mars on the brain…

    I don’t care about Skarsgard, the only thing I’m aware of him being in is True Blood and I’ve never watched that– but the movie looks really interesting.

  8. Mew says:

    Well, like he said, he’s an actor and not a sex symbol so I guess that means he doesn’t give a flying eff if commenters on random gossip pages find him hot or not. :D

    He’s not a bad actor and so I hope he has a long career in front of him. He seems pretty sane person.

  9. marie says:

    he is always drool-worthy, especially here. I’m really curious to see this movie.

    Bateman does look good, he should wear the beard more often.

  10. Dani says:

    Jason Bateman gets more attractive as he ages. All over that!!

  11. RHONYC says:

    shut up and take off your shirt! lol

    just, kidding…hehe, but seriously. 8)

    jokes aside, i do get what he’s saying & he’s right, but sorry Skarsie, ain’t a damn thing you can do about the sex symbol thing. that fire has been lit son, so live it up! ;-)

    p.s.- i watched ‘Edward Scissorhands’ last weekend and i love how Winona still has the ‘big wide’ eyes of her youth. :-)

    • aims says:

      Exactly!!! It’s to late Alex, half of the people on this board want to undress him with their teeth, me included.

      Yes Alex, you are talented, smart actor. Now, please obey RHONYC , take off your shirt!! Lol!! ;)

      *is turning shades of red I didn’t think posible this early in the morning*

  12. Samigirl says:

    Oh, you’re also a liar, ASkars. You ARE a sex symbol. You are the exact definition of sex symbol.

  13. Jen34 says:

    Part of Alex’s appeal is that he is so blasé about his attractiveness. I love that he isn’t vain.

    I also think Wynona looks great. I am always happy to see her out and about.

  14. PhxAC says:

    He definitely looks better cleaned up. Best look is a snug sweater and nice pants.

  15. Ashling says:

    I love Alex. He does know how to wear a suit. I’m looking forward to seeing this movie. Jason Bateman is still such a cutie. I’ve been watching him since he was David Hogan. What happened to Winona Ryder? Does anyone remember that teen movie she made with Rob Lowe where he had a cognitive disability and she tried to have sex with him?

  16. Elceibeno says:

    Alex is a sex symbol whether he likes it or not.

  17. A says:

    God, I’d hit that with the strength of ten full grown men.

  18. BooBooLaRue says:

    Agree with first comment, Virginia5 — NOT HOT!

  19. stellalovejoydiver says:

    It is weird, I look at him and my mind tells yeah he is hot, but my body is just not interested.
    I think it´s his nose, it makes his face looks dorky.

  20. Mirella says:

    I love him. I love that he doesn’t take himself seriously. Yummy.

  21. AmandaPanda says:

    Not hot. His nose creeps me out.

    I love winona’s shoes though! Weird but cool.

  22. lucy2 says:

    I too much prefer the sharp suit look on him.
    I give him credit, he isn’t coasting on his looks. He could be doing every magazine and photoshoot and really playing that up, and he’s not (as far as I know).

    Jason Bateman looks GOOD.

  23. Izzy says:

    He looks rested. I must not be tiring him out enough… ;)

  24. Miss M says:

    I saw this movie 3 weeks ago as a special screening in MA followed by Q&A with the director.

    It’s an interesting movie and It was the first time that I really liked him on screen.

  25. sallee draper says:

    Alex,baby you know you’re fine and we know you’re fine.So let’s just stop pretending like this isn’t happening and do this thing.Seriously you are killing us. Too.Much.hotness.

  26. Lemony says:

    Jason Bateman’s beard is the new sex symbol!

  27. Alana Fajina says:

    Oh Alex, Darling. Your skin makes me cry. Keep doing you honey, and I will keep drooling. Note to self, try to contain inner lust if ever we are to meet eyes. Check!
    I love everything about the JB & his wife pic. I agree, he looks great with the scruff. And his wife is working that suit- I want!!
    My Wino-forever.. =/ I just can’t get over her eyes in Every. Single. Photo these days. Serious question, is she on meds or something? Not in a mean way, but I am curious. Remember her whole shop-lifting incident? How is she recovering from that? I know it’s been years since then, but I just don’t think those were the actions of someone who was ‘all there’ Maybe she had a meltdown or something? I really like her, so I always wonder. Her eyes just always seem a little off to me now.

    Ok, back to Alex….

    • LAK says:

      Her defense in court was that she was on meds which confused her ie she thought the stuff she had over her arm was already paid for or perhaps her assistant would pay… was all very confusing to listen to, but the meds thing came out loud and clear. i don’t remember what meds she was on, but it sounded long term and it was a cocktail of several for some pychosis.

      This didn’t help knowing that Timothy Leary was her godfather, so goodness knows what else she was on.

  28. Minx says:

    Beautiful creature saying beautiful things is beautiful.

    To quote my dear Canadian beaver friend “…sorry love, but if you could buy a box of sex you’d be the symbol on the package.”

  29. Diana says:

    God, he’s hot! and Jason B, I luuuuuv him, also hot.

  30. Mourning the Death of Music says:

    Oh no, no, no, my tasty piece of man meat; you could be a doctor, a steel worker, or a farmer and you’d STILL be a sex symbol.

  31. Lexi says:

    He is sooo beautiful, i wanna climb him like a blonde viking mountain also

  32. EscapedConvent says:

    Winona looks beautiful. And can someone explain what Andrea Riseborough is wearing, please?

  33. LostinSpace says:

    Different strokes for different folks, but I’d stroke him any day of the week and twice on Sunday. I think he’s beautiful wearing any type of clothes or not wearing any clothes at all (especially that way!) It doesn’t hurt that he comes across as unassuming and a genuinely nice person. I get what he’s saying, though…he chooses acting roles based on what is interesting to him, not what looks good to the general public. I can respect that.

  34. NEENAZEE says:

    The Proenza dress on Andrea is very cool… def not great for photos tho. Paula Patton: so much potential, so little time.

  35. Victory says:

    Bateman… would hit it! think he might be my “foreverdong” <3