Alex Skarsgard’s parents were too busy partying to put him to bed as a kid

Here are some new photos of a leather-clad Viking having lunch with a “female friend” (those are Fame/Flynet’s words) in New York on Saturday. Alexander Skarsgard looks hot, right? The leather jacket seems kind of costume-y on him, but overall, he looks pretty good. I wonder who the friend is? I’m sure the Skars-loonies know. She seems like a taller, more robust version of Keira Knightley, right?

Yesterday’s Page Six had a funny little story about Alex. I guess he talked to them when he was doing the red carpet for the screening of What Maisie Knew last week, and he told Page Six about his childhood:

Far from being read nursery rhymes to sleep, Alexander Skarsgard’s parents “partied a lot when I was a kid. I would fall asleep, and they would just put me underneath the table and keep partying,” Skarsgard said at the Cinema Society/Tod’s event for “What Maisie Knew” at Gallow Green. “I loved . . . falling asleep to my parents laughing and . . . drinking and having a good time. I guess some people think that’s bad, but I thought it was awesome.”

[From Page Six]

That’s a cute story. You have to remember, youngsters, that parents were a lot different in the 1970s, which is when Alex was a little kid. Back then it was probably acceptable to bring your 4-year-old to Studio 54 and let the kid sleep underneath the table while you did lines and danced to the BeeGees. Alex does seem to be slightly warped by his parents’ laissez faire attitude towards child-rearing though – he’s also told stories of his father walking around naked when Alex’s friends came over.

Also – here’s the trailer for Season 6 of True Blood. Since I don’t watch the show, this is all Greek to me. But Alex looks hot! And Vampire Bill looks tiny, right?

Photos courtesy Fame/Flynet.

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  1. DailyNightly says:

    He was referring to his parents having people over to the house, not hanging out at Studio 54. He has often said his parents lived a very bohemian lifestyle, with lots of people coming and going all the time.

  2. bammer says:

    And drinking…always the drinking. You should have posted the pictures where he is devouring the apple. That boy is hungry.

  3. bekinoz says:

    That was my childhood to a T!! I would hang out with my boss under the table and tap my mum whenever I needed a pink lemonade. Loved it and I think children these days are waaaay more sheltered than we were in those days. It taught me many things and did me no harm at all… doubtful it was at Studio 54 tho…lol

  4. mkyarwood says:

    Hmm, well, little kids are awfully entertaining at parties for a bit; but I always take the kiddo up to bed if she’s falling asleep…not stuff her under the table, haha.

  5. LadyMTL says:

    Heh…I could tell stories about my dad that would have jaws dropping. Even now (when he’s in his late 60s) the man has no filter and no shame. :P

    Now, as for Alex – I am jealous of that female friend. I’m not nuts about the color of ASkars’ jeans (I like them darker) but dayum the man looks good.

  6. LSS says:

    My 70s childhood as well! My parents were really young and loved partying. It was always at someone’s house (never at nightclubs) but I have so many memories of being scooped up and put on the backseat of the car or waking up to find adults sleeping all over the floor with wine bottles everywhere. There was always lots of laughter and fun.

    My 11 year old can’t believe her grandmother was so wild now!

    • LSS says:

      Oh, and forgot. One of my Dad’s party tricks was to ride his motorbike around the block naked!!!!! I remember being so embarrassed. He was young and very good looking though.

      Seriously, didn’t know I had so much in common with Alex…

      • j.eyre says:

        That is an awesome party trick. we have folks coming over next weekend – i think I will suggest this to Mr. Rochester.

        As a child of the 70s, you never rode home after dark in the back seat without having you window fully rolled up because the drunk int he passenger seat was always going to throw up out their window. And at some point, you were whisked outside to dance – always dancing.

  7. Gina says:

    Well his parents must have done something right because I met him in the city a few days ago and he is te nicest famous person I’ve ever talked to (and I have talked to many).

    He is also way better looking in person, pictures dont do him justice.

  8. LAK says:

    I think many people who grew up in the 70s and 80s have that story of their childhood. Where the parents just let you be to whilst they partied, certainly not the sort of helicopter parenting you see these days.

    • ncboudicca says:

      Absolutely – my dad was and always will be a super straight guy – and even HE let us hang out with the adults for awhile when they had block parties…lots of block parties back in the 70s! But my parents’ generation can’t hold a candle to my grandparents. The Greatest Generation knew how to party!! When you live through the worst of times, you know how to have fun during the good times. I miss them!

      • elk says:

        so true. i still have my grandparents drink fixing devices. shakey things, little silver urns, scoops with long handles … they’ve never mixed another drink, but i keep them dust free. i remember many folks of that era so fondly.

    • Micki says:

      My husband (70′s child) used to say that his Mum has never ever read bedtime stories and such.
      I was shocked to find trunks!! of children books and he still could say some rhymes by heart.
      I think parents took care but were not hovering over children like now.

  9. moon says:

    Nah, it’s just a Swedish thing (his dad walking around the house naked). Europeans are pretty laissez faire about nakedness. My Swedish friend had to explain this to our horrified american friend on exchange when naked bodies were paraded on normal tv for a soap ad.

    • MoxyLady007 says:

      My best friend is Swedish. Her mom used to walk around their house in her underwear all the time. No bra. This was when i was in highschool. I was back for her wedding 15 years later and her mom still does it. It’s completely normal in their culture. And damn can they drink! :)

    • Trillian says:

      Yup. We have topless women in the shower in the shower gel commercials. No big deal (Germany).

      • Lemony says:

        My mom is from Germany & she was a bit of a hippy; she always walked around the house in her bra & underwear. Of course my dad never complained about it & I had no idea that it was weird until I had friends come over & they were surprised my mom would do that. They said they had never seen their parents’ in their underwear before.
        My mom has never been a big fan or bras, either. ;)

    • Relli says:

      Yes the naked thing is totally a cultural thing. I am an American but parents are children of the 70′s and immigrants. To them nakedness is no big deal but to my uptight children of yuppie friend’s it was such A HUGE deal that they told the whole school AND the administration.

    • Andrea says:

      I’m an american and since I am an only child and we didn’t have a/c for the better part of my childhood in NY (an hour north of NYC), my folks would sit around in their bra and underwear. I saw my mom naked all the time. My friends think that’s so odd. Why I walk around my own house naked now. My bf is always saying to get some clothes on and I am like for who? I am comfortable with my nakedness.

  10. Tessa says:

    Um, this was me too. My parents used to have huge parties at our house, and my siblings and I were often times the entertainment. We loved it. It was a blast, and some of the best memories of my childhood. The music, all of the cool boozy adults laughing and talking about things I didn’t understand, the good food and the rental from Blockbuster that was always purchased beforehand and set up in my parents room where we would go when we got tired, and where they found us at 3am or whatever time it was when they finally went to sleep. I loved it… and in no way did I feel neglected or uncared for. My parents had a life and they had friends, and it was always fun to see them have fun.

  11. dcypher1 says:

    He looks hot in anything perferably nothing. the new season of tb looks promising of that. So ya im definitly watching that.

  12. Ashling says:

    Alex has been more open lately when interviewed. It’s a cute story.

  13. fabgrrl says:

    Hm. I guess I missed out then. In my 70s childhood I was given warm milk, read a story and tucked in bed around 7-7:30 every night. And yes, my parents were flower children living in San Francisco in the 60s, but they grew up when they became parents. We grew our own vegetables and raised chickens, my dad built our house, and we never watched TV or had refined sugar. My parents certainly partied from time to time but we had a sitter or relative taking care of us.

  14. Jenna says:

    LOL Sounds like some of my family’s childhood stories as well. :)

  15. j.eyre says:

    That girl in the photos is really pretty.

  16. Emily says:

    My parents had parties at our house every weekend, and I hated it. I did not have the temperament to be able to sleep when there was that much noise and activity, and as I got older, I started to get really bothered by all these 30-somethings running around drunk in my house. One of them groped me when I was 16. I basically felt like the only adult in the room throughout my pre-teen and teenage years.

    There are good reasons for the change in parenting styles now, and a lot of it is due to people of my generation swearing to do better by their kids than our parents did by us.

    • Happymom says:

      My husband had a similar background (and also a more introspective personality) and also hated it. He tells stories of drunk/drugged out people in his room, groping he and his brother-not his thing at all. It was the 70s in the San Fernando Valley-and while his dad was an MD (as were most of his parents’ friends), they were WILD partiers.

    • LAK says:

      The freedom of the 70s/80s parents seems to have traumatised the current generation into becoming helicopter parents, which in turn has taken away their kids’ freedom via monitoring and hot housing them.

      The funny thing is those parents were the product of super strict parenting from the war generation, so maybe the next generation is going to be as free with their kids as the 70s/80s parents.

  17. Cobalt says:

    He is looking sooo hot these days. I am Alex’s age and I remember being in a bedroom of giggling kids while our parents partied.

  18. Manylolz says:

    Ha. I m Finnish. I have one of my neighbors coming out to fetch the mail in his underwear, an other one female, cuts the grass in her yard in her bra and undies, and an other one has been masturbating fully naked infront of his window almost every night, to which I ve called the police.. Meh..we Scandinavians, we crazy!

  19. Ms.Smurf says:

    These comments remind me of my great grandma…..she died last year at the age of 98 and drank a beer every single night (to keep up her health, of course). I didn’t find out how wild she actually was until after her funeral. According to my grandma, her mom (who had NINE kids) did one thing and one thing only with her girlfriends…drinking. And I mean she could drink. Here I was thinking that she was one of those uptight, nice, Catholic, prim grandma’s who baked cookies all day while her kids were at school…no she was out getting drunk. My great grandpa didn’t care, as long as she didn’t drive anywhere. Gotta love the old days! This is how my mom’s side parties now!!!

  20. Isa says:

    His hair looks really goofy.

  21. New GF says:

    His new GF some fan sites r saying? Havent see her with him that much ? how long have they been 2gether does she live in la with alex?

  22. Bizzyb says:

    I never got the appeal of this guy, but these pics show what a great body he has. I’m a buyer!

  23. Lexi says:

    Id like to put him to bed as an adult, after i bang the crap out of him

  24. Manylolz says:

    Prime beef….mmmm…..mmmmmm…..and those legs…damn…those legs…drooling..