Alex Skarsgard on losing his virginity, “That was 2008… Best 8 seconds of my life”


Alexander Skarsgard was on Jimmy Fallon last night, and he was awesome. The last time I saw him interviewed was on Regis & Kelly and he seemed kind of shy and reserved. Alex spoke in his Swedish accent for a little while instead of the practiced tones he uses as Eric on True Blood. It was really sexy. He told an awesome story about how his family will take his 82 year-old wheelchair-bound grandmother out for lunch and drinks every day at 1:00. You can see that above.

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Alex is promoting Straw Dogs, and he’s also on the cover of Men’s Journal looking tortured and sporting some really terrible mushroom hair. Who thought it was a good idea to style his hair like that? He still looks hot though. In the interview, the 35 year-old jokes that he lost his virginity in 2008, and also says that he thinks every day about his five year winning streak as the sexiest man in Sweden. He’s funny and self deprecating, and I can’t help but love him more in every interview. Here’s more:

It’s hard be the star of a sexed-up series like True Blood and not be asked about your own sex life.

And yet, when Men’s Journal quizzes Alexander Skarsgard about when he lost his virginity, the October cover boy deadpans: “That was 2008, I think. Best eight seconds of my life.”

Though he’s been named Sweden’s Sexiest Man five times running, the 35-year-old doesn’t take the title too seriously. “Every single day, I wake up and look in the mirror and think, ‘Five times, mother–ker. Five times.’”

All kidding aside, the Straw Dogs star says he hopes to one day be recognized for his talents — and not just his model good looks.

“You tend to get a lot of offers that are, like, the hot guy,” Skarsgard tells Men’s Journal. “And those parts aren’t very fun. I hope there’s something more to me than my pecs.”

[From US Magazine]

So if Straw Dogs is out this weekend, why haven’t we seen premiere photos yet? A lot of us are looking forward to the awkward embrace that’s probably going to happen on the red carpet between Alex and his co-star and ex girlfriend, Kate Bosworth. (He seems like the hugging type.) She’s moved on by now, of course, but that seems like a ploy to make Alex jealous. Is she going to bring her new piece to the premiere? That would be a transparent move.

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Here’s Alex getting out of a car at the Toronto Film Festival on 9/10/11.

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Men’s Journal photos via ONTD. Other photo credit: WENN

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  1. Ms Smith says:

    I dont find him hot at all, but I do like him. There is just something not quite right about his face, I just cant put my finger on it.
    He does seems like a nice guy though. I do enjoy him as Eric,I think he does a great job with some pretty poor scripts. I am wishing in the next season of True Blood he ditchs Sookies fairy vagina altogther. Eric is more interesting when he is stone cold, none of this twight bull for me.

  2. KateNonymous says:

    I don’t think he’s hot–he’s one of those really good-looking people who also is interesting instead of bland, so I’m not sure why I don’t. But I think he’s a strong actor, and he sounds like he’s got a sense of perspective. That’s always nice, even if you’re not famous.

  3. Marina says:

    Fernet Branca …that will be my dad one day.

  4. Runs with Scissors says:

    @Mrs. Smith: “There is just something not quite right about his face, I just cant put my finger on it.”

    I think his eyes are a little too close together, maybe?

    His height and great personality make him hot. I think he’s really interesting and funny.

  5. Ms Smith says:

    @Runs with Scissors I think you are right about the eyes. His nose is a little ‘off’ too.
    What I like is that he seems reasonably down to earth and is good at what he does.

  6. Jeannie says:

    HAHA! He looks so much better recently…wonder why that is. I love that he can make fun of himself. So many actors have egos, but he seems different.

  7. Mika says:

    Wait, was that the Buffy the Vampire music they were playing on his way in? HA!!!

  8. sharylmj says:

    he’s really funny in person, I don’t watch True Blood, but from this interview, he’s nothing like I expected. Way more down to earth and really nice.

  9. Robin says:

    He’s not perfect looking and that’s part of why I find him so hot. Tall, funny and sharp. Yum!

  10. kimi says:

    Alex is interesting to American women because he is a foreigner and comes from Europe. If you actually listen to him and read his interviews, he doesn’t have a lot to offer and keeps repeating ad nauseam that he drinks a lot, loves Sweden, was in Marines because he wanted to do something different, wants to be taken seriously and hates that people know him as Eric and that guy from Lady Gaga’s video. And lion references for Eric. The only thing that makes him stand out is the height. Alex is doing OK as an actor but he’ll never be a leading man. His brother Gustaf is the one with the acting talent and incredible screen presence which unfortunately Alex doesn’t have.

  11. really says:

    He is mother- fing GORGEOUS. Love his personality. He is “sehr lecker”…. and Sweden is very very beautiful.

    OH, and eff that bloody ridiculous nanny of his so-called-ex……… it is called an ex —– because you X them out. On to the next!

    Moving along.

  12. UKHels says:

    he’s the only blond I’ve ever fancied – I too like him because he’s not ‘perfect’

    perfect guys turn me off

  13. Melissa says:

    That’s the kind of sense of humor that I really dig(is that still a decent term?). Like him even more now.

  14. Laura says:

    @kimi – completely false. I love him because he’s a great actor and is incredibly kind (yes, he’s also attractive and that’s good too).

    I have no clue why you’re trying to compare him to Gustaf, as they have COMPLETELY different careers.

  15. shiba says:

    Uh oh.
    Accent alert!
    Mississippi by way of …?

    Kinda blows the whole premise out of the water, if the good ole boy sounds vaguely European.
    (No offense to Skellan Skarsgard’s FINE son.)

  16. G says:

    As (pre-amnesia) Eric Northman, he’s hot. As himself, he seems very sweet and good-natured. The combination is a killer.

  17. hairball says:

    @really: What nanny tale..?

    Sometimes I think his acting could be better (ie: declaring his love for Sookie – although the two of them on the couch after his memory came back, I thought he did GREAT) – but sometimes he just looks so HOT.

    I can see where his face is just ok, but then I see other pics where it’s like ‘good god’, he looks gorgeous.

    Before TB, I’d see him on here and elsewhere and think ‘what is the big deal with this guy??’. But now I get it.

  18. karena says:

    He was at his best in the HBO series “Generation Kill”. I like him in True Blood though. I was a foreign exchange student in Sweden and he is the epitome of a Swede. They are unassuming, attractive, smart, a bit reserved at first but friendly once you get to know them.

  19. Danziger says:

    Karena, he doesn’t ‘seem’ so, odds are that he is. Just try and watch the GKill with commentary. The banter between him and some fellow actors I equally admire just melts my heart and then sets it on fire. Enjoy!

  20. Kiki says:

    This is a guy who grew on me. I didn’t get much of the hype on him before, but now that I’ve read some of his interviews and learned more about him, I think he seems sweet and fun. I really don’t get what the heck he saw on Bosworth, though.

  21. anemoneblue says:

    @really
    Viele, viele sehr lecker!!

  22. GiGi says:

    Yeah. I’ve become addicted to True Blood, but I never really “got” it about him… but he gives a nice interview. Then I saw this clip of him eye-humping this ET Canada interviewer and, uh, let’s just say I get it now.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trF1uvrWtrk&feature=player_embedded

  23. palermo says:

    I don’t like blondes either, but he always comes off as gorgeous and hot. The body helps a lot, and he seems a nice person.

  24. bigchili says:

    OH. MY. WOW. Loved that Jimmy clip – especially the accent part. I so love this man.

  25. cr says:

    That’s not his Swedish accent, it’s sort of a parody of a Swedish accent. What was left of his accent got whittled away for GK, and he still has remnant of the accent for Straw Dogs.
    Kimi, you know why he says the same things in American interviews? Because American interviewers usually keep asking him the same boring questions.
    And is there some reason I have to choose between liking Alex and his brother. It doesn’t have to be one or the other, you know.

  26. Christine says:

    I am officially in love. It’s not one thing – it’s EVERYthing about this man. Self-deprecating, hot body, wit, charm, talent…sigh.

  27. Tina says:

    @kimi – Wow, a lot of distain for us Americans, huh?

    I love how Alex can infuse humor, flirtiness, and intensity in his roles. And while he does not have ‘perfect’ features, I find him incredibly sexy. I really enjoyed his interview.

  28. azurea says:

    Adorable! And he always has the look of a little boy about him, in his face.

  29. Mari says:

    I can get what people see in him. He’s got a cute boyish charm.

  30. Gwen says:

    @kimi: I understand where you’re coming from but I actually think he’s being misused on TB. He could do a lot better than we get to see IMO. I think his comments about wanting to be more than just the pecs reflect that he’s aware of that too. He’s brilliant in GK. That being said Gustaf really is a fantastic actor (and hot too!), but I think they both are. Supposedly Bill is great too so all in all they seem to just be a very talented family.

    Also: I love him and I think I have to stop reading posts about him because he’s too bloody perfect – it’s making me quite depressed..

  31. Harley says:

    Not a blonde man fan, but totally lusting after this one BIG TIME! So sweet, smart and a panty melting heat – sigh…

  32. DG says:

    One billion times sexier than Fassbender. Good lord he is handsome.

  33. Amanda G says:

    He is so cute! I’m usually not attracted to blondes, but there’s something unique about him.

    @kimi – I could care less where he’s from. I find him to be charming and I was impressed that he could show a little more range this season on TB. Plus, he’s hot! BTW, all celebs tell the same stories over and over again.

  34. The Original Ashley says:

    Please please please let her bring her hobbit boyfriend to the premiere. You just know there will have to be pics of all three of them together because Kate has to ream down Alex’s throat that SHE’S MOVED ON (and of course will need photographic proof of her sticking it to him).

  35. Az says:

    OMFG that close up of his face with the shadows. I love to look at him. That is all.

  36. Camille says:

    Sigh. I just adore this man. Love his personality.

  37. VintageBum says:

    looks wise, Im not turned on, but personality is en fuego! :D lol

  38. mzjask says:

    someone hand me a hanky cause im droolin’!!! just delicious!

  39. Peruvian says:

    Ohhh! i’m so in love with this guy it’s depressing!!! (as someone said before)

    Seriously, it has never happened to me to get this f**king obsessed with somebody i never met in real life…It’s ridiculous!!

  40. Peppermint says:

    F**k! I’ve got a crush on a d****d celebrity! Just what I needed right now.

    Peruvian, I’m contigo, ánimo!

    Posts about this guy should contain a FDA warning, or something.

  41. Annie says:

    I don’t find him that handsome, in fact I think he’s quite goofy looking – but I agree he’s got that certain something. It’s like he’s got a whole lot of facial features that shouldn’t work, especially not together, but somehow really do. There are some people who are the opposite – “technically” perfect looks but somehow they’re just bland.

    And he’s not THAT blonde, lol.

  42. hanna says:

    haha the swedish accent is spot on, and when he said they rolled her to systembolaget- I lost it xD Great to see him do well, i thought he wouldn’t become so big in America lol

  43. dahlia1947 says:

    Nice pics! Yeah! Love the dark one of just his face.

  44. LittleDeadGrrl says:

    Love him still. He was wonderful in Straw Dogs.

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