Alex Skarsgard looks like an 80s televangelist in new photoshoot, still hittable?

Bullett Magazine has a new profile, interview and photoshoot with the gorgeous and talented Alexander Skarsgard, who is promoting both Battleship (which didn’t do well domestically at the box office, but at least recouped in the international market) and season 5 of True Blood, which premieres June 10th.

Alexander Skarsgard in a tight suit

The interview itself isn’t anything we haven’t heard from him. Skars doesn’t reveal anything personal, as usual, and remains gracious and humble. He’s so gracious he submitted to some truly awful styling for the photoshoot. He wears cheap looking button down shirts and very fug monotone tight-fitting suits. Look at his ass in that blue Bottega Veneta suit. It’s so tight it looks like he’s wearing jeggings. Plus they also puffed his hair up in a goofy 80s style. In the photo where he’s holding a baby lamb, he looks like a televangelist to me. Maybe it’s the weird pendant necklace coupled with the dress shirt. I don’t get a sexy vibe from him, I just think I’d listen to him try to convert me for at least an hour. I would invite him in and make him some coffee, and stare at him for a while. Then we would end up making out on the couch and he’d apologize and get all flustered and tell me he’s never felt this way before. Damn, I can even fantasize about him as a holy roller.

Anyway here’s some of the article. If you’re a fan it’s worth reading. He seems to talk about his military service, or at least get asked about it, in every single interview. He goes with it, and I like what he said about how it helped him be humble and appreciate things. You get the sense that he’s very genuine about it.

On how the military helped him appreciate life
In his late teens, he joined the military, not to defy his liberal upbringing, but because he didn’t know what to do with himself. “I just needed a challenge,” he says. “I come from the city. Growing up, we were never out in the wilderness, and I wanted to do something completely different.” Skarsgård signed up for the anti-sabotage unit. “The stuff they got to do in this unit, it just sounded cool.” The experience came in handy when he later spent months dramatizing the U.S. invasion of Iraq for the HBO miniseries Generation Kill (and later still, while playing a commanding naval officer in his latest film, Battleship). It’s even come in handy in real life: “I definitely complain less,” he says humbly, “and I appreciate more.”

On how a horde of women told Battleship director he better hire Askars
Peter Berg, the film’s director, had been ambushed by the women at his office, who’d practically begged him to cast Skarsgård in the film. “I was a big fan of True Blood— that’s why I started thinking about him,” says Berg. “One day, a gang of women who heard that came into my office—there were about seven of them—and told me it was not negotiable.”

Before signing his contract, Skarsgård did some negotiating of his own. He wanted to make sure that the story would take precedence over special effects, and that Berg, who’d sharpened his teeth on less bombastic fare like Friday Night Lights, wasn’t a slave to bottom-line studio executives. “He sat me down and said, ‘The studio trusts me. They know I’m good with actors. If you have ideas, talk to me. We’ll make it work,’” says Skarsgård of their partnership. “Pete cares about the characters and their relationships. He wasn’t like, ‘Just say your lines so we can get to the awesome aliens and explosions.’”

[From Bullett Media]

I didn’t see Battleship. Not even Askars could get my ass in a seat for that, but I’ve read that it was awful. It’s to his credit that he’s still talking up the director and saying that he gave him artistic integrity. He’s a consummate professional.

Alexander Skarsgard holding a lamb

At the end of the article, they mention what he told the sweet lamb he was holding: “You’re the cutest! But I just had lamb stew last night.” Even that sounds sexy to me.

Photo credit: Bullett Media

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  1. NYC_girl says:

    Yes. Many times. The sleeves on the jackets could be a bit longer though.

    • corny says:

      crayola crayons comes to my mind

    • NYC_girl says:

      That first shot of him is on the Manhattan Bridge. They made him wander around a bunch of crazy NYC drivers? I guess he’d be hard to miss in that outfit.

      • Mina says:

        Yeah, in the article it says they made him run out into the street at red lights.

    • Genevieve says:

      OHHHH, YEEAAAHHHHH. HELL, Yeah. Look at the body underneath the Crayola clothes and hair spray. And the eyes. And those full, sensitive lips. Ugh. I just censored myself. YUM.

  2. Jen34 says:

    That ass! He is so hot, and his personality enhances his sex appeal.

  3. TheOriginalKitten says:

    LMFAO at these photos! “80s televangelist” is the PERFECT description. In that regard, the photo shoot is pretty brilliant. Definitely unusual (if fug).

  4. Samigirl says:

    I don’t think I will ever not be ridiculously attracted to him. The man is insanely beautiful.

    • Lizzie K says:

      ITA. He’s so gorgeous, I don’t even want to hear anything he has to say, in case he ruins it for me. I just want to admire his physical beauty.

      • Genevieve says:

        Lmfao @ Lizzie!! You summed it up perfectly or me. Shhh. Don’t speak. Just look beautiful. Lol ;-0

    • minime says:

      ahah you summed it up…it’s just ridiculous…I was so in love with him in “Melancholia” and he just appears for some brief 10min and has maybe 10lines (and let’s face it, not that mind blowing)…yeah, he looks like perfection (sigh).

  5. DeltaJuliet says:

    Great ass, but I hate guys in tight pants……seriously though, great ass.

  6. Mina says:

    He’s a super dorky, happy-go-lucky guy, I dont understand why stylists insist on putting him in these ridiculous clothes instead of letting him smile or something!

    The lamb quote made me literally LOL when I read it though.

  7. marie says:

    Always hittable, so freakin hot. However, those shorts would look better on my floor..

  8. ZZZ says:

    I must be the only person on the planet that is not really attracted to him (however, I have not seen True Blood…). I do think he is a good looking guy, but not that great. He does seem fairly cool though!

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      ZZZ-I always saw pics of him and NEVER liked him until I saw TB. The blonde nordic things is just not for me. However, his character on TB is so freakin hot that I pretty much did a 180 and started having sex dreams about him. And I’m not into the whole vampire thing either but…damn….

      • ZZZ says:

        Uh oh! I think I need to watch TB right now! ☻ I do want to watch it!

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        You definitely should watch it. I’d be surprised if you didn’t change your mind! 🙂

      • another nina says:

        So true Kitten, so true…

      • Chatcat says:

        Kitten…I have finally watched the series and are all caught up! I still can’t warm to Skars but damn that Joe Mang I could swoon for in a heartbeat. And looking at IMDB he is only 13 years younger then me so my “15 year rule” applies! lol

      • Mina says:

        Sure Joe is hot, if you’re into that steroided douchebag thing.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @Chatcat-I can’t believe you’re immune to Skars after watching TB! There goes my theory 🙂
        Yes I agree about Joe Mang but hes the opposite of Skars-I like him othe show, but he doesn’t do it for me outside of TB. TB just has a lot of sexy men. Period.

      • Chatcat says:

        @Kitten…I have tried, really I have. But then I see pictures like this and he becomes just too fem for me to get hot over when I watch him on the screen.

        JMang is just my “drawn too first” type…dark hair and eyes. The one scene last season when Debbie asks him if he is hot for Sookie (during the middle of sex) and he says something to the effect your going to ask that (hesitate) NOW? just kindda sucked me in (for his show persona) and although the suit he had on at the premier last night was fugly, it’s still far better then that red or blue ensamble Skars donned IMHO.

      • hairball says:

        That’s exactly what happened with me!

    • Esmom says:

      I’m not attracted to him either. All I can see is a younger Jim Carrey when I look at him, especially when he smiles.

      • ZZZ says:

        It’s the weird bags under his eyes that kinda turn me off(I’m pretty sure they are photoshopped out in these pics). I noticed it very much in a movie we watched last night called 13. Anybody see that? Scary!
        Totally agree about the awful photo shoots, they want to dress him up like a doll or something….

    • ZZZ says:

      Chatcat ~ I DO find Joe M pretty damn hot!

      • Chatcat says:

        ZZZ…I do too because my first attraction is to dark hair/dark eyes. Last week Morticians….(moniker) and I were discussing him and some other dark hard bodies and decided that I’d have us all for a weekend to my beachhouse in South Jersey just to have them in bathing suits all to ourselves! lol

      • ZZZ says:

        Can I come too? But I don’t have to wear a bathing suit do I? ☻
        I keep saying this, but this is my favorite website now. The comments/people are the best!

      • Chatcat says:

        ZZZ…sure the more the merrier! Bathing suits are optional but beware, we are on the bay and waterplay is mandatory! LOL

      • ZZZ says:

        Okay, thanks! The funniest/worst thing about fantasizing about gorgeous guys is getting the picture of myself out of it! I suppose I could fantasize that they are blind too….☻

  9. chicagogurl17 says:

    I have issues with tall foreheads and when he’s styled bad I just see his father is his face. Still, there’s something downright charming about his swagger, his confidence you can always see in his eyes. I’d hit it, but I’d be his first curvy girl.

  10. Chatcat says:

    I’m sorry I can’t do it…he does nothing for me, and I’ve tried, really to see what so many other’s do, but I can’t…and now it’s worst seeing him dressed in those suits. Why did he do it to himself? Sorry, but I want my man (and my fantasy men) to dress manly…full red suits and full blue suits that are skin tight turn me off not on. God if he had worn a kilt it would have been more manly to me then that blue suit on a man…it makes me cringe.

    • Esmom says:

      I know, those blue pants are beyond hiddy. “Fug” was the first word that came to mind when I saw them.

      I like the kilt idea!

  11. tarry says:

    He looks like a tampon in that red suit

  12. rufustfirefly says:

    That man is always insanely hittable. I think I’d find myself confessing all my sins to him before climbing his righteous (gorgeous) butt like a fig tree. He looks about as confused as I do about that lamb, but I’ll be damned if that pic doesn’t make my ovaries want to sit in church and beg for mercy. “You’re the cutest! But I just had lamb stew last night.” Yep, I is dead.

    • NYC_girl says:

      Oh Lordy….. that’s awesome! Esp love the “fig tree” ref.

      • rufustfirefly says:

        LOL! Thanks! I thought the “sweating like a whore in church” reference I was gonna go with might be a little too much before 10am. 😉

  13. Carolina says:

    In that black and white shot, I thought he was wearing a skirt.

  14. Jill says:

    I wore my bangs the exact same way in the mid-80s as the top pic with the red shirt.

  15. Beth says:

    He has a lot of terrible photo shoots. I think they have trouble with him, because they want to do all this stupid stuff to him, but he’s so beautiful, he doesn’t need all the gimmick, he just ends up looking silly.

    So, obviously, yes, still “hittable.” Always.

    • Missy says:

      I think they have trouble because if they did just a shoot of him smiling wearing nice clothes, he would look too much like a model in a fashion spread, some of his past ones he has. Which is too bad, cause I think he has a bit of substance and personality to him, and he certainly doesn’t come across as your typical heart throb but he just can’t pull off that quirky art style like say, Ryan gosling can

      • another nina says:

        That’s it Missy! Thanks for pointing it out…I was always perplexed seeing Alex’s horrible photo-sessions.

      • Jen34 says:

        I think because he looks like a model that they try and get ‘creative’ with his shoots, but they almost always miss.

  16. Unbeweavable says:

    Definitely hittable. He’s such a hot, beautiful man. I love him in TB. He was also so cute in “Melancholia” (which I hated but suffered through for him). Oh and Gaga’s “paparazzi” video. Mmmmm! I dated a guy that looked like he could have been his younger brother before I met my husband. Things didn’t last because he was an idiot in every sense of the word but he was pretty.

  17. BB says:

    In my dream, last night, he was absolutely hittable and we spent a very hot night.

  18. Mirella says:

    He’s gorgeous, bad photo shoots & all.

  19. Jenna says:

    I thought he was wearing a skirt for a second there in the black&white photo. And as much as I was gaga for Skarsie before, I’d no longer hit that. Still love the man and can appreciate his appeal, but…nah.

  20. The Original Mia says:

    Bang him like a door in a storm.

  21. Navy Blue says:

    I’m guessing I have to watch True Blood to get it. I just don’t. I think that’s what it is. All the people who rave about his hotness are just really attracted to his character on that show.

    • Mina says:

      “All the people who rave about his hotness are just really attracted to his character on that show.”

      Don’t speak of things you don’t know. I first saw him in Generation Kill on HBO (one of the best war series ever made). I am attracted to his personality and his talent and his humbleness and also his abdomen.

      • Beth says:

        Yes. Generation Kill. It was amazing, and so was he. Eric Northman is great, but he’s no Brad Colbert.

    • NYC_girl says:

      I’ve never watched True Blood but I would still hit it.

      • minime says:

        watched True Blood twice…not really into it…still, for me he is freaking hot 🙂 but well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder right? I also wouldn’t say that he is beautiful, he is something else…

  22. Over It says:

    He is styled horribly in these photos, but I still get fired up seeing his beautiful face! I think TB definitely helped with my crush.

  23. original kate says:

    i’d hit it so hard that i would speak swedish afterwards.

  24. lucy2 says:

    Weird styling for sure.

    I’ve heard that movie isn’t as bad as you’d think, but I still don’t want to shell out the money to see it in the theater. Maybe on DVD.

  25. Rory says:

    He never was “hittable.” I fail to see the attraction here.

  26. foozy says:

    love him. he can do no wrong..

  27. JM says:

    I’d hit it and come back for seconds but whoever styled him for this shoot should be shot. The red suit makes him look like a tall, skinny oompa loompa.

    Could you PLEASE post some pictures from the TB premiere last night? Those pictures do Alex justice.

  28. Joey says:


  29. Gwen says:

    Yes. A 1000 times yes.

    I didn’t see Battleship because I heard is was nothing but clichés. I’m glad he got the part but I hope for better parts for him in the future.

  30. bright star says:

    I used to think he was hot but lately he just looks tired. Really tired. Like he hasn’t sleep for about a week.

  31. Rachel says:

    Oh, yeah, still hot! Yum.

  32. littlemissnaughty says:

    Mother of crap. I so desperately want to unsee this …. focus on the face or the hands … FOCUS on the exposed body parts. My gawd.

    @ Celebitchy: Of course you read that it’s awful, the critics have been less than kind, which is why I had NO expectations going in. But this film delivers what it promises and that’s all I ever ask.
    Not everything needs to be Schindler’s List. Of course the script is dumb but it’s better than a lot of action movies that were very successful and the characters are very well-developed. Critics need to chill the eff out.

  33. katie says:

    He is kind of reminding me of Jim Carrey in those crayola suits. But yeah he’s still hot.

  34. Peep says:

    I like his sexy pervy dad even more.

  35. darkladi says:

    I’d hit it, sop it up with gravy & hit it again

  36. fluffybunny says:

    I do not get the appeal of this guy.

  37. mforman says:

    This man can wear anything and make it look good. Let us be honest he is more lovable than that lamb.
    I have loved him since I first saw him in Om Sara (an amazing Swedish Film).
    I cannot wait until June 10th, when TB begins Season 5.
    He truly is one of a kind.

  38. LittleDeadGirl says:

    All I could do was look at his ass in that terrible blue suit and now I’m dreaming about the scene you painted. I can so fantasize about him and trying to convert me.