Alex Skarsgard is beautiful on L’Uomo Vogue, talks about ‘Viking revenge’ stories


Wow, Alexander Skarsgard’s photoshoot for L’Uomo Vogue is *something*. Alex has always been a hot AF viking, but with long, shaggy hair and a muscle tee, he really looks like he’s up for anything. Alex is currently 43 years old and he’s talking about Robert Eggers’ The Northman, which is described by Vogue as a “Viking revenge story.” What is Viking revenge like? Does it involve sex with a Viking as a way of getting revenge on an ex? SIGN ME UP. As I’m reading the interview though… Alex hasn’t even filmed it! The production shut down because of the pandemic. UGH. Some highlights from Alex’s interview:

How The Northman started: “It all started seven or eight years ago. As a Swede living in America, I realised there was a certain level of fascination with the Viking era and Viking culture – and this was before any of the Viking shows that have since happened. It made me realise that there basically had never been a real great epic Viking movie made, and I thought that that’s what I wanted to do.

How he shepherded the Viking movie: “I started having conversations with a studio back then, trying to crack the best story. All I knew at the time is that I wanted to make a big Viking movie. We had a couple of potential different starting points: we had a story about two brothers, and then one about the Viking travels down to Constantinople with the Viking siege of the city. We were looking for the right story, but I never really felt we were there. I knew the scope I wanted it to exist in. But what was the story?

Meeting Robert Eggers. “Yes, like three or four years ago.We met about something else. I can’t remember how, but we started talking about Vikings. And he was, like me, a huge fan of Viking culture and of that historical era, and I immediately felt he would be the perfect guy to direct this movie. And then we found an author and poet in Iceland, Sjón, who came onboard to write the screenplay – and they did a fantastic job, just cracking the story and the essence of it. It’s a real adventure movie, but it’s much more. It taps into the culture, and the mysticism of the Vikings, it becomes more intimate and more personal. I didn’t want it to be a generic “swords-and-sandals” movie.

Production shut down on it though, because of the pandemic: “I normally live in New York, while my family lives in Stockholm. When the first wave came, I was on the fence: nobody really knew how long it would be, or what precisely was going on. So we shut down production for six weeks. The idea was to then see what would happen. I basically moved to Stockholm for four months.

Living in Sweden this year: “I had not been home for this long in… more than 20 years. It was strange. We were in a bubble; we were all healthy and safe. In a lot of ways, I had moments when I felt being surrounded by my loving family, feeling safe and loved, and taking a break from work, but then also feeling very guilty because I was, for the lack of a better term, being spared.”

[From L’Uomo Vogue]

I didn’t know that Alex has been in Sweden for most of the year, and I also didn’t know that this is the longest he’s been home in two decades. He really has embraced American life, hasn’t he? That’s pretty cool. Anyway, beautiful Viking, beautiful photos, and I’m glad he’s healthy and locked down.

Cover and IGs courtesy of L’Uomo Vogue.

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  1. Lemons says:

    This makes me want to watch True Blood again.

    • Darla says:

      Just finished it. The last season was GOD awful, but Eric Northman…my god. How did they ever even think they could convince anyone Sooki or any woman would want Bill when Eric Northman was staring at them? Not believable sorry! Eric and Pam were the best part of that show IMO anyway. I would watch 7 seasons just about those two and what they get up to.

      • Chlo says:

        In the book she does want Eric, until the stupid ending where she ends up with whoever (spoiler? I don’t know are there still spoilers over this book series that ended however many years ago?).

      • whatWHAT? says:

        Pam and Lafayette were BY FAR my favorites.

        I think we stopped watching when Bill drank that really old vampire’s blood. The books were great and the show veered away from them after book 4. that sucked, and it showed in the TV series.

        but Eric Northman…WHEW…what a hottie.

      • sara says:

        In the book she ends up with Sam, and Eric is basically sold off into slavery? Just remember the show ending could’ve been much worse if it followed the books.

    • Celebitchy says:

      I have watched the entire series twice and I never rewatch things, but I would watch it again, even that terrible maenad season

      • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

        Omg I can’t stand that whole part. It seems like every series I get into, that actress, Michelle, has to make an appearance (never liked her).

        The theme song always gets me going. Hell, the whole soundtrack is pretty fun.

    • lucy2 says:

      Not gonna lie, I rewatch it maybe once a year or so, and usually just fast forward to the Pam and Eric and Lafayette stories.

  2. Meg says:

    Whew- has anyone with a farmers tan ever looked so good? Lol

    • E.D. says:

      So un-Hollywood of him to have a working man’s tan!
      He is the epitome of modern masculinity in this photo shoot.
      I’ve got the feels for sure.

  3. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Gawd. Have mercy.

  4. Tiffany says:

    These photos….has me feeling things….down there.

    He is smoking is what I am saying.

  5. Nicole says:

    That man is foine.

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      2 roight.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Did you see the Marian Keyes YT video about being in the same hotel with him May 2019? ‘Even from the back, he was radiating star quality ridiness. That lad’s a ride.’

      • sara says:

        That whole thing was kind of creepy tbh. It sounded like she was stalking him in his hotel.

      • notasugarhere says:

        I found it funny, if only because it was completely accidental. I’m sure there are stalkers out there who follow his every breath, SM posts of friends, and track his location; Keyes isn’t one of them. She just laughed about the experience of how she, her husband, her publicist, and another author reacted to being on the same floor with him.

  6. Darla says:


    I should edit this to say: PRAISE Jesus!

  7. sara says:

    The Northman has been filming for a couple months now, I’m sad there haven’t been more set pictures. Instead we have to be subjected to pics of Matt Damon’s mullet.

    But as long as he has this shaggy Viking look in the movie I shall attempt to wait patiently.

  8. Darla says:

    He has such a great dimple…this covers it up. I am very pro-facial hair, but this man is so beautiful, that I think a little less facial hair is in order.

  9. Eleonor says:

    That’s all I needed today.
    Thank you.

  10. Merricat says:

    All those Skarsgard brothers are delicious.

    • Chrissy says:

      And their dad Stellan was gorgeous back around the time of Good Will Hunting too.

      • molly says:

        I will be really mad if stories come out about the Skarsgard brothers or Stellan being rapey a-holes. I want them all do be the kind, hot guys they are in my head.

  11. SallyJay says:

    LAWD ALMIGHTY!! *fans self*

  12. Lightpurple says:

    I have been feeling lousy today (no sleep) but I feel much, much better now. Thank you! And in addition to being so delightful to gaze upon, he also has a fine sense of humor and great comic timing.

  13. Mee says:

    Lord this man!!!!! I wanna sit on his face. Sorry to be vulgar…..not really sorry.

  14. Breen says:

    I need to climb Mt. Skarsgard! Goodness that man is foine… should be illegal to be that foine…as a matter of fact, we need to jail him….and punish him….you know…..THAT way…

    (fans self and walks away mumbling)

  15. Sandy Eggo says:

    Lawd have mercy — this is just the palette cleanser I needed today after last night’s GFR. Alex is so yummy!

  16. grabbyhands says:

    That man is aging like a fine wine and I would STILL hit it like the fist of an angry god, climb him like a tree etc. etc.

    I haven’t seen The Lighthouse yet, but I loved what Robert Eggers did with The Witch, so I am definitely intrigued about this.

    And weirdly, I love that he’s been living in New York instead of living the Hollywood life in LA.

  17. My3cents says:

    I would lockdown with him any day and all day.

  18. lucy2 says:

    I saw these a few days ago, and every couple of hours or so, my brain is like “Psst, remember those Alex photos? Maybe you should look at them again.”

    I think they may have restarted filming? Not sure. I really enjoy the variety of roles he takes, and while I haven’t loved all of the movies, I have enjoyed his work in all of them. Aside from the incredible hotness, he’s a great actor, and seems to be a decent guy.

    • grabbyhands says:

      “I saw these a few days ago, and every couple of hours or so, my brain is like “Psst, remember those Alex photos? Maybe you should look at them again.”

      I’m going to be thinking and giggling about this sentence all day.

  19. Emily says:

    The entire Skarsgard family is incredibly good-looking, it’s kind of insane. I think Alex might be the best looking out of the bunch but his brother Gustaf (who I guess was on Vikings on the History Channel but I only saw recently as Merlin on the Netflix show Cursed) and Bill (the younger one who was Pennywise in It?? Haven’t seen it either) are handsome too. The other brother and sister who aren’t as well-known are attractive as well. I dunno what Alex’s mom looks like but googling his dad he was quite the looker in his younger years (he’s still pretty good-looking honestly).

    Anyways I’m sure it was nice getting to spend so much time with his family. His good-looking genes deserve to be passed on. I can volunteer myself as tribute lol.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I’ve seen a wedding pic of Stellan and My out there on the interwebs. Their sister looks a lot like their mum when she was younger, and if you put a wig on Bill, he’s a ringer for her too.

  20. Astrid says:

    I”m a little conflicted. Would all this fawning over a women be acceptable?

  21. emmy says:

    These showed up on my IG explore page a few days ago, I nearly choked on my own tongue.

    He hasn’t really been locked down though, Sweden is pretty much open for business and has been the entire pandemic. They’re doing okay-ish I think.

  22. Anna says:

    Sweet Lord Jesus. Thank you for this blessing today.

  23. laura-j says:

    God Damn… that’s the palate cleanser I needed today.

  24. Minx says:

    I love this man more than warm oatmeal raisin cookies…

    My name is Minx, and I approve this message.

  25. Nightsky says:

    If you want to see a whole lot of AS in all his beautiful splendor, I strongly recommend you check out the movie War on Everyone. Oh my….. such a beautiful man! He still had his Tarzan bod and you get to see him lounging around wearing nothing but tight, bright yellow underthings. And he dances. Sigh 😀

  26. Mina_Esq says:

    I wish they’d cast him in more movies. They keep putting that bore Henry Cavill into everything. Surely they can find more room for Alex. I need more Alex.

  27. Swede says:

    Many years ago, after my daughters swimminglesson, we had brunch. The place in Stockholm happend to be the same place as the klan Skarsgård brunched every week. Hahaha you guys would have died. Some perks of living in Stockholm.

  28. duchess of hazard says:

    I need that top. Off to look for it.

  29. JanetDR says:

    He is a beautiful man. Loving the longer hair!