Alexander Skarsgard made a hot cover model for GQ's June issue, available on newsstands May 24. He's out and about chatting up his big-screen project Straw Dogs, which he shot nearly two years ago in Louisiana. Production on the film gave Alexander a chance to meet his current real-life leading lady, Kate Bosworth, though he didn't speak about her in the magazine. Instead, Alexander touched on working with married costars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer in True Blood and what it was like growing up in Sweden with a famous dad, actor Stellan Skarsgard. Alexander Skarsgard said in GQ:
- On working with married couple Anna and Stephen: "It’s really clear to Steve and to everybody else what the deal is — which is that Anna is like a sister to me. . . .Those love scenes take quite a bit of acting, actually. A lot of acting."
- On joining the Swedish military: "It was my way of going off into the unknown. I didn’t want to just be somebody’s son."
- On life in Sweden: "You walk into the coffee shop, and the girl asks how your day is. When I first moved here, I loved that. I know it’s shallow and superficial and she doesn’t give a f*ck about my day, but I still like it. It’s difficult to get to know a Swede. But once you do, you’re in. . . .You’re never going to see a television show The Skarsgårds."
- On his famous dad Stellan: "I don’t think I came to acting to compete with my father. But, you know, he wasn’t around as much as normal dads, and seeing his passion. . . . Maybe it was a way to get his attention. . . I mean, if anything, we’re trying to take care of him. He’s over the hill."