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Originally posted 10/16/2013 02:30PM
Is this the new shade of Grey?
Following the news that Charlie Hunnam, 33, backed out of playing Christian Grey in the highly anticipated film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey, Universal Pictures and Focus Features apparently have their eyes set primarily on British TV star Jamie Dornan, 31, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The report says that fellow British actor Christian Cooke, 26, and Alexander Skarsgard, 37, of True Blood fame, are also in the running for the coveted erotic role.
Originally posted 09/14/2013 09:40AM
Watch out Prince Harry, a vampire has set his sights on you.
Alexander Skarsgard, who plays Norse vampire Eric Northman in the hit series True Blood, is racing to the South Pole against the British royal in November to raise funds for the Walking with the Wounded charity and says he has the mental and physical skills to beat the prince.
"I'm pretty stubborn and motivated and I don't give up easily," Skarsgard, 37, told PEOPLE at Thursday's Calvin Klein Spring 2014 Collection after party in N.Y.C. "I'm very focused and we're not going to lose!"
Originally posted 09/11/2013 10:05AM
Two hot guys. One cold place. All for a good cause.
True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard will join Prince Harry on a trek to the icy South Pole in November as they team up for the Walking With the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge.
The event, for which Harry, 28, is a patron, includes three teams of wounded service members from the U.K., the U.S. and Australia/Canada, competing to raise money for their national charities to help fund rehabilitation services for military veterans.
Originally posted 06/17/2013 02:45PM
For all the emotion amid the bloodshed on Sunday night's season premiere of True Blood, there's even more to come on the HBO vampire hit.
Carrie Preston, who plays waitress Arlene Bellefleur, revealed on the Live From the Set lead-in to the episode that "there were real tears" when they filmed this season.
With speculation that Alexander Skarsgard, who plays Viking vampire Eric Northman, is killed off this season, fans are buzzing about an upcoming episode that features a funeral. Carrie added fuel to the speculation fire, saying, "We had this one table read, the first time we were hearing the script out loud, and one of the actors started crying and then everybody joined in. It was a pretty beautiful moment."
Originally posted 06/10/2013 06:00PM
Some appearances – sweet as they may be – can be deceiving.
After a cozy photograph of Ellen Page and her The East costar Alexander Skarsgard made the rounds on social media over the weekend – Tweeted out by the film's director, Zal Batmanglij, no less – speculation ramped up that the two were an item off-screen.
But, a source tells PEOPLE, the costars are just friends. And it isn't even clear how long ago the picture was taken.
The actress, however, liked it enough to re-Tweet: the photo shows the two dressed in matching denim outfits with Skarsgard's arm around Page, who seems to be lying in his lap. "Canadian tuxedo party," she wrote, referencing their denim on denim ensembles.
Originally posted 05/22/2013 06:00AM
Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen Page, Patricia Clarkson and the cast of The East celebrated the film with a dinner at New York's Stanton Social on Monday.
The group of 15 people shared a feast of the restaurant's signature dishes that included red snapper tacos, potato and goat cheese pirogues, smoked duck and baby kale salad, wok charred edamame, beef carpaccio, spicy lamb souvalki, vegan spaghetti squash, shrimp and grits, grilled asparagus and herb dusted frites.
Originally posted 05/04/2013 02:25PM
Attention True Blood fans: you finally have something new you can sink your teeth into.
On Sunday, HBO will air the first 90-second trailer for the sixth season of the hit show, but you can watch it here now!
The promo promises a season filled with more of your favorite shirtless vampires, some new faces and hints that things are going to get pretty messy in Bon Temps, with tensions between the humans and vampires spilling into all-out war.
Originally posted 03/27/2013 04:00PM
You can now get a glimpse of Alexander Skarsgard shirtless – without waiting for the next season of True Blood.
In Disconnect, a thriller about ordinary people struggling to connect in today's wired world, Skarsgard, 36, stars alongside Jason Bateman, Frank Grillo, Paula Patton and more. Designer Marc Jacobs also makes his film debut.
Originally posted 06/28/2012 08:00AM
Some actors admit to awkward moments filming love scenes.
Anna Paquin is not one of them.
Although her husband and father of her baby-on-the-way, Stephen Moyer, 42, costars with her on True Blood, the actress has no qualms about filming sex scenes with fellow cast mate Alexander Skarsgard.
"We feel completely comfortable together," Paquin, 29, tells Redbook in its August issue hitting newsstands July 10. "Steve and Alex are buddies. It's nothing like, 'Oh, hi, nice to meet you. Now take off your clothes and go into the fog.' Everyone is respectful of each other's boundaries ... They're all very gentlemanly about it."
Originally posted 06/26/2012 06:00AM
While Liam Hemsworth was busy filming in New Orleans over the weekend, his fiancée Miley Cyrus made time to hit up her favorite Hollywood hotspot.
Popping into Beacher's Madhouse inside the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel at around 11:45 p.m., the "Can't Be Tamed" singer was joined by a group of girlfriends – and they immediately headed to Cyrus's usual table in the front row of the club.
"Miley spent most of the night dancing," an onlooker tells PEOPLE, adding that she shimmied to songs by Pitbull and Michael Jackson.
But it wasn't until Rihanna came on that Cyrus really seemed to be having a ball on the dance floor.
"She threw her hands in the air when the deejay started playing, 'We Found Love,' " the source says. "She was very chatty and was in a great mood. At around 12:15 a.m., she pulled her girlfriend into the photo booth to take pictures together."
Also on hand that evening was Alexander Skarsgard.
The True Blood hunk was "approached by a handful of girls," says the source, but "[seemed to enjoy] his evening mostly under the radar."
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