Alex was interviewed by the Mark and Mercedes in the Morning radio show today (he called in from London) on Mix 94.1 FM Las Vegas. Here is a transcript I made of the interview.
You can also listen to it here:
Enjoy!Mark: It’s Alexander Skarsgård. How are you?Alex: Uh, pretty good. Good morning.Mark: Welcome to the show. Lots going on for you. You have The Giver coming out this weekend.Alex: I do. Yeah.Mercedes: I remember reading that book, and haven’t seen the movie yet, but did you feel like it was pretty true to the book?Alex: I do. Absolutely. Lois [Lowry] was very involved in the making of the film as well. I think it’s a classic novel and people love it and you want to stay true to it but at the same time you want the die hard fans of the novel to be surprised by the film so you kind of have to take some creative liberty there.Mercedes: I’m so excited for that one to come out. You’ve actually, between that and True Blood, you’ve had some other critically acclaimed movies coming out. I mean you’ve been a busy guy. Is there any break in sight for you? I mean once everything slows down are you going to take a little vacation or something?Alex: Well, I’m in London at the moment working on a film. I’ve been out here for three months and we’ve got about 2 1/2 months to go so I’m halfway through here. Once I’m done with this, we’ll see, but I might, yeah, I might go on vacation. (laughs)Mark: May we suggest Las Vegas? It’s a great little destination we have over here.Alex: Yeah, exactly. I just need to chill and relax and Vegas will be the perfect place for that.Mercedes: I always wondered like when you’re doing True Blood and you’re a vampire so your complexion needs to be pale…Is there anything in your contract that says you cannot go to sunny destinations, you cannot get a tan…?Alex: Not in my contract but I try to do my best to kind of stay out of the sun. They painted us white so the problem is if you’re too tan, you turn almost grey when they put that white makeup on. Um, so I try to stay out of the sun as much as possible but no more. No more!Mercedes: I know but a lot of people are really sad about that but it’s got to be exciting to see that following and that dedication.Alex: It’s been unbelievable. These past seven years…they’ve really changed my life. I mean it. It’s been an incredible adventure. When I left a couple months ago… When we shot the final episode, I was so sad. It was incredibly emotional and I cried for a week after that. It hit me much harder than I thought it would.Mark: It seems like a really difficult task for the people that produce and make TV shows to figure out when a good stopping point is and when to call it quits. Was this the right time?Alex: Yeah.Mark: Was it the perfect time to end True Blood?Alex: I think so because you don’t want to milk it too long. You want to end on a high note. You want people to still be engaged and excited about the show. I would hate to end the show where people go, “Oh, are you guys still shooting? I didn’t know that show was still on.”I think the show deserves better than that so you want to go out with a bang while the show is still popular. So, I do think the timing is right. That said, it was so incredibly emotional, obviously, to say goodbye to everyone and to say goodbye to a character that you’ve played for seven years. It’s a long time.Mercedes: It’s a really long time. What did the True Blood that you would drink on the show taste like? I always wondered.Alex: Uh, it was horrible.Mercedes: Really?Alex: Yeah. I tried it once. Again, my character doesn’t drink it on the show. Fortunately…Mercedes: He drinks the real stuff.Alex: He drinks the real stuff. He’s not into that but I tried it once and it’s quite sweet and sticky and syrupy. So, yeah, not a huge fan.Mark: It actually sounds kind of good compared to the alternative.Alex: NoMercedes: Your name was thrown out quite a bit to play Christian Grey in the 50 Shades of Grey movie. Were you ever approached on that one?Alex: No…I mean I know the producer (a little?) but no…Yeah, I wasn’t quite right for that.Mercedes: Is this a rumor—-> that your first childhood crush was from the movie Tootsie?Alex: Yeah.Mercedes: Jessica Lange?Photo credit: SFGate.comAlex: Yeah, it’s funny that you should mention that because it was on television last night here in England and I was watching it after work and it was incredible.I mean, first of all, it’s an amazing film so if people out there haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. It’s a phenomenal film and, yeah, that was my first crush. That was my first kinda…I remember watching it as a kid and I’m like, “I’m feeling something. What’s going on here? Why? I can’t stop staring at her.”And I still get it. Like watching it last night…she’s amazing in it. She’s adorable. So, yeah, I think it was a pretty good first crush. Don’t you?Mercedes: I think it’s an excellent one. She is super hot in that. I’m just wondering if you guys have ever crossed paths after that. Have you told her that or had the opportunity to meet her?Alex: No. I saw her at like an Oscar party. I think it was last year and I was too nervous to approach her and I was just standing there admiring her. I thought about approaching her and telling her that she was my first crush when I was 10 years old or eight years old. (laughs) No, I didn’t have the courage.Mark: Well, I’ll tell you what… Speaking of crushes…every female in this building, no exaggeration, has a huge crush on you but I think the biggest is our program director and we were wondering, before we let you go, if we could conference you with her? We’ll call her office. Would you mind telling her that you just got done doing an interview with Mark & Mercedes and you’ve never done this, it’s not like you, but you need to let her know that it was the worst interview that you’ve ever done and these guys have no idea what they’re doing? (laughter)Alex: What’s her name?Mark: Her name’s Charisse.Alex: Yeah.Mark: O.k, o.k. Here we go…Mercedes: Alright. She already hates us as it is. Let’s get her to really hate us.(phone ringing noises)Charisse: HelloAlex: Hey, is this Charisse?Charisse: Yes.Alex: Hey, this is Alexander Skarsgård.Charisse: Oh my God! Hi! (laughter)Alex: Hey, I don’t know if you know but I was just on your show here.Charisse: Oh my God! Wow! (laughs)Alex: Yeah, yeah, and everything went really, really well. They’re so nice. They’re fantastic. So, I’m just calling to see what you’re doing tonight…if you’re busy or…?Charisse: I’m doing nothing. (laughs)Alex: Oh, really?Charisse: Watching re-runs of True Blood. I’m so bummed that it’s ending. (laughter)Alex: Oh, o.k.,o.k… cause I’m in London but if I can jump on a flight, I’ll come over to…You’re in Vegas, right?Charisse: Yes, I am. Yes.Alex: Alright. I’ll see if I can make it happen…Charisse: That would awesome. (laughs)Alex: Or maybe we can just go for a coffee or something?If not, maybe I’ll call you next time I’m in town. Would that be o.k.?Charisse: That would be awesome! Oh my God!Mark: Hey Charisse, he audibled. He was supposed to tell you how bad we were and that we were horrible interviewers.Mercedes: But he’s so nice that he asked you out on a date and I’m officially jealous right now.Charisse: You should be! (@ Mercedes) You are a gorgeous creature. (@ Alex) I’m so bummed that True Blood is ending.Mark: Alright, Charisse, we’ll let you go.Alex: Thank you. Enjoy the final few episodes then.Mercedes: Alexander, I think you just got us a raise. Thank you. Good luck on The Giver out this week. We are so excited to see it. You’re a fantastic actor and thanks for coming on the show.Alex: Thank you, guys. I appreciate you having me.Mark: Take care. Have a good one. O.k. Bye.(Source: Mark and Mercedes @ cbslocal.com, My transcript, Pic credit: Zimbio)If you’re on Facebook and want to share this, please share it from The Library’s page HERE. I know this doesn’t have the bells and whistles of an edit or a GIF but it did take some time to do, so please reblog/share instead of reposting. Thanks!Related:Alex with Jessica Lange and her daughter, Aleksandra Baryshnikov, at the HBO SAG Awards after party (January 23, 2010):Photo credit: Original: Zimbio
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