Bizarre: – “…The accolade helped Alexander land the part of Lady Gaga’s boyfriend in the steamy video for her ‘Paparazzi’ single, who has wild sex with her, then tries to kill her by pushing her off the balcony of a stately home. Alex got the job thanks to his friend Jonas Åkerlund, a fellow Swede, who directed the video. At first he was reluctant to star opposite the rubber-loving pop princess, but the kinky idea behind the video sold him on the project. “When I got the call asking if I wanted to play Lady Gaga’s boyfriend, I said if it was walking down a beach holding hands I wasn’t interested. But when Jonas told me that I’d try to kill her, I thought it sounded fun.” Alexander admits, however, that the idea of such a passionate romp between the sheets only came about on the day they were filming, when he and Gaga started talking about the concept of the video. “It was pretty intense doing that. It kind of happened on the day,” he explains. “We talked about it and we wanted it to be beautiful and passionate at the beginning so it would then be a bigger deal when he pushed her off the balcony. Lady Gaga is great – really intelligent, smart and hard-working…” (Alexander Skarsgård)
Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård (Born August 25, 1976) is a Swedish actor. He is best known for his roles as vampire Eric Northman on the HBO series True Blood, Meekus in Zoolander and Brad Colbert in the HBO miniseries Generation Kill. Skarsgård is a fan of Swedish football and supports Hammarby IF, a club based in his birth city. In October 2010, he participated in “Bajen Aid” by donating several items he had autographed and auctioning them off to raise money for the Hammarby football club. In July 2011, Skarsgård received an honorary degree from Leeds Metropolitan University where he was formerly a student (Wikipedia).
True Blood is an American television comedy drama series created and produced by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, and details the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional, small town in the state of Louisiana. The series centers on Sookie Stackhouse (played by actress Anna Paquin), a telepathic waitress at a bar, who falls in love with vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). The show is broadcast on the premium cable network HBO in the United States. It is produced by HBO in association with Ball’s production company, Your Face Goes Here Entertainment. It premiered on September 7, 2008. The series has received critical acclaim and won several awards, including one Golden Globe and an Emmy. The show’s second 12-episode season had its premiere on June 14, 2009 and the third season on June 13, 2010. On June 21, 2010, HBO renewed True Blood for a fourth season (Wikipedia).
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