Interview in german with Alexander
I'll translate it later.Posted 11/5/2010 8:03:47 AM #
Stella, is it later yet?Posted 11/10/2010 11:37:19 PM #
I'm so sorry, I forgot about it. But I will this weekend I promise. Until then, here to laugh:Posted 12/9/2010 4:00:17 PM #
I'll translate the rest some other time. Sorry for the long wait.Posted 12/10/2010 3:14:06 PM #
Newspaper = NP
Alexander = A
NP: In True Blood there are quite a few sex scenes. For someone who comes from the swedish film that shouldn't be a problem.
A=If it's necessary and it's important for the story, I don't have a problem with it. It's of course something different if you have the feeling that you're being used and it's not important for the story at all. But with True Blood that has never been the case.
NP: How did your american colleagues take it?
A= They had quite a lot of problems with it. The Americans are really prude in that department. It's strange. In the States parents allow their kids to watch violence scenes but love scenes are a taboo. They may play computer games in which they shoot each other in their heads and slaughter but if they only see one butt on the TV, they freak.Posted 12/10/2010 3:14:44 PM #
thanks for translating, Stella! and I like that picture :)
I have to disagree with him though in most cases such explicit sex scenes in true blood aren't really that necessary. but he has a point though about violence.Posted 12/11/2010 11:21:34 AM #
NP= Do you talk with your work colleagues about it?
A= Yes. Whenever there's a nude scene they go crazy and I always try to play it down. Being nude isn't such a big deal.
NP= You just finished a movie called Melancholia with Lars von Trier as regisseur. With him, work must have been less pleasant. Björk and Nicole Kidman refused to ever work with him again after all.
A= I really can't understand that at all. Lars von Trier is like a huge teddy bear. It was like a dream to work with such an regisseur. There were no marks on the floor, no tight guidelines. You simply act and Lars von Trier runs around with his cam and films it. So much freedom!
NP= In that movie you don't just have worked with Kiefer Sutherland, Kirstin Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg but also with your father, Stellan. How was it to work with daddy?
A= It was the first time we did scenes together in front of a camera. It was great.
NP= Someone said about you and your brothers you were the Baldwins from the North.
A= Yes, I heard that too. I think it's funny and a bit crazy.
NP= Talking about crazy, you were in Lady Gaga's music video for Paparazzi. Is she crazy?
A= No, she's not. You have to be very smart and clever to be so successful as she is. She's really professional.
NP= How do you like her choices of fashion? The meat dress e.g.?
A= As a vampire, I'd say 'She looks really delicate'.
Second part follows in a minute.Posted 12/12/2010 4:03:09 AM #
You guys, I mixed it up. I started to translate Page 2 and so this is Page 1 of the interview. It's nothing bad though since it's only Q&As too. It makes sense like this too.
NP= With Twilight, Vampire Diaries and now True Blood - don't you think that the viewers have enough of vampires already?
A= True Blood is more than a Vampire story. 80 % of the characters aren't even vampires but other creatures or humans. The show has a whole other quality. The serie has interesting characters and relationships and more draft. (Not sure if draft is the right word but he said that the series is more complex)
NP= Different than Twilight, the most successful piece of this new vampire hype?
A= I never watched those movies, I can't compare it. I'm no expert in this genre, I don't watch those movies.
NP= You play a one thousand year old vampire and don't check out the competition?
A= I'm well aware of this vampire hype, but most of those movies are for teenage girls. When I first heard about the role of Eric, a viking vampire, I thought of it as really hokey and trashy.
NP= Why did you take the job though?
A= Because I heard that Alan Ball created this series. I knew him from Magnolia and Six Feet Under and from that it was clear that I really wanted this job. Ball is an excellent artist and smart man, with him I wanted to work.
NP= You are from Sweden, blond, almost two meter (= six feet and about seven inches) and you play a viking vampire. Do you feel like pressed in a clichee?
A= No. Especially since Ball didn't really want someone swedish for the role.
NP= Is that why Eric has no swedish accent?
A= When we started to shoot the series, it was discussed. Some people wanted Eric to have one.But for me that never made sense, that someone who lived for thousand years still should have an accent. He (=Eric) is supposed to speak twenty languages fluent. So I suggested that Eric should speak american english and we put in some lines in swedish or other languages sometimes. It makes him special.
NP= And they agreed to that suggestion.
A= Yes and that's exactly what's working with Ball is like. He motivates the actors to make suggestions. It's not like you get there, say your lines and go home afterwards but all working together.
NP= That sounds like a nice work. So nice that Anna Pacquin and Stephen Moyer became a couple on the set.
A= Yes, they met at the set. They're also good friends of mine. The team is like a second family to me, far away from my home in Sweden. That means a lot to me.Posted 12/12/2010 4:21:17 AM #
He's so laid back and sexy lol best of both worldsPosted 12/13/2010 12:20:18 PM #
I totally adore him too. He's not haughtily or anything.Posted 12/13/2010 5:09:50 PM #