I've lived in California for six years and I've never surfed.
A character on screen that's the 'good guy' or the 'bad guy,' they're never interesting. There's got to be an internal struggle, the duality is important to find.
I come from a family of pacifists, so it's not like I was going to join the war. Sweden is not like the States or England where you might get sent to Afghanistan next month.
I don't want to ever think that I don't know what to do. I want to deal with my own things, to perform my own roles, to be like, "I did this."
In terms of jobs, I'm an actor. There's gotta' be depth there. I'd never say yes to something just to play the hot guy. That's not what I'm interested in.
Sweden is a small country and, well, our family's pretty prominent in that world, I guess. And I really didn't like the sound of just being 'the fourth acting Skarsgard.
My height can be a problem. A lot of directors and photographers are sometimes not happy because I'm pretty tall and especially if I work with short actors the difference can be pretty massive.
TV is a very sensitive thing. If you're not happy with what you're doing, I don't think you should do it because you will do it for awhile.
I'm always looking for something that's real and that's got meat on it. I think it's artistic suicide if you're too vain, or if you're afraid to play ugly. I would never fall for that.
I have three older brothers, and each one of them has chosen one of my parents' education. Two of them are actors, and the third is a doctor as my mother is.
Acting was always there, it's true. But for a long time, in my teenage years, I wasn't sure about it - not because I didn't like it, but I didn't want people to think I hadn't earned it.
Personally I don't believe in bad people. I think there's always a reason for people acting badly.
In movies we tend make things black and white: you're either this, or you're that.
I see myself as most people see themselves, you have good days and bad days. I don't think I'm better looking now than I did three years ago.
I needed to be myself and find my own identity.
It's funny: it takes a while to really get your character. It's impossible to do it on the first day. That's the same way in films; if you start shooting a film, maybe a couple weeks in, you're like, "Ah! Now I think I really get him."
I can deal with it now, but 13 is a tough age to be recognized and famous. It's a tough age, period.
There's something I love about how stark the contrast is between January and June in Sweden.
I worked with Lady Gaga for a day on a video shoot. It was crazy; we had a lot of fun. I had a great time.
To me, it's all about inspiration. What gets me creatively excited is a challenge.
When I read a script and have my first interaction with this character, do I feel like there's something I'm gonna' learn here? If I feel like it's something I've done before, then what's the incentive for me to do it?
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