It’s a good time to be Alexander Skarsgard. He stars on a hit HBO series, “True Blood,” where he plays a sexy vampire and makes women — scratch that, make it everyone — swoon. On top of that, he’s got a bustling film career: last week, his super dark thriller “Straw Dogs” opened in theaters, he’s currently filming “What Maisie Knew” in NYC and he’s also poised to try his hand at the big blockbuster action genre in “Battleship.”
When the “Battleship” trailer dropped a while back, it was a bit kitschy and kind of ridiculous, which some of us around MTV News really loved. After all, what else is to be expected of a film based on a board game? People, a board game!
That being said, when we talked to the dashing Alex at the New York premiere for “Straw Dogs,” he hadn’t seen the trailer, but had a lot of really gushing things to say about shooting the flick, which also stars a whole army (navy?) of stars like Liam Neeson, Rihanna, Taylor Kitsch and Brooklyn Decker.
“No I had a great time on it,” he said. “I haven’t seen [the trailer], but I had a blast. Peter Berg, the director, was amazing and I had really fun with the rest of the cast. And I had fun with the character, really enjoyed it.”
There’s still some work being done on the film as well. Alex added, “I haven’t seen it. I hadn’t done ADR yet so we’ll see what happens, but it was a good experience.”
With all that praise from a man as tall as Alex, any reservations we had were sunk, like a battleship. Get it? Anyways, the film opens May 2012.
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