In the new issue of Interview magazine, Alexander Skarsgard opens up to Arcade Fire's lead singer, Win Butler, on failure, fans and his "True Blood" fangs.
And you'd think that a rebel rocker dude could get the Swedish ice king to open up, but not so much. Good thing he's pretty!
But with a sky-rocketing career, a romance he keeps mum and looks to kill, it's no wonder the 34-year-old actor isn't afraid of failure...
"Failure is awesome," Skars enthusiastically tells the mag.
"There's a [Samuel] Beckett quote, where he said, 'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail better.' I love that quote," the ever deep-thinking Skars reveals. "I think that's what it's all about. Failure is definitely underrated. Just fail again. Fail better."
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But with "True Blood's" huge fan base already counting down the minutes until season four's June 26 premiere, there aren't many people out there who think Skars is a total loser.
"I think that meeting fans who feel like they know you and they know everything about you is actually very flattering," reveals the usually shy Skars. "It means a lot to know that what you're doing actually means something to someone."
The only problem with being too good of an actor?
"I do get a lot of scripts sent to me where they basically want me to play Eric from 'True Blood,' but just a different name in a different movie," laments the lucky lad.
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Jeez. This is almost as much of a crime as who the guy's dating. Oh, one thing we were surprised to read? Skars told the mag, "I always have a carry-on bag with my rubber fangs and my black cape."
For Kate Bosworth's sake, we hope he wasn't joking, 'cause we all know Skars has been spending a wee bit too much time with his vanilla GF and he needs to seriously spice up his interview game.
Paging Professor Pettyfer, we have a pupil for you!
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