Sunday, June 20, 2010

Alexander Skarsgård's Tortured Path to HBO's True Blood from TV Guide

“True Blood” hottie Alexander Skarsgård is hitting his stride in the new season of the HBO vampire series, but it wasn’t always that way. His road to becoming an actor was tortured, which now makes his career all the more rewarding.

Long before he became an established actor, Alexander was a marine for 15 months in Sweden’s Army. He enlisted at 19 because he was looking for direction in his life.

While he worked as a child actor, he gave up on the craft during his teen years. But Skarsgård had an epiphany while undergoing grueling military training.

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