Oh boy, did we miss out on a potentially epic episode, Truebies!
ASkars' dad, Stellan Skarsgard, actually turned down a role on the show that made his son so famous in the U.S.!
Stellan says he was asked to do True Blood, but couldn't accept the offer because he just simply "doesn't have time."
He certainly does admire ASkars' work as Eric Northman though. Stellan praised him, saying, "I think it's very well done and he's great in it."
(And we obviously agree with him 100%.)
What's more is that Stellan doesn't take any credit for Alex's huge success. He says:
"I don't give him any advice at all, because for my kids, from the age of 16 their lives are their responsibility," he said. "If he had the feeling that it was thanks to me that he had any of his success, it would just be half a success. He owes everything to himself."
Aw, what a good dad!
In the meantime, you can catch Poppa Skarsgard in the upcoming The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, which comes out later this year, and in Melancholia with ASkars!
Now, we're totally curious as to who Stellan was going to play in TB? Our vote goes to the role of Russell, the Vampire King of Mississippi. Yup, that's gotta be it! Could U imagine the showdown between ASkars and his dad?? Our minds are blowing up right now!!!
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