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ASkars' Daddy Turned Down A Role On True Blood!!

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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!!!

[Image via WENN.]

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6 comments to “ASkars' Daddy Turned Down A Role On True Blood!!”

  1. 1

    why would they have him play russell? That would be fucking stupid.

  2. 2

    They probably would have had him play Eric's dad in flashbacks

  3. 3

    this would have been EPIC. too bad… :(

  4. 4

    Oh my god I did not know that Stellan was his father. They actually look a lot a like. I finally learned something from this site.

  5. 5

    Wow, I had no idea that this was his father. I can see the resemblance.

  6. 6

    Wow Stellan being on TB would have been amazing. Too bad that didn't work out.