Alexander Skarsgård is super sexy on the cover of GQ and he’s even talking about sex in the new issue! But Alexander says his sex scenes on screen aren’t really all that sexy to act out.
Alexander’s Hollywood sex scenes require a lot of acting.
In HBO’s True Blood, he’s involved in a love triangle between Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Bill (Stephen Moyer), who happen to be married in real life.
So is it awkward to film a sex scene with Anna in front of her real-life husband?
“It’s really clear to Steve and to everybody else what the deal is — which is that Anna is like a sister to me,” he tells GQ. “Those love scenes take quite a bit of acting, actually. A lot of acting.”
And Alexander also had to use a lot of acting during a sex scene in the film Straw Dogs.
He plays Charlie Venner, who rapes Kate Bosworth‘s character in the film. If that isn’t uncomfortable enough, Alexander and Kate are allegedly dating in real life.
“In the beginning, Kate would be crying after every take and Alex would try to comfort her,” director Rob Lurie said of the stars filming the difficult scene. “By the end, everybody got really raw.”