Alexander Skarsgard Didn’t Want To Be Famous

Alexander Skarsgard Didn't Want To Be Famous

True Blood hottie Alexander Skarsgard has revealed that he quit acting when he first got media attention — and it was all because he didn’t want to be famous!

He started his career in acting at the young age of only seven-years-old, but had to give it up when he decided that he “just wanted to be a kid.”

He siad, “My father is an actor and I kind of grew up backstage, but I never wanted to be an actor when I was a kid. I did something and when I was thirteen it got some attention and I didn’t like being famous. I didn’t want to be recognized. I was insecure. I didn’t like the attention. I didn’t want people knowing who I was; so to hear people on TV, radio talking about who I was and what I like was kind of confusing.”

At the age of nineteen, he joined the Swedish military and then went to college in Leeds, North England. Afterward, he decided to give acting another try.”

He added, “I don’t know, I just missed it. I was twenty years old, I’d lived in Leeds and I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life, and thinking about reasons for quitting, it was nothing to do with being onstage or in front of the camera. It was everything the commotion around me, so I thought I should at least give it a last try before I decide this is not what I want to do, so I don’t end up fifty-five and bitter because I never tried.”

We’re glad he came back to acting, aren’t you? Who else could they have gotten to play Eric Northman so well? No one, that’s who.

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