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Because it is Monday & I would like nothing better than to go back to bed & wait for it to stop being Monday… here is Eddie looking sleepy & cuddly. Whose Monday wouldn’t be cheered by this? 

*Photo from Vanity Fair, February 2015.

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Recent photos of Alex by friends and fans plus some additional pics from his June 2016 Vanity Fair Italia photo shoot!

Sources/Thanks:

1 & 4. 2hot4uall instagram (x):  “Great to meet this humble and fantastic actor! Thanks for pic Alexander! #skarsgård #movie star# #actor #swedish #tarzan #battleship #true blood #generation kill #skådespelare #svensk.”

*shared on August 8, 2017

2 & 6. patty.alexandra instagram (x):  “I may have missed the blue steel memo.”

*shared on July 17, 2017, taken in Venezia, Italia during June 2017

3 & 8. mgmenchaca instagram (x):  “We’re very confused about what’s happening with @jonaswittenmark ’s ear.”

*shared on July 15, 2017, taken in NYC

5 & 7. jeanneyangstyle instagram (x):  “#fbf #bts #alexander skarsgard A belated congratulations on his recent Emmy nomination shot by @mschwartzphoto groomed by @kimverbeck styled by @jeanne yangstyle #big little lies.”

*An Emmy nom congratulations from Alex’s stylist, Jeanne Yang, plus more pics from his photo shoot with Michael Schwartz for the June 22, 2016 issue of Vanity Fair Italia

Balance and Parallels

I actually did this one awhile ago… and didn’t upload it for some apparent reason.

Drawn from the Vanity Fair photo shoot. I wanted to show the parallels between their sabers, but also the contrast in stance. Kylo Ren is often shown as passive or still, whereas Rey is active and in motion - this is reflected even in TFA in their fighting styles. Kylo blocks and defends, while Rey strikes and moves.

It’s an interesting thought that even in marketing, the yin and yang imagery is present between them.

anonymous asked:

There was an interesting moment in the live show when someone typed "Emma Watson" into the chat, and Dan said "we all know what I'm going to say about that." I assume the person was talking about Emma Watson's recent interview where she talked about the backlash from her Vanity Fair photo shoot. But Dan's reaction was interesting. It made me thing about how he would have talked about Emma Watson a few years ago, and how he doesn't really talk about women like that any more. Thoughts?

this is so interesting to me bc i totally focused in on that comment during the live show as well. although i totally forgot about the vanity fair controversy and thought they were just asking about emma watson generally so in the moment i interpreted dan’s “we all know what i’m going to say” as being someting like “you all know i think she’s attractive.” though i think your interpretation makes more sense. and i also focused in a lot on the way he talked about that woman from broadchurch was the queen of his body or something like that. the tone of both statements really surprised me in the moment for the exact reason u stated which is that he’s shifted dramatically away from ever making sexual comments about women at all. like really i can’t even remember the last time he did–maybe daenerys from game of thrones ages ago? or mila kunis? both of those were probs mentioned back in 2013. his last loud female “crush” (j law) seemed to be much more driven by an interest in her personality than any frequently stated sexual attraction to her? and as soon as the whole j law thing started to fade in 2014ish it got replaced by pretty comparatively explicit sexually-driven statements of attraction towards boys: earliest ones in 2014 being evan peters (obvs), nick jonas, and dylan o’brien. he has talked about their bodies way more than he has done about any woman since 2013. i think the reasoning is twofold (and i’m so glad you picked up on the shift!) first, because i really think he was trying to make a concerted effort to push back on all of the distancing he did in the prior two years from expressing attraction to men. i think he really started wanting the audience to think of his attraction to men as valid and in order to do so he basically jst started talking about them way more, at the expense of talking about women. but also another important factor in this is that dan seems pretty aware of his audience and the fact that many of them are young girls. it’s my (perhaps optimistic) belief that he had a realization around 2014 that as an adult man well into his 20s it was becoming more and more inappropriate for him to sexualize and objectify women and talk about their bodies in a sexual way to an audience of mostly young girls. i feel like the awareness happened simultaneously with his growth and awareness in many other areas (he stopped making race jokes, he stopped making jokes about sexual assault/date rape drugs [jfc i hate even typing that], he [mostly] stopped making gay jokes and using gay stereotypes as a device for humor, etc.) i just think dan did a lot of growing between 13-14 and beyond, and that scaling back his sexually explicit comments about women was a piece of that growth.

Nice podcast ‘Little Gold Men’ from Vanity Fair talking about Reese Witherspoon & Nicole Kidman with Alexander Skarsgård.

The Reese vs. Nicole Battle Begins

Released Apr 06, 2017
Richard, Joanna, and Mike discuss the Emmy-destined Big Little Lies. 
Listen here - Alex is mentioned around 26 minutes in. I transcribed the discussion involving Alex below.

Thanks to BeerWolf for the find and Laura from the photo from the Vanity Fair 2012 After Oscars Party. 

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      Driver’s seat

      Daisy Ridley as Rey, at the helm of the Millennium Falcon, with Joonas Suotamo as co-pilot Chewbacca. (Annie Liebovitz for Vanity Fair)

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      Rookies

      Laura Dern, as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, a newcomer to the saga. (Annie Liebovitz for Vanity Fair)

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      Benicio Del Toro, as the shifty “DJ,” a newcomer to the saga. (Annie Liebovitz for Vanity Fair)

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      Memories

      Fisher and Hamill, with whom she first worked four decades ago. (Annie Liebovitz for Vanity Fair)

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      Fisher, who died in December, with daughter Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Kaydel Connix). (Annie Liebovitz for Vanity Fair)

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      New hope

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      Adam Driver, in character as Kylo Ren, Han Solo’s son and slayer, wields a crossguard lightsaber. (Annie Liebovitz for Vanity Fair)

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      “As movie stars go, Dame Elizabeth was the gold standard. She was always a creature of paradoxes: possessed of exquisite beauty, she loved to curse like a longshoreman. She lived her life out loud and in public, yet she ensured her four children and ten grandchildren a private life, which they enjoy to this day. Raised in relative luxury by an art dealer and an actress, she loved the company of working men and women, made friends with the crews of all her films, and embraced Richard Burton’s Welsh coal mining family. She was comfortable with vulgarity. She ate and drank to her heart’s content. Her lust for life informed everything she did, and everything she did was outsized: her eight marriages (two of them to Burton, the love of her life); her six decades’ worth of films; her two Academy awards; her astonishing jewels, including the 33.19-carat Krupp diamond and the 69.42-carat Taylor-Burton Diamond. The English called her “The Wife of Bath.” She was made a Dame of the Realm in 2003. She knew how to be a movie star and, in truth, her stardom and her fabled personal life eclipsed her real gifts as an actress—gifts that most dazzled in A Place in the Sun, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Suddenly Last Summer, Butterfield 8, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and The Taming of the Shrew. She taught the theatrically trained Burton how to act for the camera: he praised her quality of stillness, and learned from it. But off-stage, and in the third act of her life—when Richard was gone, when her marriages to John Warner and Larry Fortensky were over, when her late-career forays into acting on film, onstage, and in television ended—she was anything but still.

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