Alexander Skarsgård has laughed off rumours he is dating his The East co-star Ellen Page.
The Swedish actor and Ellen both appear in indie thriller The East, where they portray environmental "terrorists".
A snap posted by director Zal Batmanglij on Twitter of the two actors enjoying a cuddle immediately sparked rumours they are an item, but Alexander has now cleared things up.
"Ellen and I are friends," he assured the German edition of OK! magazine, jokingly adding: "If I was really dating every woman I've been linked to, I would never be out of bed!"
Alexander isn't sure he would be open to romancing someone in the same industry as him again.
"Besides; dating actresses is hard," he continued.
"They usually don't have time for things like that. When they do have time, then it's me who's standing in front of a camera somewhere else. Also: I don't treat a new film set as an opportunity to score some dates!"
Alexander, 36, has been busier than ever recently, promoting The East and filming for the new series of True Blood.
While his life as an actor is never boring, he is longing to put down roots.
"For the past ten years I've constantly been on the move for filming, so I've been living like a gypsy out of a suitcase," he recently admitted.
"Last year I allowed myself the luxury of purchasing my first house in Los Feliz, a nice part of Los Angeles. It was time for me to grow up and settle somewhere."
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