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Monday 26 January 2015

Alexander Skarsgård denies co-star romance

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 28:  Actors Alexander Skarsgard (L) and Ellen Page arrive at the premiere of Fox Searchlight Pictures' "The East" presented by Piaget at ArcLight Hollywood on May 28, 2013 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
Alexander Skarsgård and Ellen Page

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!"

The True Blood hunk enjoyed a two-year relationship with actress Kate Bosworth, but the couple parted ways in 2011.

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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