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Alexander Skarsgård: I love being sexy

Published 10/08/2015

Alexander Skarsgård
Alexander Skarsgård

Alexander Skarsgård likes being appreciated for his looks, but doesn’t think it’s important.

The former True Blood actor has topped a number of World’s Sexiest Man titles as well as winning Sweden’s Sexiest Man in his homeland five times. The 38-year-old admits it’s a great confidence boost to get so much praise for his looks, but he doesn’t let it rule his life.

“Well, we are human, so of course we are going to love that kind of title. I’m not trying to pretend I don’t, but it’s not that important at the end of the day,” he told British newspaper The Mirror. “I never Google myself or read blogs, so I don’t really keep track of any of that. I’m not trying to say I don’t care about it, because of course it’s really lovely if someone thinks you’re a good actor or good-looking.”

However, Alexander doesn’t get to keep any of the awards he wins for his looks. While this disappoints him, he joked to the outlet that he just has to see his reflection to remind himself he’s a winner.

“Every single day I walk up to that mirror and think, five times motherf***er, five times,” he laughed.

The 6ft. 4ins. star’s looks garnered worldwide attention thanks to his role in True Blood as vampire Eric Northman. The star spent much of the series showing off his buff physique naked.

“It was a steamy show. But you can’t let vanity get in the way of a character,” he added. “It’s important to play who you feel, however he looks, and not care about if it looks attractive or not.”

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