The premiere of
Skies" (Himlen är oskyldigt blå) was held in Stockholm on October 11th
and the film's star, Bill Skarsgård, had the company of several family
members - his father, stepmother and two siblings. In a recent
interview, Bill discussed his tall family. It seems that those genes
actually come from Stellan's mother who is 5'11". Stellan himself is
6'4", Bill is 6'3" and brother Sam is 6'6"!
comes another Skarsgård! Last Friday Stellan's 20-year-old son, Bill,
took the spotlight at the Toronto International Film Festival when his
latest film premiered. Directed by Hannes Holm, "Behind Blue Skies" is a
a '70s-era coming-of-age tale about a Swedish teenager whose escape to a
resort job yields first love, new responsibilities and his involvement
in the biggest drug scandal in the nation’s history. And if that doesn't
grab your attention, his previous film, "Simple Simon" has become
Sweden's official entry for the 2011 Academy Awards. How exciting!
Here's a couple pics of Bill at the TIFF photo call plus a sexy photo of
Alexander on the cover of Rolling Stone. And did you catch him at the
has not yet officially started on the American remake of
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO but
co-star Rooney Mara is already in Sweden preparing for the role of Lisbeth Salander.
A representative from Sony told Access Hollywood that the actress is
presently being trained to ride a motorcycle. To fit the image, she
appears to be in costume with a black wig but has no makeup, tattoos or
According to Malte Forssell,
Sony's project manager in Sweden, filming in Uppsala will begin shortly.
For four or five days between September 27th and October 8th, an
American film crew will take over Queen Street (Drottninggatan).
Forssell would not disclose which scenes would be filmed except to say
the location would serve as the book's fictitious Hede City in the
1960s. The above photo shows preliminary work has already begun with
facades, street signs and street lighting being reconstructed to fit
On Monday, August 30th, Stellan
donned his tuxedo for a special ceremony at Stockholm Concert Hall. The
occasion was the awarding of the annual Polar Music Prize by the King of
Sweden. This year both Icelandic singer Bjork and Italian composer Ennio
Morricone were honored. The televised event was attended by various
members of the royal family, along with many celebrities and artists.
Bjork's father, Gudmundur Gunnarsson, read a tribute to his daughter
while Stellan paid tribute to the great composer who has scored over 450
films, among them such legends as "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" and
"The Untouchables". Stellan was accompanied by his wife Megan, who was
looking very svelte and glamorous.