II am very ambitious because I hate to fail. I am really afraid of failure. It’s always there in my mind. I know that failure is part of life and you can learn from it – you have to. There is a saying by Samuel Beckett: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better”. You learn from it and risk more the next time – only then can we learn, right? But otherwise I don’t like it!
I believe I have learnt from my father (actor lan Skarsga?rd) to remain very down-to-earth with fame. You should never forget your friends/family in all the glamour. I am very grateful to him for that.
.… His celebrity life:
To be honest, I am just as normal and sometimes just as crazy as anyone else. Probably a lot of people think I’m boring (laughs). I always visit the same restaurants or pubs as before. I feel very much at home there.
Born: 25 August 1976 in Stockholm
Career: ‘True Blood’, ‘13’, ‘The East’, ‘Legend of Tarzan’, ‘Big Little Lies’
Private: After flirting with Lady Gaga, Alexander got lucky with It girl Alexa Chung