28 October 2013 by

Taylor Swift Dating Alexander Skarsgard? 10 Things To Know About The Swedish Hunk

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Taylor Swift has barely been in South Africa where she's filming new flick The Giver for five minutes and already she's been linked to her co-star Alexander Skarsgard. The singer frequently falls victim to the rumour mill after dating some of the world's most eligible stars in the past from Harry Styles to Jake Gyllenhaal, but we've been assured on this occassion that the two stars are just colleagues. Where Taylor is concerned, or course you've got to take relationship gossip with a pinch of salt. Her friendship with Ed Sheeran after all turned out to be just that, a friendship. Skarsgard meanwhile, who at 37 is 14 years Taylor's senior has previously been linked to actresses Ellen Page and Kate Bosworth. We do think the tall blonde stars would make a pretty pair, but either way here's 10 things you need to know about the Swedish hunk...

1. He followed in his dad's career footsteps...

You may remember Stellan Skarsgard as the one who wasn't Colin Firth or Pierce Brosnan in Mama Mia. Alexander certainly isn't the first Skarsgard to enter the acting biz.

2. The rest of his family are quite nice looking too...

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So talented and beautiful are the Skarsgard clan that Buzzfeed have dedicated an entire guide to them. Alexander is the most talented and beautiful though, obvs.

3. He's been linked to Ellen Page...

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Yes, these two cuties met on the set of eco-thriller The East. He has since claimed that they are 'just good friends', but we like to think that double denim never lies - does it Britney and Justin?

4. And dated Kate Bosworth...

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Before Kate Bosworth was Mrs. Michael Polish she and her Straw Dogs co-star Alexander dated for two years. At 1.65 m she is fractionally taller than 1.55 m Ellen, but both ladies are dwarfed by Skardgard's 1.94 m frame.

5. He knows how to have a good time...

This video is exactly what it says on the tin: 'Drunk Alexander Skarsgard Fondles His Male Co-star Rhys Thomas'. Skarsgard has got the moves. And he's hilarious. And topless. Watch it now.

6. There's a reason why he's so comfortable being naked...

When asked by chat show host Conan O'Brien about his attitudes to nudity in relation to his Swedish culture, Skarsgard replied, "I don't think it's about being proud of your body or not, I think it's about being comfortable. It's less stigmatised in Sweden... My dad and his side of the family are old hippies and bohemians. I think I was about 14 the first time I saw my dad wearing pants." Naked party at Chateau Skarsgard!

7. Like, REALLY comfortable...

*Spoiler alert* The final scene of True Blood season 6 saw Alexander's character Eric Northman seemingly meeting what is referred to by the vampires in the show as 'the true death'. Fans will have to wait until the next series to find out whether he survived or not, but for now we're left with the image of naked Eric reading on the side of a snow covered Swedish mountain - oh and a full frontal of his penis as he is set alight by the sun.

8. But he looks pretty darn good in a t-shirt too...

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There's a reason why he's the face of Calvin Klein's Encounter campaign.

9. He's AH-mazing with kids...

We dare you not to swoon at this interview he did alongside his What Maisy Knew co-star Onata Aprile. Skarsgard clearly relished working with the six-year-old actress and is incredibly doting when the pair are quizzed about the film.

10. He's worked with Lady Gaga...

Back in 2009 Alexander appeared as Gaga's love interest in the video for her hit track Paparazzi. More recently he's starred as a shirtless (AGAIN) cult leader in the promo for Australian band Cut Copy's single Free Your Mind.

Yes Alexander, we certainly do...


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