True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard was at TIFF to promote his new movie ‘What Maisie Knew’, which also co-stars Julianne Moore. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Skarsgard expands on the themes of the movie and the joy he had while acting in it.
He first says, “It didn’t matter how good all the other actors were. If we didn’t have an amazing Maise — if you don’t watch the movie and fall in love with her — then the movie doesn’t work.”
When talking about newcomer Onata Aprile, who plays the titular character of Maisie, Skarsgard adds, “It’s so wonderful to work with someone like that — once you get over that she’s better than you are. She’s not self-conscious, whereas we actors try hard to fake it and she doesn’t even have to try. It’s frustrating.”
Skarsgard also talks about his parents, saying, “My parents still hang out, are still best friends and still spend Christmas together. Dad likes to cook every night, so Mom will come over and have dinner with Dad and Megan and all the kids. It’s much less dramatic than ‘What Maisie Knew.’ It wouldn’t be a very good movie.”