True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard is typically mum about his relationships, but he couldn’t stop talking about the new lady in his life at the Toronto International Film Festival.
And although the actor has built quite a career over the past five years, he still felt upstaged by this mystery girl — his What Maisie Knew co-star, 7-year-old Onata Aprile.
“I work for months, and I think about my character, I analyze everything. Then you show up on set, and she’s a million times better than I am. I’m like, ‘Come on!! This is not fair!’” Alex told EW at the Toronto International Film Festival. “When I got over the fact that this [then] 6-year-old girl was so much better than me, it was so great, because that’s what acting is, when you get so much from someone.”
But as for his pint-sized co-star, the only thing she learned from A. Skars was that he has great arms.
“I liked hanging on his arm!” Onata squealed during the interview. “He’s a human jungle gym!”
And while that image is too cute to handle, even more so is Alexander’s adoration of her. During TIFF, he had just wrapped Hidden, the role he lost 16 pounds for, making him feel “emaciated.” But he still made time to have fun with his little lady.
“I adore Onata. Even though I’m physically exhausted, I’m just so thrilled to be here,” he said. “The whole thought of maybe not being here with her broke my heart. I hadn’t seen the movie before the premiere, and neither did she. To see it with her was amazing. I love her, love working with her.”