Alexander Skarsgard has a distinguished actor to look up to in his father, Stellan Skarsgard. Except Stellan never advises his son on his acting career.
"I never help my kids and I never encourage them and I never give them any advice," he says.
Though Alexander has talked about how visiting his father got him cast in Zoolander, Stellan claims it had nothing to with him.
"It's their careers and they have to make it themselves. So he probably met my agent and that's how it happened — and suddenly he's on fire at a gas station," he says.
Now Alex is a big star and the two even acted together in this year's Melancholia.
Papa Skarsgard also tries to watch his son's work on True Blood. "I watch it now and then. Sporadically. I don't follow it. I don't have time for that," he reveals.
"But I do watch it now and again to see where it's going. It's very well-written. And I think Alexander is having a lot of fun doing it.