In the heat of election season I am choosing - nay, I am BRAVE enough to talk about something that everyone should care about:
Alexander Skarsgård and why even sapiosexuals should love him.
Because look how smart.
Tarzan is the first blockbuster he's been a lead in and I think people new to ASkars may have the wrong idea and think this guy's just a beekcake with nothing under the surface.
The hot, hot surface.
I understand if you just wanna stop right here.
After a *great* deal of painstaking research (it was really difficult, you guys), I want to try to convert any holdouts who think this man is too pretty to be smart.
I mean, come on - he's reading.
So here are a few reasons you should join me in adoring this piece of art with a personality to match:
1. He's Swedish.
Do you even *know* about Sweden? If not, let me drop some knowledge:
They have one of the top 5 literacy rates in the WORLD and are in the top 10 for average IQ. Also, according to Wired, "Sweden has the most digitally connected economy in the world". Do you use medications? Buy furniture? Buy clothes? Chances are the Swedes have invaded your homes with their BRILLIANCE. AstraZeneca, H&M and IKEA are all Swedish companies. IKEA's profit margins alone prove how wicked smahrt these people are. IMO it's our fault if our dumb asses can't understand the directions on how to build a desk that ANYONE ELSE who SPEAKS ANY LANGUAGE can understand. Oh also most adults have completed college because guess what college is free there.
I could go on about their incredible environmental sustainability but I think you get my point - Alexander Skarsgård is Swedish and therefore he must be smart. They all just also happen to be gorgeous.
PLUS in an interview with Cover magazine, he shared his opinions on American culture and they're really insightful and interesting!
So much READING GEEZ.
2. He understands how evolution works (because he had a third nipple):
3. He's very funny.
And we all know that in order to really be funny you need to be intelligent. If I'm not living proof 😉 you can take a gander at Psychology Today.
Tarzan doesn't show off his comedic chops as much as I would have liked, but the eldest Skarsgård sibling has shown time and again that he's been hiding hilarity under those chiseled abs.
Here's a scene from True Blood that will probably get removed by HBO:
Earth to everyone: Alexander Skarsgård was Meekus, hello?
And here's the first video of a Funny of Die series Alex did with Jack McBrayer where he's hilarious:
4. He's socially conscious.
PS. Eric Northman gives 0 fucks about dressing in drag or playing characters of other sexualities.
His drag mother is named Mercedes.
This is important because he cares about how women and people of different sexualities are portrayed.
Some examples: Eric Northman on True Blood is pansexual, his character in Beyond the Pole is gay, his character Geert in Kill Your Darlings is transgender, they even filmed a kiss between him and Cristoph Waltz that never got shown in Tarzan. (Which is sad for everyone.) He's completely accepting and willing to represent whatever and whomever he pleases.
Because Eric Northman DGAF.
He's played challenging characters as well, like the one in Diary of a Teenage Girl where he plays a grown man who has a relationship with a teenage girl. He had a rull deep interview with Vulture about it.
Plus that 'stache.
Oh plus he went on a ski expedition to the South Pole with Prince Harry to raise money for the charity Walking with the Wounded, so there's that.
Exhibiting empathy infers emotional intelligence and ASkars? HE GOT DAT EI.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna get cozy and treat myself to True Blood Season 4 for the ...th time.
I leave you with this gem where Alex got decidedly DUMB: