Bill Skarsgard Bio: In His Own Words – Video Exclusive, News, Photos
Bill Skarsgard is a Swedish actor who was born Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård (August 9, 1990; age: 27) in Vallingby, Sweden.
HIs is the son of renowned Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard and the brother of actors Alexander, Gustaf and Valter Skarsgard (the latter two are more famous in Sweden). He also has four other siblings: Kolbjörn, Ossian, Sam and Eija. Ossian and Kolbjörn are half-brothers. His mother is My Skarsgård.
Bill Skarsgard Bio: Age, Early Life, Career
Skarsgard was nominated for the Swedish Guldbagge Award in 2011 for his main role in the 2010 comedy “Simple Simon.” He also won the European Film Academy’s Shooting Stars Award when he was 21 in 2012.
In 2014, Skarsgard appeared on the cover of Hero, a men’s culture and fashion magazine. For that issue, his father Stellan interviewed him.
Skarsgard is also known for playing Roman Godfrey in the short-lived Netflix horror series called Hemlock Grove, which ran from 2013 to 2015. The series revolves around a string of strange events that occur in the fictional town of Hemlock Grove in Pennsylvania. Roman, heir to the town’s rich Godfrey family, becomes friends with a newcomer werewolf named Peter and the duo begin to look into several brutal murders.
Skarsgard also had minor roles in the films Anna Karenina (2012), Victoria (2013) and Atomic Blonde (2017). His first role in a major American movie was as Matthew in the 2016 science fiction adventure film The Divergent Series: Allegiant.
He received positive critical and fan reviews for his portrayal of Pennywise the Dancing Clown (his first leading role in an American film) in the supernatural horror film It (2017), a remake of the 1990 miniseries and film based on Stephen King’s 1986 novel of the same name. The plot centers around a group of pre-teens in 1980s Maine fighting against a demon clown who terrorizes their town by eating children.
Skarsgard recently revealed that a scene from It was cut due to its incredibly disturbing nature. The scene was intended to show the origins of Pennywise the Clown, and reportedly showed Skarsgard more as himself than as the clown. In the scene — which supposedly took place in the 1600s — Pennywise forced a woman to let him eat her child in exchange for her safety.
Bill Skarsgard Bio: Upcoming Projects
In July 2017, it was revealed that Skarsgard had been cast for one of the main roles in the upcoming Hulu horror series Castle Rock, which is based on stories from Stephen King about an eponymous fictional town. He also played Zeitgeist in Deadpool 2 (2018).
Bill Skarsgard Interview: Hemlock Grove
Skarsgard and his Hemlock Grove co-star Landon LIboiron sat down with uInterview for an exclusive interview in 2014 to discuss their roles in the series, particularly the “gay undertones” that are present in the relationship between their two characters.
The two characters are first brought together in Hemlock Grove’s first season when Peter is falsely accused of murdering two teenage girls and Roman tries to find the true culprit. Over the course of the season, the nature of their relationship led many viewers to think that they might be gay.
“Yeah, I mean it’s a fun thing that a lot of people saw. I guess there is sort of a romance between them,” Skarsgard told uInterview exclusively, adding that “the sexual tension between the two characters” wasn’t his or Liboiron’s intention.
Liboiron conceded that some of the fan art that pairs the two of them together in not particularly platonic ways might be a result of the dialogue written by Brian McGreevy. “I think it’s Brian’s writing that’s like ‘I saw you change back. It’s f–king beautiful,’” said Liboiron. “I think it’s what we say to each other. It’s not necessarily sexual, but…”
Whatever the relationship between Peter and Roman was, wasn’t or was meant to be, following Hemlock Grove‘s season one drama, Skarsgard says the two are on the outs. “Where the first season leaves us, their relationship is shattered because of everything that happened. And, where the second season begins, both Peter and Roman are completely dealing with their own demons,” Skarsgard told uInterview.
“They couldn’t be further apart. Roman really resents Peter for leaving him in this desperate time where Roman really needed him. And, also kind of blames him for the things that happened when he left,” Skarsgard added. “You know, Roman essentially killing himself and becoming this thing that he had fought his whole life to avoid. There’s definitely a lot of tension between the two of them in the beginning of season two.”
As for viewers sensing some gay tension between the two of them, neither actor seems to be bothered by it. “I don’t mind it at all,” said Skarsgard, while Liboiron chimed in, “I love it!”
Bill Skarsgard Bio: Quotes
“I’m always looking for something that’s real and that’s got meat on it. I think it’s artistic suicide if you’re too vain, or if you’re afraid to play ugly. I would never fall for that.”
“Sweden is a small country and, well, our family’s pretty prominent in that world, I guess. And I really didn’t like the sound of just being ‘the fourth acting Skarsgard.”
“I see myself as most people see themselves, you have good days and bad days. I don’t think I’m better looking now than I did three years ago.”
“When I read a script and have my first interaction with this character, do I feel like there’s something I’m gonna’ learn here? If I feel like it’s something I’ve done before, then what’s the incentive for me to do it?”
“I worked with Lady Gaga for a day on a video shoot. It was crazy; we had a lot of fun. I had a great time.”
Bill Skarsgard Bio: Personal Life, Dating, Net Worth
According to several reports from the past year, Bill Skarsgard has been rumored to be dating Swedish model and actress Alida Morberg, although this has not been confirmed.
According to the website Celebrity Networth, Skarsgard has a net worth of $5 million.