Alexander Skarsgård Embraces ‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’ Experience

Opening in New York and Los Angeles August 7, The Diary of a Teenage Girl (101 minutes, R) features a star-making performance from Bel Powley as Minnie Goetze, a teenager who hungers for sex and love in 1976 San Francisco. Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood, Melancholia) is Monroe Rutherford, the boyfriend of Minnie’s mom who also ends up as Minnie’s first lover.

During the interviews for The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Alexander Skarsgård credited writer/director Marielle Heller for bringing a palpable and thereby infectious passion to the project. “I think it all stems from Mari and her energy,” says Skarsgård. “Because it was such a low-budget movie, it attracted people who really loved Mari . . . everyone was part of telling the story.”

Check out the media bar below as Skarsgård talks about the inclusive nature of Marielle Heller’s set, the contributions of skilled cinematographer Brandon Trost (The Interview, This Is The End), and the humbling feeling of being a part of The Diary of a Teenage Girl.