Friday, August 12, 2011

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER



So he can do nice: Alexander Skarsgard on the set of his new movie What Maisie Knew today in New York



His blood-sucking vampire character Eric Northman would be enough to strike the fear of God into any young child.



But True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard is seen here in a role which could not be any more incongruous - as a doting daddy.



The 34-year-old actor was on the set of his new movie, What Maisie Knew, shooting scenes with his on-screen daughter in New York today.





Fun times: He was shooting scenes with his on-screen daughter and was the epitome of a doting father





In one shot, he is seen lifting the little girl up by her hands, while in another she swings off his arms with a huge grin on her face.



Alexander plays the role of an art dealer going through a tumultuous divorce with his rock star wife.





What a difference: As evil Vampire Eric Northman in True Blood





The film follows the story of how their split impacts on their six-year-old daughter.



It has only just started filming and there are few details on the movie, which is set for release next year.





Toned torso: The 34-year-old actor has a microphone attached by a set worker, revealing his trim physique





It will also feature Julianne Moore, Steve Coogan and little-known Scottish actress, Joanna Vanderham.



The 20-year-old blonde was also spotted on location, shooting scenes where she was holding the little girl's hand while talking on her phone.



Swedish actor Alexander - best known for his role in True Blood alongside the likes of Anna Paquin - is the son of veteran actor Stellan Skarsgard.





Hand in hand: His on-screen daughter with Scottish actress Joanna Vanderham, who was also on set





Quick break: Skarsgard takes a seat as he has some time out between takes



source: dailymail

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