Stellan Skarsgard Gives a Little Nymphomaniac Tease

Swedish-born actor Stellan Skarsgard has run a wide gamut of film roles in his career. His blockbuster fare includes roles in Marvel's The Avengers and last year's Thor. He appeared in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Mamma Mia as well as artier titles like A Somewhat Gentle Man (2010) and fellow Scandinavian Lars von Trier's Melancholia (2011), Dogville (2003) and Dancer in the Dark (2000). One of his next projects is the controversial filmmaker's next two films, which have already titillated fans of the enigmatic Danish director. Skarsgard gave a bit of insight about the back to back projects, The Nymphomaniac and The Nymphomaniac Part 2, which, perhaps unsurprisingly, promise to live up to their titles.

Skarsgard will star opposite Charlotte Gainsbourg in what the actor recently joked is "the porno we're doing..." The films are described as a "light and poetic story" of a woman's erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told via the main character who is a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac. Initially, the "erotic journey" part of the story was allegedly being fulfilled by porn-star stand-ins, but Skarsgard left unclear who was doing what, though apparently there will be no shortage of carnal delights for von Trier fans to indulge in. He told Sabotage Times, "I pick up Charlotte Gainsbourg's character on the street and take her back to my apartment, and over two movies we talk about her time as a nymphomaniac." He added, "There's a lot of fucking in it. A lot of fucking in it."

The 61 year-old actor, who will also appear in Thor 2, which will be out next year said he feels "at home" in both big budget movies as well as micro-budget independents. "I'm at home everywhere. If I've been doing a small, shoestring budget art-house film that's very dark and that nobody will see, but that's very good, it's nice to go and do something fluffier. I'm extremely privileged in that I manage to enjoy myself all the time with very different materials."

[Source: Sabotage Times via Contactmusic]