Alexander Skarsgard poses for snaps with fans after saying he was typecast due to his looks

Alexander Skarsgard looks in high spirits as he poses for snaps with fans after lamenting that he ‘isn’t taken seriously’ due to his good looks

Alexander Skarsgard greeted his fans outside a hotel in London on Monday, while promoting his new movie, after saying he was pigeonholed in his career because of his physical appearance.

The actor, 45, looked typically handsome in a gray sweater and dark jeans as he posed for selfies, while hiding behind a pair of black sunglasses.

He is currently hard at work on the promotional trail for his latest film The Northman, where he plays a Viking prince seeking revenge for his father’s murder.

Gracious: Alexander Skarsgard greeted his fans outside a hotel in London on Monday, while promoting his new movie, after saying he was pigeonholed in his career because of his physical appearance

Gracious: Alexander Skarsgard greeted his fans outside a hotel in London on Monday, while promoting his new movie, after saying he was pigeonholed in his career because of his physical appearance

The film is the latest from Robert Eggers (The Witch, The Lighthouse), which will hit theaters nationwide on April 22.

Alexander is joined by a diverse all-star cast including Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, and Willem Dafoe.

His outing comes after Alexander admitted to feeling as though he struggled early in his career to find more serious acting roles due to his looks.

Challenges: His outing comes after Alexander admitted to feeling as though he struggled early in his career to find more serious acting roles due to his looks (pictured in The Legend of Tarzan)

Challenges: His outing comes after Alexander admitted to feeling as though he struggled early in his career to find more serious acting roles due to his looks (pictured in The Legend of Tarzan)

Dashing: The actor, 45, looked typically handsome in a gray sweater and dark jeans as he posed for selfies, while hiding behind a pair of black sunglasses

Dashing: The actor, 45, looked typically handsome in a gray sweater and dark jeans as he posed for selfies, while hiding behind a pair of black sunglasses

Speaking to The Sunday Times, the Big Little Lies star confessed: ‘I don’t really know if that was the reason I wasn’t getting roles. Starting out in Sweden, there was stuff about being tall and blond. But most people here are tall and blond.

He continued: ‘Still, after my first job, I was on a stupid ‘sexy hunky hot list’ and then people didn’t take me seriously. If you want characters with depth but have been labeled “a dude who takes his shirt off,” you’re not going to get those offers.’

Despite his perceived early challenges, Alexander’s career skyrocketed after being cast in the HBO limited series Generation Kill.

Struggles: His outing came after he lamented 'after my first job, I was on a stupid 'sexy hunky hot list' and then people didn't take me seriously'

Struggles: His outing came after he lamented ‘after my first job, I was on a stupid ‘sexy hunky hot list’ and then people didn’t take me seriously’

He continued: 'If you want characters with depth but have been labeled

He continued: ‘If you want characters with depth but have been labeled “a dude who takes his shirt off,” you’re not going to get those offers’

He has gone on to star in True Blood, The Stand, Succession, Long Shot, Passing, Diary of Teenage Girl, The Legend of Tarzan and even netted both an Emmy and Golden Globe for his role in Big Little Lies.

He has also been named Sweden’s Sexiest Man five times, but admitted to finding the title ‘trivial’.

‘We are human, so of course, we are going to love that kind of title. I’m not trying to pretend I don’t, but it’s not that important at the end of the day,’ he told Mirror in 2015.

‘It wouldn’t do me any good if I was constantly looking at where I end up on that sexy list, or if I slipped down the list and stressed out about why that was. One day you’re popular and the next day you’re not. It’s trivial.’

Starring role: He is currently hard at work on the promotional trail for his latest film The Northman, where he plays a Viking prince seeking revenge for his father's murder

Starring role: He is currently hard at work on the promotional trail for his latest film The Northman, where he plays a Viking prince seeking revenge for his father’s murder

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