Holmes ‘hot for Skarsgård’

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes is “crushing” on Alexander Skarsgård.

The pair have been spending a lot of time together away from the camera, as they shoot new movie The Giver in South Africa.

In the film Katie and Alexander play a married couple and their on-screen chemistry has bubbled over into real life, according to sources.

“Katie and Alex are getting on like a house on fire and she’s crushing on him big time. He’s a bit of a ladies’ man and they’ve spent loads of time on their own rehearsing lines in her trailer. They clicked right from the start and have been spending a lot of time away from the set together,” an insider revealed to British magazine Heat.

“Katie’s’ excuse is that they’re playing husband and wife in the movie, but no one is buying it – the attraction between them is so obvious.”

The pair first set tongues wagging in October, when it was reported that 37-year-old Alexander was caught up in a love triangle with Katie and Taylor Swift.

But insiders say Alexander now only has eyes for Katie, who divorced ex-husband Tom Cruise in 2012.

Katie, 35, is said to have been more than impressed with Alexander’s trek to the South Pole last year. He set off with a team of people, including Britain’s Prince Harry, in aid of charity.

Her friends have their reservations though.

“Katie’s so impressed, she thinks it’s incredibly sexy and athletic. Some of her friends are a little concerned, though. They’re happy to see her smiling again, but it’s not as though Alexander is a safe bet. He’s known to be a huge player,” the source added.

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