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Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgard do dinner with her parents

March 12, 2011 | 10:56 am

Kate Bosworth Kate Bosworth enjoyed some cover-girl glory Thursday night in Hollywood, toasting her April cover of Nylon with a private dinner at Hemingway's Lounge.

The Hollywood space was filled with life-sized posters of the magazine cover -- something the actress is still not used to seeing.

"As a way of self-preservation, I think I slip into a character when I do stuff like this," she said. The shoot -- a "colorful grunge" theme -- was styled by longtime pal Cher Coulter, her collaborator on the jewelry line JewelMint.

Bosworth blanched at a suggestion that she take one home for safekeeping, but admitted her parents are "still proud of this kind of stuff."

"I'll be surprised if they don't try to strap one of those to the roof of the car," she said.

And yes, her proud parents were indeed on scene to support their only child.

Alexander Skarsgard In a sparkling Dolce & Gabbana top and shorts, Bosworth played the perfect hostess for them, boyfriend Alexander Skarsgard ("True Blood") and actors including Rhys Corio and Gillian Zineser.

A seated dinner followed cocktails, hosted by Habitual denim, and Bosworth and Skarsgard munched with the folks. A nice reprieve, no doubt, from her hectic schedule producing her first film. Bosworth has acquired to rights to the book "Lost Girls and Love Hotels." The flick is slated to shoot in Tokyo, but first she's headed to France to meet with a director. 

Before she slipped into the library-themed dining room to mingle with her guests, we couldn't help but nudge her with one question about her tall, lean beloved: Specifically, is she breathlessly excited for the June premiere of "True Blood" and all the shirtless glory to come?

"Of course," she winked.


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-- Matt Donnelly

Photos: Kate Bosworth, left, and Alexander Skarsgard, right, at Hemingway's. Credit: Charley Gallay / Getty Images