Alexander Skarsgard Discusses True Blood and Dating Rumors

November 14, 2009 by  

gallery_main-alexander-skarsgard-gucci-flash-sneaker-photos-10242009-02Alexander Skarsgard, the Swedish hunk who plays bad boy vampire Eric on HBO’s True Blood, is excited to return to work soon and be reunited with everyone on the show. He was recently interviewed by Sweden’s TT Spectra, and as a sign of just how popular Alex has become in the last year, the interview was translated into English over at so that his millions of adoring fans could read it.

Alex says that all the people working on True Blood have become his surrogate family. It seems that they know they’re part of something special, although there was that initial shock when they realized just how many devoted fans they had. It wasn’t until Alex went to San Diego for Comic-Con in July of this year that he witnessed how big a hit the show was:

“It was totally absurd. People had flown in from other countries. We just laughed; it was impossible to understand what had happened. I’m still confused.”

He doesn’t mind how his heightened celebrity status has affected his daily life:

“People come up and want autographs and take pictures. But they are cute and humble and apologize. I have no crazy stalkers after me (laughs). And I am flattered that they think so much about the series.”

Of his castmates, Alex spends most of his time with Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer since his scenes are often with them. He also enjoyed doing the press conference with Michelle Forbes in Paris, who he had never worked with on the show.

Alex just finished filming Straw Dogs with James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, and James Woods. He describes Woods as “totally cool, eccentric, and intense as hell.”

He also lent his voice to the Swedish animated movie Metropia, along with his father, acclaimed actor Stellan Skarsgard. The Swedish film Puss is another recent family collaboration, between Alex and his brother Gustav.

Alex’s widespread fame beyond Sweden is certainly due to his portrayal of Eric in True Blood and his part in the HBO miniseries Generation Kill. Both tough characters, he hopes that he doesn’t get typecast but rather wants the opportunity to keep playing lots of different roles:

“After ‘True Blood’ and ‘Generation Kill’ makes it quite a lot of alpha males. Which is funny, one reason I went from Sweden was that I always had to play the misunderstood, gentle high school boy. Puppies. But now I’m afraid to get stuck in the second slot. Once it becomes routine it takes the creativity out.”

As for his personal life, Alex is not interested in all the rumors flying around. He declined to comment on whether he was dating Evan Rachel Wood or Kate Bosworth. As much as we want to know, you have to respect the guy for wanting to keep some things private!


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  • Hi everyone! It has come to my attention that some very offensive comments have been made about Alex. Not only is it offensive to me and to other True Blood fans but is offensive to Alex as well. Therefore the offending comments have been removed and any discussions regarding it have been edited out. Personal attacks and rude rumors about the actors will not be tolerated on this site. Thank you!

    • missyella

      Dear Ollie Chong aka AdoreBill,

      I noticed that my reposte to the other comments have been removed, I do not mind and hope that my defence of Alex was not construed as being too personal.

      That said I will defend him to the hilt.

      Missyella in London.

      • Hi Missyella! No not all all I do not mind you defending Alex just I did not what any reference to the offending comment listed anymore so others who come to the post do not say “why did she say that and who is she talking to?” 🙂 I will stand with you and others to defend Alex and all the other cast members from rude and vicious comments that can create unfounded rumors.

    • pbartteacher

      Thank you again Ollie for your swift actions. Your attention to the matter is greatly appreciated. You have a wonderful site and I visit it often for the most update information about Alexander and the rest of the True Blood cast and crew.

      • It is I who must thank you pbartteacher, and all the other wonderful people who come to the site and comment, for being my eyes and ears sometimes on making sure that the site remains a warm, inviting, and positive place for everyone! 🙂

        • pbartteacher

          Winking back at you Ollie. I’ve got your back and Alexander’s anytime. 204 more days until our V-ddiction continues. Go True Blood.

  • Can’t believe it!

    Maybe, just maybe, he want’s some privacy. It is the actor’s choice not choosing to put their entire life on the page for you to see He’s a brilliant actor. That’s where peoples interest in his life should end. With his career, what you see on the screen, not what happens behind closed doors. As for his fashion choices, it’s refreshing to see someone that doesn’t do ‘what Hollywood thinks he should’ and does, and dresses, to make himself happy.

    • missyella

      Oh please…… Get over yourself!!!!!

      “it’s none of your damn business” as Sookie would say………………………..

    • Can’t believe it!

      wow. you make me just shake my head…my point again…WHO CARES?!?!?!?!

      Well said missyella

      • missyella

        Why thank you Can’t believe it,

        I find him very attractive.

  • Barbara E.

    Kudos to Alex for keeping his private life private. Regardless of the fact that he is a celebrity and the object of many of our dreams *wiggles eyebrows*, he is still a human being that deserves respect and happiness in his personal life. I’ve never been a celebrity worshiper … there is more to life than fawning over someone you will never get a chance to share a relationship with (friend, lover, spouse, etc). Whether he is dating anyone or not, I hope he is happy. From what I understand, Alex has a wonderful soul and I am sure he’ll find that special someone soon.

  • MarleneEmmett

    We respect Alexander’s privacy~The only thing is this,we want to
    see him someone who’s worthy of him.We don’t want to see him
    taken advantage of by someone.His fans care alot about what
    happens to him.And we don’t want to see him hurt by someone.

    • TruEricFan

      why are neither of those women ‘worthy’ of him? Wouldn’t he be a better judge of who was ‘worthy’ of his attentions than someone that has never met him and maybe never will? A celebrity’s personal life should be just that…personal. I am glad he declined to comment and has some respect for his own privacy as well as others.

  • Amy

    Since he’s not denying dating evan or kate maybe alex is dating one of them? LOL As curious as I am I think its wise of him to keep certain things private. It’s really nice to hear that he’s so kind to his fans. What a great guy and such a talented actor. Counting down the days till season3!

    • pbartteacher

      I think he is just being intelligent by not answering those questions. It is such a trap to fall into talking about your private life. So smart. Yes, and cute, hot and few other million adjectives. That smile might just be causing the global warming problem.Right ladies?

      • Val

        I certainly agree there! As far as who he is dating,it is his own business and should not be anyone else’s affair. We all adore him from afar and hope he has a wonderful life with whomever he chooses!! Lucky lady!!!

  • pbartteacher

    Wise decision Mr. Skarsgard. Keeping your private life private. Too many individuals fall into that Hollywood trap. He is so sweet and adorable. Of course, we would all love to know all the juicy details of his love life but everyone should enjoy some private space that is truly private.

    Thanks again, Janie for the wonderful article about our favorite Viking Vampire.

    • Janie Logan

      You’re welcome! I always love writing about Alex because he seems like such a sweet, down-to-earth guy in person, but he gets to play a sexy badass character. Best of both worlds!!

  • Val

    Hr is such a sweet guy-AND so gorgeous who wouln’t want to date him!!

    • missyella

      Val if I was not already married………..

      • Val

        I hear ya!!!!!!!!