Alexander Skarsgard: Naked and Loving It

June 30, 2010 by  

Oh, Eric. Where would we be without you?

True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgard, or vampire sheriff Eric Northman, gave a delightful interview to PopEater.

Right off the bat, we get some True Blood info. Eric has some scores to settle.

“You find out pretty early on that something happened a thousand years ago, that Eric lost someone, and now he’s getting the opportunity to avenge that person’s death. So he’s going to try to do that, and it’s not easy.”

Alex goes on to warn us about a “very, very graphic scene” coming up involving himself and another man.

“I’m not a prude. I’m from Sweden, and it’s different there. If it makes sense, I’ll do nudity, and it’s made sense every single time I’m naked on the show. And I love to be naked. It’s kind of liberating.”

Glad to hear that.

We also know Eric is obsessed with Sookie. (Although who isn’t nowadays?) But it seems this season, his obsession becomes a little more intense.

Eric is intrigued by Sookie… there is something different about Sookie, and he wants to figure out what that is — what she is. And while it’s fun to play around with Bill, to tease him, it’s not just a game anymore.”

Alex discusses his attraction to darker roles, citing his characters in the animated film “Metropia,” and the upcoming “Melancholia.”

As for his taste in music, Alex favors British and Swedish punk rock, mentioning a number of bands and artists he is currently interested in, including the Buzzcocks, Ebba Gron, and Theresa Andersson.

Speaking of music… about that Lady Gaga….

“The reason I did the ‘Paparazzi’ video is that the director, Jonas Akerlund, is a fellow Swede and a good friend of mine, and he called and asked me to do it… But I didn’t want to do something if we’d just be walking down the beach or holding hands or that sort of thing.”

No worries were Gaga is concerned. The video is much more fun, of course, and was very popular.

“The thing is, you can work on a movie for three months, and no one sees it, and then you do something like this for six hours, and that’s what people talk about!”

Does that mean Alex will devote more of his career to music videos?

“That’s my new career. I’m going to quit acting and do music videos from now on. I’m over ‘True Blood.’ I’m officially quitting right now!”

Joking aside, I’ve had one too many of my favorite non-vampire TV actors recently announce they’re leaving, so forgive me if I’m a little sensitive to such comments.

Thankfully, we still have plenty of Eric to enjoy.


(Photo Credit: Screencap by James)

  • Antonio

    Happy 4th of July to You All here at TBnet!!
    Hope that you have a great day and a good week!
    Summer is Here and TB is on Lets enjoy This new season!
    The principle actors may now be on hiatus, But For Us the fans This is Our Time!! Sit back enjoy relax!

    Cant wait to see what happens Next week! Again To You All
    Happy 4th!! Speaking of Fireworks We’ve had pretty much a Lot of those already after 3 new episodes of the show!!

  • pbt

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    Love Alexander naked or not. For me his acting abilities far out weigh his being naked on this show. I absolutely love this character and we have only scratched the many surfaces that have yet to be revealed.

    Whether he is wearing a tight fitting t-shirt and leather jacket, a hair dressers cape, that wonderful black racer back shirt or absolutely nothing at all the man exudes sexiness on so many levels.

    Its interesting how sometimes writers pick up on one particular quote and it gets used over and over again.

    As far as Alexander loving to be naked, we love you to be naked Alexander any day of the week. Keep up the great work.

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    • jaxx

      I’m with you pbt. Alex does have a lot to offer and we will see him making it big soon. He’s already gained in popularity. Being naked is just a pleasant bonus!!! :):):)

      • pbt

        Hey Jaxx. Happy 4th of July.

        Yes, isn’t it great all the wonderful movies Alex will be working on over the long TB hiatus. Did you see that wonderful new EW pic this week? Just bought that magazine. Loving that gray t-shirt. The man could make a paper bag look good.

        One busy actor over the summer. First,Melancholia in Sweden then right off to Battleship in Hawaii. There is one other movie right?

        I was thinking our Viking might have some tan lines when he returns to filming next December. I would volunteer for that make up duty.

        AB says, “pbt, Alex needs more makeup on his backside please.” Anything you say Mr. Ball. πŸ™‚

        • jaxx

          And, I will be your willing assistant. LOL. πŸ˜€

          Have a good holiday!!!!

    • annm

      Your so right about the one comment or comments and the press focuses on that. I am getting tired of seeing the “Alex loves being naked” stuff, the comment Natsha Alum made about no sock, anything having to do with Kate which is quickly followed with he’s gay and she’s a cover up for that. The US press has a bad habit of doing this stuff and it does impact the actor’s status some. Sometimes it’s a good impact but sometimes it’s bad and most of that stuff is not our business, especially the private life stuff. They should be focusing on the show and the wonderful acting job he’s doing with that not the other crap. I know there are some celbs that seek out the press but he is obivously not one of them and doesn’t deserve this.

  • lizzie1701

    Alexander Skarsgard naked and loving it. Gee, isn’t this title for this man getting old? Come on, sureley he has more to offer than being naked. I am done with reading these headlines. All over to you girls.

    • Lizzie, I totally understand where you’re coming from. Alex is a sweet guy, but I’m tired of hearing about the nudity! Interviewers need to step up their game and ask Alex NEW questions! Unfortunately, we have no say in what questions interviewers ask.

  • pbt

    I am so enjoying the character of Eric Northman. I am patiently waiting for Alan Ball to reveal the many layers of this particular him. We have seen the cold businessman, the loving child of Godric, the sexy lover of Yvetta and now the protector of Sookie. It will be interesting to see more of the flashbacks with Eric from his Viking past.

    And of course, I can’t imagine anyone else playing him other than Alexander Skarsgard. He gives new meaning to the word sexxy.

    I concur with Jane. I believe all of us would invite Eric Northman or Alexander in for a midnight snack. Delish in every meaning of the word!

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  • jaxx

    Yes, and I will just keep on enjoying him, naked or clothed, I adore him. Thank you Alex for loving to be naked.

    • annm

      I’m totally with you on that subject. I can’t wait for more of his storylines and the nudity doesn’t hurt!!