Alexander Skarsgard On Meryl Streep & Crying Over True Blood
August 15, 2014 by Rachel Tsoumbakos
The True Blood Star’s New Dystopia Movie Released 15th August:
For Team Eric fans, the 15th of August 2014 marks the day they can watch Eric Northman actor, Alexander Skarsgard, on the big screen once more. His newest movie, The Giver, is being released today and is based on the dystopian novel of the same name written by Lois Lowery.
The book is a huge following among fans of the genre, but for Alexander, it was the chance to work alongside acting legend, Meryl Streep, that closed the deal for him on this movie – even if they only got one scene together and he never got the opportunity to catch up with Meryl offset:
It was a small supporting role, but how could I possibly turn down the opportunity to work with Meryl? We were never able to overlap, so that was quite disappointing. But I’m still in the same movie as Meryl Streep!
And while Alexander has moved on from playing Eric, the actor reveals what it was like for him on the last day of shooting True Blood:
I remember shooting my last scene with Kristin Bauer [van Straten, who plays Pam]. I knew that it was going to be very emotional, I knew that it was going to be difficult, but I had no idea how hard that would hit me the second they yelled cut on our last take together. In that moment, we just looked at each other and burst out crying.
And so will all the Truebies when HBO’s True Blood winds up in less than two weeks!
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Source: People – Alexander Skarsgard Joined The Giver to Work with Meryl Streep
(Photo Credit: The Weinstein Company)