Alexander Skarsgard Opens Up About His Fangs and Getting Naked On Set

October 20, 2010 by  

Alexander Skarsgard Dishes on Wearing Fangs, Being Home sick, and Nudity On Set

Alexander SkarsgardAlexander Skarsgard, who portrays devilishly handsome Eric Northman on HBO‘s True Blood, recently sat down with  and opened up about his “fangs”, nudity on the set, and how he misses home.

On Getting Used to the Fangs

Skarsgard talked about the fangs that are as much a part of his costume as those stylish suits he wears, saying:

“I had to practise hard, they’re pretty big! In the beginning, it was difficult because you have a lisp. The fangs come out when you’re angry, excited, aroused, so it’s tough, when you want to look menacing…”

It seems pretty hard to believe that there ever could have been a problem with him getting used to them. 

Nudity On Set

Skarsgard spoke about a topic that has come up a lot in interviews – nudity on set.  He was asked about how he feels about it and if it bothered him and he replied:

“Not at all, I’m with friends and every time we get naked on the show, it makes sense. It’s wild and crazy and fun.”

 Sounds like a fun place to work.  

On Getting Home Sick

Skarsgard who was born in and raised in Stockholm, Sweden and is currently living in Los Angeles says he gets homesick.  On a recent trip to London England, one of the different locations around the world he has lived, Skarsgard was reminded of some of the things he misses while living in L.A. 

“I went out for a walk last night here in London. It was all wet streets, the smell, I miss that. I have a great life in LA, but we don’t have the crisp air you have in October in London or Stockholm, the colour of the trees.”

Any way you put it, he seems to have a soft spot when it comes to his homeland, and a open door policy when it comes to pretty much anything that True Blood throws at him. 

Source: – Alexander Skarsgard: “Getting Naked is Wild and Crazy and Fun”

(Photo Credit:  Katherine Rose for the Observer)