Alexander Skarsgård Has No Problem Getting Naked

December 31, 2010 by  

True Blood’s Eric Has Nothing to Hide:

Alexander Skarsgård as Eric Northman in True BloodAnyone who watches premium cable TV knows that nudity is par for the course on an HBO show. True Blood is no exception with its gorgeous cast having little problem stripping down for the camera. Earlier this week we found out how Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse) feels about being nude on camera, but how do the men of our favorite supernatural show feel about the topic?

Recently E! correspondent Mark Malkin caught up with one of our beloved True Blood cast members and discovered a few juicy tidbits about Alexander Skarsgård, who plays our favorite Swedish Viking vampire, Eric Northman.

Kristen Bauer van Straten, who plays Eric’s progeny, the deliciously devious ‘Pam,’ told Malkin:

“He was once naked for about eight hours and he’s completely comfortable with it. He’s Swedish. My husband’s band toured in Sweden and he said that just how it is. There’s no puritanical background there. It’s nice because it makes all of us more comfortable with it.”

Interesting. I wonder what was being shot on that particular day? Perhaps it was the dungeon scene in which Sookie finds Eric in flagrante delicto with Fangtasia dancer Yvetta (Natasha Alam)?

This is not the first time the subject of Alexander Skarsgård being naked on set has come up. The actor declared in the same Rolling Stone issue he stripped down for, that he opts not to wear ‘the sock of destiny’ as it has been referred to by the cast, because it ‘feels ridiculous.’

Eric in Pink Spandex?

Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam in True BloodIssues of nude-colored modesty garments aside, what else is in store for Eric Northman in season 4? Although True Blood showrunner/creator Alan Ball and the cast are notoriously tight-lipped about what will happen on the show, one question that has come up several times is, ‘When will Eric appear in pink spandex?’ The character famously dressed in the bright, stretchy material in the second Charlaine Harris-penned novel ‘Living Dead in Dallas’ so as to give the impression that he was gay.

While there has been no official word about whether we will see Alexander don that particular costume, his on-screen partner in crime, played by Bauer van Straten says:

‘If it doesn’t happen, I’m going to just beg him to do it just for me.’

Oh Kristin! It seems that the fun-loving relationship of Eric and Pam extends off-screen as well. The dynamic duo shared a lot of fun moments this past season along with several very tender ones as well. We hope that the trend continues long into season 4 and beyond.

Sources: E! Online – ‘Naked Alexander Skarsgård Gets Nude, Stays Nude for Eight Hours!’

Rolling Stone, 9/2/2010, Issue 1112- ‘The Joy of Vampire Sex’

(Photo credits: HBO, inc., Screen caps: Thanks to ‘James’ )