Allan Hyde on Success in America

May 24, 2010 by  

Allan Hyde found it a bit overwhelming, but a great experience, to film in Hollywood.  Allan plays Godric, the 2000 year-old vampire in HBO‘s hit series, True Blood.

On the website,, Allan said that in Denmark, actors work closely with directors to develop their roles.  For True Blood, however, he was expected to find his character on his own.

At the age of 20, Allan said there were high expectations of him, as he played a major character in this hugely successful series.  “I got no help – no one to blame if things went wrong.”

But on the set, Allan found everyone extremely responsive and helpful, much to his surprise.  Making the assumption that the now well-known actors would not have time for him, he found that not to be the case at all.

“Everyone joked and had fun, talked about personal things and gave good advice.  If I have to mention specific people I hung out with, it will be Lenny, my stand-in, but also Alexander Skarsgård, Mariana Klaveno, Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin.  Actually all of them I had scenes with,” Allan told TjekTV of Denmark.

Considering that True Blood is so popular in the U.S., Allan felt very strange to be recognized in a country where he was a foreigner.  Although he was on his way back to Denmark, Allan hopes to find new roles in the U.S.

Fans will be seeing more of Allan as Godric in Season 3 of True Blood, which begins June 13th.


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