A Fan Encounter with Alexander Skarsgard in Louisiana

November 11, 2009 by  

A wonderful True Blood fan named Lori contacted us and wanted to share with us, and with other True Blood fans her experience meeting Alexander Skarsgard (who you all know plays the 1000 year old viking vampire sheriff Eric Northman) when he was in Shreveport, Louisiana filming his movie “Straw Dogs.” Many True Blood fans knew that Alex was in Shreveport and were hoping to be lucky enough to cross paths with him.  As it happened Lori was one of the lucky ones to meet Alex and take a photo with him.  Lori wanted to share with us her wonderful experience and show us all what a nice guy Alex is and how generous he is with his fans.  So now I will let Lori tell her story on meeting Alex.

I am a big fan of True Blood and Alexander Skarsgård, so when I  found out that he was filming “Straw Dogs” in my hometown, I really hoped to be able to meet him. I waited until the last week of  filming to try and meet him at the hotel where the cast and crew  were staying. I sat at the bar in the lobby for about two hours,  hoping to spot him, but had no luck. After two drinks, I decided it wasn’t meant to be and gave up – but before I left, I realized that  I needed to use the restroom. After using the restroom, I was  walking through the lobby to the sliding front doors when in walked Alexander!

He had his hood up over his head so I almost didn’t recognize him. I said “Hey Alex” and he stopped. I stuck out my hand and introduced myself to him and he smiled and shook my hand. I told him  that I was hoping to see him there and asked if he would mind taking a photo with me. He said sure so I pulled out my iPhone. I had no one with me to take the photo so I told him I’d have to take it myself. I tried taking the photo but because he’s SO tall, I cut myself completely out of the photo and got only half of his head! We both looked at the photo and he said “Here”, then he took my phone, deleted the  photo and suggested we ask the desk clerk to take it. I agreed.  So we walked over to the front desk but, the clerk was busy with another customer. While we were waiting, I apologized to him for taking up his time and told him that I knew he was busy. He said, “It’s no problem”. Then when the desk clerk became free, Alex asked if she would take the photo for us.  She agreed and so Alex handed her my phone. He put his arm around my shoulders, I put my arm around his waist (squee!) and she snapped the photo. The desk clerk handed the phone back to Alex and he handed it back to me. I thanked him for snapping a pic with me and he said, “My pleasure”. He turned and thanked the desk clerk as well and then walked away.

I was in such shock that I forgot to tell him how much I love True Blood – but I guess he figured that out!! He was very polite,  soft-spoken and so very nice to pose for the pic with me. I was and still am on cloud nine!

What a fantastic story and really demonstrates what a nice guy Alex is. We are very grateful and honored that Lori was so happy to share her story with us and with all the True Blood fans.

Once again Lori thank you so very much for taking the time to share your experience with us!

Me& Alex

(Photo credit: Lori)

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  • How lucky u are!!! i wish i were u….but i think that in your place…i couldn´t even say “Hi”. I want to meet him really bad

  • How lucky u are!!! i wish i were u….but i think that in your place…i couldn´t even say “Hi”. I want to meet him really bad

  • jaxx

    Lori, you lucky girl. You lived my dream. Every interview I read about him is the same, humble, sweet, nice, polite and always nice to his fans. Maybe some day. 🙂

    • Jaxx

      Ok, my previous post was one year ago.  I recently saw Alex inToronto at the TIFF and he was nice enough to sign for me and I told him he was a sweetheart for doing so.  My opinion has not changed:  he’s still humble, sweet, nice, polite and always nice to his fans.  My dream came true.  YAY!!!!

    • Jaxx

      Ok, my previous post was one year ago.  I recently saw Alex inToronto at the TIFF and he was nice enough to sign for me and I told him he was a sweetheart for doing so.  My opinion has not changed:  he’s still humble, sweet, nice, polite and always nice to his fans.  My dream came true.  YAY!!!!

  • Sean

    He certainly seems like a gentleman. That speaks volumes in my opinion. It costs you nothing to be polite but most folks just seem to not care. I am impressed at his behavior…my own encounters with famous/powerful people are often not pleasant.

    Good on you, sir.

    • Sandy

      My experiences havent been bad. Would love to run into this man, I love the look of Swedish men (pwoar, I’ll sit in the cold futbol stands just to watch!! Geeky “soccer” fan here)! Although he looks more like Meekus than Eric LOL!
      Cheers
      Sandy

  • Carl

    According to her story she seems a bit on the stalker side. Still very happy for her. As for Alex, watch your back. LOL

  • Angie Rodriguez

    WOW, I bet he smelled like Vanilla and Sugar! YUMMY! He is Gorgeous! BITE ME!

  • Amber

    I just knew this to be true about Alexnander Skarsgård! Here’s a quote from an interview that Alex gave recently in Sweden: “People come up and want autographs and take pictures. But they are cute and humble and apologize. I have no crazy stalkers after me (laughs). And I am flattered that they think so much about the series.”

  • Electra

    I am jealous. What I wouldn’t give for a moment with him…*sigh*

    • Val

      Boy wouldn’t we all! He is our hot Viking!!!!!!

  • Heather

    She’s sooooooo luccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Val

    Ah lucky woman!!

  • Anna

    She seems kinda stalker like.

    • Tracie

      Jealous much? Wow!

  • Kim

    Oh my. Thank you for this pic. He looks better in this photo than in any other promotional/professional photo he’s taken. Fabulous.