Rolling Stone Cover Was Spontaneous, Says Alexander Skarsgard

October 6, 2010 by  

Alexander Skarsgard and the Infamous Rolling Stone Cover

Alexander Skarsgard as Eric Northman on True Blood.If you have not seen it, surely by now you’ve heard of it.  It was the cover of Rolling Stone magazine that portrayed Alex Skarsgard and his True Blood co-stars, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, nude and splattered in blood.

Per CNN Entertainment, Alexander described in a new interview with GQ UK how that pose came about.

“We showed up and we shot very PG-13 with our clothes on for basically the whole day, like six or seven hours.  Then towards the end the photographer said, ‘I have this, these shots are beautiful and the magazine is going to be happy with them, but I’d like to try something if you guys are game.'”

Believing that no way would this new pose be printed, the three actors “looked at each other” and said “[Expletive] it, let’s do it!”.

But Alex is happy that the controversial photo was printed on the cover.

“I liked it a lot,” he says. “It was definitely more interesting than the safe version…”

Source: marquee.blogs.cnn.com — Alexander Skarsgard on that Bloody Rolling Stone Cover

(photo credit – HBO Inc.)

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  • Leslie

    It was absolutely perfect, in sync with the spirit of TB: Lots of nudity and blood, and those gorgeous actors of course!!

  • lizzie1701

    Yes, I saw a video clip of that shoot and the Photographer said that it was spontaneous and it was like the 3 of them coming up with that idea ie total nudity and blood splatter. Good on them! It was sure controversial!I managed to get a copy sent to me in OZ!

  • Emily Skaggs

    Thank god the photographer got this wonderful idea!!! I love it and think everyone on the cover tooks GREAT!!!

  • jaxx

    We loved it too Alex. All 3 of you looked fabulous.