Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard and Ryan Kwanten Honored at the GQ Men of the Year Awards

November 19, 2009 by  

Alexander-Skarsgard-GQ-AwardsTrue Blood stars Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard and Ryan Kwanten were honored last night, November 18, 2009 at the GQ Men of the Year Awards as “The Men Who Saved HBO.”  The event was held at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood, and while Stephen and Ryan are both busy with film project set outside of the country, Alex was able to attend the event to represent the men of True Blood at the Awards.

While at the event was able to catch up with Alex and ask him some questions about what we can expect to see in season 3 of True Blood and with his character, Eric NorthmanAlex stated that:

“There’s a lot of nudity,” he said. “As far as Eric goes, there’s going to be a lot violence and a lot of sex — with women and men! So it should be interesting.”

Asked if his love scenes with Anna Paquin are tense or uncomfortable (since she is engaged to co-star Stephen Moyer), Alex responded:

“No. I mean, I can’t wait to get back to my L.A. family,” he said referring to the True Blood cast. “I love Stephen, we’re friends and I love Anna. They’re great together. I actually think it makes things easier that way.”

Of course asked he if there was a special lady in his life, in particular they asked about certain rumors about who he may be dating currently to which Alex remarked:

“I’m not dating anyone, those are just rumors,” he laughed. When asked if there were any special women in his life, the hunky actor replied “my mom and my sister.”

Now that is a very sweet response.  Although Stephen, Alex and Ryan were honored at the GQ Awards with the title of “The Men Who Saved HBO” let us not forget about Sam, Nelsan, Todd, Jim, Chris, William and Alan who should have be included in the list.  All of them would have looked great in tuxedos in the featured photoshoot in the December issues of GQ which is available at newsstand now.



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  • Nia

    Congratulatins to our GQ men of the year!!!! They are so deserving of the title.
    As to saving HBO, well the kudos should go to the entire team for all their incredible acting talents and performances. Not to frorget Alan B. for choosign this remarkable cast and for an outstanding story that has us all glamoured.
    Season 3 sounds incredible. I am loving all the spoilers and tidbits so far. They are fueling our imaginations. Then of course the idea os seeing all our favorites again doing what they do best.
    I am so happy to hear Alex call the cast his LA family. And that he loves Stephen and Anna. Good to see they are such good friends. Makes the things they have to do easier!
    Alot of violence, and sex….men and women……well, why not. A 1,000 yr old vampire needs more variety to stave off boredom.
    I am so psyched for all of that!! Can’t wait.

  • Lizzie 1701

    Sounds interesting for season 3! I always thought there would be something between Laf and Godric with Eric. We know about the stripper. Oh, well, Alex has always expressed an interest in nudity. Season one was Jason’s nude season, Season two was Bill and Sookie’s and Season three will be Eric’s!!

    With AB saying that Bill and Sookie still being the core of the show, I can’t see Eric making much of a move towards her. Who knows!

    • Antonio

      Arent You forgetting that Sam had been nude for much of the series run so far? He did nude scenes in Both seasons! Eric nude in S3? OK But Eric WAS Nude in S2!! Dont you remember Sookie’s “sex dream” of Eric sequence? They were BOTH Nude in THAT scene! Besides,Anyone who has seen the show up to this point knows that there has been nudity and sexual content right from the get-go! Jason and his nude romps Sam shifting from dog to man and then running naked through the bayou!
      Plus Sam Was nude a lot in S2 also as well as Bill and Sookie!
      Not to mention Michelle Forbes doing full frontal at the end of S1 She looked Great Too!

      • Lizzie 1701

        Hi Antonio – I guess I should have clarified myself more – I meant start the season off! In S1 it was Jason and in S2 it was B?S and now in S3 it will be Eric! Yes, the others have had their fair share as well!!

  • Antonio

    GQ MEN Of The Year? Incredible,huh? WHY dont they put Them ALL on the cover? I’d certainly buy That issue! A Cover with Stephen,Anna,Alex,Ryan,Sam and Deborah? I’d certainly buy THAT 1!!

  • Amy

    “There’s a lot of nudity,” he said. “As far as Eric goes, there’s going to be a lot violence and a lot of sex — with women and men! So it should be interesting.”

    And MEN? hmm… lafayette? LOL Maybe we’ll get a preview of his dreams of Eric like Sookie did in season 2. Lafayette’s character is awesome. Or maybe flashbacks with Godric? But then again I dont think his relationship with Godric was sexual at all. It seemed like a father and son kind of thing. Or someone completely new who knows. Since theres going to be a lot of sex with women and men does this mean he won’t be exploring his curiosity with Sookie perhaps leading into something more? The wait for season 3 really sucks but thanks to the team of and Ollie for this post. I love this site. Thank you for all your hard work!

    • missyella

      Hi Amy,

      I know we should not mention the Books, but Eric told Sookie that he and his Maker were more than Maker and Child, primarily because of the nature of their existence, it was only later that Eric had Women, because he was married when he was made Vampire.

    • Antonio

      And Men? Why is That So surprising? Vampires are sexually motivated creatures! They are impassioned beings. They can get away with sexually ambiguous behavior. When a vampire feeds off a victim irregardless of gender, They are feeding their thirst for blood and its usually Not a sexual gesture. However, One3 has to wonder since Eric Is 1000 years old,He Must have fed off of Both Males And Females throught out that time! As for anything else? I wouldnt be a bit surprised if He had male lovers as well as female ones throught his “career” as a vampire.
      One has to wonder if maybe Even Bill has “dabbled” with male victims in his 170 years? Queen Sophie-Ann was bisexual So perhaps these vampires may have that aspect to them sometime,also! With vampires you just never know!

      • missyella

        Hi Antonio,

        I feel that Eric’s character would be bisexual, after all these years.