Alexander Skarsgard On Meryl Streep & Crying Over True Blood

August 15, 2014

The True Blood Star’s New Dystopia Movie Released 15th August:

ALEXANDER-SKARSGARD-THE-GIVERFor Team Eric fans, the 15th of August 2014 marks the day they can watch Eric Northman actor, Alexander Skarsgard, on the big screen once more. His newest movie, The Giver, is being released today and is based on the dystopian novel of the same name written by Lois Lowery.

The book is a huge following among fans of the genre, but for Alexander, it was the chance to work alongside acting legend, Meryl Streep, that closed the deal for him on this movie – even if they only got one scene together and he never got the opportunity to catch up with Meryl offset:

It was a small supporting role, but how could I possibly turn down the opportunity to work with Meryl? We were never able to overlap, so that was quite disappointing. But I’m still in the same movie as Meryl Streep!

And while Alexander has moved on from playing Eric, the actor reveals what it was like for him on the last day of shooting True Blood:

I remember shooting my last scene with Kristin Bauer [van Straten, who plays Pam]. I knew that it was going to be very emotional, I knew that it was going to be difficult, but I had no idea how hard that would hit me the second they yelled cut on our last take together. In that moment, we just looked at each other and burst out crying.

And so will all the Truebies when HBO’s True Blood winds up in less than two weeks!

Are you going to see Alexander in The Giver? Let us know by commenting below!

Source: People – Alexander Skarsgard Joined The Giver to Work with Meryl Streep

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True Blood Season 7: Will Eric Northman Die of Hep-V?

July 14, 2014

Kristin Bauer van Straten Discusses Pam & Eric:

true-blood-eric-pam-season-7-i-found-you-hboIn the Season 6 finale of HBO’s True Blood, every Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) fan screamed out as one when the viking vampire burst into flames. However, it seems that was just the tip of the iceberg in regards to the troubles he is finding himself in. His progeny, Pam, has been searching high and low for her maker – only to discover he is now suffering from a terminal case of Hep-V.

The actress who portrays Pam, Kristin Bauer van Straten, has had plenty to say about the relationship and complications arising between Pam and Eric in True Blood Season 7. While it seemed that Eric was a lost cause at the start of Episode 3 (entitled Fire in the Hole), Pam bought his fighting spirit back to the fore by the end with the announcement that the threat of Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) was still very real:

It’s quite a triumph for [Pam] to delay his dying. She has to actually think fairly quickly on her feet, and through her panic and through her grief, to try to come up with a way to motivate him.

With Eric dying from Hep-V, however, will they be able to track down Sarah Newlin in time? Without giving any storylines away, for Kristin Bauer, it seems it will be a struggle for the pair of them – emotionally as well as physically:

I feel like she is kicking and screaming. It’s impossible for her to think of losing him. Pam just is in denial and fighting for every moment with him and feeling closer to him. Some of us have been through losing someone, especially with cancer, where you know the person is dying, which I’ve been through, and there’s a real relinquishing and a sweetness and a closeness that happens actually more and more knowing that that person’s time is limited. My dad died of cancer and my best friend of AIDS. I’ve been through it a couple of times, and I also knew — not that this is as big a thing — but I knew that my time with Alex Skarsgard was limited. We were really enjoying all the time we had together, and I could borrow from that — how much we treasured every scene more than we did in the past, because we knew it was a finite quantity.

Is that a hint that Eric does actually die of Hep-V? Or is she merely taking about the demise of the show and the time they have left together as actors? Only time will tell! You can read the full interview by clicking here.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter – ‘True Blood’s Kristin Bauer van Straten on Pam and Eric: Nothing ‘More Devastating’ (Q&A)

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True Blood Season 7: Eric Northman Rumor Put to Rest

July 2, 2014

IMDb.com Lists Eric Northman for Only 2 Episodes:

Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) has Hep V in HBO's True Blood Season 7Fans of HBO’s True Blood are fearful that Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) may not last for much longer thanks to the TV and Movie database, IMDb.com, listing him as only appearing in two episodes of True Blood Season 7!

And thanks to the fact that we ended Episode 2 with an Eric clearing displaying the signs of, what is so far, terminal Hep-V, it is a well founded fear.

But thanks to TVLine’s Ask Ausiello section, we have been reliably reassured by Michael Ausiello that everyone’s favorite viking vampire, Eric Northman, will be appearing for longer than that:

It’s a mistake and there will be more of Eric than that. A lot more of Eric. And if you’re a fan of Eric-Pam, then you’re going to love the July 20 episode. I’ve got two words for you, one of them is “trip” and the other is “road.”

Well, that’s a relief, isn’t it? Let us know why you think Eric and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) will be going on a road trip in Episode 5 by commenting below!

Source: TVLine – Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Bones, The Killing, True Blood, Supernatural, Elementary, Haven and More!

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True Blood Season 7: Ryan Kwanten Talks About THAT Scene in Episode 2

June 30, 2014

What Happens When Alexander Skarsgard and Ryan Kwanten Suggest They Work Together:

Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse) and Alexnader Skarsgard (Alexander Skarsgard) star in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 2 (entitled 'I Found You')Fans of HBO’s True Blood have heard many rumors about a certain scene that finally appeared in True Blood Season 7 Episode 2 (entitled I Found You). It entailed a certain sex dream involving Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) thanks to a vampire blood healing Eric performed on Ryan in True Blood Season 6.

Well, fans were not let down with this scene tonight!

And, according to Ryan Kwanten, the idea was, mostly, his and Alexander Skarsgard’s:

There was word on the street that a scene was coming, and to be honest, Alex and I had been — not necessarily begging to work together — but we’d been pondering the thought, “What if we were ever put in a scene where it was just the two of us? What would happen?” And this is what our illustrious writers came up with.

While it took a while to set this scene up, the filming of it only took a couple of hours. And most of that time was spent laughing. The scene has been described as ‘elegant’, Ryan was not expecting the scene to turn out that way at all – but he’s happy it did.

But why is Jason all of a sudden dreaming of Eric Northman? After all, it’s been a while since they shared blood – more than six months in fact! Kwanten had this explanation:

Well, obviously, Jason has had these dreams before, with other vampires whose blood he’s had. I mean, Eric’s gotten himself into some trouble, and I think Jason sensed that.

It all makes sense now. What were your thoughts on this scene? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: TVLine – True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten on Jason and [Spoiler]’s Shocking Sex Scene

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True Blood Stars to Attend Season 7 Premiere in LA!

June 16, 2014

Trubie Fans Can Check Out Some of True Blood’s Hottest Stars:

One Last Bite True Blood Season 7 promo posterIf you are a fan of HBO’s True Blood and you want to check out some of the stars of the show for the very last premiere screening event, then LA is the place to be on June 17th 2014! You will be able to view Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Alexander Skarsgård (Eric Northman), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte) and Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse) as they strut their stuff outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre before they head inside to preview Episode 1 (entitled Jesus Gonna Be Here) of True Blood Season 7.

Let us know if you are lucky enough to attend this event by commenting below!

Source: FrontiersLA.com – In Person This Week: Where to Catch the Stars of ‘True Blood’ and Hillary Clinton

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VIDEO: True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard in New ‘Cut Copy’ Video Clip

October 14, 2013

Aussie Band, Cut Copy, Tease With ‘Free Your Mind‘ Clip:

Alexander Skarsgard (who plays Eric Northman in HBO's True Blood) stars in Cut Copy's music clip 'Free Your Mind'Australian band, Cut Copy, have just released a music video clip for their latest song, Free Your Mind. Besides the song being a catchy tune, True Blood fans will find themselves enraptured with the clip, thanks to an appearance of Alexander Skarsgard (who plays Eric Northman in HBO’s True Blood). In this video he plays the role of a charismatic cult leader, even donning a long blond wig for the part.

Free Your Mind is also the title of Cut Copy’s upcoming album, and if you pre-order it on iTunes, you can download the title song FOR FREE! The album is due for release at the start of November but if you can’t wait that long, Cut Copy are currently touring the US. You can book tickets by clicking here. Below is the complete tour dates and stops. Make sure you scroll down after that and check out Alexander strutting his guru stuff in the Cut Copy Free Your Mind video clip.

OCT 27 MOUNTAIN OASIS FESTIVAL – ASHEVILLE, NC, UNITED STATES

OCT 30 THE DEPOT – SALT LAKE CITY, UT, UNITED STATES

OCT 31 KNITTING FACTORY – RENO, NV, UNITED STATES

NOV 1 ROSELAND THEATRE – PORTLAND, OR, UNITED STATES

NOV 2 FOX THEATER – OAKLAND, CA, UNITED STATES

NOV 3 HARD DAY OF THE DEAD @ LA STATE HISTORIC PARK – LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES

NOV 6 MARQUEE THEATER – TEMPE, AZ, UNITED STATES

NOV 7 TRICKY FALLS – EL PASO, TX, UNITED STATES

NOV 8 FUN FUN FUN FEST – AUSTIN, TX, UNITED STATES

NOV 9 WAREHOUSE LIVE – HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES

NOV 10 CAIN’S BALLROOM – TULSA, OK, UNITED STATES

NOV 11 THE PAGEANT – ST LOUIS, MO, UNITED STATES

NOV 13 MAJESTIC THEATRE – MADISON, WI, UNITED STATES

NOV 14 RIVIERA THEATRE – CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES

NOV 15 DANFORTH MUSIC HALL – TORONTO, ON, CANADA

NOV 16 HOUSE OF BLUES – BOSTON, MA, UNITED STATES

NOV 26 OVAL SPACE – LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

NOV 28 ATELIER – LUXEMBOURG DISTRICT, LUXEMBOURG

NOV 29 BEURSSCHOUWBURG – BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

NOV 30 TRABENDO – PARIS, FRANCE

DEC 1 MELKWEG – OLD ROOM – AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

DEC 3 GEBAUDE 9 – COLOGNE, COLOGNE/BONN METROPOLITAN REGION, GERMANY

DEC 4 PRINCE CHARLES – BERLIN, GERMANY

DEC 6 PIPL – MOSCOW, RUSSIAN FEDERATION

DEC 7 TELE CLUB – EKATERINBURG, RUSSIA, RUSSIAN FEDERATION

DEC 8 IDEAL SPACE VASYA+1 – NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, RUSSIAN FEDERATION

DEC 10 KAGELBANAN – STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

DEC 11 KULTURBOLAGET – MALMO, SWEDEN

DEC 12 PUSTERVIK – GÖTEBORG, SWEDEN

DEC 13 VEGA (SMALL ROOM) – COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

Is anyone attending any of these concerts? Do you like the video clip? Would you join a cult if Alexander Skarsgard was their leader? Let us know in the comments below!

Sources: CutCopy.net – Free Your Mind Tour

YouTube – Cut Copy – Free Your Mind (Official Video)

iTunes – Free Your Mind Cut Copy (Pre-Order)

Purple Sneakers – Watch: Cut Copy ‘Free Your Mind’ (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

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True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard cast in Young Adult Dystopia Adaptation of Lois Lowry’s ‘The Giver’

October 1, 2013

Skarsgard Cast as Main Character’s Father:

True Blood's Alexander SkarsgardIt seems that Alexander Skarsgard is very busy – even with the demise of True Blood after Season 7 in 2014! There are reports he will have the starring role in Tarzan. Added to the mix is his current training for his race to beat Prince Harry to the South Pole for the charity Walking With The Wounded. Now it seems he has signed on for a role in the movie adaptation of Lois Lowry’s dystopian novel, The Giver. Skarsgard is reportedly set to play the father of main character, Jonas.

This movie will tell the story of Jonas, a young boy who has inherited the job of ‘Giver’ for his local community. In a world that is ruled with an iron fist in regards to their ‘sameness’ rule, it is a daunting task for him.

Along with Alexander Skarsgard, the cast is reported to include Meryl Streep, Katie HolmesBrenton ThwaitesOdeya RushCameron Monaghan and Taylor Swift. Jeff Bridges will play the title role of The Giver.

Principal photography on the Weinstein Company and Walden Media co-production is due to commence Oct. 7 in Cape Town, South Africa, while the movie is scheduled for release on August 15 2014.

Sources: E! Online – Taylor Swift Joining Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges and Alexander Skarsgård in The Giver

Hypable – ‘The Giver’: Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard in talks to join cast

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True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard to Race Prince Harry for the ‘Walking With The Wounded’ Charity

September 10, 2013

Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge Starts in November:

Alexander Skarsgard (Eric Northman in HBO's True Blood) will participate in 'Walking With The Wounded'

Alexander Skarsgard joins American team racing to South Pole this winter, now in training. Team includes Mark Wise, Inge Solheim, Skarsgard, Ivan Castro, Margaux Mange, Therese Frentz.(Photo Credit: Walking With The Wounded)

True Blood’s Eric Northman didn’t burst into flames – he was just in training for the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge! The actor who plays HBO’s ‘hottest’ vampire, Alexander Skarsgard, has joined actor Dominic West (best known as Detective Jimmy McNulty in HBO’s The Wire) and Prince Harry (best known for being royalty) in this epic challenge.

Alexander Skarsgard made the following statement on the Walking With The Wounded website about joining this event:

I’m honored to be working and training alongside these soldiers to raise money and awareness for this very worthy cause

So What is Walking with the Wounded?

This charity helps to raise awareness for those of our troops that are injured (both physically and mentally) during combat. The Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge includes three teams: Team US, Team UK and Team Commonwealth (Canada/Australia) and they will race each other across the South Pole. Alexander Skarsgard will join the US team and has started training already.

Alongside him will be war veterans and celebrities alike as they train and then trek across the South Pole starting in November 2013. The trek is 208 miles long and will take the participants across the Antarctic plateau and towards the pole.

Skarsgard is no newbie when it comes to training in Iceland and Colorado for this gruelling event since he is actually a former Swedish marine! Prince Harry should find this challenge less harrowing also since, besides being the fun prince, he is also  a captain in the British Army.

So How Can I Help?

While the teams are picked and the training has already started, if you want to help out, you can head on over to the Walking With The Wounded website and donate by clicking here. Your money will go directly to assisting war damaged veterans get the training they need to obtain jobs outside of the military. You can donate online, via text, post or even by donating your old car!

What an amazing guy Alexander is for participating in such an awesome cause!

I’d like to thank the crew at AlexSkarsgard.net for giving me the heads up about this fantastic event – you guys ROCK!

Sources: USA Today – Alexander Skarsgard, famous for playing a vampire, is aiming to become a polar adventurer.

Walking With The Wounded – Website

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Happy Birthday to Alexander Skarsgard!

August 25, 2013

Alexander Skarsgard stars as Eric Northman in HBO's True Blood

TrueBloodNet.com would like to wish Alexander a very happy birthday! May all your wishes come true!

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True Blood Season 7: Alexander Skarsgard WILL Be There!

August 20, 2013

And Just HOW Much Proding Did it Take For Alexander Skarsgard to Strip off?

Alexander Skarsgard will star as Eric Northman in HBO's True Blood Season 7It appears that the True Blood fan reaction to Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) burning in flames in the season finale of HBO’s True Blood Season 6 is still the talk of the water cooler. Not only that, but many are wondering if they will even tune in to True Blood Season 7 if the tall Viking vampire is no longer present!

Well, TV Line scored an exclusive interview with True Blood’s new showrunner, Brian Buckner, and the short answer is: Eric Northman WILL return in True Blood Season 7. Here’s exactly what he had to say:

I can tell you that Alexander Skarsgard is going to be a part of the next season of True Blood. He will be a series regular.

Phew!

Now that is cleared up, just how easy was it to get Alexander Skarsgard to strip down for the cameras? Well, he’s Swedish, you know, and they are usually quite comfortable with nudity, so apparently Brian Buckner didn’t have to twist his arm – not even a little bit! Getting approval for the scenes after they were shot was a piece of cake also:

Alex Skarsgard was the coolest camper in the world. There’s no conversation with him. He’s Swedish. They’re naked all the time. As a matter of fact, when I saw what we had on camera, I sent him an email that said, “We’re going to lock picture. Are you OK with this?” He said, “No problemo.” That was the conversation. It couldn’t have been easier.

As for how easily Eric Northman will recover for his extreme sunburn, this will not be a cake walk. As far as Buckner is concerned, to have Eric miraculously come out of something like this would be a cop out. And considering how long it took for Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare) to recover from his burning, we may not want to see the Viking naked again any time soon! Although, Buckner did hint at Pam’s (Kristin Bauer van Straten) possible involvement:

Pam has gone off in search of Eric, and maybe she’s going to be the one to find him, y’know?

How do you think Eric Northman will be saved from the sun in True Blood Season 7? Be as creative as you like and let us know in the comments below!

Source: TV Line – True Blood Scoop: Alexander Skarsgard’s Season 7 Fate Revealed! Plus — EP Talks That Nude Scene, Bill-Sookie-Alcide Triangle and More

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