True Blood’s Alcide Compared to a Child’s Toy

May 28, 2010 by  

Sookie Stackhouse is going to have several suitors for season 3 of True Blood, and one of them is Alcide Herveux, played by Joe Manganiello. Alcide is a werewolf hired on by vampire Eric Northman to keep Sookie safe as she searches for her boyfriend Bill. (Eric chooses him because Alcide‘s a good person and very protective, and he also owes Eric a debt.) Joe sees Alcide as having a lot in common with a famous child’s toy; a slinky!

Joe explained,

“I describe [Alcide] as a slinky. It’s this coiled piece of metal that when it’s coiled a certain way, it can walk downstairs and do these amazing things. But if you were to try and straighten that slinky out, it would cease to be special. That’s kind of how I see Alcide in a way — he’s this amazing creature trying to live within the confines of human society. It’s a lonely existence.”

Do you think Joe‘s take on Alcide is a good one? Let us know what you think in the comments.

SOURCE: Hollywood Crush

(Image Credit: HBO Inc.)

  • A very good description of Alcide. I hope that he and Sookie get closer in the series than they did in the books where they had a special bond, but didn’t get to have more between them than a strong friendship. He is one of my favorite characters.

  • lizzie

    Thanks Isis. Alcide looks gentle and caring.

  • jaxx

    I like Joe’s analysis of Alcide. Alcide is different than anyone we’ve met so far. He marches to the beat of a different drum, but he is a good person at heart. Can’t wait to meet him. Thanks Isis. 16 more days. 🙂

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  • liz m.

    I think that is a great analogy of what Alcide is as a were/human trying to make it in a society where their existence is still a mystery to everyone except for other supes.