True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard: All About Sookie

February 15, 2010 by  

True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgard reveals that Eric Northman‘s attraction to Sookie Stackhouse is more than a lust for forbidden fruit in an interview recently posted by Digital Spy’s Tube Talk.

Eric‘s feelings for Sookie are based in genuine curiosity, rather than a desire to irk her beau Bill Compton, Alex said. While Eric is generally nonchalant about humans, there’s something different about Sookie, he said.

“He’s intrigued by her, for sure. When he meets her for the first time, he knows there’s something different about her and that intrigues him. He doesn’t care too much for humans in general – he thinks they’re pathetic – but when he meets her, there’s something about her.”

When asked if the attraction is “a case of forbidden fruit,” Alex said:

“No – he’s curious and he’s not gonna let Bill stop him because Bill‘s just this little kid!”

Alex said that while Eric couldn’t ask for a better match than partner-in-crime Pam, Sookie appeals to a more lustful side of his personality:

“He’s already got his Pam – even though that’s not a sexual thing, he’s got his partner. For sexual attraction, it’s all about Sookie.”

Alex said that while he doesn’t know where Eric will end up at the end of Season 3, he hopes the audience will get to know his character better along the way:

“I just trust Alan and the writers – they’re doing such a great job. I don’t know where I want him to go. When reading the scripts, I wanna continue to be surprised and discover different sides of Eric. Hopefully we’ll get to know him a little better.”

More intimate knowledge of Eric? Now there’s a notion his fans can really sink their teeth into.

Source: Digital Spy

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc., screencap by James)