True Blood Season 2 Spoiler: Alexander Skarsgard as Eric Northman

June 15, 2009 by  

eric-northman-season-2-alexander-skarsgardSPOILER ALERT!  Alexander Skarsgard has returned as Eric Northman the 1000 year old vampire in season 2 of Alan Ball’s hit HBO TV series True Blood.

In just a few short appearances during season one, Alexander Skarsgard proved why he makes such a convincing vampire.

The 6′ 4″ star possess all of the mysterious magnetism that makes Bon Temps’ creatures of the night so dang alluring.

With season two devoting quite a lot of time towards discovering who Eric is — besides owner of the show’s best bar, Fangtasia (sorry Sam) — fans are going to learn that there’s more to this “man” than meets the eye. In fact, according to Alexander, we’ll see the softer side of Eric.

Now that last night’s premiere has finally revealed Lafayette‘s fate (yay!), I was able to chat with Alexander about his role in the abduction, what is in store for Eric this year and how Alexander plans to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with fans in rioting should HBO not renew “True Blood” for a third season!

PopWrap: The reveal of Eric last night with tinfoil in his hair was amazing. How did that come about?
Alexander Skarsgård: We had a lot of fun with that scene. I worked on that with the costume designer, wanting to find something weird or disturbing and flip flops was probably the weirdest outfit we could come up with for a badass vampire to wear while killing a guy.

PW: Was it hard looking scary in that outfit?
Alexander: That’s what I loved about the scene; I could have come down in a long black leather cape, looking tough. But I came down with foil wrapped tips. Look, Eric‘s beauty session with Pam was interrupted. What can I say?

To read the complete interview with Alex click here.

SOURCE: PopWrap NYPost

(Photo credit: HBO Inc.)