VIDEO: Alexander Skarsgard Interviewed for FX UK -Part 1

February 7, 2010 by  

Considering how impatient many of us are becoming while we wait for Season 3 of True Blood to start, any little tidbit of information we’re given can help, as can any interview with a member of the cast. Today, we’ve found an interview Alexander Skarsgard (Eric Northman) did for the promotion of Season 2 of True Blood in the UK.

After the opening credits, Alex talks about True Blood and what he likes about it, specifically how great the writing on the show is, even while being a little over the top, which doesn’t take away from the strength of the dialogue. He also loves how viewers can identify with any of the characters, regardless of whether they’re human, vampire, shifters, or anything else. (Is there anyone out there who hasn’t felt like they have something in common with practically every character, regardless of designation?)

Another comment Alex made was about how easily one can draw parallels between True Blood and the real world, especially when it comes to minorities fighting for rights (vampires can represent any minority group), dealing with alienation, and trying to fit in. Everyone has experienced those issues in their lives to some degree, and it allows us to gain a deeper connection with the characters we all love.

Alex also loves the subtlety of the writing, since even though the show has a message it’s trying to send out, the message isn’t being shoved at you, and you aren’t forced to accept it, since True Blood‘s focus is providing an hour of entertainment. Of course, if you do take something from the show, that’s great too!

After a quick clip break, Alex talked a little bit about Season 2, and what True Blood watchers in the UK can expect. Alex discussed how Season 2 was able to open up with crazy things already happening to the characters because Season 1 had already introduced the main players, and now fans had an idea of what was going on.

The interview closed with another set of clips from Season 2 of True Blood. This was a really great interview to watch, and Alex looked gorgeous as always in it.

SOURCE: Sky Entertainment

(Image credit: HBO Inc)

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  • Antonio

    Not to mention, That photo of Eric is 1 of my Favorites Its from 1 of my all time fave episodes Escape from Dragon House!
    That episode is So Cool Between Jason’s “problem” ~~~I still laugh myself silly thinking about Jason yelling at Lafayette screaming that he has “gout of the ****!” And of course when Bill takes Sookie to Fangtasia for the 1st time to meet Eric~~Just Classic!! Sookie says “This place looks like whatI imagine a ride for vampires might be at Disneyland” Funny
    Bill: uh-oh! Sookie:Dont say uh-oh vampires dont say uh-oh!
    So Funny!! Eric is just SO Cool in that episode!

    • jaxx

      Hi Antonio, pretty sure that line is a direct quote from the book. CH has such funny lines in her books, I wish they would use more of them. 😉

  • Antonio

    I look forward to further developments with Eric’s character.
    I had just streamed a clip where Eric is defending his maker’s honor from a big bearded vampire in a cowboy hat. The scene was pretty intense! Eric says something like If Godric is gone then Nothing will bring back what he has lost. Wow! Eric seemed sad and troubled about That…Whoa! We need to see This aspect of the blond vampire sheriff! Must Bill be the ONLY vampire who is troubled and feels some remorse over his past?? I thought that took a lot of nerve when that dude told Eric “Your maker And your telepath are in danger and yet you do nothing!” I like seeing a different side of Eric! Perhaps he isnt as bad as sookie had thought?

    • jaxx

      Antonio, you will come to see the many sides of Eric. Yes, there is the bad boy vamp we have already seen, but there is so much more to him. That’s why he has such a Skarsgardgal following. I so hope we explore all of his wonderful sides in S3 and S4. YAY!!!

  • pbt

    Thanks Isis for the article, clip and pic of our fav Viking Vampire G*d. Always great to watch him doing anything. Can’t wait for Season Three to start.

    The V-ddiction continues on June 13th. Yah! Go Team Eric! Go TB!

  • jaxx

    My heart always melts when I hear him speak. He has such intellect about this show and he’s cute as a button on top of everything else. 4 more long months to wait for S3. Hurry and get here already.

    • val

      AGREE AGREE!! Thanks Isis for the great vid-we Alex lovers are so starved for any glimpses of him!! He just gets better and better-articulate,insightful and OH SO SEXY!!