First of all, how did I miss this naked shower scene with True Blood’s hot viking vampire, Eric? This clip of 33 year-old Swedish actor Alex Sarsgård in the 2002 film Hundtricket came out a while ago and you may have already seen it but it’s new to me. If you’ve already seen it, it’s well worth revisiting. The clip is safe for work because the camera unfortunately doesn’t pan down at all, but if you’re at work you may need some time to recover. Skarsgård’s character on “True Blood” is not the most likable vampire, but he’s the most swoon-worthy. His character would make an awful boyfriend, and he’s even worse in the show than in the books, but you can’t help but pray that he gets naked occasionally. That’s accomplished creatively in the show, and I won’t get into the details due to potential spoilers but it’s clear that producers are trying to appease the female audience. Skarsgård is the ripped guy in the center of this scene in case you’re not familiar with him. He definitely doesn’t mind showing off his hot body, and said in an interview with UInterview.com, “I’m a Scandinavian guy, we love to be naked… nudity is great.” *fanning self*
Mild spoilers for past episodes follow, but this is relatively safe to read if you still want to watch the show
I’m finally caught up with “True Blood” after many late nights, and in the last episode Sookie’s boyfriend Bill (Stephen Moyer) was visiting the mansion of the as-of-yet unrevealed vampire Queen of Louisiana to ask her help in eliminating a pesky supernatural creature terrorizing his small town of Bon Temps. (Without saying too much, I hope that the person that he’s trying to kill is swiftly eliminated in the coming episode because I find that actress, and her character, incredibly annoying. This part of the plot is a departure from the book and I’m not a fan of the direction that they’re taking with it.)
I’m pleased to learn that the Vampire Queen will be played by gothtastic redhead Evan Rachel Wood, who has a new interview with E! about her role. Wood says she’s a fan of the show and approached creator Alan Ball (Six Feet Under, American Beauty) about finding a part for her. She also appreciates the fine male eye candy that True Blood has to offer and says she’s team Alex – she means team Eric. It sounds like she’s basing her allegiance purely on his physicality, which is definitely an advantage he has over shorter Bill. She also gives Bill some props for being gorgeous too, though. (This interview doesn’t contain any real spoilers. There is one minor spoiler in the source article that I’ve left out here.)
I want to know who you are going to have sex with. Are you more Eric or Bill, and what kind of drama is Queen Sophie-Ann starting?
I figured that those would be the questions! Who do I have sex with? Well, I don’t know if I am having sex with anyone yet, but I certainly have a steamy scene with someone that I don’t think you’d really expect. So it will be a little fun.
So no Eric or Bill? Because I think that is what everyone is assuming.
Um, I’m not saying anything. I can’t say either way.
How did you end up on the show?
I watched the first season and loved the show, so I got in touch with [series creator] Alan Ball and said, “Keep an eye out for anything that might pop up.” I thought it was a long shot, but then later on I got a call saying they needed a queen.
Did you know anything about the queen beforehand?
I didn’t. I said yes, even before I read the script. I didn’t really care.
This past Sunday’s episode was so crazy. I was just watching it and going, “What the f–k!”
That’s pretty much how I feel after every episode. [Laughs] Just wait until the last episodes! There’s a lot that is going to happen. It’s going to be insane. Those were the only scripts that I read, and I was just thinking to myself (a) how are they going to film this, (b) how are they going to get away with this, and (c) just what the hell is going on?
Did you have to get naked yet, because everyone on the show gets naked?
I can’t say I do just yet. But they are bringing me back next season, so it’s always a possibility. It’s kind of inevitable.
So are you Team Eric or Team Bill?
I would say, Team Alex—Eric! Whoops. [Laughs]
Have you seen the clip of Alex’s shower scene in Hundtricket?
I am not going to lie. Yes I have.
He is just stunning.
I have to agree with you. [Laughs] That’s another great thing about my job—all of my scenes are with Bill and Eric! I was surrounded by beautiful people constantly.
Now, I do want to ask you about the Spider-Man musical. What’s the latest?
I don’t know a lot, but as far as I know, it’s still on.
Any truth to reports that you told producers you were backing out so you could be free to do some movies?
No! I didn’t say that! It’s going to be great! Whatever happens, it’s going to be great!
[From E! Online]
Do you think that Evan and tall drink of water Alex have something going on or is she just appreciating his supernatural good looks like the rest of us? From what little I could find out, the guy is single and has dated women in the past, so he could be interested. I get the feeling that he’s not one to settle down like his co-star and buddy Stephen, but maybe I’m just confusing him with his character. After making that assumption, I watched this super gracious, thoughtful interview with Skarsgård (link leads to video) and realized that there’s much more to learn about him. We’ll be covering him more in the future for sure.
I can’t wait to watch “True Blood” this Sunday and see what happens. Evan seems a natural choice to play a vampire and I would bet she does it with flair. Hopefully her character will both kill that pesky dark-haired beast and have a hot makeout scene. Maybe the two incidents will be connected somehow, you never know.
Here are a bunch of photos of Alex Skarsgård, just because. He’s shown at events throughout late 2008 and 2009, and at Comic-Con with a flashy man bag on 7/25/09. He’s shown with True Blood costars Sam Trammel and Kristin Bauer at a cast party on 5/2/09, and with co-stars Patrick Gallagher and again Kristin Bauer in a promotional still. Credit: WENN.com. Evan Rachel Wood is shown at an event on 6/25/09. Credit: PRPhotos