Friday, March 5, 2010

True Blood's Alexander Skarsgard: 'Fame scared me'

The True Blood vampire reveals all about the show as well as fame, nudity and Lady Gaga.

What’s the best thing about playing Eric, the 1000-year-old Viking vampire in True Blood?
"As an actor, the last thing I want to play is a typical handsome leading man. It’s always great when you play a complicated character like Eric."

So there’s more to him than just biting necks?
"In the first series, people thought he was just a bad guy, but there’s a lot more to him than meets the eye. We’re now seeing his loyal, caring and sensitive side. Don’t get me wrong, he’s still the same old Eric – there’s just more to him than being an evil vampire."

Why do you think True Blood is so successful?
"It’s over-the-top, wild, sexy and funny. Viewers can also look at the vampires and draw parallels with our society in terms of alienation and prejudice."

Do you have a problem with the show’s sex and violence?
"It’s pretty full-on and very graphic and gory, but sex and violence are always something that attracts an audience. I don’t have any problems with getting naked."

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Sharon said...

Mostly old stuff except the comment about wanting to be a rock star. I don't know why these interviews are so short. If I got to talk to him, I bet I could make it last longer. HA!

Rita said...

Well while it is not new i still like
to read them over again,and as far as
would like to be a rock star i think
he would be great as we all ready
know that he can sing and would like to hear more of his singing.

Sharon said...

I'd like to hear him sing, too. Maybe AB could work in a small singing part for him. Or maybe they could have an entire musical episode, like Joss Whedon did with Buffy. I love that episode. Even bought the CD for it.