Tuesday, May 24, 2011

'True Blood's' Alexander Skarsgard on Eric's animal instincts and fondness for tracksuits

We think you'll agree that "True Blood" star Alexander Skarsgard has found a way to play vampire Eric that keeps him quirky and deadly at the same time. We now understand a bit more about the actor's process in playing the character.

When Skarsgard was preparing for the role, he was watching a nature program on lions in Africa, which gave him the brilliant combination that makes Eric.
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From Dead to the World

"True enough," he said. "We vampires are all murderers."
"But in a way, you're like lions."
Eric looked astonished. "Lions?" he said weakly.
"Lions all kill stuff." At the moment, this idea seemed like an inspiration. "So you're predators, like lions
and raptors. But you use what you kill. You have to kill to eat."
"The catch in that comforting theory being that we look almost exactly like you. And we used to be you.
And we can love you, as well as feed off you. You could hardly say the lion wanted to caress the
Suddenly there was something in the air that hadn't been there ...