True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård on Nude Scenes, Lady Gaga & More!
True Blood is back and better than ever! Fans are dying every week to find out what happens next… and to see their favorite characters naked - like Alexander Skarsgård. While I can’t give you naked Eric, I can bring you al interview with the sexy actor where he dishes on his nude scenes, as well as on being in Lady Gaga’s music video and more.
What can we expect from Eric in season three?
It's all about vengeance. You find out pretty early on that something happened a thousand years ago, that Eric lost someone, and now he's getting the opportunity to avenge that person's death. So he's going to try to do that, and it's not easy. And I've got a very, very graphic scene coming up that I shot with a man.
What was that like?
I'm not a prude. I'm from Sweden, and it's different there. If it makes sense, I'll do nudity, and it's made sense every single time I'm naked on the show. And I love to be naked. It's kind of liberating.
Are you attracted to dark characters, dark stories?
I think I have that kind of tendency. I just did this animated film, 'Metropia,' that's such a dark, dystopian sci-fi tale. And I have [Lars von Trier's sci-fi disaster flick] 'Melancholia' coming up. There's got to be something disturbing in the story for me to be interested -- it's probably something I need to talk to my shrink about! [Laughs]
Are you a Lady Gaga fan?
The reason I did the 'Paparazzi' video is that the director, Jonas Akerlund, is a fellow Swede and a good friend of mine, and he called and asked me to do it. At the time, I didn't know Lady Gaga's work or her music very well, so I looked her up, and I thought, "Oh, this is pretty interesting." But I didn't want to do something if we'd just be walking down the beach or holding hands or that sort of thing. And sure enough, when Jonas pitched it, he was like, "It won't be anything silly. You're going to try to kill her and push her off a balcony and then she'll come back and she'll poison you and you die." And I said, "That sounds cool, I'll do that!" I worked on it for six hours at least, six or seven hours, and I guess a lot of people saw it. The thing is, you can work on a movie for three months, and no one sees it, and then you do something like this for six hours, and that's what people talk about!
Full interview HERE.