With Season 4 of True Blood premiering THIS SUNDAY everyone is hounding the cast of the show for steamy details on what’s happening on camera and of course, what’s going on between them off camera. In an interview with LA Times Stephen Moyer (vampire Bill) revealed where Bill stands in season 4, his thoughts on a potential Sookie/Eric romance and how he feels about real-life Eric, Mr. Alexander Skarsgard.
When asked what’s in store for Bill this season since he doesn’t figure too prominently in Dead to the World, the novel this season is very loosely based on, Stephen Moyer replied that, “Because Bill and Sookie went their separate ways at the end of last season, he’s sort of found himself in a situation where he’s had to do something else. The only thing he’s got left in his life ultimately is the fact that he’s a vampire and Jessica, who’s his sort-of progeny. There’s a really beautiful scene at the end of Episode 9 or something last year where he realizes that she won’t go away; he tries to release her, but she’s not going away. Conversely, he realizes that he’s got something to live for, which is quite a beautiful motif in a way. As much as you may want everything to go away, sometimes they won’t. It’s not going to be as simple as that. He’s got a lot of other stuff going on this year that, ultimately, he’s trying to be a better person. He’s realized that he’s made some mistakes, and he’s gone in a different direction.”
The interview then moved on to the possible romance between Sookie and Eric and whether there’s a friendly rivalry between Stephen and Alexander over the whole thing (after all, Stephen is married to Anna Paquin, aka Sookie).
“I’m sure you’d love me to tell you that we loathe each other and we fight every day, but if you came to the set, you’d just see us having lunch, laughing, the three of us. There’s not really a story there. But we are interested in how the show works, and we are very much into helping the show move along. I went up to him at the beginning of the season, and I just went, look, I want you to do your job to the absolute best of your ability, and I will not be around when you have to do that stuff. I don’t want you to feel like you’re looking over your shoulder and there’s me at the monitor going, get your hands off her! It’s absolutely not how we roll. Me and him are mates. I think it’s great for the show, I think the fans who have been waiting for that stuff to happen will be very pleased with the way it plays out. But as I said earlier, it doesn’t always go necessarily the way you want it to. That’s what’s great about the show.”
So, while Stephen is clearly trying to stay hush hush and not share anything about what’s to come – he totally did! By revealing the private chat he had with Alexander he confirmed that there will indeed be some hot Sookie and Eric action! Woo!
What do you guys think about that? You excited to see Sookie and Eric getting down and dirty?