True Blood Sunday Presents: The Men of True Blood
As all True Blood fans know, the show is graced with some of the sexiest men in entertainment. Three of our favorite leading men appeared on the cover of Details this month and shared all sorts of goodies with us.
Alex (vampire Eric)Â revealed all sorts of info in his interview, like that during a break from acting he had a stint in the Swedish Marines. Who knew?
“Sweden is probably one of the three countries least likely to get in a war, so the military’s pretty safe,” he said. The flip side of that is that many missions were incredibly tedious. Imagine doing round-the-clock surveillance of a radio antenna for four days.
“You couldn’t talk or move,” SkarsgÃ¥rd recalls. “You had to piss in a bottle. It gave me a lot of time to think about things. I realized I missed being onstage and on a set.”
And lucky for us, he went right back to acting.
Ryan, who we know as Jason Stackhouse, turned out to shock me the most in his interview. He may play the dumb American jock on True Blood, but in real life he is far from that. First off, heâs Australian (sexy accent FTW!) and likes to read philosophy, he doesn’t own a television, and he has been writing a novel for the past 19 years – a novel that, according to him, currently fills 290 pages of a notebook he’s been carrying around since he was 13.
When it comes to that perfect body of his and all of his many sex scenes, Ryan said that he had no issues with it at all.
“I’m very comfortable with my body. Most of the time the girl is going to be more scared of the scene than me,” he says. “So I make a pact with them like, ‘Let’s be in this together. I’ve got your back and you have mine.'”
He also added that, “My parents have seen the show. My mom walked in on me a few times when I was living at home – you know, caught in the act. She’s seen me in uncompromising [sic] positions before.â
“It’s HBO’s fault,” Moyer says of their hookup. “They put us in the same hotel.” Not the same roomâat least “not to begin with,” he snickers. “No, I’m joking. They put us in these hotel suites, and we hung out for a while and got to know each other. The attraction was there, so it was a matter of whether we acted on it or not.”
“When it got back to me that they were an item, I admit I thought, Oh boy,” says Alan Ball, True Blood’s creator. “But I trusted them to be adult about it, and they have been. And when they got engaged, Anna said to me, ‘I’ve never been so happy in my life.’ So how can you not be happy about that?”
Awww. Thatâs so sweet. Make sure to go here to check out the full interviews, thereâs even more sexy goodness to read!
And as I mentioned last week, a new collectible True Blood poster will be revealed each week. Theyâre all leading up to the premiere of True Blood Season 3 on Sunday, June 13th, 2010. Iâll make sure to post each new poster here as the weeks continue.
The Season 3 posters so far (click for full size):
Vampires.com features True Blood Sunday every week as a fix for the Â truest True Blood fans between seasons. Weâre here for you every Sunday until Season 3 starts on June 13th.
Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).