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No “sock” for Alexander Skarsgård on True Blood

trueblood09_22Alexander Skarsgård returned to Los Angeles earlier this week after a two week vacation in Sweden. “Two wonderful weeks. I hang out with my friends, visited my mother in the Stockholm archipelago for five days and went to see my dad at his rural location on Öland for a few days”

“For the first time I felt that I came home when the plane landed in Los Angeles”, says Alexander in an interview with the Swedish newspaper Expressen. “I love Sweden and my family and my friends there, but I have lived in California for five years now and have begun to rekindle my career here.”

During the first three years, Alex lived on a couch at a friend in Hollywood. “I fought hard rock on the roles, just as so many others and many of my talented friends here are still trying to get their breakthrough.”

About True Blood Alexander says that he he loves the series’ mix of sex, desire and danger of the impermissible. “There is attraction, it’s easy to go wrong.  Eric is not as crazy as many think, but he has a strong will and justify their actions.”

And to the question if we will see him naked on True Blood, Alexander answers: “For me, it is no big deal, I’ve been naked in other roles I have in the past both in the theater and in films. Here they wanted to test everything from a sock or a body-colored mini underwear, but it just felt weird. I prefer to be fully naked instead. As long as you and your co-star are ok with it, it is no problem and we are a tight bunch that make this series.

At Paley Fest we learned that the cast refers to “the sock” as “the sack of destiny”.

He would not reveal who he has sex with on “True blood”. The reporter from Expressen assumes it will be Sookie Stackhouse, but I seriously doubt that… not this season anyway.

And is he surprised that True Blood is so successful? “No, not at all. My contract extends over six years. How many seasons it will be, I do not know, but I am pretty sure that True blood continues for the next couple of years.

In a couple of weeks Alexander will start shooting the movie “Straw Dogs”.

“Should be great fun, I go to Mississippi on August 2 to prepare, especially for the southern dialect and then we start to shoot on August 17.”

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46 Comment responses

  1. Avatar
    July 24, 2009

    Yea! Alex – you are “home” when you’re in L.A.
    We couldn’t love you more.

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    July 24, 2009

    He’s gonna be a big name. Just you watch!

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    July 24, 2009

    Finally, we get to see some Alex/Eric skin! :)

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    July 24, 2009

    The full monty! Gotta love those Swedes! Good for you Alex.

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    July 24, 2009

    No sock? **thud!…comes to…** Is it because he needs a hefty bag instead? **thud!**

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      July 24, 2009

      Ha! Too funny, BBB!

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        July 24, 2009

        BBB LOL !

        I do not know what to say about his comment. I’m speechless and that never happens to me ! LOL !

        I love Alex’s personality – He is this close >.< to replacing the Board God in my heart.

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        July 24, 2009

        Wanted: new admin for the Stephen Moyer Webring, Yuku knowledge required.

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        July 24, 2009

        Oh Shad…I like that…very funny!

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        July 24, 2009

        O.o Sterling watch out the boss is posting a “help wanted” sign already.

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        July 24, 2009

        say what???

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        July 25, 2009

        HAHA !!! Well if anyone wants to take over the StephenMoyer Webring from me , I must say that the pay SUX and it’s long hours LOL !

        WAIT FOR IT … WAIT FOR IT …. I CAN SEE IT NOW !!!

        AlexanderSkarsgard.yuku.com

        I think I’ll take it just incase…..

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        July 28, 2009

        HEY HEY NOW. You can love both men. My number one guy is and always be Viggo (even when he’s 90 years old, I’ll pine and pine for him) but there is always room for others (i.e Stephen, Alexander, and now Richard Armitage…le sigh…le swoon).

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        July 25, 2009

        you’re breaking my heart sterling.

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        July 25, 2009

        Sorry Cocoa! Not feeling the Steve love lately. He’s funny and handsome, but everybody loves a bad boy.

        “I prefer to be fully naked instead.”

        Ah Anders , don’t let us stop you my dear…. ( I know I’m Evol, but it’s better to rule in Hell than serve in Heaven )

        Michael – ( who is a female…)

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    July 24, 2009

    Easy there, ladies (and gents). LOL

    Not be a buzz-kill, BUT he could be referring to the bath tub scene from the first season.

    I’m not sure he was alluding to any future moments this season. But who knows.

    Still, it’s nice to know that such scenes will be 100% pure Skarsgard! LOL :-)

    Yummy!

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      July 24, 2009

      He’s referring to this season. He also stated in an interview with EricNorthman.net that he’d be nude this season.

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        July 24, 2009

        Ahhh!

        SWEEEEEEET! :-D

        Maybe it’s him and Godric?

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    July 24, 2009

    I wonder if there are a lot of actresses comfortable with that. I know I wouldn’t be. No matter who the guy is.

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      July 24, 2009

      I am sure they put a towel in between or something.

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        July 24, 2009

        If they’re going to do that, then he might as well wear the sock!

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        August 18, 2009

        Thanks Shad,

        I agree about a towel or something,anything. I truly believe that Anna would not be happy with that much closeness and nothing between them. She seems refined to some degree, naked scenes or not, she wears dresses more than pants/shorts, I believe this is her true persona.

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      July 25, 2009

      He did comment that as long as the costar was comfortable with it so his costar must have been. Thank goodness! :)

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      July 28, 2009

      Hell, if there are no takers I’ll gladly be a stand-in…we’ll only look ridamndiculous though. If I wrap my legs around him I’ll be hugging his pecs. He’s either too tall or I’m too damn short.

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    July 24, 2009

    I would be more than comfortable with him nude. I would have to admire him first then we could proceed. Hey Alex I could meet you in Mississippi to help you with real southern dialect, deep south gal here.

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      July 25, 2009

      yes, i’ve got the southern meal planned for him already. i’m about to die knowing exactly where he’ll be. i’m very familiar with that state. any stalking needed? i’m not surprised about the nakedness. europeans are very evolved and comfortable. i don’t think there will be any towel either. too many things to go wrong with something there to move around. speculation as to whom it will be? my mind is all atwitter!

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    July 24, 2009

    See, that’s the effect L.A. has on you. Once you get here (I’m was born and raised here) you never get out :).

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    July 24, 2009

    “I prefer to be fully naked”. Yeah, ok Alex, I prefer that too! What a man (and what did Stephen Moyer say about the sex was real?!? haha!)

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    July 24, 2009

    This is going to make my sister soooooo happy. I on the other hand, am not a slattern so I will remain true to my vamp, she says while discreetly giving a sideline glance. :) LOL

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    July 24, 2009

    I’m actually amazed it isn’t required to wear one, outside of porn, anyway. I mean, ewww.

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    July 24, 2009

    No one can replace Stephen and he sure is no Stephen, but he seems like a sweet guy :-)

    Just me who picked up on that his contract is only 6 years while Stephen and Anna’s is 7 years?? Weird

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    July 25, 2009

    Maybe Alex signed a new contract for season 2 on. After all, he was barely in season 1.

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    July 25, 2009

    i like alex and i like eric but he can never replace stephen for me. that said, i am happy they are giving him some naked time for his fans. i was going crazy without naked bill. i could only imagine if i hadn’t seen his ass by now. i still haven’t seen enough of it.

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      July 25, 2009

      I’m with you, cocoa. Glad Eric fans are getting something, although I still think no ‘sock’ is…ewwwwwww. I mean, that could get, well, embarrassing and weird.

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    July 25, 2009

    *_______________* *dies*

    So can not wait for this episode!!!

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      July 25, 2009

      LMAO LVB! It’s now, you, me, Ster (see above) and True….the bad boy is most DEFINITELY bringing us to the dark side!

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        July 25, 2009

        Well, I will never ever come over to the ‘dark side’. I am a Bill girl all the way, no matter what happens.

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        July 25, 2009

        you forget i’m hangin on those coattails too, ya know!

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    July 25, 2009

    Of course there wouldn’t be a blasted sock for the Swedish Deeelish. He’s Scandinavian and loves being naked Goddamit. :D

    Bring it on HBO! We Eric/Alex fans are anxiously waiting.

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    July 25, 2009

    It’s getting HOT in here! All this talk about sex, oh I mean sox!

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    July 25, 2009

    I have to agree with the posters who said this is…well…icky. I realize that Europeans, especially Scandinavians, have different ideas about nudity than we do, but I’m not even sure I’ll be able to watch his scenes without cringing. It just doesn’t appeal to me at all and knowing it takes away from my enjoyment of the show. I mean, Stephen wears a sock and it’s HIS girlfriend. I don’t think this nude scene is with Anna, anyway, not at this point in the game, but I hope when it is AS is courteous enough to wear one, if only out of respect for Steve and Anna’s relationship.

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    July 25, 2009

    Can’t imagine Steve would be too happy to see sockless AS with AP if and when the time comes for them to do hot & heavy scenes together. Should be interesting, at the very least! But I would think, anyway, that American (non-porn) film industry would have some rules about this, no? And, definitley, AS no match for SM in the sexiness category, IMHO — Alex is a bit bland, but a 6’4″ body with muscles is good to admire — just doesn’t radiate intense sexiness like Stephen does.

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      July 25, 2009

      I am with you on this.

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    July 26, 2009

    I like Alexander, but I do not look forward to seeing any sexual scenes between he and Anna, ESPECIALLY SOCKLESS!
    BTW, Stephen definitely needs a sock during his scenes with Anna, Here’s hoping he keeps thinking about the Queen naked!

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    August 09, 2009

    It is parochial comments about nudity that make the US laughing stocks around the rest of the industrialized world. What next, nudity on the Sistine Chapel? Many Americans should spend more time traveling to other countries other than only to their local Wal-Marts for culture.

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