Alexander Skarsgard talked to the LA Times about the upcoming season of True Blood and what’s in store for his character, Eric. The vampire sheriff is part of a storyline that sees his memory erased by a coven of witches. Skarsgard explained,
“It’s a completely different side of Eric. He doesn’t know who he is so all that baggage is gone — 1,000 years of resentment and bitterness, the whole loathing humanity kind of stuff is gone. But there has to be an element of danger there still. I didn’t want him to become too much of a little puppy…. I don’t think it would be fun to watch him for very long if he was completely emasculated.”
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We’re very curious to see what kind of emotional transformation – if any – Eric goes through. Stephen Moyer gave Skarsgard a heads-up that he’s cool with any hanky pank that goes on between Eric and Sooki, played by Anna Paquin. Moyer said,
“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.”
Skarsgard will star next in Peter Berg‘s Battleship and Melancholia with Kirsten Dunst. Berg selected Skarsgard because a bunch of women in his office made him do it. Kidding (kind of). Skarsgard is vikingly hot and totally capable of sinking our battleship. ZING.