Alexander Skarsgard & Joe Manganiello Shirtless ‘True Blood’ Appearances [PHOTOS]

Yowza! Welcome back Joe Manganiello, and hello Alexander Skarsgard!

This episode had the perfect amount of skin, gore and sexual tension. The photos in this gallery mainly take place during the following scene. Sookie is babysitting Eric, who is now drunk on fairy blood after draining the blood from Sookie’s fairy godmother. After Sookie’s butt is pinched, he runs off into the night. The next morning, Sookie and Alcide set off to track the Viking down.

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Joe spoke to MTV about last night’s Alicde and Eric showdown. Here’s what he had to say:

“The showdown between Alcide and Eric takes place in the lake. Eric has drunk some fairy blood so he can be in the sunlight. Sookie has to enlist Alcide’s help to go track him down so he has to transform into a wolf and go sniff him out,” he explained. “Basically it’s Alcide and Eric both naked, screaming at each other at the top of their lungs with Sookie in the middle.”

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Manganiello went on to say that working with wolves are a little more tricky than the nude scenes:

“Anytime the wolves come out it’s always a little wild. Alex and I were both naked, him in the water, me not, yelling. There’s a wolf near us, Anna’s in the middle. We shot it on Valentine’s Day, so there were a lot of ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ jokes going on with Anna. It was a lot of fun,” he said. “Alex is a really funny guy, so is Anna. It’s also funny to watch Anna interact with the wolves. I think it’s hilarious.”

So are the actors really comfortable being naked on set? “Yeah, as comfortable as we can be, seeing how we’re naked with a giant body of water and a wild animal.”

Entertainment Weekly has a great recap of last night’s episode.

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