True Blood fans can breath a huge sigh of relief as our favorite sexy Swede, Alexander Skarsgard, has confirmed he has no desire to leave the show just yet, despite his blossoming film career and freshly signed Calvin Klein contract. From an interview with Yahoo!
Q: In addition to True Blood, your film career is also taking off. Are you at all anxious to end your vampire duties?
Skarsgård: No, no. I love my work in the series. This is a great character and Eric is tremendously popular all over the world. It would be insane if I wanted to leave the series voluntarily. Right now I’m enjoying getting to do movies in between seasons and I’m trying to find good projects and see where that takes me. I remember what it’s like to spend years not getting any phone calls and not having any scripts sent my way. So I’m very happy to have True Blood to look forward to every year and I’m enjoying seeing my character and the series unfold. I don’t think it’s an accident that we have a very big following.
Alex goes on to talk about his nude scenes and being a sex symbol.
Q: You’ve become something of a sex symbol in recent years thanks to True Blood. How do you deal with the attention?
Skarsgård: I’m glad the series is receiving so much recognition. There are a lot of very talented actors working with me and we all share the success. Obviously it’s very gratifying personally but I like to live as quietly as possible. I’m Swedish, and we’re not known for flaunting ourselves although I know people might question that because of True Blood’s sexual content.
Q: You do a fair amount of nude sex scenes. Is that an interesting aspect of your work?
Skarsgård: There’s a certain amount of pleasure in being naked and knowing that your body is fit and toned. I always enjoyed working out and this is the kind of role where vampire sexuality takes on a menacing quality, so your body becomes an asset to your acting and your work takes on a much greater erotic intensity. But the nude scenes themselves aren’t that sexy, because there are too many technicians standing around and there’s a director telling you where to place your hands, which takes some of the spontaneity away and so none of us are getting turned on in front of the cameras.
And his new contract with fashion giant Calvin Klein.
Q: You’re also the new face of Calvin Klein men’s fragrance. What made you interested in doing that?
Skarsgård: I like the way they wanted to shoot the campaign. Their idea for their concept was very intriguing to me – it was almost like a short film, and very film noir. It felt interesting to me. wanted to be involved with something where you tell a story – even though it’s a short story.
Q: As a vampire, is your sense of smell heightened?
Skarsgård: As a vampire, everything is more exciting! (Laughs)
He also talks about his movies, his dad and being a child star in Sweden.
You can read the full interview at Yahoo! here
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