HollywoodLife.com interviewed Alexander Skarsgård when he appeared at Piaget’s screening of “The East” in NYC on May 20th.
Alex shared some True Blood scoop and what is going to happen with Eric Northman this season.
WARNING: If you don’t want to know – don’t read below!
Below, is the interview in full from HollywoodLife.com.
Eric’s going even darker this season — premiering June 16 on HBO — and Alexander tells HollywoodLife.com to expect some ‘nasty stuff.’
With humans closing in on them, the vampires of Bon Temps will resort to desperate measures on the upcoming sixth season of HBO’s True Blood – and it sounds like some of them may even be crossing over to the dark side! “[Eric’s] doing some evil stuff this year, some stuff that’s not so nice,” Alexander Skarsgard told HollywoodLife.com on May 20 at Piaget’s screening of Fox Searchlight’s The East in NYC.
“I like them both,” he told us about ‘good’ Eric and ‘evil’ Eric. “It’s fun to go back and forth, you get to play around with both sides. It’s always more interesting than one extreme or the other … when you have both within, and it’s an internal struggle.”
Nordic & ‘Nasty’
We’ve seen Eric commit some pretty seedy acts — remember when he killed Talbot while having sex with him? — and Alexander promised there’s plenty more where that came from. Though he admitted that Eric’s temporary season-four amnesia “affected him in a way,” he said Eric’s still going to be up to his old tricks.
“You’ll see this season he’s doing some pretty nasty stuff,” he told us. “It’s not all good.”
Of course, we wouldn’t have it any other way! We’re not worried…we LOVE it when Eric is a BAMF! It’s one of the reasons why we love his character so much. He’s over 1000 years old, and he has had to do some really bad things in order to survive. In a war against humans – who will do whatever it takes to win…we’re not surprised by the fact Eric and the rest of the vampires are willing to do the same. Maybe the humans hurt someone Eric loves or cares about and he goes after them for revenge? It’s interesting that this article mentioned Talbot’s death…it’s the perfect example of Eric doing a bad thing for a very good reason. We know Eric will go to great lengths to get his revenge on behalf of those he cares about.
But what kind of bad things is Alex talking about exactly? Only time will only tell…but my guess is it has to do with the kidnappings and experiments the humans are doing on the vampires.
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