Alexander Skarsgard will soon be on his way into the vast Icelandic wilderness for a well earned break from filming True Blood and promoting a string of movies. So right now it’s a case of grab him whilst you can, and cinema.de have done exactly that with a new interview during which Alex talks about The East, his grandmother, and Eric Northman’s fate on True Blood.
Thanks to The Alexander Skarsgard Library you can a read the entire translated version of the interview, but here are a few bits and pieces to wet your appetite.
C: What is your life like?Alex: Over the past months, it was very stressful. I worked almost nonstop for the new season of “True Blood,” and on the free days I had press conferences for my other films. But soon I’ll go with some friends for a week after filming to Iceland for hiking. Last year I did a four-week sailing trip across the Atlantic - without phone reception or email, just me and nature – wonderfulC: Would you like to work more in Sweden?Alex: I love to be in Scandinavia. There are a lot of interesting projects and directors. But to me it is not necessarily about the country where I work, but the story. If it interests me a bit, I’m sure even in the Kalahari Desert.
C: Do you know a very charismatic person?Alex: Stockholm. My grandmother has a lot of charisma. I’ve been away from home for six months and will see her again in three weeks – and I am looking forward to it very much.
C: A final question about “True Blood”: There are rumors that Eric dies in the sixth season …Alex: We just filmed the last two episodes and I’m still here … Of course I can not tell what will happen, but Eric definitely does not have an easy time. People have found a way to fight against the vampires – for the first time in 1000 years! Geez, I really need to watch what I say. Just this: There will come a new person in Eric’s life.
So there you go folks, straight from the mouth of the Viking, Eric is still here, he’s survived “the funeral”, and if we are lucky enough to get a Season 7, he’ll be right in the middle of all the action!
And remember, tomorrow is not just another day, it’s True Blood day, and we suspect this “new person” could be female and is about to make her first appearance…….