Alex Skarsgard loves being naked (potential past & future True Blood spoilers)

Spoiler for past episode
Popeater has a new interview with hot Swedish star Alex Skarsgard, the arguably most delectable eye candy that True Blood has to offer, although there are plenty of other candidates vying for that title. Before I cover this I have to mention the very controversial, violent, maybe-rape scene between Bill and Lorena at the end of the last episode. I’ve been traveling and have not had a chance to see the episode yet, but I don’t mind spoilers so you’re welcome to discuss it if you want. Did it go way too far or is this just par for the course in True Blood? It’s not the first borderline rape scene, as Bill once ravished Sookie after crawling out of the ground to wait out the day. He didn’t nearly rip her head off, though, and I’m not sure I’ll be as neutral about this scene once I actually see it. We were warned that a “water cooler moment” was coming, and did it ever.

Spoiler for future episode
In the new interview, Skarsgard reveals that he doesn’t mind getting his kit off on screen, something he’s openly discussed before. He admitted in May that he has a “very graphic” scene coming up with another man, and explained that nudity isn’t a big deal to him because he’s Swedish. “I’m not a prude at all. I shot a very, very graphic scene two days ago with a man. I am from Sweden, and it’s different there. If it makes sense, I’ll just do it. And to me, so far, it’s made sense every single time I’ve got naked or made out on the show.” Bravo, just bravo. It makes sense to use when Eric needs to show the goods for his art too. Are we going to get full frontal on that scene?

Here’s what he said to Popeater, which reminds us about this graphic scene and has me wondering who it’s with. I would love some Eric on Bill action. Skarsgard also talked about the bands he listens to and I want to just hang out with him and listen to music now. (Here’s a link to my favorite Chameleons song.)

What can we expect from Eric in season three?
It’s all about vengeance. You find out pretty early on that something happened a thousand years ago, that Eric lost someone, and now he’s getting the opportunity to avenge that person’s death. So he’s going to try to do that, and it’s not easy. And I’ve got a very, very graphic scene coming up that I shot with a man.

What was that like?
I’m not a prude. I’m from Sweden, and it’s different there. If it makes sense, I’ll do nudity, and it’s made sense every single time I’m naked on the show. And I love to be naked. It’s kind of liberating.

Eric’s always got several partners — but he seems to want Sookie in a different way.
Eric is intrigued by Sookie. You know, he’s been around for a thousand years, and he’s over humanity in general, but there is something different about Sookie, and he wants to figure out what that is — what she is. And while it’s fun to play around with Bill, to tease him, it’s not just a game anymore.

Are you attracted to dark characters, dark stories?
I think I have that kind of tendency. I just did this animated film, ‘Metropia,’ that’s such a dark, dystopian sci-fi tale. And I have [Lars von Trier’s sci-fi disaster flick] ‘Melancholia’ coming up. There’s got to be something disturbing in the story for me to be interested — it’s probably something I need to talk to my shrink about! [Laughs]

What bands do you like? Do you like dark music, as well?
Right now, I’m listening a lot to Beach House. But I’m more into punk rock, a lot of British punk rock — the Buzzcocks, the Adverts, the Chameleons — and Swedish punk rock. There’s a band called Ebba Grön, a legendary Swedish punk band from the late ’70s. I’m a huge fan. It’s all in Swedish, so people won’t understand a word, but it’s pretty aggressive punk rock. It’s frigging amazing. I love it. Of course, there are the Sounds and the Hives, but I think there are a bunch of really good up-and-coming artists like Fever Ray, the Knife, Mattias Alkberg and Miike Snow. Theresa Andersson lives in New Orleans, but she’s from Sweden — her self-titled record is a very good album. If you’re not into punk rock, I recommend that. It’s very mellow, very beautiful.

As for his appearance in the Lady Gaga Paparazzi video, Skarsgard was gracious about it but kind of dismissed it as not a big deal, explaining that he was friends with the director and did it as a favor to him. He didn’t even know who Lady Gaga was at the time. “I worked on it for six hours at least, six or seven hours, and I guess a lot of people saw it. The thing is, you can work on a movie for three months, and no one sees it, and then you do something like this for six hours, and that’s what people talk about!

I have such a crush on this guy. He’s so smart, well spoken and just dreamy without attitude. If you ignore the snotty waif he’s dating he’s pretty ideal.

Here’s a picture of him from 2005 with shaggy hair and scruff. Oh my God. (Credit: MTI/ Other photos are from 6/8/10 and 4/24/10.

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  1. Bethie says:

    He’s perfection. Absolute perfection. I love him. Ugh. CB your comment about the “snotty waif” is right on. I prefer the term “dirty q-tip” but whatever.

  2. denise says:

    I am not digging Season 3 of True Blood.

  3. lena says:

    oh god, this was not a “rape” scene, when did rough sex = rape?
    Bill’s maker is way stronger than him, if she didn’t want it, trust me she could’ve made him stop. Plus rape victims don’t tell the person that is raping them that they love them.

    I’m not an Eric fan as far as looks go, but I do find Franklin Mott attractive for some reason…it’s his swagger and accent!

  4. denise says:

    I think Sam Merlot is kinda hot.

  5. SolitaryAngel says:

    The clip in question comes at the last 2 minutes of the 3rd episode. I did not enjoy last season and decided I wasn’t going to watch it ever again but I did make a point to see the rape scene. It nauseated me; not only because of the implied rape (even though she wanted it), or because I was raped, but the head-twisting thing was over the top WRONG. I don’t care how delicious Alex is, I have watched my last True Blood scene.

  6. OMJ says:

    My ex’s facial hair grows in all white trashy all on its own too, like Alex’s. It reminds me I need to get laid. Soon. Before I do something stupid, like screw a male equivalent of Kate Bosworth.

  7. original kate says:

    mmmm….i like.

  8. Bee says:

    @ denise I love Sam too! All the boys are delicious, but I think Sam is the hottest one. He is so sweet, gentle, and genuine. I hope he finds a woman who actually loves him back this season.

  9. denise says:

    @ Bee

    Hey if they don’t find a girl for him, I’ll love to audition 😉

  10. Strawberry says:

    Oh I miss the old him! Come back shaggy, hairy Skarsgard!

  11. aenflex says:

    I saw it and it’s not bad, not out of the Trueblood scope. I think what happened to Lafayette in the basement of Fangtasia was way worse than Bill fucking Lorena pretty hard, and twisting her head all the way round. I just couldn’t tell if he liked it or if he was trying to kill her, or both. It was the last scene in the episode, so…

  12. denise says:

    That scene where Bill was screwing Lorena was disturbing. I found it a little hard to watch.
    I did like the scene where Bill threw the fire lamp at her, and she caught fire.
    And they are messing up Lafayette’s character. He was so feisty and fun in Season 1.

  13. bellaluna says:

    I like him naked too. I want to see full frontal, since True Blood’s giving us an eyeful of women!

  14. lucy2 says:

    aenflex, I pretty much agree. It was disturbing for sure, but not quite as much as they talked it up to be, especially when compared to the rest of the show. The head twisting was oddly cartoonish to me, and we’ve already seen how depraved Bill & Lorena were together.

    I’m liking Eric a lot this season, his scenes with Sookie are good, and I’m liking all the stuff with the king and his crew. Sam’s family stuff is not that interesting because you can already see where it’s going. I like Sam though – he’s the one I hope Sookie ends up with someday (though he’s probably too good for her!)

  15. lena says:

    @ aenflex, I honestly think it was just hate/rough sex. I think people are blowing things way out of proportion. How can Bill overpower his maker?….he can’t. That’s why it was just rough sex to me, and they took it up a notch with the head twisting thing because they are vampires and I honestly just think Bill didn’t want to look at her lol

    Alex has droopy eyes, I never got his appeal…so overrated

    Franklin Mott for me please…Franklin doesn’t get any love…he’s awesome

  16. BrandyMc says:

    Oh please let the sex scene be with Lafayette

  17. Alice says:

    I’m a big TB fan but I must say I’m still on the fence with regard to season 3. I thought the last episode was a bit boring. Not much happened and then boom, the twisting neck scene. It was a bit weird but not more than other stuff we’ve seen on the show. What shocked me the most was that Bill had sex with Lorena. The cheater!!

    I approve of Alcide though.

  18. LolaBella says:

    I don’t think this was rape or an almost rape. Lorena is Bill’s maker and she asked him to make love to her.

    I thought that he just didn’t want to see her face while he had sex with her (like he does with the human he loves – Sookie) so he literally turned her face away. Just my take.

    This season is definitely going to be darker than the previous two.

    @BrandyMc: I too hope that the graphic sex scene Alex alludes to is between Eric and Lafayette (Hello Sweetheart 🙂 )

    Also, that Alcide is one fine werewolf. HOOWWWLLL!!!!

    I too find Franklin Mott strangely alluring. Damn it poor Tara, when is she going to find a man who truly loves her for her?

    Oh and more flashbacks with Godric!

  19. padiddle says:

    I love Beach House. Such a good band! I also think AS is hands down the hottest person on True Blood.
    The hatef*cking was weird and out of charcter for Bill, but I didn’t get the impression it was rape. It’s my understanding that in the books even if your maker releases you you can never refuse them – so maybe Lorena “made” him sex her with her powers over him? It was more visually weird than offensive.

  20. moops says:

    I found that head twisting scene extremely disturbing and over the top. True Blood (and the vampire genre in general) has always mixed sex and violence, pleasure and pain. But that last scene, to me, seemed like something out of a snuff film. I hope this is the last we see of this kinda thing. Hell, if they only wanted to give us something to talk about over the water-cooler, they should’ve just shown us more naked Eric scenes. Sigh…

  21. Des says:

    I think the point of that scene was that Bill did to Lorena physically what she was doing to him mentally. Let’s not forget, Bill and Lorena’s “relationship” started with her raping him.

    Skarsgard does very little for me as yet on the show, although I look forward to that changing over the course of this season, but off the show he is yummy.

  22. Jeri says:

    Love him scruffy! How’d he manage to keep Katie out of the pics & article? She must be slipping.

  23. seVen says:

    I’m team Sam too.. hes so delicious

  24. Mistral says:

    Bravo on the commentary, lol. I agree that he should do any nudity that is necessary for his “art”.

  25. Rx says:

    I will be the first one to call myself a slut for saying this but, I would love to get my hands on Sam, Bill, Eric and Jason…even if it was at the same time 🙂

  26. Lilias says:

    Yea I don’t think it was rape in the slightest. She’s his maker-she could have overpowered him at any time but she chose not to because she’s a vampire who likes rough creepy sex. The last time we saw them having sex it was next to a woman who was bleeding out. And they were covered in said woman’s blood. Comparatively, I’d say this is a bit less gross.

    And I don’t think that the Bill/Sookie graveyard sex scene was even close to rape either. Sure it was kinda gross and I wouldn’t want dirt-covered peen inside me, but Sookie never indicated that she didn’t want it. The only thing she sad was not to bite her on the neck. And he didn’t.

    I hope it’s Eric and Lafayette as well. They’ve already mentioned that Lafayette has sex dreams about Eric so it would make sense.

  27. Gwen says:

    I love him being naked too, so just keep it on Alex! (Or off as it were..)

  28. Stephy2485 says:

    it wasn’t a rape scene at ALL, it WAS rough, aggressive f*ucking…not sex or making love…She was SMILING the whole time too, even AFTER he twisted her head….
    I completely agree with you, Lilias…The previous scene was more difficult to watch as that person was dieing while they were going at it….

    Anyway, I’m hoping it was a dream sequence cause Bill’s gonna have a lot of explaining to do!! lol

  29. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    I guess I am clueless, because until this post, I hadn’t realized the scene was a rape scene, I thought it was rough sex with a partner he hated.

    I totally get where it might be off putting to many women out there, and I am sorry for those who have been the victims of such a horrible crime, but I did not see that scene as rape. I saw it as typical True Blood weird sex among the living dead.

  30. I Choose Me says:

    First off, thank you Celebitchy for this opportunity to vent about Sunday’s ep of True Blood. That head-twisting thing is one of the most disturbing things I’ve ever seen. And I’m not squeamish or ‘sensitive.’ I mean I get it. Their relationship is effed up and they were obviously going for “this is the monster you turned me into – I hate you, will punish you” but that was unnecessary and over the top. Whatever happened to nuance writers? They did a great job with the flash back imo then it devolved into that piece of wtf-ckery. Definitely wouldn’t call it a rape-scene though (as she was clearly a willing participant) just really rough, disturbing hate-sex.

    On topic. Skarsgard still ain’t my cuppa but does anyone else find ‘Franklin’ inexplicably sexy? He’s got a real ugly/hot thing going on. Sigh, always knew I had weird taste in men.

    Edit: @lena. I see that I’m in good after all? re: Franklin Mott. Good to know.

  31. Eileen Yover says:

    Oooooh mama mia

  32. ThatBKChick says:

    I will try not to ruin the 3 season because I have read Charlaine Harris’s books already since Season One….it’s going to get darker, really hot, strange, sad…and we will eventually find out what Sookie is supernaturally. It’s fun watching it unravel on screen in a strange way. I think Eric’s character is extremeley sexy too…it sounds like Alex is off screen too and I agree that Sam is kind of sexy in a rugged cowboy way too.

  33. lena says:

    @ I choose me….YES! I have a thing for this vamp and I don’t know why because he’s not the obvious sexy, but there is something about him. I agree that he’s ugly hot

  34. VV says:

    Franklin is definitely up in the “hot chart” for me. I love Eric Northman but I enjoyed Franklin’s controlling manner and his attitude.

    The scene where he DOESN’T bite Tara is pure awesomeness.

    “No. Because you want it”

    A vampire that doesn’t cater to a human, gotta like.

  35. Erin says:

    Okay, first off, it was NOT Bill raping Lorena; it was Lorena raping Bill. Lorena was his maker and she commanded him and since he was trapped in a room with silver doors…kinda self-explanatory…
    I HATED the head-twisting scene though – that just kinda turned my stomach
    FULL FRONTAL WITH ERIC, PLEASE!!!!!! Oooo, ladies, wouldn’t it be super hot if the sex scene was with Eric and Alcide??? Though it wouldn’t make any sense, that would be like, thee best porn, lol

  36. Kendra says:

    Franklin Mott is my favorite addition to the show, and it’s a testament to James Frain’s acting ability that he could have a 2 minute debut in “Beautifully Broken” (episode 2) and I’m left being awed and wanting. I find him sexy and perhaps one of the sexiest guys (he’s alongside Jason and Sam) and love that there’s a cult following starting that praises his character-for the good, the bad, and the ugly. There’s already fan videos on youtube (check out Tara’s Story for an extra never before seen clip between Tara/Franklin) and fanfics that are being written for the couple. His dark humor, his bill-like gentleman-ness, his love (although dark) for Tara, and his determination to get the job done while trying to juggle emotional attachment is outstanding. Seriously, If Tara doesn’t want him, and I can somehow enter fictional land, I’ll so take him on. v–v i’ll tell him stories of persimmons and cherries.

    BTW. i think i’m also in love with the king of mississippi…I think it’s that accent :O

    And if Eric has a scene with lafayette, I will be very happy. lafayette did say he had sex dreams about Eric after he drank his blood….
    -kendra <3