Alexander Skarsgard got naked for 8 hours, made True Blood cast & crew comfortable


Kristen Bauer, who plays kickass pink-loving vampire Pam on the hit HBO series True Blood, dished about her costar Alexander Skarsgard to E!. Bauer said that hot Swede Alex was once naked for a full eight hours on set and was so mellow about it that the entire cast and crew was also comfortable with with Alex’s amazing nakedness.

While everyone involved with the show is pretty much tight-lipped about what to expect in season four, we have now doubt Alan Ball will have Skarsgård stripping down again.

“He was once naked for about eight hours and he’s completely comfortable with it,” says Kristin Bauer, who plays Eric’s devilish sidekick Pam. “He’s Swedish. My husband’s band toured in Sweden and he said that just how it is. There’s no puritanical background there. It’s nice because it makes all of us more comfortable with it.”

Bauer says there’s no update on Skarsgård slipping into pink spandex on the show like his character does in the Charlaine Harris’ original Sookie Stackhouse book series. “He’s not in pink spandex yet,” she said. “If it doesn’t happen, I’m going to just beg him to do it just for me.”

As for Bauer herself getting naked again, she’s already preparing for it. “When I’m on hiatus I never go to the gym—never!” she admitted. “But after my first wardrobe fitting, I go four days a week.”

Sadly, season four isn’t set to premiere until the summer!

[From E! Online]

I’m an American, am married to a German guy and have lived in Germany for about three years. I’ve mentioned this before, but the German attitude toward nudity takes some getting used to. They basically don’t care and don’t see it as a big deal. I’ve pretty much acclimated to this after the initial shock factor and now I find it liberating. Like I don’t stress in the locker room trying to cover up and I love the saunas here, everyone is nude but you get over it. (They have world class public spas here that are relatively affordable.) This is a big deal to American and British people though, and I’ve spoken with newcomers who find it shocking that Germans are basically nudists (in our frame of reference). Can you imagine going to a lake with your family and just seeing people strip off their clothes and take a dip? That’s what they do here.

Anyway I get how Skarsgard could walk around naked for eight hours and not be fazed. He was raised not to be ashamed of his body and has absolutely nothing to hide on that gorgeous chiseled physique. Eight hours sounds a little extreme though. Maybe they drew out his nude scene just a little longer than necessary.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 16: Actor Alexander Skarsgard accepts the Best Horror Actor award onstage during Spike TV's 'Scream 2010' at The Greek Theatre on October 16, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Actor Alexander Skarsgard attends the Grand Opening of Esquire House LA to benefit International Medical Corps at The Esquire House on October 15, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/Getty Images for Esquire House)

Aug 29, 2010; West Hollywood, CA, USA; Alexander Skarsgard arrives at the 2010 HBO Post Award Reception following the 62nd annual Prime Time Emmy Awards at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center. Photo via Newscom


Header is a screencap from True Blood. Rolling Stone cover courtesy of RS.

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  1. photo jojo says:

    My daughter spent three weeks in Germany last summer and she did say it took some getting used to but ultimately it WAS very freeing to not worry about her body being perfect.

    That said, we’d both love to see ASkars in the buff, any time, any place!! Thanks for the mental image, CB!

  2. LittleLoLo says:

    *Sigh* Merry Christmas to me! Thanks for this beautiful mental image to get me through work today!

  3. mln76 says:

    It makes him more sexy. I totally agree with the nudity thing. What’s the big deal.

  4. Jenna says:

    I read an interview from him a while ago where he said how annoying it is that people always ask him about being naked, so he just says “I’m Swedish” to make them shut up. Hah.

  5. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    Dear God I want a job on that set!!

    Whew…***wiping moist brow***

  6. AlanisLover says:

    I agree that Americans are lame. Everything is a big deal to Americans. Sometimes certain things aren’t a big deal if you don’t make it a big deal. There is definitely nothing wrong with nudity. We were born naked and the body doesn’t always have to be perceived as sexual.

  7. Oi says:

    I’m sick of this subject. Yeah, yeah we get it, Americans are lame and prudish blah blah blah. Its really tiring.

    And is this the only thing TB can get attention for anymore? Their RS cover and AS nude all the time?

  8. Katie says:

    You are easy CB, you’re drooling again.
    I agree with the nudity thing, but you’re easy…

  9. Wif says:

    We went to a family camp this summer that had a clothing optional beach. We took our kids out there (ages 6&4) and I think we’ll do so every summer. I think it’s a great education to see bodies of all ages so that you don’t feel yours needs to be perfect. There were even a bunch of naked teenagers ( who should be hormone filled freaks, right?) happily playing frisbee together just like any other day.

  10. LittleDeadGirl says:

    … oh him being nude is necessary. Damn to have been a fly on the wall of the studio that day .. what I wouldn’t give … I’m so excited about Season 4

  11. Gwen says:


  12. Samigirl says:

    “Maybe they drew out his nude scene just a little longer than necessary.”
    Ummm….I don’t think there is a female here who wouldn’t. Even my lesbian friends think AS is sexy 🙂

  13. Snarky_Pup says:

    What a wonderful man.

  14. Dbeautyangel says:

    I want to be amaekup artist on set….towel girl, ANY JOB to see that. hahaha

  15. Eleonor says:

    In northern Europe there’s much more freedom about nudity, in southern (catholic influence) it’s not the same.
    By the way: I want to take a trip to the set of True Blood!

  16. Annabelle says:

    Ive been to a nudist beach, initially it is embarrassing but you soon get over it. But I’d find it hard to be naked in a workplace setting, I think. What if someone stared at your junk? LOL

  17. wifeyskarsgard says:

    DEAR GOD this man is hot!!! you just made my morning and Xmas for me. I would beg him to get into that pink spandax also for me and i wont be only looking either 😉