The Weinstein Company has released a surfeit of character posters on sites such as MTV, Fandango, Teen.com, SheKnows, Yahoo! Movies and HuffPost Entertainment. We’ve got your first look at Alexander Skarsgard’s one-sheet, which combines black-and-white photography with a color streak (a tease that will please readers of “The Giver”). The “True Blood” fixture plays the father of Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) in the film. SOURCE:
Looks like Season 4 will be quite an action packed one for True Blood fans! The image above shows Eric Northman (wearing what looks a lot like the shirt he wore for episode 4.10 link ) grappling with Bill Compton. Good old Sookie is there to stop the big ole Viking Vampire from giving Bill one heck of a neck ache!
Photo of Alexander Skarsgard from filming 5/14/11. On site filming for episode 4.10 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in LA.
I’ve seen some other spoilers that pretty much confirm my suspicions of what leads up to this but I’m not spilling until closer to when that episode airs. (note the red “stuf” on Eric’s shirt) Yup. Bill Compton may be getting a bit of viking medicine here!
Josh Woodfin of fhm.com met True Blood’s Eric- Alexander Skarsgard. They had this “bonus” video scene from season 3. The full interview is found at fhm.com linked here: A huge thanks to the Bookies True Blood FB page for the find!
As career changes go, it’s impressive. Bored after high school and looking for a challenge, 34-year-old Alexander Skarsgård signed up to the Swedish military looking for adventure. He found it in an exhausting couple of years spent climbing, diving, running, shouting and being shouted at, in the small, icy islands on the outskirts of his home town of Stockholm.
And while that was character forming, it wasn’t quite right for the lanky thoroughbred. Yet despite U-turning on the military and following in his fathers footsteps (his dad is celebrated Swedish actor, Stellan Skarsgard), he soon found himself back in jackboots for his breakout role in HBO’s Generation Kill, which in-turn led to his most famous role as Eric, the cold as ice, club owning vampire in True Blood .
FHM caught up with Skarsgard and tried not to feel jealous…
Did your time in the military help you with Generation Kill?
It helped tremendously. I play a sergeant, and I am a sergeant. All those little details I learnt were so valuable. But I can’t take credit for those lines, those were the real Brad Colbert, who I played. He’s such a hardcore marine, no bullshit, super intelligent, a leader of men, and an alpha male, but he was so dry and funny.
Your character in True Blood, Eric, is pretty cold. What was your inspiration for him?
Well, I was watching this David Attenborough show while I was preparing for season one. It was about lions in Africa, and there was this moment when a huge lion was just chilling, he was so relaxed, and he looked at the camera, and man, he just fucking stared you out. It was so cool because you didn’t know if he was going to attack or fall asleep.
He just stared at the camera guy and I was mesmerised. So Eric is supposed to be this powerful old menacing vampire, and I thought it would be cool to play it relaxed. He’s so fucking confident he doesn’t need to be loud or big or aggressive.
I wanted to recreate the feeling that you didn’t know if he’s going to rip someone apart or fall asleep.
He’s pretty relaxed. Fond of a tracksuit as well, which is unlike most of these la-di-dah vampires…
That’s my favourite outfit on the show. When I read the first episode of the second series I thought that it would be good if Eric dressed like an Italian Gangster from New Jersey. In season one there’s a lot of dressing up, so I thought it would be fun if when people see him when he’s just doing shit in his office, he’s just chilling and walking around in a tracksuit. Plus I really like the idea of ripping a guy apart in flip flops.
The new True Blood video shows the cast preparing for their roles in season 4. Love seeing them. Can’t wait for the season to premiere on June 26, 2011. Waiting Sucks but at least with new photos the waiting is less painful!
UPDATE: the wrong image was used earlier! Sorry for the confusion on my part. Here are season 4 photos: (of cast)
Alexander Skarsgard is on the cover of the November/December 2010 issue of Scene Magazine. The magazine discusses how the entertainment industry has been utilizing Louisiana for filming. It mentions how Alexander Skarsgard “is a natural fit to play Naval Officer Stone Hopper. Not only did the familiar True Blood face previously star as a marine in HBO’s Generation Kill, Skarsgard was an actual anti-terrorist marine in Sweden, the country of his birth”.
The images below are from the Scene Magazine issue. To view the magazine online please click here: