I first fell in love with the character Eric Northman in The Southern Vampire Mysteries/Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. Eric is a ridiculously good looking 1,000 year old Viking vampire. If you read the novels (book 4 Dead to the World will make you LOVE him) you will probably fall in love with Eric as well (sorry Bill lovers).
So when HBO turned the novels into a television series, True Blood, I was very eager to see who will play my Viking boyfriend (in my head). That’s when I was introduced to Alexander Skarsgård. Alexander fits the physical bill. He’s tall (6’4"), blond, blue eyed and Swedish. The True Blood series hasn’t showcased the Eric Northman character much, so it’s kind of hard to compare him to the character in the book. But I hear next season (which starts in June) will involve Eric in more plot lines.
Alexander as the Vampire Eric Northman in True Blood
Besides being good looking, Alexander seems like a good guy. Listen to an interview with him with the women of the Last Bite podcast. It’s really nice he took time out to talk to fans and he was open to answering ALL questions.
I will admit,
my only complaint with Alexander is that I wish he gained like 20 more pounds I don't have any complaints after viewing his photos one more time he's fine, just the way he is, but what do I know, he’s tall, foreign and cute, you really can’t ask for much else, I guess.
Continue reading for more information about Alexander!
Birth Name: Alexander Johan Hjalmar SkarsgårdNickname: AlexAge: 32Date of Birth: August 25, 1976Birth Place: Stockholm, SwedenHeight: 6’ 4”
- Voted sexiest man in Sweden 5 times
- Was a child star in Sweden, quit acting in 1989 and started up again in 1999
- Father is actor Stellan Skarsgard and his mother is a doctor
Rumored to play Thor (the Norse God of Thunder) in Kenneth Branagh's upcoming film (he certainly fits the bill)
- Is not a vegetarian
- Doesn’t like cigarettes but does do snuff
- Speaks Swedish, English and a little French and German
- Has one tattoo drawn by his 7 year old brother
Recommended Films & TV
He should smile more in photos!
I love him in scarfs
Interviews & Articles
- Alexander Skarsgard’s scenes in Zoolander as Meekus - funny!
- Uinterview.com: Alexander Skarsgard – answers video questions from fans.
- Generation Kill: Sgt. Brad "Iceman" Colbert (HBO) - discussing his character in the series Generation Kill
- Alexander Skarsgård - Hundtricket (The Dog Trick) Part 9 (Shower Scene) – subtitled, but nearly naked Alexander (NSFW)
- Jason Lee & Alexander Skarsgard; Anine Bing & Sofia Eng (in Swedish) – very quick interview
- Alexander Skarsgård at The Sven Nykvist Tribute (in Swedish) - Since it's in Swedish, I have no idea what they are talking about.
- Alexander Skarsgård Interview (in Swedish) - view translation here
Alexander in the bath tub in True Blood, this scene was much hotter in the novel!
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