“Lykkelig over nakenscener”

August 24, 2010
Aud Berggren
Translation by Nordanswede
VG Nett

Los Angeles (VG)
As opposed to Stephen Moyer who plays Bill in True Blood, Alexander Skarsgård (33) has never objected to nude scenes.
Not that one would think it was any problem for co-actors Stephen Moyer or Anna Paquin, after the new edition of Rolling Stone was released. All there are naked there, smeared in blood.
The creator of the series, Alan Ball, likes the picture a lot. He does not understand the prude vampire stories like Stephanie Meyer`s Twilight series.
- To me vampires are sex, he says to the magazine.

Nude scenes
And when VG meets the tall, blonde, Swedish Alexander who oozes of sex in the role as Eric Northman, he explains:
- Nudity has never been a problem for me and it`s totally fine as long as it fits the show. You understand that I`m obviously thrilled about doing it if you notice how often it happens in the series. It wasn`t even hard in the beginning because I`ve been naked before, Alexander Skarsgård smiles and refuses to comment on the rumors about a love scene with a werewolf in the series.
No one talked about sex when Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) grew up and he tells VG that nudity was hard in the beginning.
- I`m from a small village and it wasn`t like in Scandinavia where they have sex education in school. No one talked about it anywhere. But now we`re so used to dropping out clothes in the show that everyone is completely relaxed and not as reserved as in the first season. This is supposed to be sexy and we have to tell the story the best way we can.

Lives a normal life
It wasn`t until Comic-Con in San Diego last year that Alexander Skarsgård (33) noticed the fame from True Blood.
- The first year I was only in seven episodes, with a long blond wig, so no one recognized me. When the second season started I was in Sweden and didn`t come back until Comi-Con. It was pretty overwhelming with 5000 fans. People from Taiwan had flown in just to see us, he tells.
Now he`s back in Sweden where he is filming Lars von Trier`s Melancholia with his father Stellan Skarsgård.

In Hollywood he can`t go outside anymore without being recognized, especially by the paparazzi.
- Yes, my life has changed a lot men I think it`s important to go out and do what I like to do and not let the fact that I`m photographed control me. I buy my own milk even if a picture is taken of it.
Alexander was awarded the sexiest man in Sweden a couple of times before he came to Hollywood. Now he`s one of the sexiest men in the world after the role as the vampire Eric Northman in True Blood.
The diehard fans in Norway follow the third season on internet but the season premieres on Canal+ on Wednesday.
NRK3 will also show the series but it won`t be until next years.
- It doesn`t seem as if you were very happy with the sexy-label in Sweden?
- It wasn`t that I wasn`t happy. I was very flattered because I`m really just a human being, he laughs.
He`s been dating Kate Bosworth (27) since last autumn after they filmed Straw Dogs together, but he doesn`t want to talk about it.
- I don`t see why it`s necessary to expose to people who I`m dating.
- Are you going to continue to act in Scandinavia now that you have become a Hollywood-star?
- Of course! To me it`s fantastic to be able to be in Lars von Trier`s movie in Sweden and then make Battlefield which is going to be a huge entertainment movie, he says.
- The fact that the roles are so different is just what inspires me.

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2 Responses to “Thrilled over nude scenes”

I was not aware that Stephen was opposed to nudity

barrister's girl
September 4th, 2010

Not really sure what the writer was basing that on, to tell the truth. Maybe some reference to initial apprehension?

The Librarians
September 4th, 2010