Alexander Skarsgard has finally been talking to the media over the last day or so, combining his publicity work for “The Giver” with a last chance to talk about “True Blood”.
Firstly he has spoken to people.com
As the end of True Blood approaches, Skarsgard admits he already feels nostalgic for the HBO series.
“I remember shooting my last scene with Kristin Bauer [van Straten, who plays Pam],” he says. “I knew that it was going to be very emotional, I knew that it was going to be difficult, but I had no idea how hard that would hit me the second they yelled cut on our last take together.”
He adds: “In that moment, we just looked at each other and burst out crying.”
And also to time.com
Let’s talk about True Blood. That dream sequence between Eric and Jason got people very excited. Can you tease anything about their romantic-sexual futures as the final episodes approach? The people need to know.
I can’t say much about the plot, but that was a very memorable scene. Ryan [Kwanten] is so funny. It was a very tough night for me — I couldn’t stop laughing. He’s a hilarious guy. But we knew that scene was coming. We shot that scene where he drinks my blood in season six. There wasn’t a real plan to follow through, but then when we shot it, it was strangely sensual, and Ryan and I just looked at each other after shooting that scene last year like, “We’re definitely going to see that dream sequence.” Sure enough, a couple months later we got the script, and there it was.
What was your reaction when you saw how the series ends?
I’ve been really happy with this whole season. To me, that’s Eric at his best, when he’s got one clear objective: revenge. When he’s that focused and determined, it’s so much fun to play that and hopefully watch as well. The fact that I’ve gotten to work with Kristin Bauer [van Straten] so much this season — I always miss her when we shoot seasons and we don’t get to work that much. It’s been great finishing this series side by side with Kristin. I really liked how we leave Eric at the end of this show. I’m very happy with it. Hopefully fans will be as well.
So at the very least it sounds like our Viking Vampire is going to get a happy ending when the finale airs on August 24th. Whatever that happens to be (and it sounds like Pam will be by his side as we all expected), if Alex is happy then Eric must be happy, and if Eric is happy then hopefully the majority of Eric fans will have something to smile about too 🙂
(Click on the links above to read what Alex says about “The Giver”)