Alexander Skarsgård

Alexander Skarsgård - Season 2 PosterConfession time. I have a kink for vampires. The undead don’t generally have to work terribly hard to endear themselves to me. And if that vampire happen to be six feet and four inches of pure Nordic gorgeousness, then their job is even easier. Step up to the plate, Alexander Skarsgård.

It may be his current role as enigmatic Viking vampire Eric Northman in HBO’s True Blood that has raised his international profile, but Skarsgård has long been an established star in his native Sweden. Son of renowned actor Stellan Skarsgård, Alexander made his own screen debut at just seven years of age, and went on to become a popular child star. Unnerved by his growing celebrity, he turned his back on acting at the age of thirteen to pursue other interests. He studied Political Science, served in the Swedish Marines, and was contemplating a return to school to study architecture when the acting bug finally bit him once more. Since then he has accumulated over fifteen international film and television credits, not to mention been voted Sweden’s sexiest man no fewer than five times. Eat your heart out, George Clooney!

He made his Hollywood debut with a small role in the movie Zoolander (2001), but it was in the acclaimed mini-series Generation Kill (2007) that he really made his mark. Shrugging off initial doubts about his casting, he completely dropped his Swedish accent to convincingly portray real life US Marine Sgt Brad ‘Iceman’ Colbert, earning widespread critical praise and no doubt bringing him to the attention of the True Blood casting bods.

With a strong pedigree and obvious talent already in his favor, Alexander’s growing legion of female fans will also be pleased to learn that this is one thespian who isn’t exactly precious when it comes to taking his clothes off. As well as a joking insistence that he should have nude scenes written into all his contracts, he has also claimed that he will pose as a Playgirl centerfold in exchange for “a chicken burrito and a pint of strawberry ice cream.”

So with True Blood returning this month for its second season, shall this sexy Swede be putting his money where his mouth is and giving us Eric Northman in the buff? We can only wait and see. In the meantime, does anybody have a good recipe for a chicken burrito?

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  1. Fond of Alexander says

    I took special note of Alexander when he worked in Generation Kill. When I found out he would be on HBO again but in a regular show I knew I had to tune in. I was dissapointed, to say the least, in the last season of True Blood because I hardly saw him. I have not read the books the show is based on but I found out that the Eric character was not a part of the first part of the books. I am relieved to find out that he will play a more important role in the future of the show. You cannot go wrong with adding more Alexander to the True Blood mix. In my opinion his screen presence speaks volumes and he is the best looking vampire on the show.

  2. AlexsLover says

    I JUST LOVE THAT MAN!!! JIJIJIJI SOO SEXY AND TALENT!!!! HE HAS IT ALL!!! HOLLYWOOD GET READY FOR THE ALEX’S INVASION!!!!!

  3. Erin says

    Yes he certainly is Boeli. I have never been this enthralled with an actor before. The more I see him, the more I love him. Besides being amazing man candy, he is definitely a really terrific actor. Check out Generation Kill if you have not seen it already. Wow!

  4. TB says

    “True Blood” is the first time I’ve seen Alexander and I do love him in the show and was struck by how much he looks like his dad, whom I love.

  5. linnie says

    I looove him more than ever!! :) Oh my.. where will this end? just more and more. he has so many sides to him and theyre all lovely

  6. Nik says

    I just started reading the Sookie Stackhouse novels and naturally watched the first two seasons of True Blood. And of course Alexander portrays Eric even better than I imagined! Brilliant actor!

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