While I was in Australia this summer,
I was avidly reading their fabulous magazines,
especially Grazia (www.grazia.com.au),
where I found this fun piece on our favorite vampire:
10 Things We Love About
Pictures pilfered from the internet
1. Series 3 of True Blood reveals more about Eric
“its all about vengence. You find out early on that 1000
years ago Eric lost someone – now he’s getting the
opportunity to avenge that death”.
2. He loves getting naked.
“I’m from Sweden… its different there. If it makes sense,
I’ll do it – and its made sense everytime I’m naked on
the show.” Note to producers: More please!
3. A child star in Sweden he stopped acting
because he hated fame, but then decided while in the marines
to try it again. “In the marines it was mentally and physically
very tough – I hated it.”
4. He makes vampires look like the good guys.
“Alex is gorgeous. The camera loves him,” says True Blood producer Alan Ball. “He’s a sweetheart – he brings the role to life.”
5. When Lady Gaga asked him
to be in her Paparazzi music video he had no idea
who she was and had never heard her music
6. Although his dad is actor Stellan
Skarsgard of Mama Mia fame, the family were poor when he was a child.For years his favorite toy was a drum kit he made out of tea caddies.
(personally, I can’t quite picture a drum kit made out of tea caddies…)
7. He’s won the Sexiest Man
in Sweden accolade
OK we can’t think of too many other famous, sexy
Swedes, but still he most definitely gets our vote!
( and I concur…)
8. His next projects will be
Battleship ( a big screen version of the board game), Melancholia co-starring Kirsten Dunst and dad Stellan
and Straw Dogs opposite girlfriend Kate Bosworth
9. He’s a romantic.
He says it will ‘rain in hell” before he is unfaithful
(really??) notices a girls eyes before he notices
anything else, and claims he inherited his charm from
10. He has simple pleasures.
“My favorite things are fishing and lying in front of the fire, drinking red wine”
If only we could do that with you Alexander!