June 15th, 2010
03:31 PM ET
“True Blood” fans who wanted to see more of Alexander Skarsgard were gratified Sunday, when the third season premiered. The actor's first scene of the season was in the nude.
“I love the scene,” he told Access Hollywood. “It’s a fun scene. I think it’s a good introduction to Eric in Season 3.”
For Skarsgard, who plays vampire sheriff Eric Northman, the nudity isn’t an issue as long as the scene makes sense.
“I don’t really care about that stuff,” he said. “There’s much more graphic stuff coming up later in the season. So that doesn’t really bother me. If it makes sense when I read it, I’m happy to throw my clothes off.”
The Swedish actor explained to Newsweek in 2009 that he was still trying to wrap his head around the fact that “there’s no problem with violence, but I have to sign these legal documents if I show my [expletive] onscreen. … It’s really not like that in Europe.”
As far as plot, Skarsgard says his character might come between waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and her kidnapped boyfriend - even though he’s supposed to be helping her find him.
“He’s obviously attracted to her and he’s intrigued by her,” said Skarsgard. “He’s trying to figure out what she is. He doesn’t really know that. She is special. And of course he is going to pursue that in Season 3.”
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