” Alexander Skarsgård walks into the room and immediately dispels any doubts I had that he would make a suitable Tarzan.He is referring to the sweltering temperature in the Los Angeles hotel suite where we are meeting to talk about , and swiftly sorts out the air conditioning issue.Alexander Skarsgård (Eric Northman) is Swedish; Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse) is from Australia; Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse) grew up in Canada and New Zealand; and Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) is British. Unlike the show, it is illegal for humans to marry vampires in the book series.15.Michael Raymond-James, who plays René Lenier, paid money out of his own pocket to hire a dialect coach to master a Cajun accent.16.There is a Tumblr page strictly dedicated to turning True Blood cast members into Sims characters.
“I’m standing there caressing this tennis ball [as a stand-in] instead of looking into an elephant and of course it felt incredibly ridiculous. He genuinely wanted everyone to pitch in and he had this incredible way of getting people excited.” Skarsgård spends much of the second half of the film showing off his 8-pack abs, for which he had a 7,000 calories-a-day diet.
The fictional town of Bon Temps is based on the real city of Clifton, Louisiana. All the scenes filmed at the bar Fangtasia are actually filmed at Alex's Bar in Long Beach, Calif. He also plays the father in The Fault in Our Stars.13.
His father happens to be famed Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård who has starred in Good Will Hunting and The Pirates of the Caribbean series. Joe Manganiello, who plays Alcide Herveaux, used to get paid a week to dress up like Captain Morgan at bars.9. Sam Merlotte, played by Sam Tramell, is the only member of the cast who is actually from Louisiana.12.
So on weekends I would just sleep and I was also on this very strict diet, so I couldn’t really go out and have a pint with my friends or eat at restaurants.
I was depleted.” I ask Skarsgård about the contrast between his achieving success so young and his father who came to prominence – in Hollywood at least – relatively late in life.