Hello Askars! Now we are on countdown to season 6 and here the firsts teases published by HBO. Can’t wait to this season!
Here’s an interview Alex did for SFX from early October, where he talks a little bit about True Blood’s season 5.
Everybody loves Eric in True Blood which is why Sarah May tracked down the actor who plays him, Alexander Skarsgård, to talk about season five
This is the season of the Eric-Bill bromance. How does Eric feel about that?
“It’s weird. Eric doesn’t care about many people or vampires. He has a handful – Godric, Pam, Nora his sister, and Sookie – that he’s very loyal to, but not many, so it’s a discovery for Eric that he cares about Bill. He never hated Bill, he just thought: ‘Pah! Naïve young little vampire who believes in humanity still…’ So it’s weird for him when he’s suddenly protecting and saving Bill. He’ll say, ‘I’m not leaving without you.’ The discovery of, ‘I actually like this guy,’ it’s definitely a new feeling for Eric.”
HOT TOPIC: ALEXANDER SKARSGÅRD
You best know him for his role as the chillingly sexy vampire, Eric Northman, on HBO’s True Blood and for fronting Calvin Klein fragrance ads. The dashing Swedish actor, known for his tall stance (he’s 6 feet 4 inches) and blindingly blue eyes, attended an event for Calvin Klein Encounter cologne last night on the rooftop of the theater in NYC that houses the thrilling Sleep No More play. After sipping some bubbly, ELLE.com chatted with Skarsgård about those Fifty Shades of Grey rumors, playing Eric, and which city has the loveliest ladies.
Name: Alexander Skarsgård
Provence: Los Angeles, CA
Relationship status: Presumably single
On being featured in ELLE.com’s Hot Topic column. “I’m very honored. That’s what I’m here celebrating tonight. That’s the only reason I’m here. I heard rumors I’d be the hot guy of the week.”
What it feels like to be the face of Calvin Klein Encounter cologne. “I hadn’t really done campaigns before, but I felt like if I was ever going to do it, then this is the one. Calvin Klein is such a cool, classy house. It’s got a great creative team behind it—Fabien Baron and Steven Klein. I had worked with Lara Stone before and enjoyed it. So it felt like the stars aligned. It felt like the one. I was excited about it. I was flattered and honored; they had never worked with a male actor on a fragrance before.”
“I have no idea. I haven’t read a script, and I don’t think there’s a script out there. And I haven’t read the novels, so it’s difficult to say. The first thing you do is read the script, and then you feel if you’re good for it or not.”
Is it more fun to play “good” or “bad” Eric on True Blood? “I like both, I like the combination. I like that he has both of those sides, both of those Erics within, that’s what makes him real. He is not good or bad, he is capable of both. Even thought he’s a vampire, that’s how you can relate to him. We are all good and bad.”
Which city has the best-looking women? “Stockholm, Sweden. Just go, and you’ll know. And guys, as well. You’ll enjoy it.”
The season finale of True Blood has aired and season 5 is now over. If you haven’t seen it yet, I do not advise you to see the video below where Alan Ball and director Michael Lehman talk about it.
Here’s a video of Alex and Stephen Moyer talking about what went on in True Blood in last Sunday’s episode.
Now the gallery are updated with HD screencaps of all latest episodes and new episode stills. Check out:
‘True Blood’: Kristin Bauer On ‘Heartbreaking’ Eric And Pam Change
Everything is going to change in the wicked world of “True Blood” scene-stealer Pam and the actress who plays her, Kristin Bauer, is opening up about it. Warning: Spoilers for “True Blood” Season 5, Episode 4, entitled “We’ll Meet Again,” below.
Eric has released Pam. As her maker, he no longer has hold over her, and Bauer revealed to The Huffington Post how difficult that scene was to film.
“When I read it, I cried; at the table read, I cried; when we were rehearsing it, I was crying; when the camera was on my back, I was crying,” Bauer said in a phone interview in June. “It just was so emotional to me and so heartbreaking because he’s the only thing that matters to her. He will always be her maker, but the fact that that umbilical cord has been cut, that the baby was pushed out of the nest to learn to fly, just felt like a loss to Pam.”
Pam, who now has her own baby vamp in Tara, understands why Eric had to do what he did. “If you’ve been together for over a hundred years — to have that relationship change, it’s very emotional,” Bauer said. “I think that’s one of the harder things for Pam, any change or loss from Eric … That’s her whole thing. She doesn’t see her life without him and to try to have a life without him — I’m not sure she can do it– or wants to do it.”
With this big change happening toward the beginning of Season 5, Bauer said Pam will begin exploring the world without Eric by her side. “She has to see what her life will be,” she said. “This is completely new territory for her.”
Source: HuffPost TV
‘True Blood’s’ Kristin Bauer on Pam and Eric’s Emotional Scene: ‘It Feels Like an End’
If watching the striking scene between Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) and Pam on HBO’s True Blood on Sunday was a tough one for the duo’s fans, Kristin Bauer van Straten says that shooting the story twist was just as traumatic.
“I cried when I read the scene,” Bauer, 45, tells Celebuzz. “I cried in the table read, I cried in rehearsal, I cried when the camera was on my back, because it just for some reason felt so real and personal to me. There was no ‘OK, now I’m going to act.’ It was just there.”
After a maddening search for Eric, Pam returns to Fangtasia to find her maker waiting for her. Who knows how much time has passed since they last saw each other, but much has changed. Pam has her own progeny in Tara (Rutina Wesley). And Eric’s usual steely, confident demeanor has been dulled by the Authority’s threat to his life. In the end, he decides that she would be better off (and probably safer) if he released her from their maker-progeny relationship.
“It was so unexpected to us, to me, to Alex, but it’s very pointed and still the bond is always there,” Bauer explains. “It’s a little bit like when I went off the college and said, ‘Bye, daddy.’ You know you go off on your own, these rites of passage when a girl gets married. It was really deep to play. It was big for us.”
Skarsgard has become one of the most popular (and desired) actors on the HBO series. And, although she has worked with him over five years and in varying states of undress, Bauer says she hasn’t become immune to the Swedish actor’s charms.
“I’ve been glamoured by him,” the actress says. “Kristin loves Alex and I just think that he is just an amazing man and he’s my buddy. He is such an intelligent, sweet funny guy.”
“So any scene when I’ve had to play worrying about him burning in the parking lot, I can just turn on the waterworks, because all I do is think about Alex being hurt,” Bauer adds. “And then on top of it you have all the feelings that I’ve been creating and coming up with for Pam. So, I think I’m thoroughly glamoured.”
So, what’s next? Fans wonder if this is the end for Eric and Pam. And even if it isn’t, how long can the series keep them apart?
“It feels like an end,” Bauer admits as she awaits to complete filming on the season. “It feels like I’m lost. It feels like a big huge transition or change. And we all know from our own lives that big huge transitions and changes may turn out to be a great thing but still s—tty.”
“It’s just an unknown thing,” she goes on to say. “Although we do know that the bond between Eric and Pam, no matter what you call it, will never go away.”
I’ve posted HD screen captures of the episode “Whatever I am, You Made Me”; new episode stills from Season 2, 4 and 5; the promo of the next episode “We’ll Meet Again” and a sneak peek with Pam (Kristin Bauer):
I’ve posted HD screen captures of the second episode “Authority Always Wins” and here is the promo of the next episode “Whatever I am, You Made Me”. Enjoy!