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As the climatic finale of HBO’s hit series True Blood airs on September 12, 2010, another highly anticipated ending will be in sight for Truebies: the end of the Battle of the Fang, the Looziana Grudge Match that has pitted Team Eric against Team Bill in an effort to see which team could raise the most money for charity.
Battle of the Fang has been endorsed by both Alexander Skarsgård and Stephen Moyer with Skarsgård choosing the charity of SOS Children’s Villages, an organization that focuses on family-based, long-term care of children who can no longer grow up with their biological families. A charity that has also seen support in the past from such stars as Angelina Jolie. Meanwhile, Moyer decided his team’s efforts at fundraising would go to assist in the Gulf Aid, clean-up efforts in the Gulf of Mexico.
What’s more is that Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgård have both agreed to be photographed wearing a T-shirt designed by the winning actor and their team!
High stakes (pun intended) to be sure! Which may explain why both actors felt the need to donate items to be auctioned off for this event. Skarsgård donated two autographed scripts while Moyer donated an autographed script and had a much more colorful donated item of a “sock of destiny” or as some like to call it a c*ck sock.
Skarsgård’s scripts were auctioned at $2,650 and $2,741 for a total of $5,391. Moyer’s script went for $2,750, while the sock was sold for a final price of $1,650, for a total of $4,400.
Today, Universal returns fire with the news that Liam Neeson has joined the cast of Battleship, bringing in some veteran leadership as both an actor and with his character in the film.
Neeson will play Admiral Shane of the USS John Paul Jones and if you’re wondering how all of the other characters fit together, they more than just serve together on the same ship; Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights) plays Hopper, an officer engaged to Brooklyn Decker’s character, Sam, who happens to be the daughter of Admiral Shane. It’s a Naval family!
If that’s not all, Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood) is Hopper’s older brother but he commands another ship, the USS Samson, for which Rihanna’s character Lt. Raikes also serves as a weapons specialist.
As for the story of the Battleship movie, very loosely based on the board game, if at all, the movie will follow human Naval forces as they encounter alien spaceships landed in our ocean. The aliens are stuck with a damaged vessel and alien-human naval warfare ensues. Battleship is directed by Peter Berg (Hancock) and will hit theaters May 18, 2012.
Alexander Skarsgard talks about his big guy-on-guy kiss
EW: Eric has been such a roller coaster this season in terms of being nice and then vicious.
AS: Well, that kind of sums up the character. You never quite know what he’s up to or where you have him. It’s been great to dig deeper and show a different side.
EW: The scene in which you seduce and then kill Russell’s husband, Talbot, was intense. What was it like to film that?
AS: I’d never kissed a guy before on a show or in a movie, and that was Theo’s first time as well, and we talked about it. It goes from being this romantic, beautiful scene, and they’re getting rough with each other and getting it on – and the turn where Eric just slaughters him. It’s such a rich scene. I basically said, We’ve got to sell it in the beginning. It’s got to be passionate and beautiful because then the payoff is going to be so much more rewarding.
EW: Eric has definitely had his share of sex scenes. Do you have a personal favorite?
AS: I did like the one where I’m having sex with Yvetta, and Sookie shows up, and I’m kind of flirting with her naked. And this is like five seconds after she saw me fucking another girl. I think that’s pretty cocky.
EW: What’s in store for Eric in the finale?
AS: I think that it’s over for me. There’s no way I can beat Russell. He’s three times my age. But then I come up with an idea of how I could possibly take him with me to meet the true death. So that’s my plan. To go down with him together.
Summer science fiction blockbuster “Inception” leads the way with nominations in 14 categories for Spike TV’s fifth annual “SCREAM” taping on Saturday, October 16 at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA. HBO’s “True Blood” had the most nominations of any television series with 10. Alexander Skarsgård and Stephen Moyer are both nominated for “Best Horror Actor“. Click here to vote. Good luck, Alexander!
With the third season of “True Blood” wrapping up in the next few weeks (the season finale airs September 12 on HBO), Alexander Skarsgård fans will have to resign themselves to the fact that the striking Swede will not return to TV screens until 2011. The good news, however, is that due to his standout performances on the show, Hollywood has taken notice and signed him up for several upcoming projects.
One that we’ve been keeping close tabs on here at MTV News is “Battleship,” based on Hasbro’s beloved board game. The nostalgia factor alone is enough to make us want to see this film, but the cast — including Skarsgård, “Friday Night Lights” breakout Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna and supermodel Brooklyn Decker — is eye-candy icing on the cake.
When we caught up with Skarsgård at HBO’s Emmy afterparty on Sunday, we asked him what he thinks about being in a film based on a board game.
“I don’t really think about that very much. It’s quite different from the board game, obviously,” he said with a smile. “Pete is a great guy — the director, Peter Berg — and I’m just excited to start it, I really am.” Skarsgård added that he flies to Hawaii this week to begin production.
Asked whether the film will feature any gratuitous shots of him and his co-stars running around battleships, looking pretty with big guns, Skarsgård was unsure. “I play a commander of one of the destroyers in the Navy, so, that’s a big gun,” he offered.
The topic of big guns brought up the current 3-D trend — will fans get their first three-dimensional look at Skarsgård in the flick? “No,” he said. “I don’t think so.”