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Alexander Skarsgard & Anna Paquin Cover 'EW'

Alexander Skarsgard & Anna Paquin Cover 'EW'

True Blood stars Alexander Skarsgard and Anna Paquin reinterpret the classic Grant Wood painting American Gothic on the cover of Entertainment Weekly‘s latest issue, on newsstands Friday (June 24).

Also with Anna on collectible covers are Stephen Moyer and Joe Manganiello!

Here’s what the True Blood stars had to share with the mag:

Anna, on Sookie’s attraction to three men: “There’s yearning and longing, lust and protection from those three relationships. And it’s very difficult for her to choose, and she doesn’t want to choose, either.”

Alexander, on why he likes the show to differ from the True Blood books:“You want fans of the books who’ve read them a million times to still be surprised when they watch the show. We can’t be like, ‘Oh, well, now this is going to happen, and now this is going to happen, and here’s that.’ It’s important to keep it fresh.”

Creator Alan Ball, on being proud of the series: “One of my favorite things I’ve heard is how one of our former assistant directors was visiting her college girlfriends in Texas and one of their husbands came up to say, ‘I just have to thank you for the show because we’re having the best sex we’ve had in years,’ and I’m like, ‘Good! That’s good!’”

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Photos: Entertainment Weekly
Posted to: Alexander Skarsgard, Anna Paquin, Joe Manganiello, Magazine, Stephen Moyer, True Blood

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  • Lauren

    That’s a stupid cover.

  • Debbie

    The face Anna’s pulling at Stephen made me laugh.

  • Jen

    Love the cover!

  • Dina

    Love it. Anna’s look > all

  • Emily

    Love the Eric and Sookie cover!

  • FASkars!


  • Chloe

    Ok, Joe is a good looking guy but all the hair they photoshopped on his arms and hands is totally gross! Plus, why isn’t he wearing a jacket and glasses like the other two guys?

  • The truth

    This show is like Burger with chips, ketchup and coca-cola. Easy and greasy.

  • K

    Anna looks only Stephen :)))

  • Emma

    The covers are smartly done.. like her facial expressions. She “hates” Bill, is confused about Alcide and she looks like she wants Eric lol
    Obviously Eric & Sookie are gonna hook up this season.

  • Stacie

    Totally love Eric , so sick of Sookie . Can’t wait until Sunday night … True Blood is finally back .

  • Kelly

    these photos are hilarious! Very different from all the sexy pictures that have been out to promote the new season. I like them, it’s nice to have a little fun.

  • sandra L.

    Really clever covers. I love Sookie’s sidelong glance at Bill ( like wtf??) My favorite is the one with BILL!! So funny.

  • nepenthes

    Askars looking goofy- too funny!

  • JM

    Love them all but Sookie & Eric is my favorite. Only 3 more days til the witching hour. Bring it on!

  • Liz

    ROTFLOL! This is good! I’m Team Bill, but I love all the covers!

  • J

    The cover with Bill and Sookie is a riot! I just love it,cause my vamp honey is Bill!

  • Honest

    @Emma: “she looks like she wants Eric”
    I don’t see it?

  • blah

    Alex looks really good with glasses! And love the touch of the pitchfork being bloody in the Eric and Bill ones.

    As for looking like she wants Eric – she’s standing closer to Alex than she is the other two guys.

    And it also cracks me up that Anna (5’5) likely had to stand on a crate in the Joe (6’5) and Alex (6’4 1/2) ones to make it look like Stephen (5’10) is the same height as them.

  • megan

    loving the eric one!! can’t wait for eric and sookie!!!

  • cute

    They’re cute!

  • Actually

    I love how Alan Ball just said that he’s most proud that they’re essentially making soft porn.

  • GreenCAT

    Alex looks hot with glasses! Wooo!

  • Brunette

    Love the cover with Alex <3 Glasses are definitely a good look for him!

  • CafĂ©lady

    Funny idea! I like all 3 cover-pics, but the eric/sookie one is my favourite, of course! :)
    Interesting, that only SM and AS wear glasses…is JM that ‘vain’? ;)
    Talking about glasses; that alex looks good with it, one know this since one could see the first pics of him with shades…but the other sort of suits him well too.

    I can’t wait for season 4, because DttW was my favourite and I’m looking forward to see alex as amnesia-eric, of course! And the sookie/eric scenes in general…hope AB has had a little mercy with the (book-)fans this time…;)
    …and what’s with laffy and jesus, jess and hoyt, pam….arrgh, waiting sucks, really! ;))

  • seeshay

    cute and very clever idea for covers. Looking forward to seeing TB start again Sunday. I kind of feel bad for Alex S who keeps showing up in fan pics etc working so many nights but… am happy for me to think there will be a lot more Eric time this season.

  • http://none newbornwings

    @Honest: Photo of Anna is exactly the same in both Eric and Alcidec covers. Joe and Alex just photoshopped in.

    The funniest thing to me about this cover as anyone who has taken Humanities 101 should remember is the original piece was of father and daurhter not man and wife. Now can you look at the cover and not find it a little creepy?……lol

    Althought] above statement is true it is being said with joking attitude and meant to make people laugh. ;)