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Alexander Skarsgard: 'Completely Different Side of Eric'

Alexander Skarsgard: 'Completely Different Side of Eric'

Alexander Skarsgard drops by the gym on Saturday (July 2) in West Hollywood.

The 34-year-old True Blood actor wore sunglasses over what looked like a bruise under his eye. Hope everything’s okay!

Alexander recently chatted with the L.A. Times about the evolution of his character, Eric, and what will change for him in the current season of True Blood.

“It’s a completely different side of Eric,” Alex said. “He doesn’t know who he is so all that baggage is gone – 1,000 years of resentment and bitterness, the whole loathing humanity kind of stuff is gone. But there has to be an element of danger there still. I didn’t want him to become too much of a little puppy…. I don’t think it would be fun to watch him for very long if he was completely emasculated.”

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  • Greta

    Looks like Kate kicked his butt!

  • tami

    Poor Alex. I wonder how he got that bruise? o_O

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  • Ihatekatemkay

    I wonder if he got into a fist fight or if he fell and hit his head on something when he was drunk? Either way…it’s kinda hot…

  • Ihatekatemkay

    I wonder if he got into a fist fight or if he fell and hit his head on something when he was drunk? Either way…it’s kinda hot…

  • Ihatekatemkay

    I wonder if he got into a fist fight or if he fell and hit his head on something when he was drunk? Either way…it’s kinda hot…

  • Greta

    Naw, Kate punched him in the eye for yelling at her “friends” (the paps) the other day.

  • Ihatekatemkay

    @Greta She probably wouldn’t be able to reach that high up *snickers*.

  • :/

    poor boy. He looks terrible day by day :/

  • Panties go *poof*

    I wonder why JJ didn’t post the other pics of him with the ‘mystery girl’ ;D

    Hope he gets home and puts a nice cold beer on that bruise!

  • Pretty
  • ladybug

    @Panties go *poof*: I’m thinking the ‘mystery girl’ isn’t with him, just near him. And probably wondering why the heck there’s a person taking pictures of her.
    And I think if the punching happened during the Friday pap incident, wouldn’t have the paps in the car behind the Prius caught that?

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  • MarieBelle

    Damn, he is sexy even when he is annoyed and bruised up. He needs a pair of those aviator sunglasses that look SO good on him, it would cover up his poor eye better!

  • craig

    sometimes i stub my toe, but ma says give the parrot a cracker anyways and i guess that is what alex would do. so he’s my hero. he’s strong!

  • Panties go *poof*


    You are right i think. When i first looked at the pics i thought the same! I don’t think the bruise was anything to do with the pap encounter or those pics would be all over the normal sites…….hmm the plot thickens…or maybe he is just a bit clumsy sometimes, he is human after all! ;D

  • Doreen


    Alex looks good here, even with a bruise. I’m thinking you’re right though, and that’s just some random woman who just happened to be coming out of the gym at the same time. Either that, or she’s some fitness person or something maybe working with him.

  • kristen

    what is this “friday pap incident” everyone is talking about??

  • Debbie

    Is TB still being filmed? Might he not have ducked in time?
    The fourth book’s got a whole lot of fighting going on towards the endbut then the first two episodes only have the Jason storyline in common with Dead to the World.

  • Greg

    Kate Bosworth looks hot in that picture! Alex and Kate make a great couple!

  • ladybug

    @Debbie: That was something I was also wondering, if he’s still filming and got whacked by a camera or mike or an errant ‘fake’ punch.

    Kristen, this incident from Friday, he had a few words with a photog:

    I think he’ll be happy to have this weekend behind him, whatever happened.

  • seeshay

    sadly I agree — just some random girl. But I was excited for a moment there. Bruise looks nasty but probably doesn’t hurt all that much (black eyes always look worse than they feel) and you can’t tell with the sunglasses if his eye is swollen (that does hurt if so). Wouldn’t be TB filming being a weekend would it? I know nothing about filming schedules but don’t they get weekends off like in most jobs?

  • http://viking65 mforman

    Okay we have a few different things that could have happened:

    1) they were doing reshoots or added a new shot and he got hit by accident.

    2) he accidently got hit while working out

    We don’t know what happened, but we all feel bad that he got hurt.

    Truly though, no one can deny that he looks amazing even with his injury.

  • Camille

    Alex looks good, but I do wonder where he got the bruise from. Hopefully it was from work. It he got into a fight with a pap, I’m sure it would be all over the gossip news, and places like TMZ, etc.

    TB often films on the weekends, on Friday and Saturday at least. Not too sure about Sunday.

  • chelle

    Poor baby !!!i would say i would comfort him but since I am now a gay fat fangurl who is apparently unable to compliment another female …….lol

  • ladybug

    @chelle: But, he looks to be in need of your clinical skills!

  • craig

    @chelle: i think the same thing chelle. my ma says time heal many wounds, but my dentist told me be there at 5. i don’t know i guess alex has a bruise. so be it. he strong. i’d be home soon.

  • chelle

    @craig: Um ok thanks.. I am confused now.

  • Lisa


    That poster Greg, is being an ass, KB is not in any of the pics obviously lol
    They have got to be so over imo, 2 months & no sighnings? no way would that be if they were still together..

  • ladybug

    @chelle: It’s possible that craig is in more need of your clinical skills than is Alex. However, I think taking care of Alex would be much more fun!

  • chelle

    @ladybug: First thing I would do is make sure AS is anatomically correct ;)

  • ladybug

    @chelle: Indeed, it should part of any complete and thorough examination! :) You might be in violation of the Hippocratic Oath were you not to do that.

  • chelle

    @ladybug: And considering I do work at a teaching hospital, I am sure I could teach how to examine properly….. I remember my first hernia exam on a young male when I was a med student. That poor guy turned all different shades of red…Can you imagine? Just because a strange female if grabbing your junk is no reason to get all shy….lol

  • Canuck

    @mforman: Maybe those paps he was so pissed with cut him off and he whacked his face on the steering wheel.

  • chelle

    Santress has new melancholia photos up.

  • seeshay

    @Camille: thanks for that info Camille. I didn’t realize that they would film even on Saturdays. Yet another reason it’s good I’m not working in TV shows (the main one being that I have no talent LOL)

  • megan

    alex <3<3<3


    He doesn’t know how he got the bruise, because he was drunk like a viking.

  • ladybug

    @chelle: The one where he’s nuzzling Kristin’s character, I’m totally distracted by his hand.

  • Tanter

    Gosh, I would really like to know if this was an accident or if someone gave him a fist right in the face. Who would hit a hit a big guy like him? Wouldn’t they fear getting a fist right back – unless it was someone who knows him well enough to know he’s not the type who hits back?

    Just speculating btw. I’m guessing it’s just an accident. Someone hitting him would just be more juicy obviously..

  • @ Lisa post 30

    I don’t know last year was the same 2 months of being apart and then the fandom was hit with that dreadful broken bells pap concert, as much as I am not fond of the worthless I don’t think there finished/broken up! I think JJ will have some exclusive pics of them strollling out from somewhere!
    is alex going to party fo the 4th july? didn’t he party last year with kate and bjorn’s hmmmm will we get the same shots as last year?

  • chelle

    @ladybug: He has HUGE hands….oh the things that can be done with huge hands ;)

  • ladybug

    @@ Lisa post 30: I wouldn’t be surprised to see some sort of appearance before SD premieres, a Fourth of July party would be as good as any, since after that he’s probably going home and then NYC for filming.
    But this break seems different than last year’s break, they were working most of that, and while she’s been working, she’s been back in town for 2 weeks and not a tweet of them together.

  • Hans

    Heard that he hit his head, when walking kates dog…

  • Camille

    Well, HE was working last year. She supposedly spent the afternoon on romantic bike trips around the Swedish countryside. LOL! Yeah because Alex had so much time for that while filming with LVT. I agree though, no tweets of them at all, which is weird. There was that tweet last time of him in Michigan, right before he showed up in London for the European TB press tour, but nothing this time.

    Can someone post a link for the new pics?

  • Gina

    @ladybug: has there been any tweets about her any where? I’m asking because I’m not on twitter. I find it very odd that she’s in L A and hasn’t been pap’d at all? If that is the case, something is up with her.

    I bet he was injured on set.

  • Camille

    There was a tweet someone posted a couple days ago. She was spotted at Rite Aid by someone.

  • ladybug

    @Camille: Well, the time period between Way Out West and the beginning of October, they were both working, or at least not in HW.
    @Gina, I’m not on Twitter, but there are those here who are who have mentioned that she’s not even being talked about much by her stylist, Cher. I know that Cher styles the new Transformers model, but you’d think that Cher would still mention her JewelMint ‘partner’ on a regular basis. KB seems to be laying low, especially by her pap-loving normal standards.

  • Camille

    Hmmm, I remember her saying she spent all of August in Sweden. What was she doing in Sept? I can’t remember what she was working on, other than maybe JM but she was still in LA, wasn’t she? I always found it odd that she didn’t go to the Emmy awards with him but maybe they were still trying to keep apart then and got back together while he was in Hawaii.

  • JB

    @ladybug: Cher was probably dumped in her BFF position for Kat Coiro.