The new season of ‘True Blood’ begins June 16 — and it sounds more clothing-optional than ever.
When you star on a hit HBO show about sex-crazed vampires, chances are you’re going to have to strip down from time to time — and that’s A-OK with Alexander Skarsgard. The statuesque gentleman stopped by Conan on June 5 to talk about True Blood‘s upcoming sixth season, and he revealed the surprising reason why he’s so comfortable in his own skin.
Apparently, he has his dad Stellan Skarsgard to thank!
“I think I was 14 the first time I saw my dad wearing pants,” Alexander said of his dad. “When he wasn’t at the theater, he was home cooking or chilling … with no clothes on.”
Then things got really weird.
“It’s not that big, so it’s fine,” he added, talking about the “stove” in his family’s kitchen. “It’s average, plus.” (Right, Skarsgard. The “stove.”)
Alexander Skarsgard Talks ‘Evil’ Eric In Season 6
Along with being perpetually shirtless — and possibly more, HBO-willing — Alexander’s Eric Northman will be getting in touch with his dark side in season six.
“[Eric’s] doing some evil stuff this year, some stuff that’s not so nice,” Alexander told HollywoodLife.com exclusively May 20 at Piaget’s screening of Fox Searchlight’s The East in NYC. “You’ll see this season he’s doing some pretty nasty stuff. It’s not all good.”
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— Andy Swift