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Posted Tue, May 17, 2011 10:10pm EDT

'True Blood' Hunk Alex Skarsgard Says Love Scenes With Anna Paquin 'Require A Lot Of Acting!'

One of the hottest men on HBO opens up to ‘GQ,’ talking about ‘True Blood’ love scenes, his relationship with his father and the controversial onscreen relationship between him and Kate Bosworth in ‘Straw Dogs.’

For those of you who aren’t True Blood fans, Alex Skarsgard plays the dashing Eric Northman — a tall, blonde and handsome viking vampire who could give Edward Cullen a run for his money with the ladies any day. In real life, Alex is equally as hunky, scoring ladies like A-lister Kate Bosworth with his six-foot-four stature and drool-worthy physique. The Swedish heartthrob sat down with GQ and gave all the juicy details about shooting his racy love scenes with Anna Paquin and about his relationship with his superstar father, Stellan Skarsgard.

Last season, things got heated between Anna and Alex in some sexy dream scenes, which could make for some awkward tension with Anna’s real life husband Stephen Moyer being on set. Alex says his hot chemistry Anna is purely acting, because he looks at her like a sister.

“It’s really clear to Steve and to everybody else what the deal is—which is that Anna is like a sister to me,” Skarsgard says. “Those love scenes take quite a bit of acting, actually. A lot of acting.”

The Viking King is the son of  Swedish acting royalty, Stellan Skarsgard, who has become a good friend and ally of Alex as he takes his acting career to the next level. Alex jokes he isn’t trying to compete with his father, but rather support him as he gets older.

“He wasn’t around as much as normal dads, and seeing his passion…Maybe it was a way to get his attention… I mean, if anything, we’re trying to take care of him. He’s over the hill,” the True Blood star says, laughing.

Alex refused to comment about his rumored relationship with his Straw Dogs co-star Kate Bosworth, but there will be a controversial love scene between the two in film. Apparently there is a rape scene that would leave Kate in tears after every shoot, but fortunately Alex was there to offer some comfort and a shoulder to lean on. Sounds intense!

With three movies coming out in the next few moths, Alex’s career is about to jump from HBO superstar to celebrity A-lister — and we can’t wait to see more and more of him in Hollywood. Tell us what you think Hollywoodlifers! Are YOU Team Eric?

Nicole Fukuoka

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