Bron and reaised in Stockholm (his father is acclaimed actor Stellan).
Skarsgard was a child actor and is now a marquee name in his native land. It was while he was on vacation in L.A. with his dad that he landed his first U.S. role– as a male model in 2001′s Zoolander.
As the erigmatic vamp Eric Northman, Skarsgard oozes sex and swagget. “I had a blast this season,” the 33-year-old says. “it’s been fun to show that there’s more to Eric than first meets the eye. He’s not just the evil guy.” But the role has held Skarsgard back…from gettin a tan. “In July when we wrapped season 2, the first thing I did was chill out at the beach the whole day.”
LOST IN TRANSLATION
For the Viking flashbacks in which Eric first meets his maker, Godric, Blood’s writers asked Skarsgard to translate the dialog into Swedish himself. “No one behind the camera understood a single word. We could have said anything we wanted.”
Skarsgard will play the bad guy again, this time in a remake of Straw Dogs with Kate Bosworth and James Marsden.
SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly (from my friends at the Blue Whale Pub)
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