The HollywoodLife.com interview with Alexander Skarsgard earlier this week at the NYC premiere of “The East” is now available in video! It includes some some juicy tidbits about Eric Northman’s actions in season 6 and some interesting (to me, anyhow) details about how he lost weight for “Hidden” last fall. Can we call that the Alexander Skarsgard diet?
Michael McMillian got into the spirit of the #ShowYourFangs HBO campaign with this shot on Twitter, commenting “Nobody said vampires were great at following instructions, still #ShowYourFangs! The war has begun… @TrueBloodHBO”
Want to show your fangs to HBO? Check out the campaign here: http://connect.hbo.com/events/true-blood/showyourfangs/
True Blood is featured in this week's (May 31st - June 7th) double issue of Entertainment Weekly in their article on "Your Summer Must List"! There is even a review of Alex's movie, The East in this issue as well! Our B was kind enough to share the scans - but was unable to post - so I'm doing it instead.
Today is the day that season 5 DVDs are scheduled to arrive in the US (mine is on its way, woohoo!) and Entertainment Weekly has posted a snippet of Russell Edgington speaking about what he he’d like to do with Sookie Stackhouse and her fairy blood. And it isn’t just drinkin’ her up like a sunshine shake…
Read the story and check out the video here!
I had an unexpected treat today: I got to attend tonight’s Q&A for “The East” in New York City! I did not get a chance to meet Alexander Skargars in person or get a one-on-one photo with him, but given that I spent a good 45 minutes less than 20 feet from him, I am still giddy!
This was my first time to attend something like this and it turned out to be an amazing experience. The Apple Store in Soho where the event took place is a very intimate venue, with only four rows of seats and 20-25 seats per row. The stage is only about 10 feet from the front row, and I was there early enough to end up in the front row middle section! (Since I don’t know when I would get another chance to do something like this, I thought I might as well as go for it.) This meant that I was VERY close the entire time, which was an unexpected thrill!
In a way, I wish I had taken more photos, but I realized that rather than see almost everything through my camera lens, I wanted to enjoy the real experience, so I only took photos off and on and spent the rest of the time just marveling at the fact that I was so close to Alexander Skarsgard. Me. Him. Same room! Even, as a friend put it, within lunging distance! (Although I wisely did not pounce on him, thus saving my friend from having to bail me out of a NYC jail.) Since we were asked not to use flash, the slow shutter speed on my camera led to some blurring of motion. Close ups were even more problematic because of the low light, and only a few of those came out, so you will see mostly full body shots.
I cannot emphasize enough how little justice my camera does to the actual distances (or lack) involved. The cast look MUCH further away in the photos than they were in real life.
The Q&A was recorded and will be made available in Itunes. When I get a link, I’ll post it, but in the meanwhile, here are my pictures.