Inquisitor did an exclusive interview with Alexander Skarsgard while on the press junket for “What Maisie Knew” in NYC. The entire interview is worth a read since he talks at length about the process of making what Maisie Knew with Onata Aprille, but I’ll excerpt only the True Blood quotes below. Details below the Read More.
THE INQUISITR: Do you feel like the True Blood books are following your character’s arc well?
SKARSGARD: At this point I think we’ve kind of gone on a different path. It’s based on the world and the characters, and in the beginning we follow book by book. The season would be based on that book, and the third season would be based on the third book, but now it’s taken on a life of its own. I think it has to because otherwise what’s the point of watching the show if you can just read the books? It has to have its own identity.
THE INQUISITR: There’s this terrible rumor going around that your character on True Blood is going to get killed off. Is that true?
SKARSGARD: I obviously can’t say [LAUGHS]
I don’t believe for a second that they would kill off Eric unless the show was ending because they have to know how popular he is. And as for the “different path” from the books? I’m down with that!