Alexander Skarsgard on Chris Meloni: “He’s So Hot!”By
Speculation about what’s going to happen in the next season of True Blood continues to percolate, with blogs going wild about the first official teaser for Season 5. “Buried”, a 30-second clip that was released a few weeks ago doesn’t give much away – no surprise, given how notoriously tight-lipped series creator Alan Ball and the cast and crew are about the season!
If you haven’t seen it yet, here it is! The trailer, which was uploaded to YouTube at the end of last month, has been making the rounds. The clip features footage of the woods at night and the text “In Bon Temps, nothing stays buried forever”. It ends with, “True Blood. The New Season. Coming This Summer”.
Everyone is speculating that this refers to Alcide’s discovery last season that the crazed Vampire King of Mississippi Russell Edgington had somehow escaped from his silver chains and cement grave. That is surely one of the things that possibilities, since the villainous vampire promised Eric that he would be back as cement was poured over his burnt body in Season 3.
Actor Denis O’Hare said late last year that Russell would be returning in Season 5, but added that True Blood creator Alan Ball “devised an amazing trick to allow me to be present, but not fully acting.” Just three days back, O’Hare also said “I’ll probably be in most of the season, starting about midway.” When pressed to reveal how Edgington escaped his cement grave, O’Hare cheekily said, “If I told you that, they’d bury me again. All I can say is that he’s got friends in unlikely places.” Buried again? Oh no, we certainly wouldn’t want that! I guess we’ll just have to wait to find out!
In the meantime, Alexander Skarsgard who plays Eric has been making the rounds with Peter Berg to publicize his new film, Battleship. In an interview with MTV just a few days ago, Skarsgard revealed that they were currently filming Episode 4 of Season 5, and said that he had already had the chance to work with new cast member, Christopher Meloni, who’s allegedly playing an old and very powerful vampire. Asked what it was like to work with Meloni, Skarsgard gushed, “He’s really, really good… and a great guy”. Since everyone on True Blood seems to get their shirt off, Skarsgard was asked if Meloni would have any scenes without his shirt on. Skarsgard cagily said, “Maybe, maybe not”, adding with a mock swoon, “He’s so hot”.
Check out the video of the interview, courtesy of MTV! (As with all MTV videos, you have to be in the US to view this.)