July 25, 2011 11:36am PT by Jethro Nededog
'True Blood's' Alexander Skarsgard Talks Shirtless Eric, Plus Sookie Shower Scene Confirmed
On Sunday’s episode of True Blood, we do believe we felt a slight tremor when Sookie (Anna Paquin) asked Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) not to leave and then the two finally engaged in a very hot kissing scene.
It’s a moment that fans of the Charlaine Harris books and the series have been waiting for since it was announced that Eric will indeed be struck with a spell that takes away his memories. So, what’s next?
At the True Blood panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Skarsgard and showrunner Alan Ball discussed the two topics of much importance to fans: Amnesia Eric’s general shirtless state, as well as the much-anticipated shower scene from the novels that signifies a very important romantic plot point between Eric and Sookie.
Here’s what the two had to say during the panel:
Question: Can you explain why Eric tends to be shirtless now that his memory has gone?
Alexander Skarsgard: “It’s been a problem. Sookie finds me out in the woods and I don’t really have any clothes there. Then, when she brings me home we have to figure it out. I mean, this outfit, where it did it come from? It’s probably not Jason’s, right? It might be Hoyt’s. It’s something that Sookie found in her house, maybe something Hoyt might have forgotten there -- the sweatshirt and sweatpants."
Alan Ball: "I believe if you take the Latin of the spell that was cast on Eric and you translate it, there’s a part where it says you will lose your shirt and then you will find a really dorky outfit that you will wear and you will still be insanely hot."
Question: Will we see the much-anticipated shower scene between Eric and Sookie from the books?
Alan Ball: “There will be a moment in the show when Sookie and Eric will be in a shower. It may not be exactly what happened in the books. It may be weirder and dirtier.”
Truebies, what do you think of what's to come for Eric and Sookie?
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