‘True Blood’ Star Alexander Skarsgard Talks Eric’s Newfound Protectiveness Over Bill

Sookie’s loss is our gain. Now that “True Blood“’s telepath has parted ways with bloodsucking beaus Bill and Eric, the vamps have been left to pick up the pieces (and hunt Russell Edgington) together, making for one of the most unlikely (albeit, incredibly awesome) television bromances.

When we caught up with one-half of that manwich—Alexander SkarsgĂ„rd—at Comic-Con over the weekend, we just had to ask if he gets as big of a kick out of the odd pairing as we do.

“I had a lot of fun exploring the fact that Eric is surprised by [the new friendship],” Alex said. “I enjoyed that aspect where he’s suddenly [looking at] Bill—this kid in Eric’s eyes that he never cared about—suddenly he finds himself protective and taking care of him. That’s not a feeling that Eric is comfortable with, because it makes him feel vulnerable.”

And we know the last thing Eric ever wants to feel is vulnerable—especially when he has no blood ties to the vampire in question.

“It’s one thing with Pam or with Godric or with Nora or Sookie, of course, but suddenly with Bill, the fact that he’s ready and wants to save him is uncomfortable at the beginning for Eric,” he explained. “After four years of Bill and Eric butting heads, it’s been a lot of fun because Stephen [Moyer] is obviously a dear friend of mine. It’s just been fun to play the ’Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ moment.”

Click play on the video above to hear Alex’s thoughts on working with Christopher Meloni and whether Eric can reclaim Pam as his progeny. And if missed, we’ve embedded the trailer for the second half of “True Blood”’s fifth season below.

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