Alexander reveals he quit acting once to go to uni in Leeds Image: But the best thing is the godlike humans it produces. Which is as official as hotness can get. More of that later. And go a bit pink. Which is what we mostly want to ask him about. Alexander kept tight-lipped about his rumoured romance with Brit beauty Alexa Chung Image: Well, we are human, so of course we are going to love that kind of title.
Getting his kit off in the True Blood finale Image: Do you stay in touch with the True Blood cast? I see Kristin Bauer van Straten Pam loads.
We all stay in touch and I miss them a lot. Did you have any idea before it started that the show would be so popular? I was very excited when I got it, but I had no idea I would like playing a Viking vampire.
I mean, no one would have any clue if that was going to work or not. When did you first realise how much True Blood had changed your life? It was season two. I had a long wig in season one, so no one really recognised me off-set, even though the show was very successful from the get-go. Then my character Eric cut his hair and I had all these storylines. I remember it aired and I went back to Sweden to see my family — it was very relaxed.
Then I came back for Comic-Con in San Diego, walked out on stage, and there were 5, people in a room screaming at me. I was in shock that whole weekend — it was unbelievable. With father and actor Stellan Image: You must have been used to the attention? He always protected us… He wanted to keep us normal and not invite the media in. It is what it is, you just have to deal with it. I learnt that young. Yet you still became an actor? I was a child actor in Sweden between the ages of six and My dad was an actor, he was friends with a director, and sometimes they needed kids in movies and I was asked.
I did one that got some attention when I was 13 and it made me uncomfortable. So I quit acting. Then I knew I had to decide what I wanted to do with my life. When you picked acting, was your dad pleased? Do what makes you happy. What are the best and worst things about being in your position? The best is the doors it opens. The worst thing would be not being able to keep all things private. Where do you go to get away from all that? Back home to Sweden. To see my family and childhood friends, because nothing has really changed there.
I love hanging out in the local pub. How were your own teenage years? Adolescent women are usually depicted in their ivory tower waiting for their knight in shining armour to come and save them.
But this film is real. The girl is talking about being horny and thinking about sex. People can relate to that more. Did you think about sex a lot? You feel even more ostracised. Like us on Facebook.