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Alexander Skarsgard talks about childhood, his vampire sister, and a bromance

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Alexander Skarsgard is featured in this month's Bullett magazine with an extensive interview and photo shoot (view slideshow to the left). He had the journalist running with him through the streets of New York City while trying to make it to a play on time. A play that happened to star his True Blood co-star, Denis O'Hare.

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He speaks about an impending bromance between Eric and Bill on True Blood. After being caught in a love triangle with Sookie, she dismisses both of them. The two never could see eye-to-eye until now. “Bill and Eric have to set aside their disputes and team up. They bond in the process; they have no choice. There’s definitely a bit of a bromance going on there,” he said, smiling. “It’s a little like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”

Alexander talks about the new character being introduced this season, Eric's sister Nora (Lucy Griffiths) who is a member of the Vampire Authority. “Eric runs into someone very special. There aren’t a lot of human people who Eric really cares about—he’s only loyal to a few. We saw his passion with his maker Godric, with Pam, and with Sookie. Nora is definitely just as important; she’s played a significant part in his life. She still does.”

On his childhood, he says, “I grew up in a very secular society. I have atheist parents. My morality never came from religion or from scripture, but that doesn’t mean I can’t have the same values or ethics.” While his father, Stellan Skarsgard performed in local theaters, young Alexander would play in the backstage dressing room. “He would rehearse one play during the day and then perform the other at night, so I didn’t see him much. He was on stage working with Ingrid Bergman, and I’d be in the makeup room, playing with all the prosthetic noses and wigs.”