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Alexander Skarsgard talks about Eric in season 4 of 'True Blood'

Eric Northman fans who have read the fourth book in Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire Mysteries know that we're in for a real treat in the upcoming season of True Blood. Vampires and werewolves and witches, oh my! Not to mention a powerful and ancient Viking vampire we have come to love who completely forgets who he is.

Alexander Skarsgard at PaleyFest 2011
Alexander Skarsgard at PaleyFest 2011
Photos by David Livingston/Getty Images
Alexander Skarsgard at PaleyFest
Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images

During the panel at PaleyFest 2011, he stated about his character, "What we're doing now is so different. This powerful character is just gone. What we built up in the last three years is just gone. It's the polar opposite of who Eric really is." He told the audience that we got to see his softer side when it came to Godric. When asked why Eric is so lost, he added, "He doesn't know who he is. He's very vulnerable." What caused this infliction upon Eric? Not wanting to give away too much of the story, Alex just says that he messed with the wrong people.

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