Well. I am going gaga over Eric Northman of the Sookie Stackhouse (Southern Vampire Mysteries) series. Eric is gorgeous. Eric is tall. Eric is dangerous at times, devilishly charming at others. Eric is complex. Eric is a vampire. Eric is a Viking. Eric is all man.
You should read the Sookie series, if only to know Eric. I swear, you will fall hopelessly head over heels in love with the rogue. This guy is the ultimate woman’s ideal guy (ok, fine, with the exception of fangs, but still). And Charmaine Harris is a goddess for having created him!
The first few seconds that Eric appeared on True Blood (as the owner of the vampire bar Fangtasia), I thought, Dear God, they did the vamp injustice. He was shrouded in the dark, was wearing a coat that all but covered his body, and appeared very, very briefly. And I was so disappointed, because Eric Northman is the greatest character (aside from Sookie of course) in the Sookie series — the most handsome, most compelling, most magnetic personality.
I didn’t realize, until the last few episodes of True Blood, how brilliantly Eric was cast. The guy they got to play Eric is Alexander Skarsgård, a Swedish actor, the son of famous character actor Stellan Skarsgård. And it seems that great acting runs in the genes, because not only is Alexander hot enough to play Eric (Alexander stands 6″4′ and is built like a Greek god. Oh sorry, like a Viking.), he is also able to portray perfectly the arrogance and charisma of Eric Northman.
Check out these screencaps from True Blood. (God, those arms….!!!!)
He’s gorgeous!!!!! I cannot wait for the next season of True Blood! It’s bad enough that Sookie and Eric’s relationship is still undefined in the Sookie series, after all they’ve been through. (Eric’s saved Sookie’s life so many times, and vice versa. They’ve shared blood three times, which creates a very deep bond between them such that each can feel whatever the other feels. They made love when Eric lost his memories, but ever since Eric regained his memories, they’ve avoided each other. Sookie goes out with other men, but can’t shake off her feelings for Eric. Eric himself is utterly confused about how he feels for Sookie, whether he likes her because of her fairy blood, or their blood bond, or if he truly loves her.) I cannot wait for the 9th installation of the Sookie books, Dead and Gone. I really hope Sookie and Eric end up together!
For now, I guess all I can do is gawk at pictures of the super scorching hot Alexander Skarsgård. Look!!!
I don’t know if I’m in love with Eric, or if I’m in love with Alexander. Probably both!!! And, erm, the pics below lean a little bit NSFW, but not quite, so be forewarned. Alex in the shower!
That’s Alexander in the Swedish movie Hundtricket (the Dog Trick). Hot, isn’t he? :D