Alexander Skarsgard has showcased his gorgeous biceps in the summer 2012 issue of GQ Australia, which hits newsstands September 3. The “True Blood” star, who recently shed a noticeable amount of weight for upcoming drama “Hidden,” dished about his military experience in the accompanying interview.
With his smash-hit TV show "True Blood" having just wrapped up its fifth season, 36-year-old Alexander Skarsgard appeared in the summer 2012 issue of GQ Style Australia. The actor graced the cover of the fashion magazine dressed in a casual black v-neck t-shirt with white trousers and put his ripping biceps on display.
In his early twenties Alexander Skarsgard, who stands tall at 6 feet 4 inches, enrolled in the Swedish Army where he underwent rigorous training for 15 months.
“We were out in the woods in the middle of the winter for 10 days,” Skarsgard told the magazine, according to Daily Mail. “We didn’t really have any food or any sleep. It got to a point where people started to hallucinate and, you know, talk to their weapons. And cry. There was a moment where you’re, like, ‘I’m gonna die in five minutes.’”
Skarsgard, who became a global sex symbol after being cast as bad-boy vampire Eric Northman on “True Blood,” continued: “We were freezing cold and so tired and hungry. We came back to the barracks after 10 days and the captain said, ‘Now you’re gonna go out and run 20 miles with your backpacks.’ People f**king lost it. We thought we’d be out there for another 24 hours. People were dancing back to the barracks.”
The television star, who played the world’s coolest vampire and appeared in numerous nude sex scenes on the HBO show, revealed to the magazine that he doesn’t feel uncomfortable being naked on set. “Nudity is great,” he said. “If it makes sense in the script, I really don’t care.”
According to reports, the actor shed many pounds to prep for his role in the horror-thriller drama, “Hidden” which comes out next year.
Earlier this week, Star Magazine reported that Alexander Skarsgard is dating fellow Swede, 23-year-old Alicia Vikander. A source spilled to the magazine: “They are definitely the real deal.”
Skarsgard met the “Anna Karenina” actress when he was filming the upcoming drama “The East” over the winter. They have been seeing each other since then.