Brit Marling and Alexander Skarsgård are generating anarchy—not to mention major heat—in The East.
“She is this spy and she goes in this group made up of anarchists, and she is moved by the leader, who is played by Alexander, so we have some steamy love scenes,” revealed Marling.
As for kissing Skarsgård, Marling added she had no complaints. “If we want to do a sequel that’s just kissing Alexander, I would be totally fine by that!” she said with a laugh.
For his part, Alexander told E! News he was drawn to the script for more intellectual reasons, such as the lack of corporate and government accountability in today’s society.
“What I loved about the way it was written was that it’s about a woman that works for a corporation and she infiltrates the group. But it’s not like she worked for the bad evil corporations and she fought side by side with them and she lived happily ever after,” he notes. “It’s much more in-depth than that. They don’t agree on everything within the group, and that is why it raised so many questions of morality.”
Skarsgård also gave E! News a preview of what’s in store for his bloodsucking alter ego, Eric Northman, onTrue Blood. “He is doing some evil stuff this year,” the thesp revealed with a smile, adding that it’s been fun dabbling in Eric’s darker side.
The East hits theaters on May 31, while True Blood’s new season debuts on HBO June 16.
With humans closing in on them, the vampires of Bon Temps will resort to desperate measures on the upcoming sixth season of HBO’s True Blood – and it sounds like some of them may even be crossing over to the dark side! “[Eric’s] doing some evil stuff this year, some stuff that’s not so nice,” Alexander Skarsgard told HollywoodLife.com on May 20 at Piaget’s screening of Fox Searchlight’s The East in NYC.
“I like them both,” he told us about ‘good’ Eric and ‘evil’ Eric. “It’s fun to go back and forth, you get to play around with both sides. It’s always more interesting than one extreme or the other … when you have both within, and it’s an internal struggle.”
We’ve seen Eric commit some pretty seedy acts — remember when he killed Talbot while having sex with him? — and Alexander promised there’s plenty more where that came from. Though he admitted that Eric’s temporary season-four amnesia “affected him in a way,” he said Eric’s still going to be up to his old tricks.
“You’ll see this season he’s doing some pretty nasty stuff,” he told us. “It’s not all good.”
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