‘True Blood’ season 7: Catch Alexander Skarsgard disrobing … in the snow … again

A surprise -Alexander Skarsgard has over the years shown that he has no problem shedding some of his clothes. What’s the reason for that? He has cited at times being a free person, and also that his Swedish heritage makes it such that modesty is generally not a big deal.

So following the actor showing off a whole lot of Skarsgard during the season 6 finale of “True Blood,” where his character Eric Northman felt the power of the sun while surrounded by snow, he decided to spoof that in a way during a recent trip to Antarctica.

In a new photo posted to Instagram late Tuesday, you can see Alex at it again, with the only difference this time being that he is sitting on a toilet pretending to read something while in the buff … despite the temperatures being such that this recent polar vortex really isn’t going to seem like anything at all. It’s a pretty funny way to send up the other “True Blood” photo, and it also led to a joke from the poster of the photo that maybe he is reading his script for the upcoming seventh season.

There are a number of questions that immediately come to mind after seeing something like this:

1. Is Alexander crazy, or just extremely tolerant of cold weather?

2. Where in the world did they get a toilet outdoors in Antarctica?

3. Given that this trip happened last month, why did it take so long for the photo to be uploaded online?

What do you think about Alexander doing this for a second go-around: Funny stuff, or simply crazy? Share some of your thoughts below, and click here if you’re interested in seeing some more scoop about some changes that are coming with the cast. The new season starts filming this month, and should premiere on HBO in June.

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