Warning: The following “True Blood” scoop may lead to you potentially fanning yourself. You see, this is a show that likes to push the envelope, occasionally even to the point where it does things that don’t make any sense except in the land of fanfiction. The idea of throwing two straight characters into a love scene with each other has to qualify as one of those things. The show has already done that at times courtesy of dream sequences (see Jason and Warlow), but apparently two of the actors have been pushing for it to happen in the show’s actual reality.
Speaking to The Huffington Post in a new interview about the upcoming episodes, Stephen Moyer, who is a busy guy thanks to “The Sound of Music Live” coming on NBC next week, said (possibly in jest) that he and Alexander Skarsgard have been looking for a way to strip down together:
“Alex (Skarsgard) and I have been pushing for an Eric-Bill love scene for a long time, but they always said no. But our dream would be for my football team, West Ham United, to play his Swedish team, and would end up in some match-up that Bill and Eric happen to be able to get to.”
Moyer was kind enough to also share a few extra details, including that the new season will start shooting in January, and despite him directing the first episode, he still has no real idea at all what the story is going to be. He did say that shooting the end is in some ways a “sad” experience, given everything that the cast has been through. But personally, we feel like its time, and it could have even been time during season 6. At least the end of this past summer’s season started to really propel the show back in the direction that it needs to be, and that is telling stories that really have all of the characters involved in them.
This is not the first time this week that we’ve had news to share regarding Skarsgard’s story this week; we also shared that producers are casting a new character to play a love interest for Eric, who may be pretty well burned to a crisp based on the way season 6 ended.