Awwwwww.. This is one of the most adorable stories! All of here at MTF are huge True Blood fans. I honestly, love Alan Ball and think he created an amazing show (I know, I know based on the novels) and I’m stoked for the season 6 premiere.
Now, Jack had never met anyone from True Blood and headed out to a Q and A with Alexander Skarsgard. Alex is a really nice guy but this story really made me smile!
Check it out after the jump!
Let the “True Blood” sightings begin! When the show first started I couldn’t get into it until I started dating a girl obsessed with the show (around season three). Eventually it became Sunday tradition watching the show with her and even two ex-girlfriends later I still enjoy watching “True Blood.” Maybe it’s because I can really relate to Hoyt and Jessica’s relationship that I still feel connected or the fact Deborah Ann Woll is smoking hot (90% sure it’s because Deborah is super hot). Either way, I’m really excited for the season six premiere on June 16th!
Last night I saw the movie “The East,” which stars Brit Marling, Ellen Page and a certain vampire from Bon Temps, Eric Northman a.k.a. Alexander Skarsgård. The film is about eco-terrorism and is a fantastic thriller worth checking out. I strongly suggest checking out this awesome movie. During the past three days I have seen the film twice and attended two different Q&A’s with select cast, meeting two of three principle actors. After meeting Ellen Page on Thursday I decided to head out and attend a screening with Alexander Skarsgård as I really wanted to support the film.
Honestly, the way Q&A’s have been going it’s getting less worthwhile to attend so I didn’t know what to expect. Once again, the film held up well and suddenly a “random blogger” was pulled up during the intro for the Q&A. As it turns out, she created a tumblr for the film and was permitted to ask the first question in the moderator’s chair. That’s when the director and Alex were introduced. Although the girl needed help to ask a question, the Q&A was pretty entertaining. However, the real fun started once the Q&A ended.
A woman immediately approached Alex as he was leaving for a picture, but security started escorting him out. Not knowing if he wasn’t “taking pictures” I approached him by a railing during his exit and asked politely for his autograph.
“Let’s do it outside. I promise to sign out there for you. Let’s just clear the theater.”
True to his word, Alex exited the theater and started taking pictures with dozens of women. At one point, he was literally engulfed by women with security nearby.
Even though there were a handful of people trying for autographs, women of all ages, shapes and sizes were squeezing their way by people to get a picture with him. Even on several attempts by security, Alex told him he wanted to meet his fans.
After taking a couple dozen photos literally outside our theater, Alex moved closer to the concession stand to take even more pictures. I seriously debated about getting a pic with him, but some of these women were pretty aggressive. So much so people’s flashes were ruining pics taken and jockeying for positions. Still, Alex took it all in stride and was smiling the entire time.
Once again, security tried to “get him to leave,” but Alex reassured him he wanted to stay. Eventually I caught a break in between photos and asked him to sign my True Blood Season 5 DVD in red (Yes, Mike I know a big NO NO).
(Editor’s Note: I cringed when I saw the red sharpie! M-)
Then another two people had photos to get signed and I asked him to personalize my “Entertainment Weekly,” which he gladly did.
I thanked him and pushed my way away from the crowd. He was still there taking pictures and accommodating various fan requests a few minutes later. Wow, that’s really impressive!
Honestly, Alexander Skarsgård went above and beyond tonight. I don’t know too many A-list TV stars, who would be so cool with a hundred plus fans wanting his autograph and/or pictures in a movie theatre lobby. Putting his arms around so many adoring fans and signing autographs in these circumstances was unbelievable. The fact he told security “let me be” and “I want to meet my fans” multiple times shows what a class act he is! Once again, thank you Mr. Skarsgård for being so classy and amazing to all your fans tonight! You rock! Until the next time, happy autograph hunting!
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