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Tarzan star Alexander Skarsgard opens up about gay sex scenes

Tarzan star Alexander Skarsgard opens up about gay sex scenes

Ryan Kwanten and Alexanbder Skarsgard get in on in True Blood.

Alexander Skarsgard has gone from playing a pansexual vampire on TV’s True Blood to the title character in The Legend of Tarzan.

While his very buff body is again on display as Tarzan, the hero will not be getting any same-sex action the way Eric Northman sometimes did on the HBO show.

Skarsgard reflected this week on his steamy scenes with True Blood co-stars Theo Alexander and Ryan Kwanten.

‘You just have to embrace it,’ he tells PrideSource. ‘They’re incredible scenes.’

The show with its queer characters and storylines had an impact on the 39-year-old actor.

‘It was just one of the most profound experiences ever. Just liberating. Even though there’s shit loads of nudity on the show, it never felt gratuitous.’

Skarsgård is happy to have been part of a show that portrayed all kinds of sexuality.

‘What was so interesting about the show was that it wasn’t on the nose. It’s obviously a cultural reference and a metaphor,’ he says.

‘A lot of the storylines are metaphors for the strife people in the LGBT community experience, but it’s done in a very subtle way where people who have never met anyone who’s gay or who have prejudice toward that community would still embrace the show and would still come up [to me] and be super excited about it.’

He adds: ‘What [creator] Alan [Ball] did was beautiful and it was groundbreaking because, for myself, since I was a toddler, I’ve had someone very close to me that I admire who was gay, which made that lifestyle as normal as any other lifestyle.’