In a scene straight out of most women's fantasies, sexy and often topless "True Blood" star Alexander Skarsgård admits he loves being in the buff.
"I'm not a prude. I'm from Sweden, and it's different there," he told popeater.com. "I love to be naked. It's kind of liberating."As Eric Northam, the "True Blood" star has already flashed his taut behind for audiences and engaged in numerous sexually charged scenes with a number of his female co-stars.
But the 33-year-old actor, who is reportedly dating Kate Bosworth, will not bare all for no reason.
"If it makes sense, I'll do nudity, and it's made sense every single time I'm naked on the show," he told popeater.com.
He doesn't even mind stripping in front of men.
"I've got a very, very graphic scene coming up [in "True Blood"] that I shot with a man," he told the gossip Web site.
Despite his affinity for saucy scenes, however, Skarsgård tends to be attracted more to dark material than to romance. In fact, he only agreed to appear in Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" music video, which was directed by fellow Swede Jonas Ackerland, if it didn't include romantic cliches.
"I didn't want to do something if we'd just be walking down the beach or holding hands or that sort of thing," he told the gossip Web site. "When Jonas pitched it, he was like, 'It won't be anything silly. You're going to try to kill her and push her off a balcony and then she'll come back and she'll poison you and you die.' "
Skarsgård thought it sounded "cool" and immediately accepted the gig that ultimately raised his profile.
"I worked on it for six hours at least, six or seven hours, and I guess a lot of people saw it," he told popeater.com. "The thing is, you can work on a movie for three months, and no one sees it, and then you do something like this for six hours, and that's what people talk about!"
All that exposure for so little work was the perfect fit for the actor.
"I'm just going to quit acting and do music videos from now on," he joked to the gossip Web site. "I'm over 'True Blood.' I'm officially quitting right now!"