True Blood hunk Alex Skarsgard was interviewed by director Jonas Akerlund in the new issue of OUT Magazine, and the two discuss their love for Sweden, how Americans are obsessed with nudity and yup, the "boning season."
When asked about his hit HBO show, Skarsgard noted that it was "very tame" by Swedish standards, adding, "[it] always strikes me as weird because parents in the States freak out if their kids see a nipple or a butt cheek, but at the same time they're OK with their kids watching people bash each other's heads in with baseball bats. I notice in interviews in the U.S. all people want to talk about is nudity. You have a half-hour interview, and you spend 25 minutes talking about the nude scenes, and of course, if it makes sense as a scene, I'll do it."
So what do Swedes do in the cold winter months? "I think part of the reason why there are so many musicians coming out of Sweden is you're encouraged to play an instrument, or to sing and be creative, from a very early age, and it's free," he said. "It's a combination of a good school system and the long, dark winters. Because that means people sit in their garages and play music for five months because it's too cold and dark to be outside."
Akerlund added, "That's the boning season. And then it's spring, and that's also boning season. And summer's the best boning season." Skarsgard's response? "And that's also why we're so liberal and so cool with our sexuality," he said. "Because we f*** a lot." Good to know!