Just ahead of this weekends US premiere of the shows fifth series, Calvin Klein has tapped the actor as the face of its new mens fragrance, Encounter Calvin Klein.
The campaign marks Skarsgards first time putting his face to a brand. The actor will appear in adverts with Lara Stone, the face of Kleins Euphoria fragrance for women, from September.
Their idea for their concept was very intriguing to meit was almost like a short film, and very film noir. It felt interesting to me, he told WWD. I wanted to be involved with something where you tell a storyeven though its a short story.
Skarsgard, who plays vampire sheriff Eric Northman on the cult show, said season five plotlines made for a fun year on the True Blood set.
Its been fun and different because after four years of us butting heads and fighting over Sookie [Anna Paquins character], this year is influenced by the fact that we killed the wrong vampire at the end of season four, he said. Were in deep trouble... and weve got to learn how to work together in fighting a common enemy.
Apparently Encounter has top notes of mandarin, cardamom and rum. Who knew vampires could smell so delicious?More