True Blood just ended its fifth season this week, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your TB fill in other ways. Alexander Skarsgård, who’s one of the sexiest studs on the HBO show, just popped up on GQ Style Australia’s annual Spring issue. That’s right, Spring. While we’re planning our Fall & Winter wardrobes here in North America, those lucky Aussies down under are preparing for warmer weather. SIGH.

Who better to showcase the season’s hottest looks than the handsome 36-year-old actor. Skarsgard definitely looks mighty damn fine in that black v-neck on the cover. I’m sure snapping this smoldering Swede was a breeze for photographer Steven Pan. In the accompanying interview, Alexander discusses his experience in the military, his upbringing and experience at Comic-Con. Check out more pics and his responses to the aforementioned topics below.

On his experience in the military

“We were out in the woods in the middle of the winter for 10 days. We didn’t really have any food or any sleep. It got to a point where people started to hallucinate and, you know, talk to their weapons. And cry. There was a moment where you’re, like, ‘I’m gonna die in five minutes.’ We were freezing cold and so tired and hungry. We came back to the barracks after 10 days and the captain said, ‘Now you’re gonna go out and run 20 miles [32 km] — with your backpacks.’ People f**king lost it. We thought we’d be out there for another 24 hours. People were dancing back to the barracks.”

On his upbringing

“Most of my dad’s friends were actors, directors, artists, musicians. It was artistic and lovely.”

On his experience at Comic-Con

?“There was a motorcade from the hotel in through the garage and up into the building… [The fans' screaming was] deafening.”

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