Any True Blood fan will tell you that the reason for the show’s success lies not within the fantastical plot (though that certainly helps), but rather in the drool-worthy cast. Alexander Skarsgard, who plays bad boy vamp Eric Northman, has a particular draw among the female demographic, so it should come as no surprise that he couldn’t stay single for long.
The hunky actor was spotted cozying up to Elizabeth Olsen at the Vanity Fair 2012 Oscar Party on Feb. 26. A witness at the event told Page Six that, “They were talking in a corner, for a long time.” And while that by itself is not very much to go on, the actress’s recent chat with ET Canada (via People) adds some intrigue.
When asked about the recent rumors regarding her relationship with the HBO heartthrob, Olsen side-stepped the question and started talking about how she doesn’t like to make gossip a part of her life. She stated, “The one time I make it part of my life and you have a conversation with someone, you’re just like, ‘Okay, well, I guess talking to people is not a [relationship].'” It’s not exactly a confession, but it’s not exactly a denial either.
Skarsgard became single last summer after his split with Kate Bosworth and he hasn’t been romantically linked to anyone since. Well, until now, that is. And though some will undoubtedly criticize their significant age difference — he’s 35 while she’s only 23 — you really can’t blame the girl for being interested. He’s absolutely gorgeous.
So what do you think? Would they make a cute couple?
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