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Will Alcide Come Between Sookie and Bill... and Eric?

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In the first part of his interview with Entertainment Weekly, Joe Manganiello explained how he landed the key role of Alcide on True Blood.

Today, he goes into more detail about the effect Alcide's presence will actually have on Sookie and company. Specifically, will her quasi love triangle with Bill and Eric grow into a quadrangle?

On what Alcide offers Sookie: Although he’s not entirely human, he is flesh and blood. He has a lifespan. In the books, he hugs Sookie and she feels his skin and it’s just radiating heat.... It’s [similar to when] she met Bill and what a relief it was for her to not to be able to hear his thoughts.

Joe Manganiello

On his character's appearance: He’s really big. He’s giant. When Sookie first meets him, she opens the door and looks up, and then has to look up some more. So there’s this giant presence standing in the doorway with dark hair and dark features. He’s strong and protective.

He comes from a construction background; his father is in the construction business. He’s heroic and romantic. I don’t think it’s a secret that he has a broken heart when he shows up. He had a really rough go of this relationship with Debbie Pelt, so there’s a lot of friction there. Debbie’s doing a lot of things to get back at Alcide.

The role of Debbie Pelt has not yet been cast. Any suggestions on who should play her?

Read Manganiello's full interview at

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    Sarah Michelle Geller should play Debbie. She plays a great bitch (remember her fucking with Reese Witherspoon's character in Cruel Intentions)
    The roll has likely been cast by now, however as I read the books, this is the type of person I envisioned as Debbie.


    not interested in this, but maybe someone else is. not watching the show for the minor love triangles, but for the intrigues, fun and characters. and my fave is Eric. he is too funny and one good character. and Bill, he's also funny. eric is funny when he's sexy, so therefore I support the sookie/eric/bill thing, but otherwise I prefer the drama to the "hot stuff minor characters". :) still wouldnt kick them out of the show for being flirty, just dont forget to concentrate on the story.