So, Rutger Hauer and Alexander Skarsgard are appearing in the same TV show. I'm not sure how I'm going to make it through an entire episode of True Blood next season without self-combusting. Anyhow, when I heard the positively brilliant move that the makers of True Blood cast the enigmatic and captivating actor Hauer in the part of vampire Macklyn Warlow, I almost didn't go to YouTube to replay his "Tears in Rain" soliloquy from Blade Runner more times than I care to reveal, but I did because how can you not any time you hear the name Rutger Hauer? That speech is epic! The whole movie crew cried when he filmed that! Don't worry if you haven't seen it because there's an obligatory forced viewing at the end of this anyway, but not before we take a step back and chat about how Hauer is going to be this season's creepiest vampire yet!
It should be noted: The True Blood creators are no doubt trying to make up for that whole Chris Meloni fiasco from last season. No matter how much white makeup Meloni wears, he's still always going to be a cop. So I get it.
Rutger Hauer, on the other hand, was born to be evil. Oh those piercing and slightly terrifying blue eyes and that sinister sexy smirk -- Hauer has totally got the vampire look down. Yes, I know he's a 69-year-old dude now and wearing a really bad wig (God I hope that's a wig?), but underneath that clown suit, he's still got major sex appeal and always had it. If you don't believe me, you can ask Anne Rice. As in, Interview With a Vampire Anne Rice. It was a younger Hauer she visualized as Lestat as she was writing her books. Unfortunately, Hauer was too old to play the lead role opposite Brad Pitt when the movie version came out, and we got stuck with Tom Cruise instead.
This is not the first vampire role Hauer has played (you need several days just to get through his IMDb profile). He's portrayed Dracula (and also the Van Helsing guy that kills Dracula), so he's definitely made his rounds on the bloodsucker circuit. But mark my words, this is going to be one of his best showings yet. Unlike Meloni, THIS GUY CAN ACT.
Watch this scene from one of the best movies of all time that he totally improvised and tell me I'm wrong. And while you're doing that, I'm going to imagine myself as Sookie and let Rutger Hauer bite me. And then I'm going to run to Eric for help. So, really, no rush.
What do you think of Rutger Hauer in the role of Macklyn -- is he perfect for it or what?
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