Godric was a huge hit when he appeared in Season Two, why do you think people loved your character so much?
I didn't see that coming at all. But I think people were looking for some humanity in the vampire crowd. Even though Bill loves Sookie and everything, they were looking for someone who showed more compassion and humanity, and Godric did that. Also, I think it was because Godric was so anticipated in the season - he was talked about in almost every episode - so when he finally shows up and he's a young kid, it's very intriguing.
How did you react to all the attention?
I didn't know what to do with myself. I'm from Denmark, and we don't have that fan culture at all. And about a week after my episode aired, I was out and was recognized by people, and it was really, really overwhelming. I went to the Grove with a buddy of mine. I wasn't really paying attention, but he was like, 'Dude, all these people are looking at you.' And I looked around, and this little crowd had gathered around where we were sitting. I had to go and take pictures with people - it was really something else. It happened literally overnight, and I don't think anyone saw it coming. I remember Stephen Moyer saying, "Your character really got a lot of attention. That was insane."
How did you get your mind around playing a vampire who's thousands of years old?
I guess every guy who plays a vampire has to go through this. You can never really do enough research to learn what a 2,000-year-old vampire would know, because that's impossible. But you can at least try to imitate it and believe it yourself. My approach was to look at the elderly and see how they reacted to situations. If a young guy thinks he's onto something, he'll try to force everyone else to open their eyes and see that he's right. The elderly have a more calm approach - they'll sort of set an example and then expect that everyone will follow it. So that's what Godric did all the time. He didn't rush into anything; it was all thought through very well.