Alexander Skarsgard gives good face.
The star of HBO's True Blood, 35, has been named the face of Calvin Klein's newest men's fragrance, Encounter, the brand announced Friday. The first ad features Skarsagrd caressing model Lara Stone's lips.
"The global launch of Encounter Calvin Klein introduces a new interpretation of the contemporary, confident man," Catherine Walsh, senior vice president, American Fragrances, Coty Prestige, tells Us Weekly in a statement. "Alexander perfectly reflects the Encounter Calvin Klein attitude -- modern, stylish and unapologetically masculine."
Skarsgard and Stone, 28, also shot a short film to promote the scent; further details about their TV spot will be released in August.
"Their idea for their concept was very intriguing to me. It was almost like a short film and very film noir. It felt interesting to me," Skarsgard tells WWD. "I wanted to be involved with something where you tell a story -- even though it's a short story."
The fifth season of True Blood premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. EST on HBO.