Alexander Skarsgård clocked a late night on the set of True Blood  in LA on Thursday before hitting Runyon Canyon with a furry friend for a hike yesterday afternoon. The actor has been back in character as the bloodsucking Eric for the last couple of months as he preps for the hit series to return to HBO on June 26. He teamed up with his costar Deborah Woll for the evening shoot, which featured a few dead bodies, and the pair were spotted sharing light moments between takes. Alexander's vampire duties prevented him from making his way to Cannes last month with his Melancholia leading lady Kirsten Dunst . She picked up the best actress honor at the cinematic celebration, but the two will likely get a chance to reunite when the film makes its expected stateside debut this Fall. Alexander has been focusing on his physique during his downtime from the show by hitting the gym often. The actor is also a familiar face on newsstands this month since he's on the covers of both GQ and Interview.