10/25/2009 AT 3:00 PM ET
When it comes to finding love, True Blood’s vampire hunk Alexander Skarsgard is looking for a woman with brains – not fangs! – who likes to laugh.
“A sense of humor is number one for sure,” Skarsgard told PEOPLE at the Gucci Icon-Temporary Flash Sneaker store opening in New York City. “Being funny and smart is very important.”
Known as the sexiest man alive in his native Sweden, the single actor, 33, is turning heads and causing blood pressures to rise with fans everywhere thanks to his brooding True Blood ego and charming good looks. “It’s very flattering,” he said of the swooning. “I turn a little pink!”
Though Skarsgard, who’s been shooting the film Straw Dogs in Shreveport, La., for the past three months, has been linked romantically to costar Kate Bosworth, the sexy vampire has experienced fervent fan encounters that have ranged from sultry to slightly uncomfortable.
“I’ve gotten proposals and suggestions that are slightly inappropriate,” Skarsgard said with a laugh. “It’s odd but very flattering!”
While True Blood fans will have to wait until next year to see Skarsgard again as bad-boy vampire Eric Northman, the actor will start shooting season 3 of the hit HBO series next month, and says he’s eagerly looking forward to catching up with costars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, who announced that they were engaged to be married in August.
“They are some of my best friends back in L.A.,” said Skarsgard of the couple. “The cast and the crew is amazing and I can’t wait to get started again. I really look forward to it and I miss them a lot.”