Alexander Skarsgard covers his battered and bruised face!

After appearing quite battered and bruised on Friday , Alexander Skarsgard did a better job of covering up his battle wounds on Monday as he went to lunch with some friends.

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The 36 year old , who pirtrays vampire Eric Northman on True Blood , displaying conspicuous bruises on his neck and jaw just a few days prior to his friendly outing in sunny Los Feliz California.

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The obvious abrasions drew suspicion that one of his action packed roles that often feature a good deal of fisticuffs – could be taking its toll on him.

No matter what the cause , the famously dapper swede has not looked himself since Friday.

True blood is currently shooting its sixth season and the actor’s character is always getting incolved in some kind of physical ruckus. Which could be the reason he is looking so battered and beaten.