January 31, 2011
True Blood’s Queen Covers the February 2011 Issue
Evan Rachel Wood, “vampire and fashion muse”, graces the cover of Vogue Mexico next month. Fitted in a stunning Gucci trench coat, the actress channels Queen Sophie Anne Leclerq with a compelling and fierce pose.
The February issue should hit the stands soon. Let’s hope Evan’s interview dishes on True Blood and what’s to come in Season 4! For instance: Will the Queen return this Season? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
Source: art8amby.wordpress.com – Evan Rachel Wood for Vogue Mexico February 2011
(Photo: James White for Vogue Mexico)
January 31, 2011
From Detective to Witch:
Mexican American actor Kevin Alejandro, better known to us as Lafayette’s (Nelsan Ellis) new flame, Jesus Velasquez on HBO‘s True Blood, recently spoke to Latina Magazine. The main topic was his other TV show, TNT’s Southland, but he also gave a little True Blood tease.
On Southland, Kevin plays Detective Nate Moretta, who he admires for being “real” and “a family man”. Having a family himself, he can relate. He enjoys playing his character, because he likens him to a hero — he has great admiration for all police officers and detectives, therefore he feels, “It’s like I get to play a super hero”.
When asked for his thoughts on why the majority of the criminals on the show are Latino or Black, he explains that for the most part, the stories are true. He sees it as a good thing that real police officers and detectives contribute to the show. They are simply remaking or re-enacting actual events, things that are happening in the world right now, with just a little bit of fabricating thrown in for entertainment’s sake. The ethnicity of the people involved is neither here nor there, but certainly not intended to mean anything.
Coming up in this third season of Southland, Kevin says audiences will get to see more of his family, and get pulled into his character’s development. There’s a lot going on, and he foresees some interesting storylines. The audience will not be disappointed.
Now for the True Blood dish! When asked whether Jesus will be back on the show, he replies:
“Absolutely! Jesus is definitely back. It’s kind of a big season for myself, as well. I’m a witch and this is the season of the witches. I think it’s called the Witches Reign. You’ll see a lot of me. We pick up where we leave off with that true True Blood style. It’s sexy, mysterious, and all kinds of fun.”
That’s more like it. Jesus has definitely charmed us Truebies and we can’t wait to see more of him, can we?
Source: latina.com – Kevin Alejandro on ‘Southland’: “Most of the stories that you see are true”
(Photo credit: TNT via latina.com)
Edited by: Shanea O’Connor
January 29, 2011
We here at Truebloodnet.com would like to wish a very happy 40th birthday to Sam Trammell who plays the wonderful Sam Merlotte on our favorite show.
We hope your day is full of laughter and fun Sam!
Photo Credit: Happy-birthday-clipart.com
January 28, 2011
The A-List Talk Show Will Host Moyer in an Upcoming Episode
Comedian Barry Sobel‘s (you might remember him from ‘Revenge of the Nerds’…maybe) reinvented 3 Minute Talk Show is coming to a computer near you. Lexus’ L Studio will “air” the Internet show whose future guests include True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) and a slew of guests that Sobel deliberately “runs out of time for,” Jimmy Kimmel style. The brilliant Fred Willard plays Sobel’s very funny and kooky sidekick.
L Studio debuted the first two episodes on January 26th and featured Tom Hanks and Bryan Cranston of ‘Breaking Bad’. Check out the trailer below for a Moyer teaser around the 1:33 mark.
There’s been no announcement as to when Moyer’s episode will air, but keep checking back with us because as soon as we know, we’ll get the word out.
For some of Sobel’s earlier 3-minute talk shows from the 90s, click here.
Source: L Studio – 3 Minute Talk Show with Barry Sobel
(Photo Credit: Entertainment Weekly)
January 28, 2011
Premieres February 11th on Current TV
Filming has begun for Bar Karma, the world’s first community developed television series, staring True Blood‘s own William Sanderson (Sheriff Dearborne). The unique new show will be 12 episodes long and will invite a community of fans to essentially take charge of the show from the storylines, art direction, soundtrack, etc.
The half hour show is set in a mystical watering hole at the edge of the universe and stars Sanderson as a 20,000 year old bartender.
The series answers the age-old question: “What would happen if you could change your fate?” Set in a time traveling bar owned and operated by members of the mysterious organization Karma, Inc., each weekly episode follows a new bar patron as they enter at happy hour and must make a life-changing…and possibly world-saving …decision.
Each week the online community, who have been participating since November, will log on to the storymaker application and will vote on the top storylines chosen by producers. Users whose submissions are used will be named in the credit roll at the end of the episode.
Watch the video clip below to find out more about the show!
The first episode airs February 11, 2011 at 10:00pm EST on Current TV. Check your local listings for details.
Sources: tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com-Current TV Begins Production on Original Drama Series, ‘Bar Karma’
Photo Credit: Current.com
Video Credit: Current.com
(Edited by: Jaimie Dalton)
January 28, 2011
Ask Questions Online During True Blood Event!
Want to participate in PaleyFest 2011 but are unable to attend? Well now is your chance Truebies! The Paley Center for Media recently announced that it is accepting questions online via its website for the festival. If time permits, the True Blood panel will be asked questions submitted by fans on the internet! How awesome is that?
This is especially good news due to the very quick sell out of tickets for the True Blood event which will held be on Saturday, March 5th, 2011. Tickets went on sale last Friday, January 21st to Paley Members and Sunday, January 23rd to the general public for individual events. A good portion of the orchestra seating for True Blood sold out within the first five minutes of the member’s sale. Type “Paley” into a search on eBay and look under the heading of tickets and you will see for yourself just how hot this event is!
Update on Who Will Be Attending PaleyFest
Alexander Skarsgård (Eric Northman) was the only confirmed member of the show’s cast and creative team when I reported the PaleyFest Lineup last week. But as of today, I am pleased to announce that yet another cast member has also confirmed that she will be on the True Blood panel! Over the weekend I quietly tweeted Kristin Bauer Van Straten (Pamela Swynford De Beaufort) to ask if she would be attending and was pleasantly surprised to receive the following response:
“Yes! I’ll be at Paley Fest!!!”
So there you have it Truebies! One of our favorite duos on the show will be at PaleyFest together in what seems to be their first joint appearance. TBN will announce who else will be at the Saban Theatre if and when it becomes available. If you would like to ask a question of the True Blood panel, click here.
Thank you to Kristin Bauer Van Straten for taking the time to answer that very important question!
(Photo Credit: HBO, Inc.)
January 28, 2011
True Blood Star in Recurring Role
Spoiler TV is reporting that Denis O’Hare who plays Russell Edgington in HBO’s True Blood, will be reprising his role as Judge Abernathy in the CBS show, The Good Wife. The episode also has guest star Michael J. Fox, returning to the show as disabled lawyer, Louis Canning, who is quite happy to turn his disadvantage into an advantage. The episode is titled “Real Deal” and involves Alicia (played by Julianna Margulies) pitting herself against Canning in an Erin Brockovich-style lawsuit.
Tune in February 8th 10:00PM, ET/PT to see our favorite king serving in another seat of power.
Source: Spoiler TV – The Good Wife – Episode 2.13 – Real Deal – Press Release
(Photo Credit: IMDb Inc.)
Edited by: Shanea O’Connor
January 27, 2011
A Bloody Good Actress
Lindsay Pulsipher, the actress known around these parts for playing werepanther Crystal Norris on HBO‘s True Blood, is starring in an upcoming horror film titled The Oregonian. It is the feature debut of her boyfriend, Calvin Reeder, whose previous projects include short films Piledriver, Little Farm, and The Rambler, all of which Lindsay also starred in. The Oregonian premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and was considered “one of the most exciting horror entries” by the website Bloody Disgusting, who had a chance to interview Lindsay by phone. When asked to describe her character, she explains:
“She’s leaving this terrible home life. She’s kind of escaping her past. And she gets into a car accident and…the way I think of it is she doesn’t know if she’s alive, dead, or floating somewhere in purgatory, heaven or hell, or wherever. So it’s kind of her journey. She discovers where she’s going, and who she is, and what she’s about to become.”
She describes her boyfriend (the director) as “esoteric” and “surreal”, and thinks that even after watching the movie, viewers may still not understand it. When trying to describe the feeling of Reeder’s films, she says:
“You’re kind of in this alternate universe and you’re just trying to kind of grasp it. And I don’t think you ever really can. You just kind of have to enjoy the ride, you know?”
A Nightmare to Film
Shooting took place in Seattle, which is where the director is based. Lindsay found it physically draining to work in the mountains, in the freezing rain, especially since she had the flu while filming the first half of the movie. Being drenched in freezing cold blood didn’t help matters. On top of the physical demands, Pulsipher also found the film emotionally draining. To get the part just right she “had to go to some dark places”. That being said, she actually credits the nightmarish conditions with helping her character’s development saying:
“Yeah, while we were shooting it was kind of rough, but now in hindsight it’s kind of a beautiful thing. I love the way that it kind of impacted everything. It’s kind of nice.”
The Horror of It All
According to Lindsay, The Oregonian “gets pretty gory but it gets really weird, in addition to the gore.” She agrees with her interviewer that Reeder’s films, in general, “defy easy categorization” to the point that Reeder himself doesn’t think they’re horror films. When Lindsay is asked whether she believes they are, she responds:
“Well you know, I think that there’s definitely scary elements in each film. But I always look at his films as more art films than I do horror. But there’s definitely that element of terror that he carries in all of his films. But I don’t think that I would say they’re horror, because that sounds too simple. It’s more layered than that to me.”
She admits, however, to being a huge fan of the genre. Declaring the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre as one of her all time faves, she says:
“I think that’s one of the most beautiful films ever made. I definitely appreciate [the genre] for sure. That doesn’t mean that when I’m on set of Calvin’s films that I don’t wonder ‘what the hell am I doing?’”
Lindsay does enjoy this type of work, though. Which is a good thing, considering she’s becoming a series regular on True Blood. She’s currently filming Season 4, but claims not to know much about what we have in store. Oh, the suspense! So what do we think of our Crystal? Are we looking forward to the storyline between her, Jason, and Hotshot?
Source: bloody-disgusting.com– Sundance ’11 Interview: ‘The Oregonian’ Star Lindsay Pulsipher
(Photo credits: Scott Honea)
Edited by: Shanea O’Connor
January 27, 2011
O’Hare as a Legionnaire in The Eagle
Should I mention what a fan I am of movies with Roman soldiers in them? I am holding back the inner squeee! Barely. The February 11 theatrical release of The Eagle is all the more thrilling because True Blood‘s Denis O’Hare stars in the film in the role of Lutorius. The movie also stars Channing Tatum and is directed by Kevin MacDonald.
About The Eagle
The story of The Eagle is loosely based on the Legio IX Hispana(the Ninth Spanish Legion) which was eventually posted to what is now Great Britain and is thought to have disappeared in about AD 117. The movie is an adaptation of Rosemary Sutcliff’s 1954 novel The Eagle of the Ninth. According to MovieWeb.com:
In 140 AD, two men – master and slave – venture beyond the edge of the known world on a dangerous and obsessive quest that will push them beyond the boundaries of loyalty and betrayal, friendship and hatred, deceit and heroism….
20 years earlier, Rome’s 5,000-strong Ninth Legion, under the command of Flavius Aquila, marched north carrying their treasured golden Eagle emblem. They never returned; Legion and Eagle simply vanished into the mists.
. . . Flavius’ son Marcus (Tatum), determined to restore the tarnished reputation of his father, is galvanized into action. Accompanied only by his slave Esca (Bell), Marcus sets out into the vast and dangerous highlands of Scotland – to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father’s memory, and retrieve the hallowed Eagle. Along the way Marcus realizes that the mystery of his father’s disappearance may well be linked to the secret of his own slave’s identity and loyalty – a secret all the more pressing when the two come face-to-face with the warriors of the fearsome Seal Prince (Tahar Rahim).
For more about the movie and some great scenes and commentary check out the featurette. You can see O’Hare at about 2:45, by the way.
I know I’m going to be in the theater getting my Legionnaire fix. How about you?
January 27, 2011
A Call Goes Out For a Recurring Guest Star
Just when you thought it was going to be a slow news week Truebies, another little tidbit about season 4 has made its way out onto the web! Episode six of season 4 is entitled “I Wish I Was the Moon” according to IMDB. It is written by Raelle Tucker and is directed by Jeremy Podeswa. There is also a song of the same name by Neko Case who is depicted to the right. The lyrics can be found here. Perhaps we will hear it during the episode.
This particular installment calls for the character of Mavis who is slated to be a recurring guest star. The casting call reads as follows:
[MAVIS] Female, African American, 20-30 years old. She is a sad-eyed girl dressed in a modest 1930s dress. RECURRING GUEST STAR. Must speak with a Cajun accent.
Judging from the way she’s dressed, Mavis sounds like she’ll be a part of a flashback. Very interesting! Shooting is scheduled to commence on this episode on February 4th. More details about this episode will be released if and when they are available here on TBN!
Source: IMDB– “Casting Notice for 406”
(Photo credit: nekocase.com)
Edited by: Diana Edwards