May 31, 2011
HBO Releases a Spoiler Trailer:
Truebies, it’s almost June! The hallowed day is near, when we finally get to sink our fangs into Season 4 of True Blood. The internet is all abuzz with excitement, and rightfully so. Let’s add to it, shall we? Here’s the latest trailer, featuring Sookie, Bill, Eric, Alcide, and Pam:
What do you think? Are you guys as excited as we are?
Source: HBO on YouTube
May 29, 2011
Carrie Preston Joins the Facebook Community:
Everyone’s favorite redhead, Carrie Preston (Arlene Fowler) has joined the Facebook community! Having just joined on May 22nd she’s already uploaded some great pictures of herself and is getting into the swing of things nicely. Any True Blood news? Well, Thursday she updated with:
“Heading in to shoot something from episodes 10 and 11 on the same day. Closing in on the big finale!”
Sounds like exciting things to come! Show your support and like her Facebook fan page here.
Photo Credit: Harpers Bazaar
May 28, 2011
Brett Martin, a reporter from GQ, was able to go whale watching with Alexander Skarsgård to talk about his life, family, and True Blood. They began off the coast of Long Beach, where the reporter was told to wear warm clothes which he later regretted since it was a blazing 85 degree California day. Brett points out that Alexander is wearing a V-neck shirt and light sweater, looking as tall as ever.
Why We Love Him:
While the popularity of Alexander Skarsgård among True Blood fans is vast, the actor is known mainly by HBO viewers. The viewers first fell in love with him during Generation Kill, and of course now love him for his character the mighty Eric Northman. For those who don’t know Eric Northman or are new to the show, Eric is a very old vampire who is the sheriff of the area where vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and human Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Pacquin) reside. While in the beginning, the show was centered more on Sookie and Bill, Eric has fought his way into the limelight and Sookie’s heart more and more each season.
Since True Blood will be premiering in less than a month, fans of “Team Eric” can enjoy Alexander all through the year and into the next season of True Blood. Melancholia premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and in September, Straw Dogs comes out. Also, in 2012, he is slated to play a character in the board game action movie Battleship. What a busy and exciting year for him and for fans!
The interviewer remarks how at ease Alexander is near the water. Since Alex grew up in Sweden and frequently vacationed close to the water, it is something he misses immensely and feels at peace being around. While he spends most of his free time back home, he does seem to like America.
“You walk into the coffee shop, and the girl asks how your day is. When I first moved here, I loved that. I know it’s shallow and superficial and she doesn’t give a f*** about my day, but I still like it.”
Growing up in a very popular family, with a recognizable face for a father has to be hard for any child. It is known that Alex acted when he was a teenager, but was turned off by the intrusions of his privacy from the female fans — something that he has since overcome. It is very obvious that there is much respect between the father and son Skarsgård. Alex clearly says that he doesn’t want to compete with his father, but wants to be a part of his life, which for the most part growing up, meant acting. The Skarsgård children number six sons and one daughter. About his sons, father Stellan jokes,
“Of course I’m threatened, they’re younger, they’re better-looking, and they’re all trying to kill me.”
(Photo Credit: Carter Smith/GQ)
May 28, 2011
Catch the Van Stratens at Trip in Santa Monica:
Kristin Bauer van Straten, the lovely actress who plays vampire Pam on HBO’s True Blood, has shared that her husband Abri will be performing in Santa Monica on June 5th. Here’s the info:
TRiP (presented by Hollow Body)
2101 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405
$8, $6 w/ flyer, 21 and up. Free street parking. Full bar. Now serving deli sandwiches!
May 27, 2011
True Blood’s Tara on the Late Late Show:
Fans of HBO’s smash hit True Blood should know very well who plays the tragic Tara Thornton… the fit & fabulous Rutina Wesley. Let’s all show her our support by watching her on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson this Friday, May 27.
The show airs on CBS at 12:37 am. So either make it home from your Friday night shenanigans by midnight, so you can get comfy and cozy before catching the show, or record it — whatever you do, just make sure to watch! You never know, she may spill something about True Blood. One can hope!
Thanks for the scoop, Kerrie! Remember, Truebies, we welcome your contributions!
Contribution credit: Kerrie
(Photo credit: HBO)
May 25, 2011
A Public Service Announcement:
We’re getting closer and closer, Truebies! Here’s a new trailer, just to tease you. It features Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) in a PSA for vampires; werepanthers; witches; and talk about necromancy. We get to see Tara (Rutina Wesley) with her new ’do, talking about something “sucking”… you’ll just have to watch! Come on, Season 4 of True Blood! The anticipation is killing us.
Source: YouTube – True Blood: Season 4 Trailer (HBO)
May 25, 2011
News From Swamp Land:
As fans of HBO’s True Blood begin the countdown for the season premiere, we begin to wonder what is in store for this small town in swampy Louisiana. In a recent interview Chris Bauer, who plays Andy Bellefleur, talks about the new season, his “new” family, and whether or not he will be taking the “naked” plunge like so many of his castmates.
At the end of Season 3, viewers saw sheriff Andy undergo some struggles that usually led him to a few bottles of beer at the local bar, Merlotte’s. When asked if in Season 4 Andy would find other ways to cure his ailing, Chris proudly said that Andy would take things one day at a time. It is also known that this season will introduce his sister Portia, who is both beautiful and will also allow the viewers to see a different side of Andy. Seeing Andy as a family man and how he interacts with his sister, and the dynamic between the two of them will be very interesting for the viewers. Will Andy be ready to step up and take his town back under control? Is he ready to be a good sheriff? Says Chris:
“Andy IS a good sheriff. Think about what’s on his plate. It’s a supernatural smorgasbord. The fact that Bon Temps’ citizens lock their doors at night has nothing to do with the crime rate, which is probably relatively low considering that when the sun goes down, the place is a playground for the other world. Seriously though, one of the things I like about True Blood is how it plays with perceptions. Andy’s flaws have always certainly been out in the open, and that makes him an obvious target for scorn and criticism. But all in all, he’s a full-on dedicated public servant. He’s very serious about his civic duty and does whatever he can to fulfill it, to the complete detriment of his personal life. And his ego is entirely connected to his job performance. It’s certainly not in his fashion sense. As far as I’m concerned, the fact that Merlotte’s closes each night without a bar fight is proof enough that he’s a good sheriff.”
Boxers or Briefs:
If it were up to Chris Bauer there would be a new love interest in Andy’s life this season, but sadly wishing it were true is not enough to actually make it happen. The question was raised, as it is with most actors on True Blood, when will we see Andy in his skivvies. Chris wants to remind America that he is 44 years old!
“Does anyone really want to see that? Though I’d welcome the chance to remind America what a real 44-year-old man looks like, I’d still have to be naked in front of strangers, wouldn’t I? And have you seen the gentlemen I work with? If I didn’t see them with my own eyes, I’d think they were computer-generated. I work out five days a week, how come I still have a double chin? I guess that’s beside the point. There are plenty of people who think I’m hot, and I’ve met them both personally. Bring it on, I’ll show ya what I got.”
He also wanted to say that if given the choice, he would most likely choose to be like Joe Manganiello. Joe plays the hunky werewolf Alcide that steamed onto our screens last season. Is there a limit to how many hunky guys this show can have?
Chris discusses his other castmate Ryan Kwanten. He plays the dopey but extremely hot Jason Stackhouse. During last season, Andy and Jason were caught up hiding the fact that Jason shot Eggs, and Jason was using this tidbit to con Andy into a job at the Sheriff’s office. According to Chris, the fact that Jason was the one who really shot Eggs is old news and won’t be rehashed during season four, but the relationship between the two of them does grow.
“Andy’s relationship with Jason is fantastic and authentic. They have chemistry but are very different folks, just like Ryan and I. So how it will develop is less clear than the fact that it WILL develop. They’ve always had a lot to learn from each other, and their roles reverse all the time. Both guys can surprise you, and it’s one of the testaments to how good the writing on True Blood is that both guys do surprise you.”
Things Yet to Come:
When asked if he will remain “human”, he answered saying that he is going to take one for the humans and for now continue to battle the good fight staying human. Since most viewers have heard that this season will be focusing on witches, it is good to know that no matter what type of crime there is out there Andy will not be far. He does say that this is the season that he has so far loved the most mainly because of the surprises that are in store for viewers but also because there are some “funny and moving” parts to the writing. His most memorable moments on set:
“We work so much at night. There have been many nights over the last four years where it’s been three in the morning and my cast mates and I are crowded around a space heater in the middle of a forest or back lot telling jokes and giggling like we were at a sleepover. Some of the people on the show — Carrie Preston, Sam Trammell — I’ve known for 10 or 15 years. We started together in New York. It’s been really gratifying sharing this with them. Others like Michelle Forbes, Bill Sanderson, have been great company season to season. The people have been the highlight of this experience.”
Well said Chris! We can’t wait to see what Andy has in store for us this season. It is so exciting to say that we are almost to the month countdown of the True Blood season premiere on June 26th!
Sources: wetpaint– Exclusive! True Blood’s Chris Bauer Dishes on Sheriff Andy’s Love Life and Nude Scenes
wetpaint– Will Sheriff Andy Turn Supernatural? True Blood’s Chris Bauer Talks Season 4 – Wetpaint Exclusive!
(Photo Credit: HBO)
May 23, 2011
True Blood Star to Play Julianne Moore’s Husband:
Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood’s vampire sheriff, Eric Northman) has joined the cast of the upcoming dramedy What Maisie Knew, an adaptation of the novel by Henry James. The film’s story centers on Maisie, a 6 year old girl:
“Enmeshed in the bitter divorce of her mother, a rock and roll icon, and her father, a charming but distracted art dealer.”
Playing Maisie’s mother is Julianne Moore (Chloe) and her father will be played by Steve Coogan (Night At The Museum). Skarsgård has signed on to play Julianne Moore’s new husband. The film is currently in the pre-production stage and is being produced and paid for by Red Crown Productions, with Scott McGehee and David Siegel directing. Shooting has been scheduled for August, in New York City. There should be plenty more to hear about this upcoming film in the next few months.
What do you think, Truebies? Is it mere coincidence that Skarsgård has chosen two husband roles in as many years? Could he be ready to settle down? Leave a comment if you live in the NYC area and plan on trying to catch a glimpse of the action.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
May 22, 2011
How to Be Successful in Hollywood:
Sam Trammell, the actor who plays bar owner/shifter Sam Merlotte on HBO’s True Blood, has contributed to a book about how to make it in the business. Titled Hire Me, Hollywood!, the book was written by Mark Scherzer and Howard TV’s Keith Fenimore. Published by Adams Media, the book will be available for purchase August 18, 2011.
A description of the book from Amazon.com:
Whether you’ve always dreamed of yelling “Action” on a major movie set or you’d be thrilled just to get Matthew McConaughey his morning coffee, this book will give you the inside scoop from craft service to the director’s chair — and every take in between.
Other contributors include Kevin Clash (voice of Elmo), “ET” co-anchor Mark Steines, and MTV programming executive David Janollari.
What do you think, Truebies? Would you accept advice from Trammell or Elmo? As always, let us know in the comment section below.
Sources: Nypost.com – Starr report
Amazon.com – Hire Me, Hollywood!
(Photo credit: HBO, Inc.)
May 20, 2011
Make Sure You Get Your Bid in Early:
Something special is on offer for True Blood fans — and all in the name of charity! Self-taught artist, Eric Waugh has painted a bloody portrait of Kristin Bauer as Pam the vampire. The portriat measures 36″ by 36″ and has been endorsed on the back with the words “This is an honor. Much love, Kristin Bauer”.
The opening bid was $500 and will increase in increments of $50. The auction is open until 2:03 pm EDT, Wednesday June 15, and the painting is valued at $10,000. So why not bid on this wonderful item? Not only could you end up with a fabulous bargain, all proceeds will go to Hopetown Heroes.
Check out the video below of the artist, Eric Waugh, painting it!
Source: Charity Buzz – True Blood – An Original Painting of Kristin Bauer by International Artist Eric Waugh
(Photo Credit: Charity Buzz)