Kristin Bauer’s Rotting Face from True Blood Season 4

September 26, 2011

Pam’s Rotting Flesh ‘Exposed’:

Kristin Bauer van Straten as she prepares to become 'Rotting Pam'.Fans of Season 4 of HBO’s True Blood have all been talking about Pam’s (played by Kristin Bauer van Straten) new look. After she had a spell cast on her by Marnie (Fiona Shaw), she was left with a face that looked to be about as old as the vampire really was.

So how was this look achieved?  The actress recently shared some great photos of the process, behind the scenes at the makeup studio.  Make sure you check them out on her website.

Is anyone attempting this look for Halloween this year?

Source: KristinBauer.com – Pam Rotts

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Video: Stephen Moyer on Regis & Kelly

September 26, 2011

Our Favorite 175-year-old Vampire:

Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) HBO promo S4Stephen Moyer recently made a guest appearance on Regis & Kelly.  During his visit to the show he made the announcement that he and his wife, Anna Paquin just celebrated their first anniversary together!  Happy Belated Anniversary, Stephen and Anna!  When discussing married life he admitted that he was constantly surprised that their life together was always getting better and better.  How sweet!  They asked him if he considered himself to be a romantic — he said, “I am fairly romantic, I think I am!”, and quickly realized he would need to offer an example of just how romantic he is.  Moyer began to talk about the fact that he and Paquin are huge fans of boxing and that he recently flew to Las Vegas in order to get her a gift.  Want to know what the gift was?  Amir Khan’s boxing wraps from his match!  He also talked a little bit about what their summer consisted of.  After they finished shooting the last episodes of True Blood, he, Paquin, and his kids visited a ranch in Montana.  According to Moyer, they rode horses for hours daily and went tubing, and the overall experience and beauty of the place was breathtaking.  He also talked about his recent venture to Yellowstone Park with his children while his wife had other obligations to attend.  Sounds to me like they had quite an amazing summer!

Truebies, what’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done for anyone, or anyone’s ever done for you?  Let us know in the comments below!

Source: YouTube – Stephen Moyer Interview on Live With Regis & Kelly

(Photo: HBO)

 

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Stephen Moyer to Star in New Movie Called “The Barrens”

September 24, 2011

Based on the Jersey Devil:

Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton on HBO's True BloodTrue Blood star, Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), is sticking to his guns in his latest movie, The Barrens. The horror genre seems to sit well on his shoulders, after all. While he will not be playing a vampire in this flick, there will be a strange creature, commonly known as the Jersey Devil, that he will be up against.

The Jersey Devil is said to be a winged beast that is an amalgamation of several other animals. It is that steeped in Jersey tradition that an NHL team is named after it, as well as Bruce Springsteen writing a song about it.

The movie is written by Darren Lynn Bousman (of the Saw franchise fame) and is being produced with the assistance of Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten from The Genre Company. Anyone who saw Deborah Ann Woll in Mother’s Day, will be familiar with this crew. John Eckert and Shara Kay will also assist with production.

The movie will start production in Vancouver shortly, so make sure you keep an eye out for it. And, if anyone in the Vancouver area spots Stephen Moyer out and about, make sure you drop in here and let us know!

Source: Variety – ‘True Blood’s’ Stephen Moyer takes on Jersey Devil

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True Blood’s Final Act- Season 4 Losses

September 24, 2011

The Characters We Lost This Season on True Blood:

Kevin Alejandro as Jesus Season 4 finaleIt’s not a foreign concept that the writers of HBO’s True Blood aren’t shy about racking up the body count during an episode. And the season four finale is nothing short of an extraordinary bloodbath. A number of reoccurring characters met their demise. Let’s take a look at them and remember their final moments.

Jesus Velasquez
Played by: Kevin Alejandro

On his character’s death, Kevin Alejandro said:

“I found out Jesus was going to die around the first episode, and they were really cool about it, like ‘This is nothing you did. Happy relationships are just boring.’ And they’re right- it makes for great drama. I think the final episode is going to be really touching.”

Jessica Tuck as Nan FlanaganNan Flanagan
Played by: Jessica Tuck

On her death scene, Jessica Tuck said:

“There ain’t no way back from the True Death. Plus, the one good thing about being shown the True Death is that when you squirt with blood, you’re not the one who gets covered with it- it’s everyone that’s in your way. Stephen Moyer drove a stake through my heart, but I then got him back by just covering him in gooey blood.”

Debbie Pelt
Played by: Brit Morgan

Brit Morgan as Debbie Pelt S4Ep11On her death scene, Brit Morgan said:

“…It was so cool because I got to fire a real gun, and they had my brains on the wall with Debbie’s hair in it…Plus every time Anna [Paquin] and I get to fight, it’s just awesome- a punch, a fall. It’s by far the most fun I’ve ever had.”

Tara Thorton
Played by: Rutina Wesley

Rutina Wesley as Tara ThorntonOn her death scene, Rutina Wesley said:

“Shooting that scene was very hard and emotional. I think everybody on set shed a tear that day; it was really tough to get through. When you see someone that you’ve lived with and breathed with for four years come to some kind of end, it’s very powerful- and sad. It’s really hard to play dead when you’re about to cry.”

R.I.P. Tommy, Marnie, Jesus, Nan, Debbie, (and Tara…?)

 

Source Credit: HBO – True Blood: Season 4 Finale: Final Act
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True Blood Soundtrack Volume 3 Review

September 23, 2011

True Blood Likes Its Music!

True Blood Soundtrack Vol.3The third True Blood soundtrack, True Blood: Music from the HBO Original Series, Volume 3 was released on September 6. BlogCritics.com posted a review, and in it, author Amanda Stonebarger states:

“If ‘Southern Gothic’ were a musical genre, the term could be used to describe True Blood: Music from the HBO Original Series, Vol. 3. For the latest soundtrack, music supervisor and soundtrack producer Gary Calamar cherry-picks from different branches of Southern music and spins a sinister thread throughout, creating a mixture of country, rock, and soul straight out of the Louisiana swamp or a seedy vampire bar.”

In the CD’s booklet, Alan Ball talks about music being important in creating the show, and how it helps the writers set the tone of the show each week. The music also provides episode titles, and this volume includes songs from Season 3 and Season 4. The first song on the album is “Season of the Witch” by Karen Elson, featuring Donovan, which I think had almost the same reception as “Bad Things” by Jace Everett, which is the show’s theme song.

Other songs on the album include “Hitting the Ground” by Gordon Gano and PJ Harvey; “Spellbound” by Siouxsie and the Banshees; Damien Rice’s “9 Crimes”; Gary Louris and Jakob Dylan’s “Gonna Be A Darkness”;  as well as the covers “And When I Die” by The Heavy and “She’s Not There” by Nick Cave and Neko Case.

The deluxe version of the album includes four different versions of songs on the standard album — “Bad Things”, covered by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and three covers of  “She’s Not There” by Dick Isreal and the Soothsayer, L’Avventura, and Paper Pilots.

I, for one, like all the songs on the album and can’t wait to purchase it. What about you, Truebies? What do you think of the music on the album? Let us know by commenting below.

Source: blogcritics.org – Music Review: True Blood: Music from the HBO Original Series, Vol. 3

(Photo: HBO, Inc.)

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Alexander Skarsgård Talks True Blood and Pickled Herring

September 21, 2011

This Vampire is Not the Only Actor in the Family:

Alexander Skarsgård as Eric Northman on True BloodRecently, Alexander Skarsgård (who plays Eric Northman on HBO’s True Blood), spoke to Aaron Hicklin from The Guardian. While the 6 foot 4 inch actor loves the US, it was pretty apparent that he still loves his birthplace, after Hicklin presented him with a jar of pickled herring from Ikea:

“You went to Ikea? Oh man, thank you. I’m going to have some right now. Obviously it’s better if you pickle them yourself. I love the purity of the regular stuff, when it’s just pickled with herbs and onions. I hate the fruity, sweet varieties.”

So there’s the heads up girls, when buying your next gift for Skarsgård. But his obvious love for Sweden doesn’t stop there. While he adores the easy lifestyle of LA, he misses the definite wheather changes.

“There’s something I love about how stark the contrast is between January and June in Sweden. In a way, I feel that time doesn’t exist in LA. Sometimes I don’t know if it’s February or April or October, because you’re always sitting outside on the same patio, and it’s 70 degrees, and the sun is shining.”

For many years, he thought he wouldn’t be following in his famous father’s footsteps (actor Stellan Skarsgård). He really didn’t feel he had the passion for acting that his father insisted was required. He had minor success as a thirteen year old but left acting and decided to just be a kid for a while. However, his love of acting reared its head again in his twenties. It wasn’t long after that that he enrolled in acting classes and auditioned for his famous Zoolander role. The rest, as they say, is history.

A little known fact about Skarsgård though, is the fact that he served time in the Swedish mititary. This is where he gained his ability to keep going. After all, he spent ten days in the woods in order to gain a hat:

“You’ve been dreaming about that hat, because for the first six months you don’t get to wear it, and you see the guys that have been there for a year already, walking around with their hats, and you’re like: ‘They all look like Clint Eastwood, they’re the shit!’ You’ve got this stupid little baseball cap, and you’re like, ‘One day I’ll have that hat.’ And then you do the 10-day test and your feet are bleeding, you are crying because you are so exhausted, and finally we get back to the base, and we think this is the moment we’re going to get our hats, and the sergeant is, like, ‘All right, that’s a good start. Now you’re going to go out on a 15-mile run with your backpack and guns and everything.’ Grown men start crying. We were almost hallucinating because we were so tired. You look at this 15-mile run, and you think, ‘I can’t do this, I’ve got nothing, the tank is empty.’”

But he earned that hat. It was a valuable life lesson for him.

Many people have assumed that Skarsgård will just take on movie roles such as the character he plays in True Blood. To him, though, this is far from the truth. While many actors get typecast in a role, he is determined to choose many varied roles, which is why he recently made a Lars von Trier movie called Melancholia:

“It’s so easy to get caught up in the American system, where everybody tells you what to do, and what not to do, and where the rest of the world is not important. A true artist, in my mind, is willing to fail sometimes, because if you’re not brave enough to say yes and follow your gut, it’s never going to be good.”

Skarsgård seems to seamlessly skip from one character to another, each as different as the other. While it is his way of preventing himself from being stuck in the same role time and again, it is also because, as a human being, he feels that each person has the ability to have different layers, all at the same time.

Skarsgård in The Observer

Make sure you check out the full article here.

Source: The Guardian – Alexander Skarsgård: Interview With a Vampire

(Photo Credit: HBO, Inc.)

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Video: Skarsgård on Eric in Season 5 of True Blood

September 21, 2011

The Actor Contemplates How Eric Should Be:

Skarsgård (Eric on True Blood) in Straw DogsMTV recently caught up with True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård (Eric Northman) at the screening for his latest film, Straw Dogs.  Skarsgård was looking dapper as always, while sporting a mini-bouffant, which suits him quite well! He was asked how he wants to see his character during Season 5, whether he’d like to see Eric still heartbroken due to Sookie breaking up with him, or not.  He replies that he doesn’t really know… he does, however, think that just because Eric is “back”, it doesn’t mean he’s the same old Eric:

 “Old Eric is back, but it’s not like the old Eric, because he still remembers the love with Sookie, and those moments — and that changed him.”

We learn that Alan Ball and the writers are already hard at work writing the scripts for Season 5 (squee!), and we already knew from Janina Gavankar here that filming begins in November (double squee!), so hopefully waiting will suck less this time around, what with all this excitement, and sure-to-come news and spoilers!

Check out the video, Truebies, and tell us how you’d like to see Eric next season!

 
Source: MTV – Alexander Skarsgård Talks Next Season of ‘True Blood’

(Photo: Sony Pictures/Alik Sakharov)

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True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård Graces the Cover of Men’s Journal

September 21, 2011

The Straw Dogs Star Talks About Fame:

Alexander Skarsgård as Eric Northman35-year-old Alexander Skarsgård, aka True Blood’s Eric Northman, is nothing short of breathtaking on the cover of the October 2011 issue of Men’s Journal.

Skarsgård on the attention he receives:

“Of course it’s flattering. I mean, God, I’m human. But you have to be able to laugh at yourself.”

Skarsgård also speaks about his days in the Swedish Navy:

“We’d come at night in speedboats, with our dry suits and our weapons, and, under the cover of darkness, swim onto the island. Then we’d camp out somewhere, dig a hole in the dirt, and take pictures and notes.”

His Melancholia co-star Kirsten Dunst spoke on Skarsgård’s personality:

“I was surprised at how goofy he was. Almost like a puppy in a body that’s too big for him. All these girls are like, ‘Oh my god, he’s so hot.’ But he’s really such a goof.”

Alexander Skarsgård covers Men’s Journal October 2011

Make sure you buy the magazine to check out the full article.

Source: Just Jared – Alexander Skarsgård Covers ‘Men’s Journal’ October 2011

(Photo Credits: HBO, Men’s Journal/JustJared)

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Video: True Blood Cast at the 2011 Emmys

September 20, 2011

True Blood Cast Steps Out in Style:

TB Season 4 poster-redDid you miss the Emmys, Truebies?  This might help — here’s a video with a few glimpses of some of our favorite True Blood actors: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, and even Alfre Woodard.  The stars not only strutted their stuff down the red carpet on their way to the theater, but also attended some swanky after-parties.

Do you have a nominee for best-dressed?  Do share!
 

Source: PopSugar.com – Emmys Afterparties 2011 Video

(Image: HBO)

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Video: True Blood’s Janina Gavankar With Season 5 Scoop

September 19, 2011

Sam’s New Love Dishes on Hook-Ups:

Janina Gavankar as Luna GarzaThe cast and crew of HBO’s True Blood will return to work in November when Season 5 begins production. Janina Gavankar, who plays Sam’s new shifter love Luna Garza, insists that there are many secrets of what is going to happen in season five.

On season five, Gavankar said:

“If you like blood and sex… you’re going to love it even more next year because it’s gonna get bloodier and sexier.”

When Gavankar was asked who she would hook up with that she hasn’t hooked up with, she said she was pretty happy with what she’s got.

On Sam Merlotte, Gavankar said:

Sam Merlotte is a beautiful man to be in love with right now. The soulfulness that you see in his eyes is completely real. He’s a lovely human. I love working him. I’m very lucky. It’s a good gig.”

Watch the video, and remember Truebies, if you have any True Blood related news, we’d love to hear it!

Thanks for the scoop, Annie!

Source: PopSugar TV – True Blood’s Janina Gavankar Talks Hot Onscreen Hookups

Photo Credit: HBO

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