Title and Casting Info for Episode 7 of HBO’s True Blood

April 16, 2013

SPOILER ALERT! True Blood’s Episode 7 of Season 6 has a Title:

HBO's True Blood - Promo PosterAccording to SpoilerTV.com, the episode will be called ‘The Funeral’. This title alone has me worried for the cast members of True Blood!

Apparently a flashback to 1665 will occur. In this period of time, the plague was rampant and the casting call is for someone to play the role of King Charles II. There is also a second casting call for a scene occurring in a present day Tru Blood factory, although there is no indication yet as to what is required for this scene.

As an extra tasty little morsel, SpoilerTV are saying that Nicole’s mother, Mary, will make an appearance in this episode. Nicole is being played by Jurnee Smollett-Bell and you can find more information on this new character here.

Source: SpoilerTV.com – True Blood – Episode 6.07 – Title and casting info

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Alex Skarsgård Puts True Blood On Pause To Appear On Live With Kelly & Michael:

April 16, 2013

The Talk Show Appearance to Promote the Film “Disconnect” Touches on New York, College and Broken Hearts

Askars_on_Kelly_&_MichaelOn Friday, April 9th, Alex Skarsgård made his second appearance on the daytime talk show, ‘LIVE with Kelly & Michael. Mr. Skarsgård plays 1,000 year old Viking vampire Eric Northman, on HBO’s True Blood. His appearance on the show was to promote his new film, ‘Disconnect (Festival Premier Of Film Starring True Blood’s Alex Skarsgård).

Mr. Skarsgård was introduced to an enthusiastic welcome. He greeted audience members with friendly palm slaps. Taking his seat next to Kelly, Michael commented that he was surprised at Mr. Skarsgård’s height. They stood shoulder-to-shoulder to determine which of them was indeed taller. While it almost appeared that Mr. Skarsgård was taller, it was most likely too close to call.

When asked if he owned a home in New York, Mr. Skarsgård answered that he lives in Stockholm and Los Angeles, since he is originally from Stockholm, and films True Blood in Los Angeles. He also explained that he had lived in New York for a brief time while attending college. Having met a woman just before leaving for New York, his stay was brief, as he dropped out of college and returned to Stockholm. Sadly, the relationship didn’t last long after his return home.

Teasers, but No Spoilers, for True Blood Season 6

Mr. Skarsgård explained a little about Eric, the character he plays on True Blood. When asked if he could tell anything about Season 6, he simply answered no. He did go on to elaborate that Eric will find himself facing some challenges because human have always been easy to kill. Now, they have found a way to fight back. What that way is, Mr. Skarsgård wouldn’t share.

In his film, ‘Disconnect’, Mr. Skarsgård plays Derek, a former Marine suffering from PTSD and drifting apart from his wife, played by Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol). After suffering identity theft, the couple find themselves drawn together as they track down whoever victimized them. A clip was played, featuring Mr. Skarsgård and Frank Grillo (Warrior), as they discuss what to do about the identity thieves.

‘Disconnect’ was in theaters in limited release as of April 12th.

You can watch Alex Skarsgård’s appearance on LIVE with Kelly & Michael here:

 

Source: YouTube

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True Blood’s Joe Manganiello to Star in Magnum’s New Campaign

April 15, 2013

Joe Manganiello Screams for Ice Cream:

Joe Manganiello stars as Alcide Herveaux in HBO's True Blood

Everyone’s favorite werewolf from HBO’s True Blood will be starring as a criminal extraordinaire for Magnum Gold ice cream’s newest web series!

Actor Joe Manganiello humorously explains:

“When my mother heard that I was going to be a spokesman for Magnum, she got really upset, but I said, ‘No, no, no, Mom—it’s ice cream.’”

He says that in the new campaign he’ll be attempting to:

“…pull off the heist of the century, but unfortunately—or fortunately—for me, I cross paths with another professional criminal also after the same loot.”

What loot? Only a Zac Posen-designed, one-of-kind 24-karat gold dress valued at $1.5 million, along with a lucky lady that Manganiello describes as a “beautiful Brazilian model.”

The actor was especially prepared for this role, admitting that he had some experience with theft from his younger years, all due to his love of comic books.

“This is completely dorky, but I used to read comic books so fast. I was a total comic book geek, and I used to read them so fast that I’d just steal them,”

Fortunately, the actor fixed his mistakes, no matter how overdue:

“I did go back in my late twenties and I found the store in Pittsburgh. The comics were still in my mom’s closet. I called up the store and it was the same owner and the same location and I went and returned to him all of the comic books that I stole.”

Another surprising thing the buff actor does: eat ice cream!

As shocking as that is, he adds:

“When I’m not running around naked in the woods.”

Can’t wait to see him doing just that during True Blood’s upcoming sixth season!

Source: EOnline – True Blood’s Joe Manganiello Reveals Childhood Secret

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UPDATE: Season 6, Episode 5 True Blood Roles Cast

April 11, 2013

Ben’s Mother Cast And a New Character Announced:

Cathryn De Prume will play Ben's mother via a flashback in Episode 5 of Season 6 of HBO's True BloodRecently, TrueBloodNet.com announced the title of Episode 5 for Season 6 of HBO’s True Blood. Now we have a couple of names to go with the cast calls as well!

Firstly, we have the role of Ben’s mother (the new fairy character being played by Rob Kazinsky) being played by actress Cathryn De Prume. You might remember De Prume as Mrs. Nash in Grey’s Anatomy and as the character Eileen Entrikan in Rules of Engagement. You will meet De Prume via flashback in Season 6 of True Blood.

Next, the actress Danielle Yu will play the role of Somchai in Episode 5, F*ck The Pain Away. Not a lot is known about this character other than this tasty little morsel posted on the True Blood Wikia:

Danielle Yu will play the character SomChai in Episode 5 of Season 6 of HBO's True Blood/Photo Credit: Colin StarkSomChai is a guest character in the sixth season. She is a beautiful Thai woman who is used to getting vampires to participate in therapy.

While this information cannot be substantiated, it will be interesting to see upcoming news on this new role.

What are your predictions for this upcoming episode of True Blood? Let us know in the comments below.

Sources: SpoilerTV – True Blood – Episode 6.05 – F**k the Pain Away – Casting News

True Blood Wikia – SomChai

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True Blood’s Main Maker Dishes About Sookie’s Swan Song:

April 11, 2013

Author Charlaine Harris Talks About “Dead Ever After”, the Final Southern Vampire Installment

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Charlaine Harris, author of the Southern Vampire series of books, sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss the end of Sookie’s story. ‘Dead Ever After’ is the 13th, and final book in the series that inspired HBO’s True Blood, and Ms. Harris says this is the conclusion she had always planned to write. Despite reader complaints or requests, Ms. Harris remained true to her own vision of the universe she created.

While Ms. Harris enjoyed the world she built around the town of Bon Temp, Louisiana, she feels that she has told all of Sookie’s story there is to tell. While she received much reader feedback, Ms. Harris knows her characters best and remained true to her vision. She is very excited to be moving on to new projects now.

“I’m sorry, this is the universe I’m the queen of. The readers can get pretty angry and tell me I’m writing the characters wrong. I hardly see how that could be possible. They’re my characters!”

Eric is a Fully Developed Character and Ms. Harris Loves How True Blood is Different from Her Novels

When asked about the sometimes angry reaction to how she has occasionally written the character of Eric, Ms. Harris responds that she believes she created a fully developed character, with both good and bad traits. Readers don’t always react well when one of Eric’s less attractive traits plays into the story she is telling.

Ms. Harris enjoys the True Blood series, especially in the way it differs from her books. She admires the writers of the show, and doesn’t believe she could ever successfully write a script for True Blood.

“But at the same time, True Blood gives you the same characters in a completely new environment.”

As far as future projects go, Ms. Harris has begun a brand new series. She has also written a graphic novel with Christopher Golden that is due to be released in December of this year. Currently, she is working on another anthology with Toni Kelner, and is editing a number of stories. As for what type of project Ms. Harris would like to work on if she had the chance, she would like to have one of her books made into a movie. Having learned how television works, that seems to be a logical next step.

For fans of the original books that inspired the series, True Blood, ‘Dead Ever After’ releases May 7th.

 

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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VIDEO: Alexander Skarsgard Appears at ‘Disconnect’ Screening

April 9, 2013

True Blood Fans Can Enjoy Skarsgard before the Season 6 Premier:

True Blood actor, Alexander Skarsgard, stars in DisconnectDisconnect tells the tale of Derek Hull (Alexander Skarsgard), an online gambling addict, and Rich Boyd (Jason Bateman), a lawyer who is unaware of his son’s cyber bully issues.

While Disconnect is not yet screening at the movies, True Blood fans can still enjoy the pre-release excitement. Alexander Skarsgard appeared in three events leading up to the April 12th release date of Disconnect.

Firstly, there was the Meet The Filmmakers event in New York City. Skarsgard joined fellow cast and crew for a Q & A about the movie. Afterwards, they attended a special screening of the movie at SVA Theater and finished up with an after party at Abe & Arthur’s.

If you want to see some images from these events, then why not head over to Askarsgard.com for some spectacular pictures!

Also, you can check out the video interview Alexander Skarsgard and the other Disconnect stars did recently with E!Online.com below. There is also an extra video featuring Alexander Skarsgard exclusively on the E!Online website, where he discusses being a sex symbol versus being an actor.

 

Let us know if you are planning on seeing this movie by commenting below.

Sources: Askarsgard.com – Alexander Skarsgard Attends #Disconnect Events in NY April 8, 2013

E!Online.com – NEWS/True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård: “I’m an Actor, Not a Sex Symbol”

YouTube– Alexander Skarsgard Experiences a “Disconnect”

(Photo Credit: E!Online.com)

 

 

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Sarah Newlin Returns to Bon Temps in Season 6 of True Blood

April 7, 2013

It Appears There is Unfinished Business for Steve Newlin’s Wife:

Anna Camp will reprise her role of Sarah Newlin in Season 6 of HBO's True BloodFans of Reverend Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian), the new gay vampire in town, will be pleased to hear that his wife, Sarah (Anna Camp), is set to return in Season 6 of HBO’s True Blood. According to TVLine.com, Sarah Newlin will return to Bon Temps due to some ‘unfinished business’.

While Anna Camp will be juggling her reprised role of Sarah on True Blood, along with appearing on Fox’s Mindy Project and CBS’ Vegas, it seems she may still have a chance to confront her now openly gay husband. It will be interesting to see if she is still in contact with the Fellowship of the Sun crew and whether she calls in for a chat with Jason (Ryan Kwanten) in Season 6.

What are your predictions for Sarah Newlin’s return in Season 6 of True Blood? Will she stir up trouble or tie up the loose ends quietly? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Source: TVLine.com – True Blood Exclusive: Anna Camp Returning as Sarah Newlin in Season 6

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True Blood Trading Cards are Now Available!

April 7, 2013

Welcome to the 2013 Rittenhouse True Blood Legends Series 2 Trading Cards:

True Blood Trading CardsCan’t wait until June for a dose of HBO’s True Blood? Why not order the trading cards then. Rittenhouse have just released its Series 2 True Blood trading card collection. These cards are limited edition and come with their own serial number (1-500).

Each series that Rittenhouse release concentrate on only three characters and this edition will see Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Wall) and Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer) bought out into the spotlight.

You can also order a True Blood trading card folder to keep all your cards safe. Fans who ordered Series 1 will also have the option of receiving Series 2 in the same serial number order as their first set.

Make sure you get in fast for these limited edition True Blood collectibles!

Source: CardboardConnection.com – 2013 Rittenhouse True Blood Legends Series 2 Trading Cards

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VIDEO: Jurnee Smollett-Bell Talks About her Role in True Blood

April 7, 2013

Jurnee Smollett-Bell’s Talks About Joining the Cast of True Blood:

Jurnee Smollett-Bell is set to star in Season 6 of HBO's True BloodShe is set to play the role of Nicole, an activist who comes to Louisiana to help with ‘the cause’.

Make sure you check out what Smollett-Bell has to say about joining the cast of True Blood and her upcoming role in the show.

Fans may remember Jurnee Smollett-Bell from shows such As The Cosby Show, Full House and Friday Nights Live. Smollett-Bell also talks about her upcoming movie, Temptation.

 

Source: Huffington Post – Jurnee Smollett-Bell Previews ‘True Blood’ Season 6 Role (VIDEO)

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Luke Grimes to Play a Vampire in Season 6 of True Blood

April 5, 2013

His Character, James, is a 70s-made Vampire:

Luke Grimes will star as James the Vampire in Season 6 of HBO's True BloodAccording to TVLine, Luke Grimes will be playing James  the ‘Jim Morrison of vampires‘ in Season 6 of HBO’s True Blood. Grimes (of Brothers & Sisters fame) will apparently be playing a vampire who is smarter, spiritually and emotionally deeper than any we have seen on the show before!

Michael Ausiello from TVLine has put it very eloquently by saying:

Picture a cross between Jim Morrison and Gary Clark Jr. with even more of a poet’s edge. The dude’s every women’s dream come true, and he doesn’t even know it.

Sounds intriguing, right?

Grimes will make his debut as James midway through Season 6 of True Blood, so we will have to wait patiently for this new swoon-worthy character.

Source: TVLine – True Blood Exclusive: Brothers & Sisters Grad to Play the ‘Jim Morrison of Vampires’

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