VIDEO: Sam Trammell Discusses Working Out and Getting Naked in True Blood’s Season 6

June 27, 2013

“I’m Just a Bartender, I Don’t Need to Work Out”, Says Sam:

Sam Trammell stars as Sam Merlotte in Season 6 of HBO's True BloodWhen Sam Trammell signed up to play as Sam Merlotte, the bartender in HBO’s True Blood, he didn’t think he would need to get into shape. But boy was he wrong! Since just about everyone gets naked at one point or another in True Blood, by Season 6, Sam is somewhat of an expert now!

In this video from Yahoo!, Sam not only discusses the pitfalls of getting naked on True Blood, but the myriad of fake bloods they have used over the last six years.

You can check out the full video interview by clicking below:

Source: OMG! from Yahoo! – The Real Reason “True Blood” Star Stays In Shape

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Happy Birthday to Courtney Ford!

June 27, 2013

Courtney Ford stars as Portia Bellefleur in HBO's True Blood Season 6

 

TrueBloodNet.com would like to wish Courtney a very happy birthday! May all your wishes come true!

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Club Fangtasia Halloween Party is Set to Rock Australia!

June 27, 2013

Details of the True Blood-Inspired Party are Arriving Daily:

Club Fangtasia Halloween party at Seamus O'Toole's 2013Recently we announced the news that Seamus O’Toole’s would be hosting yet another of their awesome True Blood-inspired Halloween parties in Melbourne, Australia.

Have you got your costume ready yet? Me neither, although I do have a few ideas. It wil lbe interesting to see if there are any outstanding costume ideas in upcoming HBO True Blood Season 6 episodes.

Besides talk of costumes and True Blood’s Season 6, we now have some more details for you! Yesterday the following was posted to the Club Fangtasia Facebook page:

Club Fantasia is the hottest True Blood party in Australia!

 

So not only do we get to show off our True Blood Season 6 costumes this November, but we can get a sneak preview of what’s to come at OzComicCon in July!

If you want to attend Seamus O’Toole’s Club Fangtasia party, you need to bookmark their website (please click here), sign up to their newsletter and keep your eye on the site as ticket sales will be available soon.

News has also just broken that the dancers have been booked for this event, so it will be interesting to see if they are the same ones present last year. I guess we’ll have to wait until the 4th of November to find out!

Source: Club Fangtasia – Facebook page

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True Bloods Truth About Rutger Hauer

June 27, 2013

Is He Only the Fairy King, Or Perhaps Something More Sinister?

 

Rutger Hauer stars as Niall Brigant in HBO's True Blood Season 6

For those, like me, who have read the Charlaine Harris books you might have been waiting for Niall Brigant to appear; and who better than renowned bad guy Rutger Hauer to be posted into the role. True Blood’s casting director was a genius in Season 6 and it has left us all wondering, is he JUST Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Jason’s (Ryan Kwanten) fairy grandfather; or more?

Ever since his casting, rumours have been flying that he is ALSO Macklyn Warlow the powerful vampire who murdered Sookie’s parents and is now tracking her to get what he is ‘owed’. Unfortunately, Hauer, when interviewed by TODAY.com refused to confirm – or deny – the rumours.

That’s how it started, and at that point they said it was a misunderstanding. It was a misunderstanding that was created — but OK, who am I to say? Because I didn’t know what I was doing. I signed on blind.

What we DO know so far is that he has some big news for Sookie, who is the first Fae-baring Stackhouse that the ancient contract talks about, and without Niall, she and her kind are in great danger.

Niall is showing up because the last of the fairies are in the wrong corner. And Sookie needs to know something that I can tell her. I can show her something that she doesn’t know, and it will help her in the end. It will save her if she loses her life. But then there’s all kinds of spins happening after that, that kind of make that go away a little bit.

Warlow has made a few poignant appearances in Episodes 1 and 2, apparently with more impact yet to come with Hauer promising:

[Expect] big things in Episode 4

Rob Kazinsky, who plays Fairy Ben, a new love interest for Sookie, talks about how he savoured every onscreen moment with Hauer and apparently the feeling was mutual.

Rutger was probably one of the best things that ever happened to me. I’m a huge fan. The tears in rain scene (which Hauer famously improvised) in ‘Blade Runner’ is my favourite scene in pretty much any movie ever. He’s an incredible actor. … We had so much fun.

So how evil is Hauer’s on screen persona? Knowing he has played some legendary villains in the past. This is what Rutger had to say:

I have no idea …I play a character — I think he’s pretty nice, you know. He’s grumpy, but he’s nice. I think he’s got a dangerous side that makes him who he is. They wrote it that way a little bit and they cast me, it’s pretty clear that I’m going to go there a little bit.

I guess, the only thing we can do is hold on and go along for the ride. What do y’all think? Is he more than he makes out?

Source: Today.com Entertainment – Rutger Hauer Spills on ‘True Blood’s’ New Big Bad

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True Blood’s Todd Lowe Opens Up on Season 6

June 26, 2013

Todd Lowe Lets True Blood Fans know what to Expect in Season 6:

True Blood's Todd Lowe

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Todd Lowe, who plays Terry Bellefleur on HBO’s Hit show True Blood, opens up to The Warp in an exclusive interview on what to expect in the upcoming Season 6 of True Blood!

The hype of Season 6 has been focused on the death of “a major” character to be expected at some point during Season 6…Todd’s response to the reaction of the cast was :

“I know we were sad to see it coming. I can’t say too much more. It was a bit of a surprise and it was kind of an emotional moment – we’ve been together as a cast since the first season”.

You can check out the full interview at:

http://www.thewrap.com/tv/article/true-bloods-todd-lowe-shows-big-death-it-was-bit-surprise-99246

You can also check out the below trailer on what to expect in the upcoming season!
Source: The Warp-‘True Blood’s’ Todd Lowe on Show’s Big Death: ‘It was a Bit of a Surprise’

(Photo Credit) IMDb-Todd Lowe

(Video) You Tube- True Blood 6: Weeks Ahead Trailer

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MEMES: True Blood Season 6 – Episode 2?s Quotable Quotes

June 26, 2013

Which One’s Your Fave True Blood Quote?

TB Quotes HeaderSo HBO’S True Blood Season 6, Episode 2, entitled The Sun was just as rich with quotable quotes as last week.

Which one was your fave?

Did I miss any?

Let me know in the comments below!

TB Quotes S06E02 1 ~Niall Brigant

TB Quotes S06E02 2 ~Arlene Fowler

 

 

 

 

 

TB Quotes S06E02 3 ~Arlene Fowler

 

 

 

 

 

 

TB Quotes S06E02 4 ~Billith & Lilith

 

 

 

 

 

TB Quotes S06E02 5 ~Sookie & Ben

 

 

 

 

 

TB Quotes S06E02 6 ~Andy Bellefleur

 

 

 

 

 

TB Quotes S06E02 7 ~Sookie Stackhouse

 

 

 

 

 

TB Quotes S06E02 8 ~Quote from the Vampire Bible

 

 

 

 

 

TB Quotes S06E02 9 ~Eric Northman

 

 

 

 

 

TB Quotes S06E02 10 ~Jason Stackhouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

TB Quotes S06E02 11 ~Jason & Niall

Source: Rachel Tsoumbakos – MEMES: True Blood Season 6 – Episode 2 #TBQuotes

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True Blood’s Deborah Ann Woll on Jessica’s Season Six Struggle

June 25, 2013

Jessica Faces the World…Alone?

Deborah Ann Woll stars as Jessica Hamby in HBO's True Blood Season 6

There’s no denying that the fierce feisty redhead has had her share of troubles throughout the True Blood seasons from falling out of love with Hoyt (Jim Parrack) to Jason’s (Ryan Kwanten) recent rejection. To top it all off, HBO’s True Blood Season 6 begins with her delving into the mysterious and possibly dangerous world of Bill’s (Stephen Moyer) new nature.

Actress Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby) commented on Jessica’s current situation:

“Jess is terrified, absolutely out-of-her-mind terrified. He’s the last tether for her. She doesn’t have Hoyt. She doesn’t have Jason anymore. It’s really scary to think that the one person she used to rely on is in this internal battle.”

Even with the high emotional stakes, the actress acknowledges that Jessica is hard to bring down. Fans can certainly agree after witnessing her accidentally kill a truck-driver in an early season and still keep her head on relatively straight despite having remorse.

Woll compliments her character’s determined spirit:

“I find that to be a really admirable quality. I think [in] this season that comes off in a big way. She’s gonna be really tested to see if she is mature enough to pick up the pieces and start again because every season she seems to be alone and looking for someone to be there for her and we’ll see who it is.”

Who could it possibly be? Sundays can never come quickly enough!

Source: UnrealityTV.com – True Blood Season 6 Spoilers: Deborah Ann Woll Talks About Jessica’s Terror

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True Blood’s Joe Manganiello Talks About Getting Naked:

June 25, 2013

It’s Not Only Alcide or HBO’s Series Showing Some Skin

alcide-postcardJoe Manganiello plays werewolf, Alcide Hervaux on HBO’s True Blood. During a recent appearance on The View”, Mr. Manganiello talked to the panel about nudity, sex, and the tools of the trade.

It’s well known that there is a lot of sex in True Blood. Mr. Manganiello insists it’s not as scandalous as it sounds. We’ve all heard the stories of actresses donning ‘the patch’, while actors are outfitted with ‘the sock’ (which a certain Scandinavian actor refuses to wear!). Mr. Manganiello jokes that he utilizes ‘the trunk’.

True Blood isn’t the only place Mr. Manganiello shows some skin. In his recent film, Magic Mike”, he played male stripper, Big Dick Richie.

If you want to see Mr. Manganiello’s short hair cut, as well as a clip from “Magic Mike”, check out the video:

Source: Huffington Post

 

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True Blood Season 6 Episode 2 “The Sun” Recap

June 24, 2013

Rutger Hauer Gets a Name and Sookie Meets Ben:

Rutger Hauer stars in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 2, entitled 'The Sun'HBO’s True Blood Season 6, Episode 2, entitled The Sun kicked off with a bang this week!

Who ever would have thought a contract that glows in the dark would be bad? Enter Warlow and man is he cranky!

Jason (Ryan Kwanten), meanwhile, is shooting at Rutger Hauer – who turns out NOT to be Warlow, but is in fact Jason’s fairy grandfather, Niall.

Tara (Rutina Wesley) is in pain – but not dead (yet – she could still be that death Buckner was talking about though). It turns out she was hit by a specially developed weapon – a silver bullet that emits UV light. That can’t be good. Lucky Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) is there to scoop it out with a broken bottle. She begins to feel better as soon as it is removed.

Deborah Ann Woll stars as Jessica Hamby in HBO's Season 6, Episode 2, entitled 'The Sun'Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) is woken during the day by a tripped out Billith (Stephen Moyer) who is high on the visions (hallucinations?) of Lilith (Jessica Clark). The only thing that freaks out Jessica more is when Bill becomes catatonic! Little does she know that Billith is actually visiting with Lilith in some other nowhere place. Lilith has plenty to discuss with Billith, BUT…

…then the phone rings and we find Sookie (Anna Paquin) is late for work! Of course, this becomes more complicated when she finds an injured halfling fairy boy in the woods claiming (telepathically) that he was attacked by a vampire.

Enter Ben (Robert Kazinsky). And boy don’t the sparks fly there – both metaphorically AND fairy-like.

It looks like Sookie is NEVER going to get to work at this rate!

Merlotte’s could really use Sookie’s help too since they are run off their feet with patrons. Firstly, Terry (Todd Lowe) freaks out when Patrick’s (Scott Foley) wife turns up thinking Patrick has run off with another woman. Terry can’t lie – it’s lucky Arlene (Carrie Preston) can though!

Next we find Nicole Wright (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) making her grand entrance. It seems she is pro-vampire and knows all about the other supernatural beings – Sam (Sam Trammell) included. She tries to persuade Sam to jump on her ‘Out the Supes’ campaign, but I’m not so sure she is persuasive enough.

Then we are back to Billith’s Lilith-trip. It turns out that Billith is not god and neither is Lilith. Only god is god, yet people may end up worshipping Bill as a god in years to come. Oh dear, try saying that three times quickly!

Billith (Stephen Moyer) gets hungry in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 2, entitled 'The Sun'Speaking of Billith, his eating habits have become atrocious since he became Billith. If you thought the sex scene between Bill and Lorena (Mariana Klaveno) was bendy enough, then you just might want to close your eyes for this one. I’d vomit (it was THAT gross) but that would remind me MORE of the scene…*shudders*

To lighten the mood and get us off the awful vision of Bill’s new blood-drinking regime, we find Sookie confiding in Ben about how sick she is of being different. Then one thing leads to another and Sookie is showing Ben the way to the fairy field.

I wonder if they’ll meet up with Andy (Chris Bauer) there? He is also at the fairy field, having a terrible two’s meltdown and begging Maurella (Kristina Anapau) to return and help raise their fairy-kids.

They don’t get very far though as Ben inadvertently reads Bill’s name straight out of Sookie’s head. She gets all pouty about this and leaves Ben to his own devices. I wonder if Ben really is as good as he seems? I hope, for Sookie’s sake, that he is!

Jason and Niall are at Sookie’s house, checking out the portal between the worlds that Warlow used to show himself to Sookie. Niall jumps in, Jason tries and fails, then Niall returns all filled with talk of doom and gloom.

Sookie returns home then and Jason introduces the pair to each other. It seems Niall and Sookie are fairy royalty – but it skipped a generation with Jason. Aw, poor thing! So Niall announces that Warlow is already within their world and sets about showing Sookie how she can make her fairy light ball into a supernova version that will take down any vampires in the vicinity. It comes at a cost though – Sookie can only use it once and then she is fae no more. When will Sookie be made to use it and lose it, I wonder?

Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) goes undercover in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 2, entitled 'The Sun'Next, enter Eric in a BAD undercover costume! It appears the only person on hand at the time was a guy from the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. That’s okay though, as it gets Eric in the door. Governor Burrell (Arliss Howard) and Eric then have a very interesting conversation about birds – if you read between the lines, it’s a very thinly veiled attempt by Eric to let the Governor know what will happen if the humans try to defeat the vampires.

The Eric glamors Governor Burrell – which is when the do-do really hits the fan! It seems, along with the UV light emitting bullet, the Governor has also designed contact lenses that repel vampire glamoring. Eric is arrested and taken away to some place called ‘The Camp’. It seems that while the Governor isn’t scared of vampires, his security staff certainly are and Eric manages to fly right out of their clutches!

Lucky for Eric, not so lucky for Governor Burrell’s daughter though as Eric returns and lies in wait until Willa Burrell (Amelia Rose Blaire) removes her vampire-repelling contact lenses and glamors her into letting him in. Oh dear, Governor Burrell, you are in trouble now!

Alcide (Joe Manganiello) has turned into the very thing he didn’t want to be – a nasty piece of alpha male! Sam and Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) cop the brunt of his attack to reclaim Emma.

We end True Blood’s Season 6, Episode 2, The Sun, with Jessica praying – to the god of Billith!

She asks him to help save all the people she loves – including Hoyt (Jim Parrack) and Bill. (And I must say, Deborah Ann Woll’s performance in this scene is just outstanding.) So the whole time Billith is still out of it and Lilith is telling him to trust his visions and that he can save the vampires.

Billith then wakes up and we discover the visions he had earlier are now in fact eventuating! This is scary enough – until Billith has a vision of all the vampires we love so much trapped in a room. The roof then opens and sunlight streams in – burning them all!

Can Bill really save vampire-kind?

I sure hope so!

Can Billith (Stephen Moyer) save the vampire world in HBO's True Blood Season 6?

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True Blood Season 6: Newest Naked Love Interest for Sookie

June 24, 2013

A New Faerie Comes Packing Muscle:

Rob Kazinsky stars as Ben Flynn in HBO's True Blood Season 6

29, English and ginger actor Rob Kazinsky will join the ranks of the hot and nude cast of True Blood as Sookie’s (Anna Paquin) latest fae love for Season 6.

And he’s prepared for it:

“I am 100 percent certain that I am going to be absolutely hated by everyone. Team Eric’s going to hate me, Team Bill’s going to hate me, Team Alcide — they’re all going to absolutely loathe this guy just because he’s not them.”

Kazinsky also added that his fae character Ben is ‘honest,’ ‘accessible’, and will provide a unique kind of happiness for Sookie.

His exposure, however, is a little different from the rest of the cast’s:

“I was told that I’m most naked character they’ve had over the course of one season.”

When it comes to his physique, however, his answer stunned us:

“I really wish I could say [I work out] a lot, [but] on your first day when you come to set and you got Joe Manganiello and you got Ryan Kwanten, you just realize that no matter how much you work out, genetics do everything. There’s no point in trying too hard.”

Oh, to be so naturally hot…

Even with his great genetics, the actor certainly put on an effort for director Guillermo Del Toro‘s upcoming action film Pacific Rim by gaining 40 pounds in muscle through eating 12,000 calories for four months every day and working out five hours a day six days a week.

Talk about effort! Kazinsky gushed:

“It’s really really really hard. And we did it because in the original script there were a lot of topless scenes but then when we got up there after putting all that effort in, just [actor] Charlie Hunnam’s getting naked.”

The American way of doing things after working in England on British soap opera Eastenders was also a significant change for the actor. He admitted:

“The biggest difference to me is always craft services. Having free food on set is just the best thing that’s ever happened to anybody ever. For the BBC there’s no such thing as crafty or free food. At Eastenders there wasn’t, anyway. So having doughnuts on set? Wonderful. Fresh fruit all the time? Having a coffee machine instead of having to pay three pounds for your coffee every time you want one? Oh my God, it’s great.”

He seems to be enjoying his time on the True Blood set, and we’re sure we’ll enjoy his time too!

Sources:

EOnline.com – True Blood Season Six: Meet Rob Kazinsky, the Show’s Most Naked New Hottie

MetroUS.com – Rob Kazinsky on joining the new season of ‘True Blood’

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