December 4, 2014
True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten Spills the Beans on HBO’s Biggest Party:
For fans of HBO shows, it has long been known that besides the fact they make excellent shows such as True Blood, The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire and their current juggernaut, Game of Thrones, they are also known for throwing awesome wrap parties. Recently Ryan Kwanten (who played Jason Stackhouse) spilled the beans on where theTrue Blood parties fell on the HBO party scale when it came to the wrap of their successful vampire series:
HBO is notorious for throwing the industry’s biggest parties. And our show was notorious for drinking three times the amount of any other show. So they threw a very lavish, True Blood-style wrap party for us.
And considering Ryan is an Aussie – who are considered right up their with countries such as Germany when it comes to enjoying the consumption of alcoholic beverages – then you can consider this as an endorsement of what a great wrap party it really was!
Once prompted, he let slip with more information about these riotous parties to The Age journalist, Kate Waterhouse:
[The] whole sort of entertainment bonanza. There were dances, there was DJs, there was a live band, there was more alcohol than you want to deal with, food. It was ridiculous.
Being back on home soil, Ryan revealed his love for Australia, but why he won’t be returning there to live in the near future:
Looking for the near future I have to be placed in the [United] States, just for little things that I’ve set up. It’s so hard for me when I do come back because I know that my heart belongs here. So leaving just rips my little heart out. But it just makes me want to come back more.
You can read the full interview Ryan Kwanten did with Kate Waterhouse by clicking here.
Source: The Age – Date with Kate: Ryan Kwanten
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
December 2, 2014
From Shapeshifter to Far Cry 4:
Fans of HBO’s True Blood will remember Janina Gavankar as Sam Merlotte’s (Sam Trammell) shapeshifting girlfriend, Luna Garza. Since she left the show at the start of Season 6, she has appeared on TV shows such as The League and The Vampire Diaries. More recently she has taken on the role of Meredith Bose in the new series, The Mysteries of Laura.
Besides her passion for acting, Janina is an avid gamer. As a result, she is currently working on the video game, Far Cry 4. it is a game which she is very excited to be involved with:
I play Amita in the game and I cannot believe that this happened to me. It is an incredible video game; it’s badass. If you have a gamer friend on your Christmas list this is the game for him/her. I think I would say that even if I weren’t in the game.
And – because her life isn’t hectic enough as it is – she is also launching a new website for the older generation geeks. The website is called AltFound.com and Janina had this to say about it:
You can sign up now to be one of the first people to know about it. It is basically a website for grown geeks who are not childish or nostalgic, we all have grown and have diverse interests.
Recently Janina got to sit down with Chelsea Lewis from The Celebrity Cafe and chat about all things geeky in her life. If you want to find out more about what she had to say about Far Cry 4, AltFound.com and what it was like working on a show such as True Blood, then please click here.
Source: The Celebrity Cafe – Janina Gavankar opens up about video games, acting and co-stars
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)