Rob Kazinsky’s Best True Blood Scenes are “Still to Come”

July 27, 2013

True Blood Star Rob Kazinsky Teases the Best is Yet to Come:

Robert Kazinsky stars as Ben Flynn/Warlow in HBO's True Blood Season 6

Truebies Rejoice! Rob Kazinsky, the faery-vampire hybrid obsessed with Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) teases that some of his best scenes on True Blood are yet to be seen.  A fan on Twitter asked him what the highlight of his experience on the show has been so far, and his reply was:

That’s all still to come!

Whoa! Does this mean there are more exploding light sex scenes with Sookie? A fight with Bilith (Stephen Moyer) perhaps? Fans can’t wait to find out!

Apart from his role as Ben/Warlow, Kazinsky stars in the action/sci-fi flick Pacific Rim, out in theaters now.

Source: Wetpaint.com – True Blood Season 6: Rob Kazinsky’s Favorite Moment is Still to Come!

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Valarie Pettiford Joins the Cast of True Blood for Season 6

July 22, 2013

Broadway Star Valarie Pettiford Joins the Cast of True Blood in a Recurring Role:

There is a new face in Bon Temps. Valarie Pettiford, star of stage and screen, has joined the cast of True Blood in a recurring role in season 6. Pettiford who will play Mary, mother of Nicole(Jurnee Smollett-Bell) will appear in a two-episode arc starting in Episode 7 “World Without End,” which is scheduled to air on July 28, 2013.

Pettiford weighs in on what it’s like to work with the cast of True Blood:

Working on this show has been a delicious experience. It has been an absolute joy to work with a cast of this caliber. Everyone has been so lovely – they say it starts at the top, and on True Blood it really does.

Pettiford is a Fosse-trained dancer, and has been sanctioned by the Fosse/Verdon estate to reconstruct the legend’s choreography for master classes in New York City with fellow Fosse-alum Lloyd Culbreath.

She also has danced in national tours such as “Dancin’ “and “Show Boat”. She has appeared in hit sitcoms (“Half and Half” and “House of Payne”) and big budget films (“Stomp the Yard,” “Jumping the Broom”).  A Tony award nomination, NAACP award nomination, and Best Actress honors for the festival short “The Response” are among her many accolades.

Her second album, a collection of original lullabies entitled “Velvet Sky,” was released last fall.

Source: DreadCentral.net Valarie Pettiford Joins True Blood Season 6 in Recurring Role

Source: welovesoaps.net Valarie Pettiford Joins TRUE BLOOD, Debuts July 28

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HBO’s True Blood Panel Scheduled for Comic Con 2013

July 10, 2013

Just announced: True Blood Panel Scheduled to Appear at Comic Con International 2013

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Comic Con True Blood Panel 2012

True Blood fans from all over the world are gearing up to attend San Diego’s Comic Con International. Once again, the cast of HBO’s True Blood will be in Ballroom 20 on Saturday July 20 at 3:30 PM to tease plot lines and answer fan questions live.  Entertainment Weekly’s Tim Stack will again be the panel moderator. Scheduled to appear:

Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Showrunner Brian Buckner, Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds), Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam Swynford de Beaufort), Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux), Anna Camp (Sarah Newlin), Michael McMillian (Steve Newlin) and Rob Kazinsky (Ben Flynn).

Ryan Kwanten walked on his hands like a (very sexy) trained monkey to the delight of the crowd last year, and Joe Manganiello did a little bump and grind for the ladies.  What will happen this year?  A few thousand lucky fans will find out first hand on July 20.

For more information on Comic Con International, visit www.comic-con.org

Source: TrueBloodFanSource.com Comic Con 2013: True Blood Panel Announced with Attendees

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Spoiler: True Blood: Will Eric Northman Meet the True Death?

July 9, 2013

Alexander Skarsgard Teases True Blood Season 6:

True Blood's Eric Northman

With the human war on vampires in full swing on Season 6 of True Blood, all the fans are curious to discover who will actually live through the season! Alexander Skarsgard, who portrays the hunky Viking Eric Northman, teases about the war on vampires:

“There’s a war going on this season because for the first time in 1,000 years, humans are a real threat. Eric’s been busy fighting witches and other vampires, but never humans. You’ll find out how and why, but humans have become a danger”.

Skarsgard hinted that one particular scene was very emotional for him:

“I recently had to do a very emotional scene with a blood bag. I can’t talk about it too much, but that was quite difficult”.

Is this the end of Eric Northman? Is our favorite Viking meeting the “True Death”? It is a valid concern, considering Skarsgard is becoming quite the movie star.  He has three movies in theaters this summer: The East, Disconnect, and What Maisie KnewThe East is a suspense-thriller co-staring the indie favorite Ellen Page (Juno, Inception) It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year.  Disconnect explores the effects of modern technology on human relationships.  What Maisie Knew co-stars Julianne Moore and concerns two parents stuck in a bitter custody battle.

Skarsgard’s star is on the rise, which means True Blood might be losing our favorite vampire.  Let’s hope Eric is hanging around for another 1,000 years.

Source: Wetpaint.com True Blood Spoilers: Will Eric Northman Die? Alexander Skarsgard Implies Death

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Wolf Pack Scoop from Jamie Gray Hyder on True Blood Season 6:

July 6, 2013

Jamie Gray Hyder on True Blood Season 6: Alcide as Packmaster and Being part of the Wolf Pack

Alcide and Danielle via TrueBlood Online

Jamie Gray Hyder, who portrays werewolf Danielle on HBO’s True Blood, is having a really good time on her second season of True Blood. She talks about Danielle’s role in the wolf pack:

I think as her role on the show has increased so has her role in the pack. I think that she’s very much an opportunist. Last season, she was willing to do V and also other stuff to impress the pack leader who was in power. And, now there’s a new pack leader and she’s vying for his attention. I think that she just wants to go along and be part of what’s going on and prove that she’s a viable asset to the pack.

Hyder concedes Danielle will ingratiate herself with Alcide (Joe Manganiello), the new Packmaster:

I think [she’s] going to continue to do whatever [she] can to appear valuable to him and the dynamics of everybody kinda changes throughout the season as we continue.

In episode 2, Alcide and the wolf pack abduct Emma from Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell), and they have an all-out fight, knocking out Sam and Layfayette (Nelsan Ellis) (who was babysitting Emma). As humans have declared war on vampires, does this fight signal another war between werewolves and shapeshifters? Hyder weighs in:

Definitely. I think that we have just opened up a whole can of worms with what happened. In taking Emma, we’ve now involving [sic] a whole other group of people in our lives and in the pack. There’s so much drama going on in the town that I think that a big issue for us was that choice.

You’ll just have to see how the season plays out because it’s definitely now causing a lot more people to interact with us. And we probably should keep to ourselves, but Emma’s a wolf and we feel that it’s important that she’s with us and her grandmother and with the pack.

Alcide was more than a little bit scary in the way he abducted Emma, throwing her over his shoulder while she screamed for help. Is he a totally different person now that he’s Packmaster? Hyder shares her viewpoint on Alcide:

I think [that being Packmaster] requires him to step up and show a little more aggression than usual to assert himself. And, in the case of Emma, we went to Sam’s with a mission and we knew we had to leave with her. We really do feel that she’s safest with us. So, even though Alcide’s aggression is there, it’s simply there to help others.

Hyder feels that because Emma is a wolf, she really should be part of that lifestyle, and Sam is not an appropriate caregiver for Emma.  So what does Hyder think about the wolves getting involved in the state of Louisiana’s war on vampires?

I think that we’re trying to keep to ourselves as best as possible. We’re trying to look out for our own, but there’s no doubt that with such a big conflict going on in Bon Temps and in the State of Louisiana that we’ll be able to stay out of the conflict.

The drama is getting bigger and better with the wolves and the shapeshifters, it’s not all about the vampires anymore! Viewers are looking forward to more supernatural drama in the rest of the season of True Blood.

Source:BuddyTV.com ‘True Blood’ Exclusive Interview: Jamie Gray Hyder on the Evolving Wolf Pack and Alcide as a Packmaster

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True Blood’s Deborah Ann Woll on Season 6 “Bigger, More Focused” Story Lines

July 3, 2013

Deborah Ann Woll on True Blood Season 6

True Blood is back and Season 6 is bigger and better than ever! Deborah Ann Woll, who plays Jessica Hamby, Bill Compton’s(Stephen Moyer) progeny. Jessica was turned into a vampire at the age of 17, so much of the fun with her character is burgeoning adolescence and the challenges of growing up.  Learning and controlling her vampire powers is difficult for Jess, and failed relationships with Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack) and Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) have been making her mature even faster.

Deborah Ann Woll shares some of what’s coming up in Season 6:

“I’ve noticed this season we’re kind of gathering into our story lines. I work with a lot more people this year. The story lines are bigger, more focused, where more people are focused on the same plot”.

Woll also comments on the evolution of Jessica, and teases what she will be struggling with in Season 6:

“Even though she’ll be 17 forever, time is what matures us. I like to think of Jessica as irrepressible, that you can’t really get her down. These terrible things happen, she does terrible things, she feels horrible about them, but somehow she’s able to rally her spirits and start again. 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 that is”.

Woll describes what it’s like to work with Ryan Kwanten, the hot Australian actor who portrays Jason Stackhouse on the show. Kwanten has become a fan favorite, making the bumbling, dimwitted, man-child Jason likeable, and even loveable. Woll is very complimentary on her co-star:

“[Ryan] is so excellent and he’s fun to hang out with as well. These are long days and 40 percent of them is just waiting around and it’s nice to have someone who is interesting and fun to talk to. He’s a smart, kind man”.

Another eagerly anticipated aspect of True Blood is the “baby-vamp-Jessica” vlog, which stars Woll. The vlogs, a sort of “video diary”, captures Jessica’s inner musings and daily struggles of living and learning to be a vampire. It is a stand-alone feature on HBO, but serves to deepen the character of Jessica outside of the show. Woll shares that the vlogs will be part of season 6:

“We will continue the vlogs into season 6. Those are really crazy shoots because we shoot them all in one day, so I do ten costume changes and 15 pages of words, so we shoot them all in one day. But they will be airing”.

Woll is sure to be vamping on screen in season 6. Who will be that “someone” to help Jessica pick up the pieces this time?

Source: CBSNews.com Deborah Ann Woll of “True Blood”: New season story lines are “a lot bigger”

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True Blood’s Nelsan Ellis on his Sexy Fantasy for Layfayette

June 15, 2013

Nelsan Ellis Talks About Layfayette and the Ladies:

Nelsan Ellis stars as Lafayette in HBO's True BloodTruebies love Nelsan Ellis’ Layfayette, the sassy short-order cook/V-dealin’/all around diva of Bon Temps. Previously linked with hunky nurse Jesus Velasquez (Kevin Alejandro), Layfayette has clearly shown a preference for men on the show.  Ellis, however, has a alternative view of Lafayette’s sexuality:

“I think Layfayette is bisexual,” Ellis told TODAY.com. “I would love to see Layfayette get a girlfriend! I don’t think producers would be down for it, but wouldn’t it take the audience by storm?! Lipstick on his lips kissing a girl wearing lipstick, and he’s like ‘This is my girl’?! They could be wearing matching bandanas. I think it would be awesome. Anyway, that’s my fantasy!”

The character of Lafayette in Charlaine Harris’ popular Sookie Stackhouse series is gay, but not even speculated to be bisexual.  But of course, Lafayette gets murdered early on in the book series, while the True Blood character has lasted through six seasons of the popular HBO show. So Ellis may get his wish, as the new showrunner Brian Buckner guides the story his way.

“While my character was killed off early on in the books, I’m really grateful to the fans and that’s why I’m still here on the show.”

Ellis explained. No matter who his next love interest turns out to be, fans will still adore the saucy, sexy, Lafayette.

Source: TODAY.com – ‘True Blood’ star Nelsan Ellis would ‘love to see Layfayette get a girlfriend’

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