New Info on Alexander Skarsgård’s Upcoming Film

August 22, 2012

True Blood Star Returns to the Silver Screen in Disconnect

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Now that Season 5 of HBO’s True Blood is winding down, we’re all looking for new ways to see what our favorite stars are up to. Fortunately for fans ofAlexander Skarsgård, he has been keeping busy filming a couple of new movies.

In the upcoming film Disconnect, Skarsgård joins a star studded cast including Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Frank Grillo, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Andrea Riseborough, and Max Theriot. Details about Skarsgård’s character are unclear at this point, but it’s clear from one of the photos that he plays a married man. Hopefully we can expect many more promo shots from the film before its April 2013 release date. Here is the official synopsis of the film:

Disconnect interweaves multiple storylines about people searching for human connection in today’s wired world. Through poignant turns that are both harrowing and touching, the stories intersect with surprising twists that expose a shocking reality into our daily use of technology that mediates and defines our relationships and ultimately our lives.

Sounds very interesting. In addition to Disconnect, Skarsgård will also co-star in the upcoming What Maisie Knew, a film that centers on a little girl caught in a custody battle between her parents. Skarsgård will be very busy in the next few weeks and months doing promotional work for both films, which means more photos for us.

 

Sources: Wetpaint – Alexander Skarsgård Spotted Wearing a Wedding Ring! (PHOTO)

The Playlist – First Look: ‘Disconnect’ With Jason Bateman & Alexander Skarsgård; ‘What Maisie Knew’ Starring Julianne Moore

Photo Credit: LD Entertainment/Wonderful Films

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True Blood Renewed For Sixth Season

July 19, 2012

Our Favorite Show Will Be Back for More!

Alcide and SookieHBO has just recently announced that they have decided to renew True Blood for a sixth season. This is great news for fans of the show. Although we can surely expect more of what makes the show great, there will be a few changes. Most notably, the show’s creator Alan Ball will be stepping down. Although he will stay on as an executive producer, Nurse Jackie’s Mark Hudis will be taking over the running of the show. We’ve known for a while that Ball was leaving, but it hasn’t always been apparent who would be taking over. Only time will tell if it was the right choice.

Although True Blood is still Sunday night’s highest rated show, it is still experiencing a steady decline in viewers. How this is happening is beyond me, but make sure you and all your friends continue to tune in on Sunday nights to keep our favorite show alive. Or undead, at least.

Source: True Blood and The Newsroom Get Renewed by HBO

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True Blood’s Rutina Wesley Dishes on Life as a Vampire

July 4, 2012

Rutina’s Take On Tara Thornton as a Vampire:

TaraThe end of episode one of this season’s True Blood definitely left almost every viewer shocked beyond words. The cast and crew of the show did an excellent job keeping viewers in the dark about what Tara’s fate would be, I was certain there was no way that Pam would be unable to save her. Now that her fate has been revealed, Rutina Wesley can finally sit down and talk all about what’s in store for her character and the adjustments she’s had to make. In an interview with TVLine, Wesley opens up about what it’s been like being a vamp so far.

In my opinion, the most interesting part of playing a vampire would be the fangs!! They’re fun and fierce and I never get tired of seeing anyone pop them out. Wesley was super excited to earn her fangs and practice using them:

“I took a bunch of goofy pictures in my trailer. I was looking at myself and like, “Oh my God!” It was very weird getting used to seeing my face with fangs popping out. The thing that’s hard is talking with them. We have this thing that if you can say Sookie Stackhouse then you’re good.”

Now that Tara is a vampire, not only will her lifestyle change, but her relationships as well. She seems to be on the outs at the moment with her human friends. All with the exception of Sam, which was surprising to say the least, as he was never a huge fan of vampires. With Pam as her Maker, I’m sure we will see a ton of great interaction between these two strong characters. Wesley had this to say about the two of them:

“Their relationship is going to be fun because they both say what they want. They’re both like, “Whatever.” It’s going to be interesting to see how that relationship grows — if it does grow.”

After months and months of speculation I’m glad that we have finally settled the issue of Tara’s fate. Now it just gets more interesting from here on out. What are some of your thoughts on Tara’s new life as a baby vamp? Let us know in the comments section!

Source Credit: TVLine – True Blood‘s Rutina Wesley on Tara’s Big [Spoiler]: ‘It’s Definitely a Game-Changer’

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Video: New Clip From Alexander Skarsgård’s “Battleship”

May 1, 2012

New Clip Shows Off Sexy True Blood Star, and Others:

Alexander Skarsgård in BattleshipFor Truebies like me, the only thing it’s going to take to get me into theaters to see Battleship is seeing True Blood’s alpha vamp EricAlexander Skarsgård, in the trailers. I don’t need to be a fan of board game based movies to be interested in seeing as much of him as I can get. Am I right ladies?

The newest clip from the film shows us two things straight away. First off, even though this movie is about aliens and things are exploding, the film is full of sexy people. The new clip does a fantastic job of showcasing Skarsgård’s beautiful blues.

The second thing is that this movie is clearly more than an action film. Like many before, this movie seems to be working to establish an emotional core between the characters. This bodes well for any of us ladies looking for more than just action here. Not sure yet if Skarsgård’s character will have any romantic interests, but at least the film has more dimension than previously thought.

Director Peter Berg recently shared exactly how he decided to cast Skarsgård in the role as Stone Hopper:

“All the girls in the office stormed into my office and demanded that we cast him,” Berg said. “And then when I met him, my son was there, and [Alex] got out of his Audi R8 — that’s my son’s dream car. My son just stood there with his jaw open, staring first at him, then at his car, and he said, ‘Dad, it’s non-negotiable. Alex is in the movie.’ “

Clearly Alex’s charms work on more than just the ladies.

In this new clip, which is from earlier in the film, we see Skarsgård’s character and his brother, played by Taylor Kitsch, sitting in a hole in the wall bar celebrating Kitsch’s birthday. Then Brooklyn Decker arrives, and sexy awkwardness ensues.

 

Any of you planning on seeing Battleship? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section!

Sources: mtv.com, imdb.com

Image source: battleshipmovie.net

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Video: True Blood’s Joe Manganiello Surprises Anne Rice

April 20, 2012

Our Fave Werewolf Drops in on Author at Book Signing:

Joe Manganiello HBO promoIt is probably a safe assumption to say that the many True Blood fans have heard of world famous, American horror author Anne Rice. Mrs. Rice is known for her vamp fiction works, including Interview with the Vampire, one of her most famous works. She has brought the world of vamp fiction to the lives of millions of people and she continues to turn out work at a steady pace. Her newest novel, The Wolf Gift, depicts the story of Ruben Golding, a San Fransisco journalist who is turned into a werewolf. As a fan of Mrs. Rice, True Blood’s Joe Manganiello, who plays werewolf Alcide Herveaux was excited to take the opportunity to drop in on the author at a recent book signing.

Mrs. Rice was completely surprised and they both appeared to be quite big fans of each other’s work. Manganiello towered over nearly everyone in the book store as he surprised fans and walked Mrs. Rice to the stage. He’s so tall! Check out the videos below:

Joe Manganiello surprises Anne Rice with flowers:

Joe Manganellio escorts Anne to her Wolf Gift signing:

A Message from Joe Manganellio:

Sources: http://annerice.com/ and youtube.com

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True Blood Composer Represents at WonderCon

March 31, 2012

Nathan Barr Attends 3rd Annual “Behind The Music” Panel:

One of the most impressive things about True Blood is the music. Not only the various songs borrowed from other artists, but the original compositions as well. Who doesn’t remember the beautiful Sookie and Bill theme?

Nathan Barr has traveled the world and studied music extensively from a very young age. This definitely comes out through his compositions. True Blood has had some truly unique music over its four seasons. During the panel at this year’s WonderCon, Barr and many other Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Action/Animated television series composers discussed with fans the ways in which they evolve and elevate music composition to new heights.

Also in attendance at the panel was Ellen Greene, star of ABC’s “Pushing Daisies” and Warner Brothers’ “Little Shop Of Horrors,” Jim Dooley (FX’s “Wilfred”), Robert Duncan (ABC’s “Castle”), Mark Isham (ABC’s “Once Upon a Time”), Danny Jacob (Disney Channel’s “Phineas and Ferb”), David Ari Leon (Disney XD and Marvel Entertainment’s “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”), and Blake Neely (CBS’ “The Mentalist.”).

WonderCon 2012 Behind the Music Panel

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Video: Carrie Preston’s True Blood Season 5 Predictions

March 21, 2012

Is Arlene’s Family In Danger?

Carrie Preston, True Blood’s ArleneAccording to True Blood actress Carrie Preston, season 5 of the show will be the one to watch. As always, one of the best things about any new season is the host of new characters that come with it. Chris Meloni (Law and Order: SVU), and Scott Foley (Felicity), will be joining the cast this season. Meloni stars as an ancient and very powerful new vamp, and Foley joins as Patrick Devans, a war veteran carrying dangerous baggage.

Preston was quick to note that Foley will be causing more than a few problems for Arlene and Terry. It isn’t yet clear at this point exactly what way Foley will threaten Arlene’s happy marriage, but the actress had this to say during an interview at the Sundance Film Festival:

 “Arlene wants to hold onto her man and her family and that’s always going to be her MO. Anything that comes into her situation and is threatening, she’s not going to take that lying down.”

 

So what are your predictions for what these two guys will get up to during Season 5 of True Blood? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Hollywood Crush

Photo: HBO

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Steve Newlin Is Back for Season 5!

January 25, 2012

The Rev. Returns To Visit Jason Stackhouse:SteveNewlin

Season 4 left us with a ton of changes and questions at its end. We shouldn’t expect any less from Alan Ball. Tara‘s fate is in the air, Jessica and Hoyt are finished, and Sookie has no man! Perhaps one of the most surprising things to happen was Steve Newlin showing up on Jason‘s doorstep. This was hands down the most surprising moment of that episode for me. Newlin was the best part about Season 2 and now he’s back and with fangs? It can’t get much better than that in my opinion. From what I’ve read people seem to be divided on the meaning of that look Newlin gives Jason when he opens the door. Actor Michael McMillian gave his take on the whole thing saying:

“It seems really clear to me that Steve was always just as attracted to Jason as his wife was… In his eyes, Jason Stackhouse is the guy that Steve really wanted to be. I think he had a really heavy man-crush on him… that might have gone a bit deeper. And I think Steve is more heartbroken that Jason slept with Sarah than he is that Sarah slept with Jason, if you know what I mean.”

I can’t wait to see what Steve Newlin brings to the table in Season 5. I think this is a surprise that not a lot of us were expecting and I’m sure Alan Ball will deliver in ways that will definitely please the fans.

Source: Inside True Blood – Michael McMillian Comes Back with Fangs as Rev. Steve Newlin

Photo: HBO, Inc.

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True Blood’s Pam Dishes on the Upcoming Season

January 19, 2012

Need Another Reason to Look Forward to Season 5?

Alexander Skarsgård and Kristin Bauer van StratenIf you are anything like me and my friends, one of your favorite things about True Blood is Pam‘s great one liners. Between her and Lafayette there are plenty of great quotes throughout each season. E! Online sat down with Kristin Bauer van Straten to talk about the upcoming season and what’s in store for her character.

Though she was reluctant to reveal any plot details concerning the new season, Bauer still gave Pam fans plenty to look forward to. She gushed:

“Every script I get I go, ‘Oh my god, that’s better than I thought it would be.’ And wardrobe fittings, ‘Oh my god, that’s better than I could have imagined.'”

When you see one of the show’s actors this excited about things to come, you can’t help but to feel some of that energy and excitement. Bauer also spoke about working with Alexander Skarsgård, the sexy Eric Northman, and if his increasing fame has changed him at all. She spoke of Skarsgård’s fame, saying:

“He’s the same guy…We’re buddies. But watch I’ll go watch the movies and then get starstruck all of a sudden.”

Good to hear that he is still the same down to earth guy.

Though Bauer didn’t give away any plot point from the upcoming season, in my opinion that’s a good thing. That way we can all be shocked by those OMG neck twisting sex moments we all love!

Source: E! Online – True Blood‘s Pam Talks Season Five “Goodness” and Working With Superstar Alexander Skarsgård!

Photo Credit: HBO, Inc.

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Video: Deborah Ann Woll’s Boyfriend on Running Blind

January 13, 2012

EJ Scott Running to Raise Funds for Charity:

Deborah Ann Woll and EJ ScottImprov comedian EJ Scott, Deborah Ann Woll’s boyfriend, will be running 12 marathons blindfolded in 12 different states during the course of 2012. The purpose of these marathons is to raise money for the Choroideremia Research Foundation.

Choroideremia is a disease which causes a gradual degeneration of the peripheral vision, with the person eventually becoming completely blind.

Check out the video below to learn more about this disease and Scott’s quest to raise money for the charity. Let’s all wish him luck!

 

Contribution credit: @ArleneFowlerBT

Source: AOL.com – You’ve Got EJ Scott

Photo: Elle Magazine via stylecaster.com

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