Where Does True Blood Stand on the Notorious HBO Party Scale?

December 4, 2014

True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten Spills the Beans on HBO’s Biggest Party:

Ryan Kwanten stars as Jason Stackhouse in HBO's True BloodFor 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

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Janina Gavankar Gets Geeky After True Blood

December 2, 2014

From Shapeshifter to Far Cry 4:

Luna and Sam S4 Ep7Fans 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

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VIDEO: Ryan Kwanten Has No Qualms About Nudity

November 26, 2014

Ryan Kwanten Discusses, True Blood, Nudity and What’s Next for the Aussie Actor:

Ryan Kwanten, who plays Jason Stackhouse in True BloodAussie actor, Ryan Kwanten, has headed back to Australia for a long earned rest after his seven year stint as Jason Stackhouse in HBO’s True Blood. First, however, he stopped in at Sydney’s Confidential to chat to Ant Sharwood about being a True Blood star, the obligatory nudity that goes with the territory and what is next in line for Ryan. After a little ribbing between the two, Ryan soon got down to business and had much to say about his time on the hit HBO show:

Whether it’s turning up to work and laying out the tears or taking off the clothes … I feel protected on a show like True Blood because it’s, you know, obviously written by an Academy Award-winner so I feel like I’m in good hands there. So, look, so long as the script warrants it and I feel like it warrants it, then I’ll do it.

Ryan then followed on to say he is prepared to do pretty much anything on screen.

In the video interview Ryan discusses:

  • What it’s like to talk in the key of Blinky Bill
  • Why he parked his bike in Steven Spielberg’s parking spot
  • What it was like to read each Jason Stackhouse script and how it was to play such a rambunctious character
  • Whether he will be catching up with his old friends now he has returned to Australia
  • Who keeps his ego in check

There is plenty more to glean from this video interview (clicking on the image below will take you directly to the video interview):

251114 Ryan Kwanten Sydney Confidential

Let us know your thoughts on Ryan’s interview with Sydney Confidential by commenting below!

Source: The Daily Telegraph – Ryan Kwanten has done all the blood, sweat and tears: Nude scenes all in a day’s work

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Happy Birthday Kristin Bauer van Straten!

November 26, 2014

True Blood Pam Kristin Bauer van Straten

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

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VIDEO: Sneak Peek Into Evan Rachel Wood’s Strange Magic

November 25, 2014

True Blood‘s Evan Rachel Wood Stars in the Animated Movie, Strange Magic:

Evan-Rachel-Wood-203x300We have the first movie trailer for Evan Rachel Wood’s latest foray into animated movies, Strange Magic. As well as this extended trailer, there are some new movie stills to see in the gallery below.

Strange Magic is Disney’s latest offering and tells the tale of goblins, fairies and imps meeting for the first time and the consequent confusions and conflicts the culture clash causes. Evan Rachel Wood (who starred as the vampire queen of Louisiana, Sophie Anne Leclerq in HBO’s True Blood) stars as Marianne. Also joining the cast are Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein, Peter Stormare and Meredith Anne Bull. The movie is due for release on the 11th of February 2015. Lucasfilms are at the helm of this Disney movie directed by Gary Rydstrom. Writing credits go to David Berenbaum, George Lucas, Irene Mecchi and Gary Rydstrom.

Let us know what you think of this movie trailer and whether you will be watching Strange Magic when it is realeased in February by commenting below!

Source: Flickering Myth – First trailer for Lucasfilm’s animated musical Strange Magic

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Happy Birthday Charlaine Harris!

November 25, 2014

Charlaine Harris (credit Sigrid Estrada)

Charlaine Harris (credit Sigrid Estrada)

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

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VIDEO: Sneak Peak at Anna Camp’s Pitch Perfect 2

November 24, 2014

True Blood‘s Anna Camp Returns for Pitch Perfect 2:

True Bloods Anna Camp stars in Pitch Perfect 2Well, here it is – the first sneak peek trailer for Pitch Perfect 2! Anna Camp returns to the cult classic in the making to play the uptight Aubrey. In Pitch Perfect 2, we find the a cappella group the Barden Bellas entering into an international competition that no American team has ever won. Will they succeed where so many others have failed?

Returning alongside Anna Camp (who played Sarah Newlin in HBO’s True Blood) will be Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Hana Mae Lee, Skylar Astin, Elizabeth Banks and Adam DeVine. The movie is slated for release on May 15th 2014. The Universal Pictures movie is from a screenplay written by Kay Cannon and Mickey Rapkin. Actor Elizabeth Banks not only stars in the show as Gail, but will be directing as well.

It will be very interesting to see whether Pitch Perfect 2 will live up to the high expectations of the first movie – or will it go the way of most sequels and be a flop? Judging by the video below however, I am guessing we just may have a winner on our hands.

Let us know what you think of the video clip and whether you will be checking out Pitch Perfect 2 by commenting below!

Source: YouTube – PITCH PERFECT 2 Trailer #1 (2015) Anna Kendrick Musical Comedy HD

(Photo Credit: Universal Pictures)


Happy Birthday Brandon Molale!

November 24, 2014

brandon molale

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

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First Image of True Blood’s Alexandra Breckenridge on the Set of The Walking Dead…

November 23, 2014

… Or Is It? You Decide!

Alexandra Breckenridge starred as Katerina Pellham in HBOs True Blood Season 4In Season 4 of HBO’s True Blood, we were introduced to the recurring character of Katerina Pellham (played by Alexandra Breckenridge), the undercover agent, wiccan, and former member of Marnie Stonebrook’s (Fiona Shaw) coven. It is Katerina’s job to ascertain if Marnie’s coven poses a threat to vampires or not. Her role, unfortunately, was short lived after she was killed by Luis Patiño (Peter Macdissi).

However,  actress Alexandra Breckenridge went on to bigger and better things after True Blood. And many fans of FX’s American Horror Story franchise will remember Alexandra from Season 1 when she played the younger version of Moira. She also appeared in Season 3 as the witch Kaylee.

Now, it seems, Alexandra has joined the cast of AMC‘s juggernaut, The Walking Dead. Her role has been bathed in mystery with the only information on her character being as such:

“Samantha” [is] an attractive, strong, smart, charming and articulate woman with a vulnerable side. She’s a mother with a bohemian spirit, and a talented artist.

It is not even sure yet if the character name of Samantha is correct or merely a placeholder name in order to keep spoilers at bay.

Recently though, the following image was released on Instagram, sending Walking Dead fans into a frenzy of conjecture over the character of Beth (played by Emily Kinney) in Season 5. While the image does bear a striking resemblance to Kinney, it semes this may actually be the first on set picture of Alexandra Breckenridge! Truebies and Walking fans alike can make up their own minds:


What do you think? Beth or Samantha? Honestly, that looks like Emily Kinney to me, but let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Sources: WetPaint – The Walking Dead Season 5 Spoilers: Emily Kinney Seen on Finale Set? Not So Fast! Rumor Patrol

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True Blood’s Lara Pulver Joins Cast Line Up for a Movie Version of ‘Spooks’

November 22, 2014

Before True Blood, Lara Pulver Was Known For Her Role on the BBC TV Series, Spooks:

Lara Pulver as Claudine S4 Ep3Truebies will remember Lara Pulver as the fairy, Claudine Crane. But before Lara joined the cast of the HBO vampire series, she was known for her role as Erin Watts, the head of the counter-terrorism division for MI5 in the long running BBC TV series, Spooks. This TV series was so loved in the UK that it will now be bought to the big screen via a movie adaptation of the TV series.

Spooks: The Greater Good will also star Peter Firth who will be reprising his role of Harry Pearce, the head of MI5. Kit Harrington (of Game of Thrones fame) will join the cast as Will Holloway, a former agent who is brought back to London from Moscow. The storyline (according to Radio Times) is as follows:

Firth played MI5 head Harry Pearce in every single episode of the drama. We won’t be finding Harry in an especially happy place, though. He is “disgraced and forced to resign” after a terrorist escapes from MI5 custody and “disappears one night off a bridge into the Thames” … Will [Holloway] must decide whether to help Harry or turn his rogue ex-boss in…

Alongside Lara Pulver, Tim McInnerny will reprise his role as the chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee. Also starring will be David Harewood, Jennifer Ehle, Tuppence Middleton and Elyes Gabel.

Spooks: The Greater Good was shot earlier this year and will hit UK cinemas on 8th May 2015. Let us know if you plan on seeing this by commenting below!

Source: Radio Times – Spooks the film: what we know so far about the spy spin-off

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