November 24, 2014
True Blood‘s Anna Camp Returns for Pitch Perfect 2:
Well, 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)
October 1, 2014
Goodbye To All That Debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival This Year:
Anna Camp’s latest movie, Goodbye To All That tells the story of marriage, fatherhood and unexpected divorce in the age of the Internet. While it debuted to good reviews at this years Tribeca Film festival – even receiving the best actor award – it still didn’t have a distributor for North America. Well, it seems IFC Films is willing to take the risk on this movie and has picked up the rights to the movie. They are planning to set a release date for December this year, so we will be able to check out Anna Camp just in time for Christmas. As well as Anna (who also starred as Sarah Newlin in HBO’s True Blood), there is another True Blood actor in this movie; Ashley Hinshaw. Ashley joined HBO’s vampire series in the final season as Bridgette, the girlfriend of Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack).
Goodbye To All That also stars Michael Chernus, Heather Graham, Heather Lawless, Melanie Lynskey, Audrey Scott, Amy Sedaris and Celia Weston. It is written and directed by Angus MacLachlan. The producers are Mindy Goldberg and Anne Carey, with Mark Clein, Ethan Leder and Angus MacLauchlan listed as executive producers.
You can also check out the red carpet interview Artisan News did with Heather Graham, Anna Camp and Ashley Hinshaw earlier in the year:
Let us know if you are planning to see this movie in December by commenting below!
Sources: The Hollywood Reporter – IFC Films Takes ‘Goodbye to All That’
YouTube – Heather Graham and Seductive Women of “Goodbye To All That” Walk Tribeca Film Fest Carpet
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September 27, 2014
TrueBloodNet.com would like to wish Anna a very happy birthday! May all your wishes come true!
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September 23, 2014
Anna Returns to Her Role as Heather Alongside Skylar Astin:
For fans of HBO’s True Blood, it will be nice to see resident baddie, Anna Camp (who played Sarah Newlin in the vampire series) return to yet another juicy role. This time it will be in TBS’s Ground Floor. In Season 1 we saw her in only one episode playing the role of Heather, an extremely competitive ex-girlfriend of Brody (who is played by Anna’s real life boyfriend and Pitch Perfect co-star, Skylar Astin). It seems fans couldn’t get enough of Anna’s role and she is set to return to the show in Season 2 which is set to debut on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 10/9c.
TV Guide had this exclusive scoop on Heather’s return in Season 2:
It is revealed that Heather was chosen to run the Hong Kong office after Brody bailed on the job. However, Heather’s experience turns out to be a cautionary tale of what might have happened to Brody if he had taken the gig and left Jenny (Briga Heelan).
As well as a return to the small screen in Ground Floor, Anna is reprising her role of Aubrey in Pitch Perfect 2 which is due out in theaters next year. if that isn’t enough of an Anna Camp fix, then you can check out her as the voice of Princess Ivy in Disney’s Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy this November.
Let us know if you are glad to see Anna Camp again on TV by commenting below!
Source: TV Guide – Exclusive: Pitch Perfect’s Anna Camp Set for Ground Floor Return
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
September 5, 2014
This Time She Will Be a Disney Villain, Rather Than an HBO One:
Sarah Newlin (played by actress Anna Camp) was the villain of HBO’s True Blood that we all loved to hate. Over several seasons she would appear, disappear, reinvent herself, and then reappear all over again to cause havoc with the regular cast members of the vampire series. Now, with True Blood meeting the true death once and for all, it seems actress Anna Camp has set her sights on playing a new villain – a Disney villain!
Disney Junior’s Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy will hit our TV screens in November 2014 on the Disney channel. Anna will be the voice of Princess Ivy, a once exiled princess who is intent on turning the land of Enchancia from glorious color into bland and boring black and white.
You can check out the images of Anna Camp’s character and the movie poster for Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy below:
Source: TVLine – True Blood’s Anna Camp Casts an Evil Spell on Disney’s Sofia — First Photos
(Photo Credits: Disney/Disney Channel)
September 1, 2014
Sarah Got What She Deserved According to Anna Camp:
Sarah Newlin (played by Anna Camp) was one of those characters truebies seriously loved to hate. Many fans wanted to see her die a hideous death in Season 7 of HBO’s True Blood – Anna Camp included! Surprisingly though, Sarah survived the series, something Anna never expected after all the atrocities she inflicted on the vampires at vamp camp in Season 6.
Considering Sarah Newlin was the kind of person who followed many different belief systems and managed to convince herself she was being righteous rather than sadistic was being a blood donor slave a fate worse than death? Or did she deserve redemption? Anna weighs in on this:
It’s hard to say. Living in the character, I justified everything she did. It’s hard to say when you’re playing someone like that. I mean, yes, I did try to kill all of them in Season 6, so technically I deserved punishment …She was convicted in what she was believing in at the moment. I don’t know if consciously she was trying to get out of trouble when she turned into a Buddhist – but I think she truly, truly believed that she was. On some subconscious level, it’s a way of exonerating herself from all of the guilt that she felt. She’s just this complete narcissist …it’s basically her world and she’s living in it and that’s OK.
While Sarah ended up a captive at the end, there were many scenes during Season 7 that were very demanding physically on the actress. For the scene involving Sarah being thrown around by Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard), Anna had to wear a harness:
We spent three days shooting those scenes and when I saw it in the episode, they cut so much from what we shot. It’s really fascinating. I was exhausted shooting those things at like four in the morning, because they’re all night shoots …It’s definitely not the most comfortable thing. It feels like you have a permanent wedgie for two hours. Even when you’re out of it, it still feels like it’s there.
However, according to Anna, the hardest scene to shoot was actually Sarah’s last scene in the True Blood finale. She had to hold her arms up for so long that she lost the feeling in them!
What do you think about Sarah Newlin surviving True Blood? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!
Source: Wall Street Journal Speakeasy – Anna Camp on the Final Days of ‘True Blood’ and ‘Pitch Perfect 2?
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August 31, 2014
HBO Has Released the Full Video of the True Blood Cast at San Diego’s Comic Con 2014:
Considering us truebies have nothing to watch this Sunday, it seems HBO has taken pity on us and released the entire video of the True Blood panel interview from San Diego’s Comic Con 2014. So sit back for the next hour, and get stuck into watching – and reminiscing – about the very last time there will be True Blood panel at Comic Con. Just be warned though, Kristin Bauer van Straten (who plays vampire Pam) is crying as she walks onto stage, so make sure you have the tissues ready! And remember, watching it in hindsight is completely different to previously too because we all know exactly what they are talking about when they hint at upcoming events on True Blood Season 7.
The full panel includes: Nathan Parsons (James), Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds), Carrie Preston, Arlene Fowler), Chris Bauer (Andy Bellefleur), Anna Camp (Sarah Newlin) Brian Buckner (showrunner), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pamela Swynford De Beaufort), Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) and Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse).
Let us know your favorite moments from this video by commenting below!
Source: YouTube – True Blood Season 7: Comic-Con Panel (HBO)
(Photo Credit: San Diego Comic Con/HBO Inc.)
August 24, 2014
Who Would You Rate as the Best And Worst Villains from HBO’s True Blood?
With HBO’s True Blood fast coming to a close, I thought I’d rate the best and worst True Blood villains!
- BEST: Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp). Over and over again Sarah has plagued the show, always bringing her warped sense of religious righteousness along with her for the ride. She even outlasted her husband, Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian) – no easy feat since he became a vampire in the end. However, it is her tenaciousness and lack of whiny little spinelessness her husband possessed that has made her the top villain we love to hate so much.
- WORST: Mr Gus (Will Yun Lee). Mr. Gus had potential. Anyone who Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and his progeny, Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) are happy to side with have got to have something going for them after all. However, no one is really sure – Mr. Gus included – if he is even a bad guy. Sure he has the Yakuza backing him up but there just hasn’t been enough plot development for us to really fear him.
- BEST: Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare). The guy ripped out a newsreaders beating heart while they were reading the news. On TV. With millions of people watching. Did Russell care? Oh no, he did not.
- WORST: The Ifrit. Really HBO, a smoke monster? And now Bill (Stephen Moyer) is dreaming of Sookie (Anna Paquin) having babies that look suspiciously like mini-Ifrits. Oh HELL no!
- BEST: Rene Lenier (Michael Raymond-James) Also known as Drew Marshall. Back in Season 1 of True Blood there was a real murder mystery going on. And, for fans of Charlaine Harris’s books (on which True Blood is based), we all just sat back and watched and waited. We knew how shocked people would be when they worked out sexy Cajun Rene, hubby to waitress Arlene (Carrie Preston), was the one murdering cats and grandmothers alike.
- WORST: Bill/Billith (Stephen Moyer). So Bill Compton drank the blood of Lilith (Jessica Clarke) and became Billith. Still not really sure how he un-became Billith, but that’s okay. Maybe that’s the real reason his Hep-V is so virulent now?
So who are your best and worst True Blood villains ever? Let us know by commenting below!
You can also check out TVLine’s list of villains they love to hate to refresh your memory by clicking here.
Source: TVLine – True Blood’s Best & Worst Villains
(Photo Credits: HBO Inc.)
August 23, 2014
Todd Lowe, Anna Paquin, Lauren Bowles, Michael McMillian and Chris Bauer Thank the Fans:
Here we have it, another group of cast members – past and present – from HBO’s True Blood all saying thank you to all us truebies on Instagram! If you missed the other thank you videos, then you can view them here, here and here.
Todd Lowe sends a thank you to all of the military support he has received over the years. #RIPTrueBlood #TrueToTheEnd #GoodybesSuck
We literally couldn’t do this without you. “ @_AnnaPaquin sends her love to all Truebies out there. #RIPTrueBlood #TrueToTheEnd #GoodybesSuck
Lauren Bowles sends a thank you to the #TrueBlood fan base. Watch the final episode this Sunday at 9PM. #RIPTrueBlood #TrueToTheEnd
@McMillzz thanks all of the loyal #TrueBlood fans. Send off the series this Sunday at 9 PM. #RIPTrueBlood #TrueToTheEnd
“Without you there is no us.” Chris Bauer thanks all of the loyal #TrueBlood fans. #RIPTrueBlood #TrueToTheEnd #GoodybesSuck
Source: Instagram – TrueBloodHBO
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August 14, 2014
Anna Camp’s First Acing Gig Was as a Drug Dealer!
True Blood’s Anna Camp (who plays Sarah Newlin in the HBO vampire series) has been acting for a long time. But in this hilarious video interview she did with Conan O’Brien recently, she talks about her very first acting gig – that of a drug dealer! She was only in the fourth grade, but the school decided a stage production on the dangers of drugs would be a great way to get the discussion started on the war against drugs.
Anna lets us know what a fourth grade drug dealer would wear to be totally ‘hardcore’ while selling bags of jellybeans. As well as that she discusses the fact that she always seems to play the villain and just how cathartic it is to act out pummeling someone to death with a shoe.
You can watch the full video below:
Let us know what you think of this interview by commenting below!
Source: Team Coco – Anna Camp Was A Fourth Grade Drug Dealer
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