October 29, 2014
Missing True Blood This Halloween? Curl Up With the Actors in This List of Horror Movies:
With True Blood concluding this year, here’s a list of scary movies that your fave True Blood actors have starred in over the years to keep you up all night on Halloween:
- Trick ‘r Treat (2007) – Anna Paquin
- Scream 4 (2011) – Anna Paquin
- Open House (2010) – Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer
- The Barrens (2012) – Stephen Moyer
- Restraint (2008) – Stephen Moyer
- White Rabbit (2013) – Sam Trammell
- Red Hill (2010) – Ryan Kwanten
- Dead Silence (2007) – Ryan Kwanten
- 13 Sins (2014) – Rutina Wesley
- Devil’s Advocate (1997) – Chris Bauer
- Mother’s Day (2010) – Deborah Ann Woll
- Natural Selection (1999) – Todd Lowe
- The Uninvited (1996 TV movie also known as Victim of the Haunt, The Haunting of Patricia Johnson, and The House at the End of the Street) – Lauren Bowles
- The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007) – Michael McMillian
- Annabelle (2014) – Alfre Woodard
- At the Devil’s Door (2014) – Tara Buck
- The Night Visitor (2013) Tara Buck
- The Life Zone (2011) – Tara Buck
- The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) – Denis O’Hare
- Quarantine (2008) – Denis O’Hare
Have I missed any of your favorite scary Halloween movies that feature True Blood actors? Let me know in the comments below!
Source: IMDb.com – various pages as linked above
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October 9, 2014
Lara Pulver Discusses Da Vinci’s Demons:
It will be slim pickings for fans of HBO’s True Blood at this year’s New York Comic Con. The only True Blood star appearing will be Lara Pulver (who starred as the fairy Claudine Crane in Seasons 3-5 of the vampire series). She will be appearing on the panel for Da Vinci’s Demons, a TV series which follows the “untold” story of Leonardo Da Vinci. In this show, Lara stars as Clarice Orsini, the wife of Lorenzo de’ Medici, who is both seductive and politically minded. You can view the full details on this appearance below:
STARZ will present a first look at David S. Goyer’s highly anticipated adventure drama, “Da Vinci’s Demons,” at a panel on Saturday, October 13th from 1:45pm to 2:45pm in RM 1A21 as part of New YorkComic Con. Da Vinci’s DemonsGoyer will be joined by series star Tom Riley (“Monroe,” I Want Candy), who plays Leonardo Da Vinci, and costars Laura Haddock (The Inbetweeners Movie, “Honest,” Captain America: The First Avenger) and Lara Pulver (“True Blood,” “Sherlock,” “Robin Hood”). Following the panel Goyer and cast will sign autographs.
“Da Vinci’s Demons” is a historical fantasy, following the ‘untold’ story of the world’s greatest genius during his turbulent youth in Renaissance Florence. Brilliant and passionate, the twenty-five year old Leonardo Da Vinci is an artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist. As a free thinker, with intellect and talents that are almost superhuman, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time. He begins to not only see the future, but invent it.
“Da Vinci’s Demons” is the first project to enter production under the multi-year agreement between Starz and BBC Worldwide Productions. Goyer, co-writer of blockbuster and critically-acclaimed films Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, and writer of the upcoming Man of Steel, is showrunner. Julie Gardner is Executive Producer, along with BBC Worldwide Productions’ Head Jane Tranter. Production began this summer and Starz will premiere an eight-episode first season in the U.S. in 2013.
Also, if you are a Deborah Ann Woll fan (who starred as baby vampire Jessica Hamby), you might want to check out the Marvel panel for all the latest news on Deborah’s new TV series, Daredevil.
Let us know if you are attending this year’s New York Comic Con by commenting below!
Source: New York Comic Con – STARZ To Present David S. Goyer’s “Da Vinci’s Demons” At New York Comic Con On October 13th
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September 2, 2014
First Image of Deborah Ann Woll as Daredevil’s Karen Page:
Recently Netflix announced their latest Marvel Comics series, Daredevil, will be available from May 2015. It also announced that True Blood regular, Deborah Ann Woll (who played baby vampire, Jessica Hamby in the HBO series) would be starring as Karen Page. Karen will be be the love interest for Matt Murdock (to be played by Charlie Cox) who is a lawyer by day and the superhero, Daredevil, by night.
We now have the very first image to appear of Deborah as Karen Page to show you. Let us know what you think and whether you will be tuning in to watch this new series by commenting below!
Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
Daredevil will also star Elden Hensen as Foggy Nelson and Vincent D’Onofrio as The Kingpin. It is directed by Phil Abraham and has Bill Everett, Drew Goddard and Stan Lee listed as series writers.
Source: Celeb Mafia – Deborah Ann Woll – ‘Daredevil’ TV Series Set in New York City, Aug. 2014
(Photo Credit: Netflix/CelebMafia.com)
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 28, 2014
The True Blood Finale Surprised Deborah Ann Woll:
For Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll), HBO’s True Blood ended with a wedding, but not to the person Deborah thought Jessica would be marrying. In Episode 10 (entitled Thank You) we find Jessica having her happily ever after with Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack), the man she glamoured a couple of seasons back after their relationship soured. But, according to Deborah, she thought the story would end a little differently:
If I’m really honest, I thought she’d end up with Jason [Ryan Kwanten]. It seemed the way it was going, and I also was so fond of that storyline and so fond of Ryan. This took me a little by surprise. I’d been trotting down one path, and I had to make a change… [The writers] had mentioned to me they were planning on bringing [Hoyt] back before the season started, and there would be romantic ties. I assumed that it would be a triangle ending in a different way.
While the marriage to Hoyt was a spontaneous one in order to allow her maker, Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) walk her down the aisle before he succumbed to Hep-V, Deborah Ann Woll had this to say about Jessica’s growth over seven seasons:
She was a girl who lived mostly on impulse when she was younger and let her feelings have her do whatever she needed to do in the moment. She had very little control. Certainly now, I think, she thinks before she leaps, and she understands when something is a vampire impulse that might not work in the modern world. That’s why this first episode was so interesting for her. It put her up against the one thing she couldn’t resist. In the end, I wanted her to be victorious.
Jessica managed to make it to the True Blood finale, but was Deborah ever concerned she might be killed off?
You worry a lot because it would be very heart-wrenching to many characters if Jessica died. Imagine the storyline for Bill if Jessica died. They could kill me off and have a field day with the results of that. I was always very nervous because it seems like such an emotionally powerful storyline.
What did you think of Jessica’s decision to chose Hoyt over Jason? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter – ‘True Blood’s’ Deborah Ann Woll on Series Finale: “It Was Not What I Expected”
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
August 26, 2014
Bill Compton Leaves a Message For His Progeny on Her Blog:
Over the last few seasons of HBO’s True Blood, we have gotten a chance to see behind the scenes of some scenes and episodes thanks to serial blogger, Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll). Now we see the tides turned on her as her maker, Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), who is dying from Hep-V, leaves his own video message to Jess on her computer.
Be warned, you will need tissues to watch this video! 😉
I wonder what Jessica’s reaction will be when she sees it? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below.
Source: YouTube – True Blood Season 7: Jessica’s Blog – A Father’s Love (HBO)
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
August 24, 2014
What Would You Rate as the Best and Worst Sex Scenes in HBO’s True Blood?
It’s hard to pick just a few stand out sex scenes in HBO’s True Blood – considering just how many have been dished up to us over the last seven years. But, after much research, here’s my top six list:
- BEST: Ginger (Tara Buck) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) finally get it on atop Eric’s throne in Fangtasia. Yep, I really didn’t think this hook up in Season 7 would be as thoroughly entertaining as it turned out to be. I’m not sure if it was Ginger’s undeniable glee, or the fact that she is just so damn excited that she is over and done with in a matter of seconds or if it’s because it was very obviously a nod to the whole vampire fangirldom out there.
- WORST: Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Lorena Krasiki (Mariana Klaveno) get bendy in Season 3. This one was just plain weird. And it made me want to throw up in my mouth just a little. Even just thinking about Bill twisting Lorena’s head all the way round as I am typing now is making me nauseous.
- BEST: Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) goes to visit Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) in her red riding outfit. Yeah, I’m pretty sure there was a spike in red riding hood capes in 2012 after Jessica wore hers in Season 5.
- WORST: Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) claws his way out of the grave to have sex with Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin). I am still surprised Sookie didn’t need hospitalization after that romp. All that dirt, and in all the wrong places…
- BEST: Jason Stackhouse has a sex dream about Eric Northman – while he’s in church! Yep, I know after six months the effects of vampire blood on a human has probably worn off, but I’m glad to over look that for the fact that these two hooked up in Season 7.
- WORST: Bon Temps has an orgy. Thank you very much Maryann Forrester (Michelle Forbes) for coming to Bon Temps in Season 2 and making me see things that I cannot unsee. Although, on a flip side to this one, we did get a hilarious scene with Jason posing as ‘the god who came’…
What were your best and worst sex scenes from all the seasons of True Blood? Do you think there will be any to rival your faves in the True Blood finale? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!
Alternatively, you can refresh your memory with E!Online’s list of True Blood’s craziest sex scenes by clicking here.
Source: E!Online – We Ranked True Blood’s 12 Craziest Sex Scenes Ever, From Neck Twists to Incest
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August 23, 2014
Will Bill Compton Survive the True Blood Finale?
With such little time until the very last episode of HBO’s True Blood ever, there still seems such a long wait to discover whether Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) lives or dies. Deborah Ann Woll, however, was recently interviewed by Zap2It about the True Blood Finale and let slip a few intriguing hints about Bill’s future – or lack of it in Episode 10 (entitled Thank You). The first one occurs when she is asked about the evolution of her character, Jessica Hamby (who is the progeny of Bill):
By the end, and I think it’s illustrated best in her relationship with Bill, she needed a strong father figure and she had that in Bill over the last six, seven years. Now that he’s leaving — and there’s more growing to do, certainly, in the last episode, and we’ll see how that relationship pans out — but she asked to be released in [Episode] 9, and I think there’s something in that that says, “I am a grown woman. I’m capable of taking care of myself. I need you to recognize that, and recognize my independence.”
‘Now that he’s leaving‘ – as in dying? Or just moving towns? Sounds a bit ominous to me.
The second interesting snippet of information comes when Deborah is discussing why Jessica wanted to be released from Bill:
He chose to go through something that’s going to be very painful for everyone around him, including himself. I don’t know that Jessica wants to have to experience that. I think that’s a very human and universal feeling. When someone you care about and love so deeply is going to be in pain, I think we get scared and we want to push it away. In that moment, she was so hurt and just thinking, “I can’t sit and watch him turn black and blue and bleed and die. I just can’t do it, and I need to be divorced from that.” Without giving too much away, that’s something that Jessica’s going to have to confront in the finale in terms of how she’s going to either choose or not to reconcile with Bill based on what he chooses to do with his time.
So Jessica will have to make a choice whether to reconcile with Bill? To me this sounds like Bill really will go through with his plan to let the Hep-V run it’s course. Or will he be reprieved at the very last minute perhaps?
The third quote from Deborah comes when she discusses all those Bill flashbacks, what they all really mean and whether there is still the chance he might chose life over Hep-V:
He has room to change his mind. I would point out to people that we spent a lot of time this season looking at Bill’s human life. There’s a reason for that. I think there’s a strong reason for why we’ve seen how much he loved his human family, how much he missed of them. If you think back to Lorena, she basically made him give them up. He lost so much when he became a vampire, and I think that’s why we’ve seen him struggle so much with being one. I think Jessica is a part of his salvation in that a little bit. I think he loves her very dearly, and it was his chance to have a family in the way that he misses them, but I can understand Bill not really wanting to continue this — just for his own personal reasons, beyond the idea that maybe he’s causing Sookie or Jessica or people pain. There’s maybe more peace for him in death than there is in continuing to be a vampire, perhaps.
Hmmm… it really does sound like Bill definitely wants to die. But will he? Or is this just a very cleverly worded interview to make us truebies think Bill really is going to meet the true death?
Let us know your thoughts in this by commenting below!
You can view the entire Zap2It interview with Deborah Ann Woll by clicking here.
Source: Zap2It – ‘True Blood’ series finale: Jessica’s story will ‘end with Bill,’ says Deborah Ann Woll
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
August 14, 2014
More True Blood Cast Line up to Be Interviewed By EJ Scott:
A while back we mentioned that Deborah Ann Woll’s (who plays vampire Jessica Hamby in HBO’s True Blood) boyfriend, EJ Scott, was doing some podcast interviews with the cast of True Blood. Well, we now have some new names to add to the ever growing list of True Blood cast lining up to be interviewed on EJ’s show. You can view the new interviews by clinking on the links below:
- Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) (7/7/2014)
- Howie Deutch (True Blood director) (7/7/2014)
- Lauren Bowles (Holly Cleary) and Patrick Fischler (Actor, producer and husband of Lauren Bowles) (7/11/2014)
- Kate Barnow (True Blood writer) and Angela Robinson (True Blood writer) (7/12/2014)
- Carrie Preston (Arlene Fowler) (7/12/2014)
- Dale Raoul (Maxine Fortenberry) and Patricia Bethune (Jane Bodehouse) (8/8/2014)
- Amelia Rose Blaire and Bailey Noble (8/11/2014)
If you want to check out the previous True Blood stars interviewed by EJ, then please click here.
Source: EJ Scott – Podcast Interviews
(Photo Credit: EJScott.com)
August 13, 2014
Jessica Hamby’s Latest Video Blog Features Her Maker:
True Blood’s Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) has released her latest video blog! It’s yet another melancholy one though as she tries to get some video footage of her her maker, Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) before he meets his true death from his accelerated case of Hep-V.
Bill wakes up half way through her blog entry after he dreamed he had heard Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack). For all of us who watched Episode 8 of HBO’s vampire show last Sunday, we know Bill wasn’t dreaming, and Jessica confirms that for him. This leads to a discussion on love. Not only is Hoyt and Jess’s relationship touched upon, but the relationship between Bill and his human wife, Caroline.
You can view Jessica’s video blog here:
Let us know what you think of Jess’s video by commenting below!
Source: YouTube – True Blood Season 7: Jessica’s Blog: A Good Man is Hard to Find (HBO)
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)