February 19, 2012
What do Luna, Sookie, and Jessica Have in Common?
They’re all hotties, of course! It’s obvious that HBO’s True Blood is one of the scariest and goriest horror shows on TV, but what makes it even better are the beauties we get to see on screen. Three of Bon Temps’ residents made it on the Complex Top 25 Hottest Women on Horror TV Shows list:
#2- Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby)
#7- Janina Gavankar (Luna Garza)
#15- Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse)
To see the other 22 women, check out the results! Sit tight Truebies, more True Blood is coming our way soon!
January 25, 2012
Season 5 Looks To Shake Things Up!
Recently, MTV got to speak to not one, but FOUR cast members from HBO’s True Blood! Ryan Kwanten, Janina Gavankar, Carrie Preston and Joe Manganiello were present, even though True Blood was overlooked for nominations this year. While there is a bit of a wait until Season 5 starts up, the stars were happy to drop a few snippets of information.
Ryan Kwanten hints at maturity developing in Jason Stackhouse, especially since Andy Bellefleur is not currently being the best Sheriff.
Janina Gavankar suggests nothing ever stays perfect in Bon Temps, so perhaps there will be more complications for the Luna/Sam Merlotte relationship? She hopes not:
“I will always have hope for Sam. They are meant to be. Nobody understands you like another shifter.”
Carrie Preston also suggests there will be trouble between Arlene Fowler and Terry Bellefleur — especially now that an old friend of Terry’s has arrived!
As for our fave werewolf, Alcide? Well, his is the quote of the clip:
“We’ve seen that he’s a sweet guy; we’ve seen that he’s the kind of guy that would be great in a relationship. I think that you’re going to be introduced to a side of him that’s going to slam you up against the wall and go for it.”
Really? I’d like to see that!
Make sure you check out the full video and let us know what you think will happen in Season 5.
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Source: MTV/Hollywood Crush – Joe Manganiello’s ‘True Blood’ Plans? ‘Slam You Up Against The Wall And Go For It’!
(Photo Credit: HBO, Inc.)
November 2, 2011
The Music/Info-geek and Tech-nerd Talks About Her Career:
The multi-talented and very beautiful Janina Gavankar (Luna Garza) was recently interviewed by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation’s National Director Zino Macaluso about her True Blood role and social media/technology.
The tech-mogul / actress / musician was classically trained in music before falling in love with acting in high school. In college Gavankar majored in Theater Performance and minored in Music Psychology. She loves to continue using music as a performance medium and was involved in Kanye West’s “Love Lock Down.” Her first paying gig was in a bank commercial for Mellon Bank and from there, her resume is lengthy. Before True Blood, she played a major role in Showtime’s The L-Word (starting in the 4th season, like True Blood) as Papi and in the unfortunately short-lived show, The Gates.
She said the most exciting thing, or the thing she loves the most about True Blood are the amazing writers and table-reads. She gets pumped about the awesome writing. When everyone sits down to read an episode together, she compares the excitement to an audience watching the episode for the first time. She also said that because she’s spent so much time in Shreveport, Louisiana she was able to create a rather lengthy mental back story for her TB character Luna.
Outside of her major work, she’s done a lot of social media work. She has launched a new website for new actors, she maintains a fan page on Facebook and JaninaGavankar.com and is constantly tweeting from @janina. She also claims to have been the first actor on Twitter, joining back in 2006 when “everyone still hated the word tweeting.” Her advice to everyone in the social media world is to “be authentic… The YouTube generation can tell when you’re faking it.” Also, this writer’s personal favorite Internet clip of Gavankar and mentioned in the interview, comes from Funny or Die called “Method Shapeshifting with Marshall Allman.” Check it out, it’s hilarious.
Below is the full interview, so if you want to watch a full hour of her bubbly self, feel free. Let us know what you think in the comments!
October 10, 2011
Gavankar Interviewed at the 2011 Emmys:
The lovely and seemingly fearless actress who plays shifter Luna Garza on HBO’s True Blood, Janina Gavankar, was interviewed by PopSugarTV at the 2011 Emmys. She admitted that before getting cast, she was not a Truebie! The horror! However, it wasn’t because she didn’t like the show — she simply had never watched it. After getting cast, she promptly devoured seasons 1-3, and obviously fell in love. Who hasn’t?
She explained what it was like to work with such a young co-star (Chloe Noelle, who plays Luna’s daughter, Emma), saying that it was both a pleasure and interesting to see how the little one learned her lines, as she was just learning to read.
So, what does Gavankar want to see during Season 5 of True Blood? Some ass-kicking, naturally. She explains quite candidly:
“I want to see the shifters kick some ass. Come on! You know, I think that Sam has a nice girl that’s going to stand by him, I want to see them join together and show people what shifters are made of.” (As she turns to the camera with a saucy look.)
Actor/comedian Chris Rock walked up during the interview to introduce himself and say he’s a fan of True Blood, which Gavankar says was the highlight of her night. Check out the full interview below:
Source: PopSugarTV – What Janina Gavankar Would Like to See Next on True Blood
September 19, 2011
Sam’s New Love Dishes on Hook-Ups:
The cast and crew of HBO’s True Blood will return to work in November when Season 5 begins production. Janina Gavankar, who plays Sam’s new shifter love Luna Garza, insists that there are many secrets of what is going to happen in season five.
On season five, Gavankar said:
“If you like blood and sex… you’re going to love it even more next year because it’s gonna get bloodier and sexier.”
When Gavankar was asked who she would hook up with that she hasn’t hooked up with, she said she was pretty happy with what she’s got.
On Sam Merlotte, Gavankar said:
Sam Merlotte is a beautiful man to be in love with right now. The soulfulness that you see in his eyes is completely real. He’s a lovely human. I love working him. I’m very lucky. It’s a good gig.”
Watch the video, and remember Truebies, if you have any True Blood related news, we’d love to hear it!
Thanks for the scoop, Annie!
Source: PopSugar TV – True Blood’s Janina Gavankar Talks Hot Onscreen Hookups
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