November 5, 2014
Jim Parrack’s Role Remains a Mystery Though:
True Blood fans will remember Jim Parrack as Hoyt Fortenberry in the HBO vampire series. Hoyt may have had his ups and downs throughout the TV series, but he eventually managed to get his happy ending with his vampire love, Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) by the conclusion of Season 7 of True Blood.
Now it seems Jim is set to join the cast of Season 2 of ABC’s Resurrection. This TV series tells the story of the people of Arcadia, Missouri and how their lives are forever changed with the return of their deceased loved ones. The Hollywood Reporter had the following information on Jim’s mysterious new role:
Parrack will play a charismatic member of the “Returned,” a larger-than-life preacher from the 1930s with ties to both Bellamy’s (Omar Epps) birth family and the Langstons. As expected, his true motives are unclear. Parrack will appear in four episodes, first airing in January 2015.
It will be very interesting to see Jim Parrack in this exciting new role.
Let us know if you will be tuning into watch Jim Parrack in ABC’s Resurrection by commenting below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter – ‘True Blood’ Regular Joins ‘Resurrection’ in Mysterious Role (Exclusive)
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October 21, 2014
You Can Help Get This Climate Change KickStarter Project Started:
Jim Parrack (who played Hoyt Fortenberry in HBO’s True Blood), has just signed on for a very unique new project. It is called Talk Is Cheap and it tells the powerful story about a father and daughter’s falling out, a vow of silence, and the ignition of a silent viral revolution. A teenage girl is so disgusted by “all the talk” about climate change, she posts a video online declaring she’s done talking until real change happens. Literally done talking. Her video goes viral and within days millions of kids follow her example.
You can help out this project via their KickStarter campaign. They have announced that everyone who donates $1 to the project via KickStarter will get the title of associate producer. Now that adds up to a LOT of names in the credits – 1.5 million in fact! But, the idea this KickStarter project is trying to achieve is to get 1.5 million people interested in this story. With that mission in hand, they hope it will help change the world’s opinion on climate change.
You can check out the Talk Is Cheap campaign video below or head on over to KickStarter to donate and find out more information:
Talk Is Cheap will also star Jim Jarrett and Kyla Jarrett. Academy Award winner Barrie M. Osborne has signed on as executive producer. Let us know by commenting below if you donate so we can check the credits for your name!
Source: KickStarter – Talk Is Cheap – from Academy Award Winner Barrie M. Osborne
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August 18, 2014
It May Not be a Happy Ending For Hoyt & Jessica in HBO’s True Blood Finale:
Many truebies were jumping up and down in excitement when Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack) and vampire Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) seemingly got back together in Episode 9 (entitled Love is to Die) of HBO’s True Blood Season 7. With only one episode left, fans were placing this story line in the ever growing ‘finished and packed away‘ pile.
Hoyt and Jessica’s relationship was doomed originally, but many fans hoped that with Hoyt returning in Season 7 after the death of his mother, Maxine (Dale Raoul), things would be different this time around. After all, Hoyt and Jessica have both changed over their time apart. Hoyt has manned up and learned how to stand on his own two feet and Jessica has explored the darker side of being a vampire. It seemed time for the pair of them to settle back down together.
However, actor Jim Parrack has ruffled the feathers a little by making the following statement to The Hollywood Reporter just recently:
I don’t think they’re meant for each other. In the beginning, what maybe Hoyt had to offer Jessica was acceptance, to look at her when she felt freakish and say, ‘you’re beautiful.’ That would help, and then beyond that, there’s no indication that these two are wired to do well together.
While Jim does go on to say the thought the relationship had ‘potential’ and there was the possibility of a ‘hopeful ending’, it has left fans wondering if maybe Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) and James (Nathan Parsons) were the only characters getting a ‘happily ever after’ once True Blood concludes next week.
What do you think? Will Jessica and Hoyt live happily ever after? Or will Hoyt break her heart, leaving the door open for Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) to enter once more? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter – ‘True Blood’s’ Jim Parrack on Hoyt and Jessica: “I Don’t Think They’re Meant for Each Other”
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August 16, 2014
Drinking Fake Blood is All in A Day’s Work for the Cast of HBO’s True Blood:
But what if one of the stars were into drinking the real stuff? For Jim Parrack (who stars as Hoyt Fortenberry in HBO’s True Blood Season 7), it seems that his work habits have rubbed off on his personal life, when he admitted to Vulture recently that he likes to drink human blood. He did reassure the magazine that it is not a full time habit, and when supping from his girlfriend, it is only in small amounts:
I wouldn’t say regular, no. No, not regular. Uh … [Laughs.] I don’t know. Maybe a couple times a year? It’s more like on an impulse. When you make me spell it out like this, it sounds strange… I guess the best way to put it is sometimes I just like the way it tastes… Absolutely. I’m absolutely particular. [Laughs.] It’s not like it’s just anybody’s! That particular night, it was my girl. Yeah.
Speaking of girlfriends, what did Jim think of rescuing his current girlfriend as well as his ex (who he can’t remember dating thanks to being glamoured) in Episode 8 (entitled Almost Home)?
It was mostly just a reactionary thing. It was not really heroic, or part of a stance against vampires. It’s just, My girl ran off. I want to see where she is, I walk into this room and there’s this hellish torture unfolding. I guess the reaction to that would be, if you had a gun, to shoot whoever is carrying it out. That’s sort of the way I played it, just like, Holy shit! This is different! And then he’s got to smoke the person who’s causing the problems. And he saves a whole roomful of people. But it’s not because of a decision that’s made as much of a response to what’s happening in front of his face.
You can view the full interview Jim Parrack did with Vulture by clicking here.
Let us know your thoughts on Jim’s blood drinking ways by commenting below!
Source: Vulture – Jim Parrack on His True Blood Return, Hoyt’s Dream Girl, and Drinking Blood IRL
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August 8, 2014
Feathers Are Ruffled in the Fortenberry Home:
According to the video, we find out something a little unexpected about Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack) when his new girlfriend, Bridgette, is looking through Hoyt’s baby photos with his ex-best friend, Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten).
After the sneak peek video, you can view the promo pictures in the gallery.
With his prey in sight, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) is going to reconsider his end-game strategies against Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp). Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) will put her life at risk in hopes of saving Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) and Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis) are going to urge Reverend Daniels (Gregg Daniel) to join them in their V-fueled search for Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley).
Violet (Karolina Wydra) is going to eye payback against those who betrayed her, while an old love is reborn for others.
The episode was written by Kate Barnow and it was directed by Jesse Warn.
Sources: HBO Inc./Hypable – ‘True Blood’ season 7, episode 8 preview: Tension at Fortenberry’s
YouTube – True Blood Season 7: Episode #8 Clip (HBO)
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July 20, 2014
Hoyt Fortenberry Gets an Unwelcome Phone Call From a Friend He Can’t Remember:
In Episode 4 (entitled Death is not the End) of HBO’s True Blood Season 7, we witnessed a scene between Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) and his glamoured ex-best friend, Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack). Not only was the scene heart breaking to watch because Hoyt learns of the death of his mother, Maxine Fortenberry (Dale Raoul) but because it is a conversation between two men who were once best friends. Of course, after Jason slept with Hoyt’s girlfriend, Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll), the friendship was over and Hoyt made the decision to move away and have Jessica glamour both her and Jason out of his memories completely.
While Truebie fans were glad to see Hoyt return to True Blood (even if it wasn’t under the best of circumstances), actor Jim Parrack was at first hesitant to return to the vampire series:
I liked the arc I had where, in the first season Hoyt was very much like a child, and by the end of it he made a man’s decision to strike out on his own. So I couldn’t have been happier with it. I liked the way it ended. I felt like I had done everything I could with that character without starting to repeat some things. Also, I’m creatively satisfied, I have other things going on (movies, Broadway).
But after thinking about it, he decided to return for the following reason:
The thing that made me want to come back was just my friends on the show, really. We took big cuts on the money, the schedule was crazy, but there are a couple dozen people on the show that I consider to be my friends. Two years is a lot of time for an actor when you’re growing. I’m a much better actor than I was when I left the show. It’s nice to reinvent the role and think about what may have changed for Hoyt. So I could come back and be a different kind of actor about it, and also do it with my friends. I owe so much of my professional success to the opportunity that (creator) Alan Ball gave me on True Blood. So I wanted to be there for the end if I could.
What did you think of Hoyt’s return to True Blood Season 7? Let us know by commenting below!
Source: Toronto Sun – True Blood’s Jim Parrack Hopes Show Goes Out on a High Note
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July 3, 2013
True Blood is back and Season 6 is bigger and better than ever! Deborah Ann Woll, who plays Jessica Hamby, Bill Compton’s(Stephen Moyer) progeny. Jessica was turned into a vampire at the age of 17, so much of the fun with her character is burgeoning adolescence and the challenges of growing up. Learning and controlling her vampire powers is difficult for Jess, and failed relationships with Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack) and Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) have been making her mature even faster.
Deborah Ann Woll shares some of what’s coming up in Season 6:
“I’ve noticed this season we’re kind of gathering into our story lines. I work with a lot more people this year. The story lines are bigger, more focused, where more people are focused on the same plot”.
Woll also comments on the evolution of Jessica, and teases what she will be struggling with in Season 6:
“Even though she’ll be 17 forever, time is what matures us. I like to think of Jessica as irrepressible, that you can’t really get her down. These terrible things happen, she does terrible things, she feels horrible about them, but somehow she’s able to rally her spirits and start again. I find that to be a really admirable quality. I think [in] this season that comes off in a big way. She’s gonna be really tested to see if she is mature enough to pick up the pieces and start again because every season she seems to be alone and looking for someone to be there for her and we’ll see who that is”.
Woll describes what it’s like to work with Ryan Kwanten, the hot Australian actor who portrays Jason Stackhouse on the show. Kwanten has become a fan favorite, making the bumbling, dimwitted, man-child Jason likeable, and even loveable. Woll is very complimentary on her co-star:
“[Ryan] is so excellent and he’s fun to hang out with as well. These are long days and 40 percent of them is just waiting around and it’s nice to have someone who is interesting and fun to talk to. He’s a smart, kind man”.
Another eagerly anticipated aspect of True Blood is the “baby-vamp-Jessica” vlog, which stars Woll. The vlogs, a sort of “video diary”, captures Jessica’s inner musings and daily struggles of living and learning to be a vampire. It is a stand-alone feature on HBO, but serves to deepen the character of Jessica outside of the show. Woll shares that the vlogs will be part of season 6:
“We will continue the vlogs into season 6. Those are really crazy shoots because we shoot them all in one day, so I do ten costume changes and 15 pages of words, so we shoot them all in one day. But they will be airing”.
Woll is sure to be vamping on screen in season 6. Who will be that “someone” to help Jessica pick up the pieces this time?
Source: CBSNews.com Deborah Ann Woll of “True Blood”: New season story lines are “a lot bigger”
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December 7, 2011
Hoyt Fortenberry and James Franco to Team Up:
Jim Parrack, who plays the lovable teddy-bear like Hoyt Fortenberry on HBO’s True Blood, tweeted that he is writing a biopic of the great NFL quarterback Joe Namath. James Franco, a good friend of Parrack’s, will be behind the camera, directing the upcoming 3D film next summer.
“Greatest First Album ever!! Revisiting Reasonable Doubt while I write the Joe Namath script.”
Parrack wrote and directed his first film entitled Post, which he also stars in, along with his wife, Ciera. We hope there is more screenwriting and directing in his future! Tell us Truebies, what do you think about Parrack’s embarking out into new territory? Any plans to see the movie?
Source Credit: We got this covered
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September 28, 2011
Parrack Wants Hoyt to Go Crazy:
Recently Jim Parrack talked to Pop Sugar TV while at the Emmys. He was asked about what direction he would like to see his character, Hoyt Fortenberry take on HBO’s True Blood. Here is what he had to say:
“Someone with that much inherent goodness, you can spend your goodness up like a currency, and pretty soon the account is empty. Right? So I don’t know what is going to happen next, but I do know that the three people that [he’s] had in Hoyt’s life… have betrayed him terribly and in a very short amount of time. So what does someone do who’s used to living for other people and suddenly they’re all gone?”
Parrack was happy to answer his own question. He would like to see Hoyt just go crazy. He would like to see booze, drugs and women involved. Murder was not out of the question for him either.
Make sure you check out the full video interview below.
Source: YouTube – PopSugarTV: Jim Parrack Wants to See Hoyt “Go Crazy” on True Blood
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August 31, 2011
New PSAs From True Blood For “It Gets Better”:
This fourth article is again courtesy of True Blood’s official YouTube page. Jim Parrack (Hoyt Fortenberry), Todd Lowe (Terry Bellefleur), Carrie Preston (Arlene Fowler), Ryan Kwanten and Chris Bauer (Jason Stackhouse and Andy Bellefleur) made “It Gets Better” PSAs for the Trevor Project. They talk about personal experiences with bullying.
Jim Parrack talks about being a bully:
“I’d like to be very honest with you all and let you know that growing up I made things very difficult on people around me at school, I was a jerk, and that’s gotten better too. Somehow I had it in my mind that if I could lash out at other people or hurt them that somehow I could secure something for myself. To address that I just want to say, you never get anything at all from putting someone else down. There’s no substance to it, there’s no real value to it, there’s no change. All you end up doing is hurting other people, and then being stuck with that realization some day… For those of you who are being victimized or brutalized by people like that, it’s all going to stop. The day is coming where you get to walk out into life, choose the road you’re going to go down, choose the people you want to spend your time with, and you’re free of it all.”
Todd Lowe offers one way to cope:
“If you find yourself the victim of bullying or discrimination, one of the things you can do to empower yourself is to write a story about your bully or tormentor… and make sure it has a happy ending. They go off and live their life, you live yours. Remember, it gets better.”
Carrie Preston talks about community:
“You may be feeling like you’re being bullied because you’re different from everybody around you. I just want you to know that it’s temporary, life is temporary. You are surrounded actually in this world by a much larger community who is made up of gay people, and straight people, and bisexual people, and transgendered people. But I think that we’re a community that’s not really commonly brought together because we have a certain sexual orientation — we’re a part of a community that’s humane, a part of a community that accepts people, a part of a community that loves people and will love you for who you are. So seek us out, we’re here for you. We want you to be who you are, and we will support you in whatever it is that you choose to be, seek us out we’re out here. It gets better, I promise.”
Kwanten and Bauer share being an outsider in common:
“We’re here to talk about bullying. Not the most popular of subjects but one that we must face. Look, Chris and I are both very much kind of outsiders. As much as it wouldn’t seem like we are. And we’re here to tell you that we don’t think we’re alone, we now know that we’re not alone. And if you also feel like an outsider, feel like that no one’s listening to you, believe me there are places to go, there is someone to turn to, there is a comfort, a security network that you can turn to. And if you’re one of the pickers, if you’re one of the bullies, you’ve gotta be kidding me! And you’re not alone. There’s a lot of people going through what you’re going through. Reach out, talk about it. Ask a caregiver, ask a coach, a teacher, anybody who’s there. You can get the help. And I promise you, it gets better.”
Source: True Blood official YouTube page