April 18, 2013
Kristin Bauer Talks About True Blood, Alexander Skarsgard & Saving Wildlife:
Everybody loves Pam the vampire from HBO’s True Blood. She’s bold, brassy and always ready to jump in at the deep end. PopSugar obviously love her if the parking space title for Kristin Bauer van Straten is anything to go by:
Kristin was happy to talk about being an actor and what it’s like being Pam:
“Pam is really harsh, but she’s really truthful in my mind. She says what we’re all thinking and I think that’s why she’s so entertaining.”
As for her co-star, Alexander Skarsgard, who plays her maker, Eric Northman, she has this to say about the rumors of him playing Christan Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie:
” Sure, I’ll watch Alex do anything…he can kill any role.”
Make sure you check out everything else Kristin had to say by watching the video below.
Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Source: PopSugar - Video: True Blood Star Kristin Bauer van Straten Talks Alexander Skarsgard Joining Fifty Shades of Grey!
The van Stratens – Facebook Page
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April 17, 2013
Could Eric Northman’s Undead Life be on the Line?
Okay, things are starting to get a little scary on HBO’s True Blood, if all the rumors flying about are to be believed!
Firstly, we have WetPaint speculating that with all the movie roles Alexander Skarsgard is taking on lately, there could be the possibility that he may request his character Eric Northman be killed off in Season 6.
While fans of the books are quick to point out that the Eric Northman character survives book 6 (Definitely Dead) and therefore should survive this season. Although, let’s face it, after last season, it’s become very clear that HBO are not following the Charlaine Harris’ story lines from her series very closely at all.
Next we have a couple of teasers from cast members:
“There are more deaths. Some favorite characters may not last.”
“There’s a lot of death. I’ve had sad read-throughs recently. “It’s too sad. Like, some people cried.”
Now, add into the mix the fact that the title of Episode 7 is ‘The Funeral’ and, potentially, we now have a lot to worry about – and Season 6 hasn’t even started yet!
Or is this just all hype to get fans (old and new) geared up for the next season? Could they possibly be stirring up the Team Eric Northman fanbase? I guess we’ll just have to wait until June to find out.
Let us know your thoughts on these rumors in the comments below.
Sources: WetPaint.com - Is True Blood Going to Kill Off Eric Northman? MAJOR Gossip!
E!Online.com - Spoiler Chat: Scoop on Glee, New Girl, True Blood, Game of Thrones and More!
E!Online.com - Spoiler Chat: Scoop on Vampire Diaries, True Blood, 90210, Teen Wolf, Parks and Rec and More!
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April 16, 2013
SPOILER ALERT! True Blood’s Episode 7 of Season 6 has a Title:
Apparently a flashback to 1665 will occur. In this period of time, the plague was rampant and the casting call is for someone to play the role of King Charles II. There is also a second casting call for a scene occurring in a present day Tru Blood factory, although there is no indication yet as to what is required for this scene.
As an extra tasty little morsel, SpoilerTV are saying that Nicole’s mother, Mary, will make an appearance in this episode. Nicole is being played by Jurnee Smollett-Bell and you can find more information on this new character here.
Source: SpoilerTV.com - True Blood – Episode 6.07 – Title and casting info
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April 16, 2013
The Talk Show Appearance to Promote the Film “Disconnect” Touches on New York, College and Broken Hearts
On Friday, April 9th, Alex Skarsgård made his second appearance on the daytime talk show, ‘LIVE with Kelly & Michael’. Mr. Skarsgård plays 1,000 year old Viking vampire Eric Northman, on HBO’s True Blood. His appearance on the show was to promote his new film, ‘Disconnect’ (Festival Premier Of Film Starring True Blood’s Alex Skarsgård).
Mr. Skarsgård was introduced to an enthusiastic welcome. He greeted audience members with friendly palm slaps. Taking his seat next to Kelly, Michael commented that he was surprised at Mr. Skarsgård’s height. They stood shoulder-to-shoulder to determine which of them was indeed taller. While it almost appeared that Mr. Skarsgård was taller, it was most likely too close to call.
When asked if he owned a home in New York, Mr. Skarsgård answered that he lives in Stockholm and Los Angeles, since he is originally from Stockholm, and films True Blood in Los Angeles. He also explained that he had lived in New York for a brief time while attending college. Having met a woman just before leaving for New York, his stay was brief, as he dropped out of college and returned to Stockholm. Sadly, the relationship didn’t last long after his return home.
Teasers, but No Spoilers, for True Blood Season 6
Mr. Skarsgård explained a little about Eric, the character he plays on True Blood. When asked if he could tell anything about Season 6, he simply answered no. He did go on to elaborate that Eric will find himself facing some challenges because human have always been easy to kill. Now, they have found a way to fight back. What that way is, Mr. Skarsgård wouldn’t share.
In his film, ‘Disconnect’, Mr. Skarsgård plays Derek, a former Marine suffering from PTSD and drifting apart from his wife, played by Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol). After suffering identity theft, the couple find themselves drawn together as they track down whoever victimized them. A clip was played, featuring Mr. Skarsgård and Frank Grillo (Warrior), as they discuss what to do about the identity thieves.
‘Disconnect’ was in theaters in limited release as of April 12th.
You can watch Alex Skarsgård’s appearance on LIVE with Kelly & Michael here:
April 15, 2013
Joe Manganiello Screams for Ice Cream:
Everyone’s favorite werewolf from HBO’s True Blood will be starring as a criminal extraordinaire for Magnum Gold ice cream’s newest web series!
Actor Joe Manganiello humorously explains:
“When my mother heard that I was going to be a spokesman for Magnum, she got really upset, but I said, ‘No, no, no, Mom—it’s ice cream.’”
He says that in the new campaign he’ll be attempting to:
“…pull off the heist of the century, but unfortunately—or fortunately—for me, I cross paths with another professional criminal also after the same loot.”
What loot? Only a Zac Posen-designed, one-of-kind 24-karat gold dress valued at $1.5 million, along with a lucky lady that Manganiello describes as a “beautiful Brazilian model.”
The actor was especially prepared for this role, admitting that he had some experience with theft from his younger years, all due to his love of comic books.
“This is completely dorky, but I used to read comic books so fast. I was a total comic book geek, and I used to read them so fast that I’d just steal them,”
Fortunately, the actor fixed his mistakes, no matter how overdue:
“I did go back in my late twenties and I found the store in Pittsburgh. The comics were still in my mom’s closet. I called up the store and it was the same owner and the same location and I went and returned to him all of the comic books that I stole.”
Another surprising thing the buff actor does: eat ice cream!
As shocking as that is, he adds:
“When I’m not running around naked in the woods.”
Can’t wait to see him doing just that during True Blood’s upcoming sixth season!
Source: EOnline - True Blood’s Joe Manganiello Reveals Childhood Secret
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April 11, 2013
Ben’s Mother Cast And a New Character Announced:
Recently, TrueBloodNet.com announced the title of Episode 5 for Season 6 of HBO’s True Blood. Now we have a couple of names to go with the cast calls as well!
Firstly, we have the role of Ben’s mother (the new fairy character being played by Rob Kazinsky) being played by actress Cathryn De Prume. You might remember De Prume as Mrs. Nash in Grey’s Anatomy and as the character Eileen Entrikan in Rules of Engagement. You will meet De Prume via flashback in Season 6 of True Blood.
Next, the actress Danielle Yu will play the role of Somchai in Episode 5, F*ck The Pain Away. Not a lot is known about this character other than this tasty little morsel posted on the True Blood Wikia:
While this information cannot be substantiated, it will be interesting to see upcoming news on this new role.
What are your predictions for this upcoming episode of True Blood? Let us know in the comments below.
Sources: SpoilerTV - True Blood – Episode 6.05 – F**k the Pain Away – Casting News
True Blood Wikia – SomChai
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April 9, 2013
True Blood Fans Can Enjoy Skarsgard before the Season 6 Premier:
While Disconnect is not yet screening at the movies, True Blood fans can still enjoy the pre-release excitement. Alexander Skarsgard appeared in three events leading up to the April 12th release date of Disconnect.
Firstly, there was the Meet The Filmmakers event in New York City. Skarsgard joined fellow cast and crew for a Q & A about the movie. Afterwards, they attended a special screening of the movie at SVA Theater and finished up with an after party at Abe & Arthur’s.
If you want to see some images from these events, then why not head over to Askarsgard.com for some spectacular pictures!
Also, you can check out the video interview Alexander Skarsgard and the other Disconnect stars did recently with E!Online.com below. There is also an extra video featuring Alexander Skarsgard exclusively on the E!Online website, where he discusses being a sex symbol versus being an actor.
Let us know if you are planning on seeing this movie by commenting below.
Sources: Askarsgard.com - Alexander Skarsgard Attends #Disconnect Events in NY April 8, 2013
E!Online.com – NEWS/True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård: “I’m an Actor, Not a Sex Symbol”
YouTube- Alexander Skarsgard Experiences a “Disconnect”
(Photo Credit: E!Online.com)
April 7, 2013
It Appears There is Unfinished Business for Steve Newlin’s Wife:
Fans of Reverend Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian), the new gay vampire in town, will be pleased to hear that his wife, Sarah (Anna Camp), is set to return in Season 6 of HBO’s True Blood. According to TVLine.com, Sarah Newlin will return to Bon Temps due to some ‘unfinished business’.
While Anna Camp will be juggling her reprised role of Sarah on True Blood, along with appearing on Fox’s Mindy Project and CBS’ Vegas, it seems she may still have a chance to confront her now openly gay husband. It will be interesting to see if she is still in contact with the Fellowship of the Sun crew and whether she calls in for a chat with Jason (Ryan Kwanten) in Season 6.
What are your predictions for Sarah Newlin’s return in Season 6 of True Blood? Will she stir up trouble or tie up the loose ends quietly? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Source: TVLine.com - True Blood Exclusive: Anna Camp Returning as Sarah Newlin in Season 6
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April 7, 2013
Jurnee Smollett-Bell’s Talks About Joining the Cast of True Blood:
Make sure you check out what Smollett-Bell has to say about joining the cast of True Blood and her upcoming role in the show.
Fans may remember Jurnee Smollett-Bell from shows such As The Cosby Show, Full House and Friday Nights Live. Smollett-Bell also talks about her upcoming movie, Temptation.
Source: Huffington Post - Jurnee Smollett-Bell Previews ‘True Blood’ Season 6 Role (VIDEO)
(Photo Credit: IMDb.com)
April 5, 2013
His Character, James, is a 70s-made Vampire:
According to TVLine, Luke Grimes will be playing James the ‘Jim Morrison of vampires‘ in Season 6 of HBO’s True Blood. Grimes (of Brothers & Sisters fame) will apparently be playing a vampire who is smarter, spiritually and emotionally deeper than any we have seen on the show before!
Michael Ausiello from TVLine has put it very eloquently by saying:
Picture a cross between Jim Morrison and Gary Clark Jr. with even more of a poet’s edge. The dude’s every women’s dream come true, and he doesn’t even know it.
Sounds intriguing, right?
Grimes will make his debut as James midway through Season 6 of True Blood, so we will have to wait patiently for this new swoon-worthy character.
Source: TVLine - True Blood Exclusive: Brothers & Sisters Grad to Play the ‘Jim Morrison of Vampires’
(Photo Credit: IMDb.com)