Conan O’Brien: Stephen Moyer on True Blood & Being Unemployed

July 26, 2014

Stephen Moyer Has Plenty to Say About True Mud, True Blood, Bill Compton and THAT Rolling Stone Cover:

Stephen Moyer (who plays vampire Bill Compton in HBO's True Blood) gets interviewed by Conan O'BrienFind out what Stephen Moyer (who plays vampire Bill Compton on HBO’s True Blood) had to say recently when Conan O’Brien interviewed him. Many subjects were covered, including:

  • The differences between English and US football/soccer
  • Which is better; the English ‘dole’ or US ‘unemployment benefits’
  • How that Rolling Stone magazine cover came about
  • Stephen’s contract with HBO and how it included a ‘staying out of the sun‘ clause
  • Sesame Street’s parody of True Blood called True Mud
  • When small children recognize Stephen as Bill Compton
  • The foreign versions of True Blood where all the sex and gore are edited out!
  • Which True Blood character has the best foreign accent dub

There are two videos in total to watch and you can view them both below:

Sources: Conan O’Brien - Stephen Moyer Relives The “True Blood” Photo ShootStephen Moyer Loves The Foreign Dubs Of “True Blood”

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VIDEO: Anna Paquin on Larry King: “Sookie Makes Some Poor Choices”

July 26, 2014

Anna Paquin Talks About Being Sookie, Her Oscar Win for The Piano & LOADS More:

Anna Paquin (who plays Sookie Stackhouse on HBO's True Blood) gets interviewed on Larry King NowRecently we posted some tantalizing sneak peeks of Anna Paquin’s (who plays Sookie Stackhouse in HBO’s True Blood) video interview on Larry King Now. The full interview is now available below. Anna dishes out plenty of stuff, including:

  • How high the body count will be in True Blood Season 7
  • What it was like to interview for a blond part when she was still a brunette
  • What it’s like recording SO many sex scenes for True Blood and why growing up in New Zealand influenced her take on sex scenes
  • The practicalities of acting with so much blood and gore
  • Anna’s take on why vampires are still so popular
  • How her and Stephen Moyer (her real life husband and co-star) fell for each other during the chemistry read auditions for True Blood
  • What it’s like to have your husband direct sex scenes involving herself and other co-stars
  • How they used CGI to blot out Anna’s pregnant belly
  • Anna’s take on what it’s like to be a bisexual woman who is currently married to a man
  • What accent she uses most of the time
  • What it’s like to be an Oscar winner when you’re only a child – and how she dealt with ‘having too much too soon
  • Whether she likes her Oscar winning movie, The Piano
  • Dealing with shyness as a child and how she overcame it
  • What it was like to work with Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Plus HEAPS more…

The interview is a long one (approximately 27.20 minutes), but certainly a good one! Let us know your thoughts by commenting below.

Source: Larry King Now/YouTube - ‘True Blood’s’ Anna Paquin on “Larry King Now” – Full Episode Available in the U.S. on Ora.TV

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VIDEO: Sam Trammell is Interviewed on ‘The Talk’

July 25, 2014

Sam Trammell Thought He’d Flunked His Audition for True Blood’s Sam Merlotte:

Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte) talks about HBO's True Blood to the panel of CBS's The TalkRecently Sam Trammell (who currently stars as Sam Merlotte on HBO’s True Blood) appeared on CBS’s The Talk. You can watch the full interview below to find out:

  • Why Sam thought he’d failed his original audition for Sam Merlotte
  • Whether the TV show will end the same way the Charlaine Harris books did (True Blood was originally based on Charlaine’s Southern Vampire Mystery novels)
  • Why Sam loves the ending of True Blood Season 7
  • What Sam took from the set of True Blood after the show finished
  • And what Sam would really like to get from the set of True Blood!

Source: The Talk/YouTube - The Talk – Sam Trammell on ‘True Blood’ Ending

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VIDEO: Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer Q&A at Apple’s Soho Store

July 25, 2014

Find Out How Anna and Stephen Felt About True Blood’s Finale Wrap and Joining Twitter:

True Blood's Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse) and Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) video interview at Apple's Soho StoreLast week Anna Paquin (who plays Sookie Stackhouse in HBO’s True Blood) and her husband – and co-star - Stephen Moyer (vampire Bill Compton), were interviewed at Apple’s Soho Store. The video interview has only just surfaced of this event. Find out everything Anna and Stephen have to say about:

  • True Blood wrapping up
  • What it’s like to finally be joining Instagram and Twitter
  • Stephen’s obsession with football
  • What it was like for Anna to shoot the death scene with Longshadow (Raoul Trujillo)
  • Why Anna loves all the gory stuff in True Blood (HINT: this relates to the above point ;-) )
  • How epic the body count is for Season 7
  • What they can reveal about the upcoming episodes of True Blood’s final season (HINT: it’s mostly the stock standard reply…)
  • What it’s like to work with your spouse on a TV show
  • Stephen talks about working with the legendary Denis O’Hare (who played the King of Louisiana, Russell Edgington)
  • The rumors about True Blood: The Musical (HINT: there is DEFINITELY more to this rumor than meets the eye!)
  • Anna’s fave scene EVER (HINT: It involves an epic True Blood bitch fight…)
  • Stephen’s fave True Blood scene (HINT: There’s animals involved!)
  • What it’s like to be a blond vs. brunette (and remember this video was shot before Anna’s newest hair change)
  • Fan’s get their chance to ask their own questions
  • Stephen utter’s his most famous True Blood line
  • Plus HEAPS more since it’s a long interview (approximate time length: 41.29 minutes)…

You can check out the full interview below:

Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: YouTube - Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer: True Blood Interview

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VIDEO: True Blood Season 7 Episode 6 (Karma) Sneak Peek #2

July 25, 2014

Nicole Has a Serious Question for Sam Merlotte:

Jurnee Smollett-Bell stars as Nicole in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 6 (entitled Karma)Here’s the second sneak peek at Episode 6 (entitled Karma) of HBO’s True Blood Season 7! It seems Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) has a prickly proposition for Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell). You can preview the video below. What do you think his answer will be? Let us know your ideas in the comments below!

Synopsis:

Sorry Truebies, we still don’t have much of a description about Episode 6. I hope that means it will be an action packed episode with plenty of answers to our questions so far.

Sookie makes a shocking discovery; Eric and Pam forge an unlikely alliance. 

Source YouTube/HBO - True Blood Season 7: Episode #6 Clip (HBO)

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COMIC CON 2014: Blood Drive Video Features True Blood Actor

July 24, 2014

Give blood During Comic Con 2014:

Comic Con 2014 True Blood blood drive t shirtRecently we announced that Comic Con 2014 would feature a blood drive as part of their program. This drive is in memoriam of Robert A. Heinlein and all people who book and participate will receive a True Blood goodie bag along with the sense of accomplishment of knowing your blood will now go on to save lives.

All the details of the Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive are below:

The Blood Drive is open from 9:00 AM–6:00 PM Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and 10:00 AM–3:30 PM on Sunday. The Blood Drive location has changed this year: it’s now located at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, in the America’s Cup, Regatta, and Nautical rooms (on the 4th floor of the tower closest to the Convention Center). The Hyatt is located at 1 Market Place, on Harbor Drive (the same street as the Convention Center), at the corner of Market and Harbor. If you’re registering onsite at Comic-Con, please go to the Blood Drive booth near the Freebie Table in the Sails Pavilion, upstairs at the Convention Center. After you’ve given blood, catch the Comic-Con Shuttle for a quick trip back to the Convention Center!

In addition to receiving a goodie bag, HBO’s True Blood will be providing bandages, t-shirts, water bottles, and band aids to participants.

People who give blood are also entered into daily drawings for fantastic prizes, which are donated by Comic-Con exhibitors. Winners are posted at the Blood Drive sign-up booth at 6:30 PM each day (4:00 PM on Sunday) in the Sails Pavilion.

Below, you can check out the following video interview about it which also features True Blood actor Chloe Noelle (who played Emma Garza, daughter of Luna in Seasons 4, 5 and 6 of the hit HBO vampire show):

Source: Fox 5 San Diego - Blood drive takes center stage at Comic-Con

(Photo Credit: ComicCon.org/HBO Inc.)

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Happy Birthday to Anna Paquin!

July 24, 2014

Anna Paquin, True Blood’s Sookie Stackhouse credit:HBO

TrueBloodNet.com would like to wish Anna Paquin a very happy birthday! May all your wishes come true!

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True Blood’s Costume Designer Discusses the Season 7 Costuming Choices

July 23, 2014

Audrey Fisher Spills on Those Republic**t Costumes:

Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) suits up in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 5 (entitled 'Lost Cause' and previously titled 'Return to Oz')For HBO’s costume designer, Audrey Fisher, it is always a challenge to find just the right costumes for a show like True Blood. But she must be doing something right as fans and cast alike have continuously raved about her costume choices. For the record, she states that for each episode, her main focus is:

Try to get costumes that definitely were a big wink, but that weren’t too comical.

As for last week’s episode (entitled Lost Cause), there were certainly some extra challenges with making Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) just the right blend of republicomical:

I had to make at least doubles of it, maybe even triples. I sketched it up. We found a great fabric that we could get enough of, because he’s a tall man—it’s a lot of yardage, more than just the average suit. And a wonderful tailor in Koreatown whipped up these beautiful suits that fit like a glove and have really beautiful Western detailing. We topped it off with not a 10-gallon hat—that would be too comical—but a really beautiful Western hat.

As for Pam’s matching ‘republic**t’ costume, her task was a little simpler. Writer Craig Chester had already penned in a purple sequined gown as port of the scene requirement, so while Audrey didn’t have to design something from scratch, she did have to find the dress quickly. She found the near perfect gown and with a few minor alterations, had the perfect dress for Pam ready to go:

So his outfit I got to custom make, and her outfit I had to piece together a little more. That’s pretty typical of True Blood. Sometimes I’m able to make it from soup to nuts, and other times, I have to use all my wits to figure out a way to pull it off in 48 hours.

As for one of the other costumes used during the republican gala event, Sarah Newlin’s (Anna Camp) mother, Nancy Crabtree, was supposed to wear a red suit. However, due to the amount of blood shed in that scene, her outfit was changed to a pale pink suit so that the blood spray would show up better.

And, as  for all those 80′s flashbacks, Audrey looked to Richard Gere in American Gigolo as inspiration for Eric Northman’s outfits!

What do you think of Audrey Fisher’s costume choices for True Blood? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Entertainment Weekly - ‘True Blood’ costume designer talks Eric and Pam’s formal, flashback attire

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)

 

 

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Win Tickets to the Latest Nelsan Ellis Movie!

July 23, 2014

Nelsan Ellis is Set to Star in the James Brown Story, Get On Up:

Nelsan Ellis stars as Lafayette Reynolds in HBO's True BloodFor fans of HBO’s True Blood, there are only five episodes left of their favorite vampire show. This means they are eagerly lining up to watch anything they can find that contains True Blood cast members. If you’re a Lafayette Reynolds fan, than look no further! The actor who plays Lala, Nelsan Ellis, is set to star in the James Brown Story, Get On Up (Universal Pictures). The movie will be released on August 1st 2014. But for all you fans who live in South Florida, there is the chance to win tickets to the advanced screening of this fantastic movie. Check out the details below from Flick Direct:

Simply enter by tweeting (using the button below) and following FlickDirect on twitter. All names will be entered into a drawing for two complimentary tickets to see the advance screening of GET ON UP in West Palm Beach, FL.

Contest ends July 26, 2014. For more information please visit the GET ON UP movie page on FlickDirect.com or the official website at http://www.getonupmovie.com.

Also, if you own an iPhone/Android or iPad, be sure to download the Movie Hype app to have your device countdown with you until GET ON UP is released in theaters.

HE BROKE RULES. HE BROKE BARRIERS. HE SHOOK THE WORLD. FROM THE DIRECTOR OF “THE HELP.” CHADWICK BOSEMAN, NELSAN ELLIS, ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE VIOLA DAVIS AND ACADEMY AWARD WINNER OCTAVIA SPENCER STAR IN “GET ON UP” (THE JAMES BROWN STORY). ON AUGUST 1ST, FEEL THE FUNK.

IN THEATERS FRIDAY, AUGUST 1

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Rated PG-13. Winners will be contacted by their twitter account to provide address information.

True Blood's Nelsan Ellis stars in the James Brown Story. Get On Up

Let us know how you go with this competition by commenting below!

Source: Flick Direct – Win a Complimentary Pass to See an Advance Screening of Universal Pictures’ GET ON UP

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True Blood’s Nathan Parsons Discusses His Character’s Love Life

July 23, 2014

James the Vampire is in a Love Triangle with Jessica and Lafayette:

James (Nathan Parsons) and Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis) get cosy in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 5 (entitled 'Lost Cause' and previously titled 'Return to Oz')In Season 6 of HBO’s True Blood, we saw newly made vampire, Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll), falling for the brooding James (then played by Luke Grimes) while both were trapped in Vamp Camp. Now, with Season 7, it seems James has not only gotten a new look (with the role being taken over by newcomer, Nathan Parsons), but also a new direction in relation to his love life! While many fans have been busy wondering if Luke Grimes left because of other movie commitments or as a result of a diversion in character that he wasn’t expecting, for his replacement, Nathan Parsons, he is just happy to be on the hit show.

While James and Jessica have been turning into a boring old married couple getting comfortable with each other and the changing world around them, there has been one human that has been helping James: Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis). It is through this new friendship that we learn of how James was turned and how he is also bisexual. With one thing leading to another, we found Lala and James in the back of a car in Episode 5 (entitled Lost Cause) last week.

Recently The Hollywood Reporter got a chance to ask him all about this story line, and in particular the fact that gay relationships are not as openly physically portrayed on television even though there are now plenty of gay couples gracing our screens. Nathan had this to say:

We just had to be really careful about how we went about it. We didn’t want it to be uncomfortable to watch or over the top. It has to be something that is seemingly organic and loving, instead of just having sex for the sake of having sex. I think that was the difficult line to walk. It comes out of nowhere and we have to do it tastefully, and we all have to be comfortable with what’s happening. But Howard [Deutch], the director, was great about it. Nelsan and I just went along for the ride, and I think it turned out really well.

And this story is important and should be told and needs to be shared. It’s a story that’s being told all over the place, and TV doesn’t pay enough attention to it. The “Do I love this guy or love this girl?” and “Is this right or is this wrong?” becomes more important than the act itself, and that I think was really well done by the writer [Craig Chester] and Howard and Nelsan and myself.

While it seemed Jessica was pretty shaken up by catching out the pair, will there be a rekindling of their relationship? According to Nathan, no, there won’t be. Especially since Jessica will have a new situation to deal with. Nathan didn’t expand on what this would be, it makes fans wonder if maybe Jessica will contract Hep-V like Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and, more recently, Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer)? Or is he simply alluding to the fact that Jason’s (Ryan Kwanten) girlfriend, Violet (Karolina Wydra) knows all about the tryst he and Jessica had not long after Jessica discovered James and Lafayette together?

You can read the full interview Nathan Parsons did with THR by clicking here.

What do you think? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter - ‘True Blood’s’ Nathan Parsons on Sex Scene: A ‘Difficult Line to Walk’ (Q&A)

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