True Blood: Thanks for #GoodbyesSuck

July 22, 2014

Goodbyes Suck True Blood Season 7 promo poster

Truebies Can Check Out the Latest Instagram ‘Thank You’ Videos:

Truebies are honored during this final season of  HBO’s True Blood with the hash tag #GoodbyesSuck and a slew of thank you videos from the cast on social media sites, including Instagram.

You can check out each Instragram video below for the following True Blood cast: Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds), Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte) and Tara Buck (Ginger the screamer). All you need to do is click on each image and it will take you straight to their personal Instagram video message on True Blood’s official Instagram page (truebloodhbo)

Be sure to check back for more later on!

 

Rutina Wesley Tara Thornton Instagram video

Raise a glass of Tru Blood for Rutina Wesley as she thanks fans for support and love throughout the years. #GoodbyesSuck #TrueBlood

Nelsan Ellis Lafayette Reynolds Instagram video

A message of thanks to all of the LaLa fans from Nelsan Ellis. #GoodbyesSuck #TrueBlood

Joe Manganiello Alcide Herveaux Instagram video

@JoeManganiello is “grateful for all of your support,” Truebies. #TrueToTheEnd #TrueBlood

Sam Trammell Sam Merlotte Instagram video

“You went on this ride with us & it was so fun.” Sam Trammell thanks all of the Truebies for experiencing Bon Temps with him. #TrueToTheEnd #TrueBlood #GoodbyesSuck

Tara Buck Ginger the screamer Instagram video

Tara Buck says thanks to all Truebies the only way she knows how. Read her full interview at www.TrueToTheEnd.com. #TrueToTheEnd #GoodybesSuck #TrueBlood

Sources: InstagramHBO -  Tara’s (Rutina Wesley), Lafayette’s (Nelsan Ellis), Alcide’s (Joe Manganiello), Sam’s (Sam Trammell) and Ginger’s (Tara Buck)

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True Blood Season 7: Meet Newcomer Nathan Parsons

July 22, 2014

This Aussie Loves Being the New James:

Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby) and Nathan Parsons (James) star in HBO's True Blood Season 7With the final season of HBO’s True Blood already half way done now, we are now meeting an amazing new character who is enjoying a fabulous story line.

Born in Australia, but raised in the US, Nathan Parson’s, took over the role of James the vampire for this season after Luke Grimes stepped away from the role at the end of Season 6.

As Nathan says in an article with Australian newspaper The Morning Bulletin;

The character of James wasn’t that well established in season six…You sort of met him but you didn’t get his story. It is odd taking someone’s part, but he was such a small character in season six now I think we can go a totally different direction with it and I think we will be forgiven.”

And what a different direction that is! The love triangle between James, Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) and Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) started in the first episode of this season when James opens up to Lafayette about how he was turned.

Nathan says it was his friendship with Deborah Ann Woll, and mentor-ship of  Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton),  that has helped him settle into the role alongside all the complex characters.

We [Deborah] went to college together so it was really comfortable to just step in… So much happens so quickly it sort of takes your breath away. This is how True Blood works. You get on the show and you’re thrust into the blood, sex and violence.”

The direction of the James character has also been helped along by Stephen Moyer, who gave him tips on how to be a vampire!

Every vampire show has different rules and different ways of doing things. It was good to have Stephen there to say ‘okay when your fangs click out this is how I do it, this is what you need to think about’. I got tips on being a vampire from Vampire Bill himself.

Stay tuned to see what happens to this new delicious vampire in True Blood Season 7′s second half!

Source: The Morning Bulletin - True Blood newcomer sinks teeth into new role

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Anna Paquin on Larry King Now – “Auditioned for The Piano on a Whim”

July 21, 2014

True Blood Fans Are Glad Anna Paquin Made This Choice:

Anna Paquin stars as Sookie Stackhouse in HBOs True Blood Season 7Make sure you tune into Larry King Now on Monday 21st July 2014 at 5PM ET for the full interview Larry King did with True Blood star Anna Paquin (who stars as telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse in the HBO vampire series). But, in the meantime, here’s a few snippets to keep you satisfied until then.

In the first sneak peek, we find out that Anna Paquin only decided to audition for The Piano (for which she won an Oscar for her part at the age of only 11!) because she was tagging along with a group of friends – and aren’t we glad she made that snap decision!

In the second sneak peek video we find out just what Anna Paquin thinks of having to act in all the sex scenes on HBO’s True Blood:

In the final sneak peek video we find out just how brutal True Blood Season 7 is going to get! Anna discusses not only the deaths of Tara (Rutina Wesley) and Sookie’s werewolf boyfriend, Alcide (Joe Manganiello), but why HBO chooses to kill off so many of it’s much loved characters – and why they are preferable to a high body count of redshirts. And as for whether Sookie Stackhouse will survive Season 7, well, you’ll just have to watch on:

I can’t wait to watch the full interview on Monday! Let us know if you’ll be tuning in for the complete interview on Larry King Now by commenting below!

Sources: Larry King Now – Anna Paquin – Sneak PeekSex Has Become Relatively MundaneTrue Blood Has A High Body Count

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True Blood Quickie: True Blood Season 7 Episode 5 “Lost Cause” Recap

July 21, 2014

Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) get their Texan on in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 5 (entitled 'Lost Cause' and previously entitled 'Return to Oz')Here’s what went down in Episode 5 (entitled Lost Cause, but also previously titled as Return to Oz) of HBO’s True Blood Season 7:

  • Kenya (Tonya Wright) is dead! Yeah, totally missed that last week.
  • Willa Burrell (Amelia Rose Blaire) is pissed as hell at Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and wants to be released. Eric strikes a deal with her; tell him everything she knows about Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) and he will. Turns out Sarah is in Dallas – and she has a sister who is a vampire!
  • Poor Ginger (Tara Buck) – she’s a sex slave to Eric, but without the sex. No matter now much she begs, Eric will neither take her to Dallas with them or have his wicked way with her.
  • Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) returns to an empty house with an empty heart – lucky Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) is there, ready to throw her a big party – is this the feast that Riley Smith (Keith the vampire) was hinting at? Lafayette wants a celebration of Alcide’s (Joe Manganiello) and Tara’s (Rutina Wesley) lives rather than a gloomy funeral. Alcide’s dad, Jackson (Robert Patrick), agrees with Lala, right after he bags up all of Alcide’s stuff (until Sookie is ready to deal with it).
  • Sarah’s sister, Amber Mills (Natalie Hall), has Hep-V – and wants her sister dead, so agrees to help Eric anyway she can. Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) totally wants wants to be besties with this vamp now.
  • Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) wants to go to Sookie’s party but her husband won’t let her go on account of all the booze and vampire blood. Can anyone say allergy pills? He is sleeping like a babe in no time.
  • Bill (Stephen Moyer) has a whole heap of civil war flashbacks while at the party. It seems he was a southern deserter who ended up fighting rather than risk his family anymore. Interestingly, we learn that Jane Bodehouse (Patricia Bethune) is a descendant from the saloon owner in Bill’s time.
  • Violet (Karolina Wydra) spends this entire episode being unlikable. This results in Jason (Ryan Kwanten) ending up in the arms of Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) again. And why would Jess let that happen? After all, she has a boyfriend, right? Wrong. Turns out she caught James (Nathan Parsons) in the… erm… back seat of her car with Lafayette.
  • But at least she made up with Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer) before the party when to hell for her.
  • Speaking of Andy, he finally proposes to Holly (Lauren Bowles). Of course this is totally the funniest awkward proposal ever. Thankfully Holly says yes – even if it is before he even has a chance to pop the question!
  • Eric and Pam dress the part of socialite republicans before attending the gala event that Sarah Newlin’s parents will be attending. Turns out Eric is now at Stage 2 of Hep-V. He is stoic about it – even if Pam is barely holding it all together.
  • Keith turns up at Sookie’s party and Arlene (Carrie Preston) goes all gaga over him. Sookie steps in to remind Keith to turn his sexiness down and he lets Sookie know that Arlene is the prettiest thing he has seen in 300 years – and that he will see her later on in her dreams.
  • After that, Sookie and Arlene chat about losing loved ones to stray bullets and Alcide’s dad listens in before leaving Alcide’s jacket behind for Sookie to find once everyone has gone.
  • Lettie Mae arrives right at the end of a speech Jackson is giving in honor of his son. Lala tries to send her home but Sookie asks if Lettie Mae would like to say a few words about Tara. Which she does – with grace – is she finally changing?
  • Bill seems sad throughout this entire episode.
  • Sookie is drunk and in everyone’s head after that. Seems everyone loves Sookie now. That is until she overhears something Lettie Mae is muttering. Something about Willa and vampire blood… Oh no! Lettie Mae stabs Willa before Sam (Sam Trammell) can step in and stop her. Willa is okay – she’s a vampire after all – but Lala takes his aunt away before she can do anymore harm.
  • Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) is totally not down with celebrating the dead and after much putting up with it all, finally cracks. Sam has to take her home.
  • Back in Dallas, and we find Sarah has holed up her mother in the ladies and is attempting to get back into her good books. Seems the Yukuza incident a few episodes ago has really shaken up Sarah. Meanwhile, Eric has glamoured Sarah’s dad. But before he can get any information out of him the damn Yukuza arrive and start shooting, so it’s R.I.P. Mr and Mrs Newlin. Sarah is running for her life after that – and runs straight into Eric Northman! Before he has a chance to strangle the life right out of her, he has to take out the Yakuza. Wonder if Sarah will be spared – she might even be able to help out with a cure for Hep-V? Seems we’ll have to wait until next week to find out.
  • Finally, we end this episode with Bill getting out of the bathtub. Oh no, now we know why he was all mopey at Sookie’s party – he has Hep-V too!

Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) takes a bath in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 5 (entitled 'Lost Cause' and previously entitled 'Return to Oz')

So, what did you think of Episode 5 of True Blood Season 7? Let us know in the comments below!

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Carrie Preston: Being Arlene and Returning to HBO After True Blood

July 20, 2014

Find Out What Carrie Preston Thought of Arlene’s Death Experience:

Carrie Preston stars as Arlene Fowler-Bellefleur in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 4 (entitled 'Death is not the End')For fans of Arlene Fowler-Bellefleur (Carrie Preston), things got a little scary in last week’s episode (entitled Death is not the End) with the redheaded waitress nearly dying after becoming a feast for Hep-V infected vampires! For actor Carrie Preston, though, it was more exciting to see the return of her onscreen love, Terry Bellefleur (Todd Lowe):

I was most surprised and excited about Terry coming back, because obviously I love Todd [Lowe]. We’ve kept up, but it’s not the same as having him on set. I also thought the episode does a great job of giving Arlene this major obstacle: What makes her want to come back? Because Arlene dies, we definitely decided that—it wasn’t like she was on the brink of death, she actually goes. It’s Terry who encourages her to go back.

While we were all terrified we were witnessing the demise of yet another of our favorite characters, Carrie was glad to see that Arlene and Terry got some sort of closure:

[It was good] to have a moment of closure between Arlene and Terry, because when he died, it was so quick and sudden and tragic that it was really nice to have a little coda between them.

But, in order for Arlene to be saved, she had to drink the blood of vampire Keith (Riley Smith). And we all know what that means – sex dreams! While Riley Smith recently denied a full blown romance between them in Season 7, Carrie had the following to say about getting blood from a vampire:

I thought, “Okay, you don’t introduce an entire new vampire without having some kind of follow-up.” I was curious what that was going to be, and I hope that the fans will remain curious. Riley is sweet, and he jumped right in.

she told Entertainment Weekly recently. She also went on to say that she was certainly glad to rid of the dress she wore for the first four episodes of Season 7. But, as far as Bon Temps and Arlene is concerned, there is still another six episodes to go before the town can get any semblance of normal back.

And what then?

Well, we will still be able to catch up with her on HBO, thanks to her upcoming appearance on Getting On:

I’m going to be doing a guest spot on Getting On. I start shooting that in a couple of weeks. I’m hoping I can get another show. I really love doing TV. I got my fingers crossed that I get a regular gig on another show.

Well, isn’t that great news? Let me know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: Entertainment Weekly - Carrie Preston talks ‘True Blood’ tearjerker (and her next HBO gig)

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True Blood Newcomer Riley Smith Spills the Beans on the Final Scene

July 20, 2014

Playing vampire Keith, Riley Smith Talks About the Last Day of Filming:

Riley Smith stars as vampire Keith in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 4 (entitled Death is not the End)With the very near death of Arlene Fowler-Bellefleur (Carrie Preston) in Episode 4 (entitled Death is not the End) of HBO’s True Blood last week, we got introduced to Keith (Riley Smith) the vampire. Keith is a member of James’ (Nathan Parsons) band and is called in at the eleventh hour to donate blood in a bid to draw Arlene back from the afterlife. Luckily it works, and by the looks of things, there will be a little more to the story line between Keith and Arlene:

Obviously, there’s going to be some sparks between Arlene and Keith in future episodes… I know that they wanted Arlene to have some sort of great ending with a love interest, and so I think there enters Keith, but there really just isn’t enough time in the last season to drum up all this craziness for Keith and also keep those other story lines going. There’s just not enough camera time so, you know, in a good way for Keith he doesn’t really have time to go to the dark side but, you know, I guess with more time he probably could have.

So we have some sort of an idea about how Arlene’s story will wind up in Season 7, but what about the rest of the characters on the show? Riley was surprisingly open with what he had to say about the last day of filming:

I do think that the ending of the filming was the absolute perfect way that any show could have ended, like, everyone together under like a really peaceful night. It was perfect…. We ended it right because the last shot of the entire show was pretty much the core group of cast mates all together. And so we were shooting outside of Sookie’s (Anna Paquin) house under these beautiful, lit trees, all having a nice meal together. And, you know, we were shooting late. I think it was like 1:00 a.m., 2:00 a.m., and we finally got done, and they did a really nice speech and then they did a series wrap on everybody and everybody had a moment to get recognized, and then it was done.Everybody stood around and hugged each other for at least an hour. And then we all ended up outside of our trailers with a shot glass of whiskey and told stories.

Now, before you get all excited about how the very last scene in the last episode of HBO’s True Blood Season 7 will play out, let’s break this down a little. While Riley has plenty to say, he is a little vague about whether he is actually talking about the last scene of the show or the last scene that was shot – and we all know there is a big difference between the two. If it was the last scene shot, then it could have been a scene – or, alternatively, a re-shoot of a scene – that occurred earlier in the show.

But I guess we will just have to watch and wait to find out!

Let us know your thoughts by commenting below.

Source: SheKnows.com - How will True Blood end? Riley Smith reveals finale spoilers

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Jim Parrack Discusses Why He Returned to True Blood

July 20, 2014

Hoyt Fortenberry Gets an Unwelcome Phone Call From a Friend He Can’t Remember:

Jim Parrack stars as Hoyt Fortenberry in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 4 (entitled Death is not the End)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 SunTrue Blood’s Jim Parrack Hopes Show Goes Out on a High Note

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True Blood Season 7: Sarah Newlin Bumps Into [SPOILER]

July 20, 2014

Find Out Who Sarah Newlin Will Meet Up With Unexpectedly in Season 7:

Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) gets a new religion and a new haircolour in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 3 Fire in the HoleFor fans of HBO’s True Blood, the return of Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) was met with mixed emotions. Some were glad to see this regular True Blood baddie return for Season 7, while others just wanted her dead already!

Regardless of your stance on Sarah Newlin, Anna Camp told TVLine there will be an unexpected encounter with her ex flame/nemesis, Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) coming up soon:

It’s not in a way that you would expect. It actually can be pretty funny and pretty sad. It’s very unexpected the way that I end up interacting with Jason this time around.

As for how that scene will eventuate, Anna Camp doesn’t elaborate, but she had the following to say about her story line involving Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) hunting her down:

She’s got Pam and Eric hunting her basically and the Yakuza…this season is all about survival. We’re going to see what it’s really like when she’s pushed to the end of her rope.

Or, perhaps when she’s pushed to the edge of her stiletto? When asked about whether there will be another crazy death scene like the one where she kills a woman using nothing but her shoe in Season 6, Anna told E!Online:

No! [Laughs.] This season, Sarah’s gone Buddhist. I think she’s left all of high heels in Texas… Maybe, we’ll see what happens if [Eric, Pam and Sarah] cross paths. I can’t say too much, but there will be some really fun scenes that hopefully people will be on the edge of their seats about.

How do you think Sarah Newlin’s story line will conclude in HBO’s True Blood Season 7? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Sources: TVLine - True Blood’s Anna Camp on Sarah’s ‘Unexpected’ Reunion With [Spoiler]

E!Online - Will Sarah Newlin Commit Another Stiletto Murder on True Blood?! Anna Camp Dishes on “Fun” Ahead

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True Blood’s Jessica Hamby: Social Media Baby Vamp or Zealot?

July 19, 2014

Find Out What Jessica Has to Say About Drinking Fairies:

Deborah Ann Woll stars as baby vampire Jessica Hamby in HBO's True Blood Season 7In Episode 4 of the final season of True Blood we see Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) struggling with her 10 week abstinence from blood – her life force. She posts a blog about how the blood of Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) running through her veins feels so good on Baby Vamp -Jessica.com but about half way through her musings she is interrupted by Violet (Karolina Wydra) who asks her what she is doing on her laptop. When she finds out she is talking to her followers, Violet mocks her by asking,

“Do these shoes look good with my outfit? Does my boyfriend like my hair?”

Violet then pulls Jessica down a peg by comparing her blogging to the zealots in  the days of the Crusades.

“Religious zealots burned my village to the ground, killing every man woman and child that did not agree to accept their truth”.

Only to give her the ultimate compliment and say;

“…I never saw you as the leader type, Impressive.” 

Violet goes on to caution Jessica to get her last words right, as they are very important for a leader. You can watch the full video below – make sure you watch to the very end for an unexpected ‘surprise’. Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: Baby-VampJessica.com - Last Words?

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True Blood’s Nelsan Ellis to Appear on The Today Show

July 19, 2014

Find Out What Nelsan Ellis Has to Say About Lafayette:

Nelsan Ellis looks fabulous as Lafayette Reynolds in HBOs True Blood Season 7Fans of HBO’s True Blood can tune into The Today Show this Monday 21st July 2014 to hear Nelsan Ellis (who plays the colorful Lafayette Reynolds in True Blood Season 7) chat about True Blood finishing up. Nelsan will be appearing in the 7.00 – 7.30am time slot alongside Kate Hudson, Dan Aykroyd and Craig Robinson.

Make sure you check back here if you miss it and we will post the video interview as soon as it becomes available!

Source: OregonLive - TV talk shows: Monday, July 21

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