June 26, 2014
Episode 2, I Found You, Gets Two More Video Clips to Tease Fans:
The first one features Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer), Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten), Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) and Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello). This small group has ventured out to the neighboring town of Saint Alice. A town that is new to fans, but now we know why it is important this season – it was the last town attacked before the Hep-V vampires moved on to Bon Temps! Thanks to Jason and his uncanny ability to ingest and then estimate how old pizza is, we now know just how long ago the town of Saint Alice was attacked:
The second clip features Sookie and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). It seems Sookie is in need of Bill’s protection – or his knowledge of whether she is in trouble or not:
So, what do you think will go down in Episode 2 of True Blood’s Season 7? Let us know in the comments below!
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
June 20, 2014
True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten Has a Drink With The Wrap:
Fans of HBO’s True Blood often wonder just how much work goes into maintaining a body like Joe Manganiello’s, Alexander Skarsgard’s and Ryan Kwanten’s. Considering how much naked time many of these men have on True Blood, maintaining a ripped physique is obviously important.
This question was also on The Wrap’s mind when they interviewed Ryan Kwanten recently for their Drinking With The Stars segment. For Ryan (who plays the dimwitted but delicious Jason Stackhouse), his exercise regime appears to be a little more obtainable than one might think:
Being an Aussie, I’m much more of an outdoors kind of guy. So any time I can kind of get outside, running, hiking, swimming, all that kind of stuff. So, yeah, I kind of avoid the gym.
So there you have it Truebies, all we need to do is get outdoors and get exercising!
As well as his workout regime, Ryan was quick to point out just how much HBO’s True Blood has changed his life. And even though the recipe for the television series seemed a good one all those years ago, he was still nervous that fans might not be receptive to True Blood.
You can find out what he thinks of the rest of his cast members by watching the full video interview Ryan Kwanten did with The Wrap below:
Source: The Wrap/YouTube - ‘True Blood’s’ Ryan Kwanten on Pushing ‘Barriers’ and ‘Rugged’ Aussie Workouts
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
June 18, 2014
True Blood Cast – Past and Present – Walk the Red Carpet:
With only a few days to go until the premiere on HBO of True Blood Season 7, fans are in for a much needed treat: the red carpet premiere event! Trubies around the globe are lamenting the fact this will be the VERY LAST red carpet premiere event. But, with this sadness, there is still excitement. While most fans couldn’t attend the event – even from the sidelines – let TrueBloodNet fill you in on what went down!
While many of the cast members including Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Sam Trammell (Sam), Joe Manganiello (Alcide), Rutina Wesley (Tara), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam), Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica), Ryan Kwanten (Jason), and Chris Bauer (Andy) turned up at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, a notable exception was – once again – Alexander Skarsgard (Eric Northman). However, this was to be expected. This is not because HBO are keeping him under tight wraps until his story line is resolved (involving that full frontal suntanning incident in True Blood Season 6), but because his is currently in London for the movie, Tarzan.
ExtraTV was on hand during the premiere event and you can watch their video interviews below:
What I found the most interesting with these videos is something Anna Paquin said: while the story line for True Blood Season 7 has been written, scenes are still being shot – so does this mean that things may change still? Only time will tell!
Something else interesting that popped up during the red carpet event was the appearance of Janina Gavankar and Michael MacMillian. Janina’s character, Luna Garza, died in Season 6, so why was she at the Season 7 event? Perhaps Luna will be one of the characters promised to return this season? Michael’s character, Steve Newlin was another character who didn’t survive Season 6, and with his wife, Sarah Newlin (played by Anna Camp), still alive and kicking could there be more to his story line as well?
As well as posing for pictures, many of the cast posed with a placard displaying the hashtag #TrueToTheEnd – do you think True Blood Season 7 will remain true to the end? Let us know in the comments below!
Finally, you can view all the Twitter and Instagram shots taken during the event by the stars themselves in the photo gallery below.
Sources: ExtraTV - ‘True Blood’ Cast Spills Details on Final Season at L.A. Premiere
(Photo Credits: Twitter (see links above)/Instagram (see links above))
June 16, 2014
Trubie Fans Can Check Out Some of True Blood’s Hottest Stars:
If you are a fan of HBO’s True Blood and you want to check out some of the stars of the show for the very last premiere screening event, then LA is the place to be on June 17th 2014! You will be able to view Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Alexander Skarsgård (Eric Northman), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte) and Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse) as they strut their stuff outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre before they head inside to preview Episode 1 (entitled Jesus Gonna Be Here) of True Blood Season 7.
Let us know if you are lucky enough to attend this event by commenting below!
Source: FrontiersLA.com - In Person This Week: Where to Catch the Stars of ‘True Blood’ and Hillary Clinton
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
June 15, 2014
Who Teams up for Some Same-Sex Action on HBO’s True Blood Season 7?
While not a lot has been revealed yet, TVLine have released this very interesting teaser for an upcoming episode in Season 7 when a fan asked or a spoiler on the final season:
How about what’s sure to be the most talked-about sex scene in True Blood history? And yes, it’s crazier than that time Bill [Compton (played by Stephen Moyer)] climbed out of his grave and had sex with Sookie [Stackhouse (played by Anna Paquin)] in the graveyard. This same-sex hookup, between two non-gay characters, goes down in Episode 2 of the show’s final season — and trust me, it was worth the wait. I can’t say much more, but in case you’re wondering, this particular “love” scene is accompanied by strings.
Strings? As in 50 Shades of Grey type of strings? Or maybe they just mean there will be strings attached? Either way, this will be one interesting love scene, that’s for sure!
So who will it involve? While Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis) is openly gay in True Blood, this would seem like the most likely person. However, it would not be a shock to see him pairing up with another guy – after all, we’ve already seen that when he hooked up with the awesome Jesus (Kevin Alejandro).
But, remember back in Season 6 when Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) healed Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) and there was the promise of a Jason/Eric dream pairing there? Wouldn’t it be awesome if we got to see this in Season 7? And according to True Blood’s show runner, Brian Buckner, this might just be a reality:
I think you can reasonably expect it. With our show there is an appetite — Alan from the get-go called it “popcorn for smart people.” And popcorn is addictive: You keep eating it and expect there to be another piece of popcorn right away. My favorite shows on TV make you wait for things. So the idea that I failed to deliver on a promise when I only made one episode after that promise … You know, sometimes things are better when we wait for them. I would love to get our audience conditioned to the idea that this might be a show that delays gratifications sometimes. Because of course we know people want to see that dream. The setup wasn’t written lightly. And believe me, there were HBO executives who were saying, “You have to give us the dream!” And we will. Of course we will. But that doesn’t mean it has to come in the very next episode.
If it’s not Eric and Jason – who would you like to see hook up in True Blood Season 7? Let us know in the comments below!
Sources: TVLine - Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Castle, Revenge, True Blood, Suits, Good Wife, Mindy Project, Teen Wolf and More
Vulture - True Blood Showrunner Brian Buckner on Season 6, the Werewolf Problem, and the Jason-Eric Sex Dream
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May 9, 2014
Promo Stills from the Final Season of HBO’s True Blood Reveal Little:
It’s that exciting time of year when HBO starts releasing all the delicious teasers in relation to the season return of True Blood! This year though it is both exciting and sad as this will be the very last time we get to squeal in excitement at the tasty morsels HBO are throwing our way.
While there are photos of all our faves: Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten), Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley), Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer), Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell), Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), there is nothing to show for those other faves whose lives hang in the Season 6 finale limbo. Since Brian Buckner confirmed that Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) will be appearing in True Blood Season 7, we have not seen a single glimmer of hope in any of the promotional ephemera released so far. The same thing can be said about Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten).
So, will they live or die in Season 7? And what of the others? What can we glean from the nine released pictures?
Only time will tell! You can view all the images below. Let us know your theories in the comments.
(Photo Credits: Tony Rivetti/HBO Inc.)
April 29, 2014
The Queen Latifah Show is Offering FREE Tickets:
But you have to hurry for this exciting chance to not only be apart of the amazing Queen Latifah Show but to check out Aussie hunk, Ryan Kwanten (who stars as the ever adorable, but usually clueless – and shirtless - Jason Stackhouse in HBO’s True Blood)! If you are in the Los Angeles area around May 1st 2014, then head on over to the following website to request your audience tickets. Tickets are completely free but will, obviously, be limited to studio size, so don’t think twice or you will miss out:
This offer is for Truebie fans over the age of 18 and everyone must present a valid state/government issued ID or passport (with a visible date-of-birth) in order to attend the show. Please be aware that cell phones and other recording devices are not permitted into the studio.
The following promo will also be on offer during this episode:
We have a special promotion at this episode of Queen Latifah! Want to get off the WaitList to see The Voice LIVE? Well, we’re giving away 10 pairs of PRIORITY tickets to The Voice LIVE SHOWS. Simply request tickets to this taping of Queen Latifah with the promo code #VoiceQueen and you’ll be eligible to participate. Attend the show, and stay to the end when we’ll notify 10 lucky fans that they (and a guest) will also be going to see The Voice LIVE!
This episode of The Queen Latifah show will air at 2.30pm on Thursday May 1st 2014.
Let us know if you score tickets to this fantastic show by commenting below and we will keep an eye out for you in the audience!
Source: 1iota.com – The Queen Latifah Show
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
November 7, 2013
Northmen – A Viking Saga Due for Release in 2014:
Ryan Kwanten is probably best known as Sookie’s (Anna Paquin) hot but (mostly) clueless brother, Jason Stackhouse in HBO’s True Blood. As for Vikings, the hottest one we know goes to Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) – but that just may be about to change!
Kwanten is starring as Conall in Northmen – A Viking Saga, due for release in 2014. While technically not a Viking, Conall is actually a Christian monk who likes his sword as much as his Viking counterparts. You can read the synopsis below:
A gang of Viking marauders under the command of their young leader, Asbjörn, bear down on the coast of Britain, intent on pillaging Lindisfarne of its gold. But, caught in a vicious storm, their longboat is dashed to pieces on the rocks off Scotland. Trapped deep within enemy territory, the shipwrecked mens’ only chance of survival is to reach the safety of the Viking stronghold Danelag.
With only the enigmatic Conall, a monk who preaches with his sword to help them, they cut a bloody swath through anyone who gets in their way. But the journey becomes a race for their lives when the King of Scotland sends his most feared mercenaries, the Wolf Pack, after them. Traversing an unfamiliar and hostile land, they are pursued relentlessly. However the hunters become the hunted when the Vikings, eager for battle, set deadly traps and mercilessly decimate their pursuers one by one…
Wow! This sounds good. While the movie is still filming, the principle photography has just been completed. You can check out the first official promo still below.
Sources: Northmen – Official Website
Entertainment Focus - Principal photography wraps on Northmen
(Photo Credit: Joe Alblas)
November 2, 2013
Tune in to The Getaway on the Esquire Network to Find Out More:
Luck for fans of HBO’s True Blood, Ran Kwanten escaped without harm when he had a run in with a shark when he was a child, otherwise we would never have had the chance to see him bring the role of Jason Stackhouse to life.
But this is no laughing matter, considering many people do not live to talk about their tale, or end up seriously maimed when encountering a shark. Kwanten talks to The Getaway on the Esquire Network about how this chance run in his home country of Australia, led him to train for Surf Life Saving:
I started competing in Surf Life Saving at the ripe old age of 5 back in Australia, which happens to be where the sport was invented in 1907.
Ryan Kwanten will explore Los Angeles in his episode, not only discussing his passion for Surf Life Saving, but taking in all the other sights, sounds and gastronomical delights from this amazing place. The Getaway airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Esquire Network. You can view a sneak peek of this episode below:
Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Source: NBC News - ‘True Blood’ star talks shark attack and surfing on ‘The Getaway’
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
September 15, 2013
Kwanten Will Play the Role of a Christian Monk in Northmen – A Viking Saga:
Recently we announced that Ryan Kwanten (who plays Jason Stackhouse in HBO’s True Blood) will join the cast of Northman – A Viking Saga. There was no news, at the time, of which role he would be playing in this latest movie of his, yet many people were wondering if he would in fact be a Viking. Well, since he arrived at the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) premieres for his latest movies, The Right Kind of Wrong and Mystery Road, sporting a shaved head, there are now reports that he will be playing the part of a Christian monk! There is no official confirmation on this though, with IMDb.com still not listing the name of his character in the Viking movie.
And with True Blood finishing up with Season 7 in 2014, Ryan told the Toronto Sun, during the Toronto International Film Festival, that he is very lucky to be employed in a career where 99% of actors are unemployed or struggling. He also had this to say about being an actor:
In terms of being an artist and being able to express myself physically and emotionally, I think it’s such a real liberation. In a weird way actors are these eternal kids. We get paid to play out this innocence, and our emotions. And quite often in ways we wish we could in real life.
It’s a great thing that a talent such as Ryan Kwanten is still in the limelight and with so many movies of his coming up in the near future, I don’t think we have to worry about that light dimming just because True Blood is coming to a close!
Why don’t you check out Ryan’s latest do by clicking here and letting us know what you think in the comments below!
Sources: Zimbio.com - Really Upsetting: Ryan Kwanten Shaved His Head and Beard
Toronto Sun - ‘True Blood’ star Ryan Kwanten talks career change
IMDb.com - Northmen: A Viking Saga (2014)
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)