VIDEO: True Blood Season 6: Live From the Set- Steamy Q&A

June 20, 2013

True Blood’s Season 6 Premiere Kicked Off In a Big Way:

True Blood Season 6 Cast Live from the Set

True Blood Season 6 Cast/HBO/Live From the Set

For those of you who may have missed the live social media event hosted by HBO prior to the Season 6 True Blood Premiere, HBO has posted all the Q&A’s on their HBO Connect website!  For the first time ever our favourite cast members appeared live on the set of Fangtasia to answer fans burning questions.  True Blood’s Season 6 is sure to come with many ups and downs…check out some of my favourite questions, and hit the link to the HBO site for full Q&A details! Or you can check out the actual You Tube video if you have 15 minutes to burn!

Q (For all cast members): Without giving too much away are there any scenes in Season Six that made you cry in real life?

A): This is a season that takes its toll on the humans for sure.

Q(For Alex) 1st Season Eric was evil, then amnesia Eric wasn’t – do you think THIS SEASON’s Eric is a nice mix of the both, or more evil?

A): I’d say the old Eric is pretty much back. But the Amnesia changed him fundamentally, and he’ll always carry that experience within.

Q): Who does the best impression of other characters on True Blood?

A): Chris Bauer: Without a doubt the best mimic on our set, and in my opinion most underrated actor, is Sammy Trammell. If anyone wants to have a conversation with Alexander Skarsgard, and he can’t be there, just have Sam imitate him instead. It’s uncanny.

Check out full Q&A here:


Source: HBO Connect-#TrueBlood Live From the Set-Archived Q&A with #Trueblood:Live from the Set

Video Credit( True Blood Season 6 Live From the Set

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SPOILER: True Blood’s Season 6 First Victim Speaks Out

June 19, 2013

[WARNING: Major Season Six Spoiler Ahead]:

The Unhappily Ever After End For Sam & Luna:

Luna Garza and Sam Merlotte

Janina Gavankar and Sam Trammell/Luna Garza and Sam Merlotte/HBO/True Blood

In true, True Blood style the Season 6 premiere of HBO’s True Blood on June 16 opened with the death of Luna(Janina Gavankar) girlfriend to the beloved Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell).

Though when we realized that Luna was going to die it was a sad moment to watch like many of the deaths on True Blood, most viewers were probably not shocked by the death of Luna.  The Season 5 finale, left the viewers thinking that Luna would likely die, after all, we know how the story ended for Sam’s brother (Marshall Allman)when he went skinwalking…Nevertheless, it is always terrible to watch a character die, especially one that is a mother to a young child!

For Janina she is happy and feels fortunate that her character lasted as long as she did, “I really thought I was going to die in the beginning” she told, “I was so thankful that they would even want me around for two years. It’s been an awesome experience.”

In the world of True Blood Janina said:

“No one really dies in True Blood land,” recalling a conversation with True Blood director Scott Winant, who noted that he had killed off Godric (Allan Hyde) twice on the series. “There’s always a chance, but even if it doesn’t happen, it’s been a dream. I took risks with this show that I’ve never taken on any other one. When you’re a woman in this business, you’re asked to do a lot of things. You have to decide if and when you’re ever going to do it, and I’m so proud to have been able to take the risks I have with this group of people around me. It’s been a blessing.”

Life Goes On for Janina Gavankar:

Though Janina’s time with HBO’s True Blood may be temporarily, or forever over, Janina is keeping herself plenty busy on other projects! She currently plays the role of McKenna Hall on the CW’s The Arrow, as well as a role on FX’s The League. One way or another we have not seen the last of Janina Gavankar!

Please let us know what you think of the unfortunate demise of Luna Garza!

Source:– True Blood Postmortem: Season 6’s First Casualty Speaks!

(Photo Credit:  Janina Gavankar and Sam Trammell)


PHOTOS: True Blood Stars Walk the Red Carpet for Season 6 Premiere

June 12, 2013

The Arclight Cinerama Dome is Where the Vampires Hang Out:

HBO's True Blood premiere red carpet event

Photo Credit: HBO Inc./Twitter

While truebie fans have to wait until June 16th for their first bite into Season 6 of HBO’s True Blood, the stars of the show get their taste early!

The Arclight Cinerama Dome on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles was the place to be tonight as the stars walked the red carpet and soaked up all the Season 6 hype.

So far, there have been some excellent photos from the stars themselves showing up on Twitter. Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Janina Gavankar (Luna Garza), Stephen Moyer (Billith/Bill Compton) and his lovely wife, Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux) and Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby) were among some of the True Blood stars to share their photos with HBO on Twitter and Instagram.

Make sure you follow the official True Blood Twitter account (@TrueBloodHBO) so you can watch as new photos get posted from all your favorite True Blood stars. But for now, here are some of the photos they posted earlier for you to enjoy!

HBO's True Blood premiere red carpet event: Sam Trammell

Photo Credit: HBO Inc./Twitter

HBO's True Blood premiere red carpet event: Sam Trammell and Janina Gavankar

Photo Credit: HBO Inc./Twitter

HBO's True Blood premiere red carpet event: Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin

Photo Credit: HBO Inc./Instagram)

HBO's True Blood premiere red carpet event: Joe Manganiello

Photo Credit: HBO Inc./Instagram

HBO's True Blood premiere red carpet event: Deborah Ann Woll

Photo Credit: HBO Inc./Instagram)



Did any fans attend this event? Have you got any photos you’d like to share with us?

Source: HBO – Twitter Feed

(Photo Credits: Instagram/HBO Inc./Sam Trammell/Deborah Ann Woll)


HBO’s True Blood Cast to Host First Ever Social Media Event!

June 6, 2013

Season 6 Premiere Kicks Off In a BIG way!! 

True Blood Cast



In case the build up and anticipation of the world premiere of HBO’s True Blood on June 16 in and of itself was not enough, HBO has yet another surprise in store for its millions of fans!  A major social media event has been scheduled to coincide with the Season 6 Premiere of True Blood!  This first ever social media event will be broadcast live from the set of Fangtasia.

The Season 6 media event is said to be a:

“two-part social media event beginn[ing] on June 16, 9:00 a.m. ET, when HBO will reveal exclusive #secretsfromtheset via the True Blood profiles on Facebook (, Twitter (, Instagram ( and Vine. This all leads up to a fan-fueled interactive pre-show, #TrueBlood: Live from Set, airing on HBO at 8:45 p.m. ET/PT hosted by comedienne and Parks and Recreation actress Retta”.

In a world that thrives on social media this could not be a better opportunity to engage with the millions of fans of the hit show! “#TrueBlood: Live from Set” will allow the fans of True Blood to directly engage with the cast members and be given the opportunity to ask questions, and the cast will provide behind the scenes secrets of Season 6! This is surely an event that none of us will be missing!

Pamela Levine, executive vice president, HBO Marketing said:

“Social media has been core to the marketing strategy for True Blood since the first season, leading to one of the most engaged fan bases of any television series”.

13 of our favourite cast members are scheduled to participate in this event including “Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Sam Trammell, Nelsan Ellis, Deborah Ann Woll, Carrie Preston, Todd Lowe, Chris Bauer, Kristin Bauer van Straten and Joe Manganiello”.

For all you “true” True Blood fans start following @TrueBloodHBO on Twitter for your opportunity to be featured in the broadcast in a “never-before-done execution with Twitter and powered by Mass Relevance”. Be sure to get on Twitter and see how you can prove you are #TopTruebie!

Source: Spoiler TV-True Blood Season 6 Cast Members to Participate in Live Social Media Event

Photo Credit:– True Blood Cast


Trammell on Merlotte: Sam’s Season 5 on True Blood

September 12, 2012

The Actor Talks About “Super” Hate-Crimes and Copious Nudity

Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte in HBO's True BloodNoting that Sam Merlotte is probably leading the cast in number of nude scenes, Details‘ writer Mike Ayers joked with Sam Trammell at the beginning of August about the season’s biggest events, Trammell’s childhood in Appalachia and the South, and being a shifter.

This season, viewers were given a simultaneous visual feast on Trammell’s acting chops and hindquarters.  His character has shifted  *wink* from a major softy to man-on-a-mission against shifter-haters.  He reminds us,

[Sam’s] two friends who were shape-shifters got shot. Then he got shot. Then Luna got shot. You get mad when you get shot. I say they shot us because of who we are, a hate crime, pretty much—at least to Sam. You can see the good ol’ boys that were doing it, that it wasn’t random, that it was specifically because of who I am.

These life-mirrors are what make True Blood so riveting, in my opinion.  The reality of  public ignorance is made apparent through fantastic(al) metaphor. Pure genius. And we get some man-butt (which Trammell jokingly has said to have “developed an eating disorder” to maintain in order to keep up with the likes of super-cut Kwanten and Manganiello.)

For more shifter-loving dish, read the full DETAILS interview here.

Source: – “True Blood” Actor Sam Trammell Talks Vamps, Shifters and Nude Scenes

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)



True Blood’s Sam Trammell Set to Attend Texas Frightmare Weekend!

April 17, 2012

True Blood’s Own Sam Merlotte to Visit the Southwest:

Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte)The premiere horror convention and film festival of the Southwest has announced a very special guest to attend: Sam Trammell. The event will take place from May 4-6, 2012.

Best recognized for his great performance in True Blood, Trammell has also been seen in House MD, CSI: NY, Bones, and Dexter, as well as the feature film Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem.

Trammell will be returning to his Southern roots, having been born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He says, “I feel like the South is in my body and in my brain and in my DNA.”

We’re sure he’ll enjoy the Texas Frightmare Weekend! Let us know in the comments if you’ll be attending as well.



Video: SyFy Germany Interviews at RingCon 2011

November 7, 2011

Sam Trammell, Nelsan Ellis and Allan Hyde:

Ring*Con banner 2011SyFy Germany was on hand at this year’s RingCon, and scored some interviews with three handsome fellas from True Blood. The actors who play Sam Merlotte, Lafayette, and Godric each spoke candidly about the show and their respective characters.

Don’t forget to check out SyFy’s YouTube channel for the rest of the video clips, on the right-hand side of the page.

 Sam Trammell on What True Blood is All About:

Nelsan Ellis on Playing a Homosexual:

Allan Hyde on Playing the Death of Godric:

A special thanks to Florian from SyFy Germany for the contribution!

Sources:, SyFy YouTube

Image: RingCon


A Little Birdie Told Me: True Blood Cast Members Attend Spooky Empire!

October 15, 2011

Sam Trammell, Kristin Bauer, and Mariana Klaveno Attend Florida Convention:

Truebies, I had the pleasure of attending Spooky Empire on October 7-9, 2011 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort. At the convention there were many actors, authors, and people in the music business. The weekend consisted of Q&As, Photo Ops, autograph sessions, parties where you could mingle with the stars, movies, seminars, and a zombie walk. Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Kristin Bauer (Pam de Beaufort), and Mariana Klaveno (Lorena Krasiki) were among the attendees. I spoke with them while getting their autographs, they were very nice and personable. I had met Sam and Kristin at a previous convention. I asked Sam how his new babies were, and he said:

“They are doing great, they are 8 weeks now.”

Mariana was very sweet, I told her she was great on the show. Kristin is nothing like Pam on the show she is really sweet and nice, she was that way both times we met. If you want to get more information about Spooky Empire please visit the website here.

Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte)

Kristin Bauer van Straten (vampire Pam)

Mariana Klaveno (Lorena)

Spooky Empire 2011 attendees


Source: Lorissa Marr,

(Photos: Lorissa Marr, Spooky Empire, Eyecon)





Video: True Blood’s Sam Trammell at Surfrider Event

October 7, 2011

Trammell Catching Waves at Celebrity Expression Session:

Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte) at 2011 Surfrider CESSam Trammell, better known to Truebies as bar owner/shifter Sam Merlotte on HBO’s True Blood, attended the 2011 Surfrider Foundation Celebrity Expression Session. The goal was to raise money and awareness for protecting our ocean. Sponsor Cali Bamboo was on hand to interview celebrities about how they make a difference, and what the foundation is all about.

Trammell shares:

“I’m in the ocean a lot, and I see it firsthand — and you know, we need to clean it up. ”

Attendees included Mad Men’s John Slattery, 24’s Eric Balfour, and Baywatch’s David Chokachi. You can see Trammell’s interview at the 2:25 mark. To learn more about the foundation, click on the source link below.

2011 Surfrider Celebrity Expression Session




True Blood Cast Members at Ring*Con 2011

October 4, 2011

Germany Has Gone True Blood:

Ring*Con banner 2011European Truebies, you can meet some of True Blood’s cast members at Ring*Con October 14-16, 2011 at the Hotel Maritim in Bonn, Germany. At Europe’s biggest fantasy convention there will be attendees from True Blood, Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, Xena, Buffy/Angel, and The Lord of the Rings. There will be Q&A sessions, autograph sessions, photo sessions, lectures, discussions, workshops, parties and a lot more.  At this year’s Ring*Con the cast members from True Blood are Sam Trammell, who plays the sexy shifter Sam Merlotte;  Allan Hyde who plays Godric, the maker of sexy vampire Eric; and Nelsan Ellis, who plays the feisty and lovable Lafayette Reynolds. Mariana Klaveno, who plays Lorena Krasikivampire Bill’s maker, was scheduled to attend but had to cancel. To see the full list of attendees or to get more info, please go to the official website

Well, I for one would love to attend. Let us know if you’re planning on going! Leave a comment in the comment section below.

Source: – Ring*Con news

(Image: Ring*Con)


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