August 14, 2014
More True Blood Cast Line up to Be Interviewed By EJ Scott:
A while back we mentioned that Deborah Ann Woll’s (who plays vampire Jessica Hamby in HBO’s True Blood) boyfriend, EJ Scott, was doing some podcast interviews with the cast of True Blood. Well, we now have some new names to add to the ever growing list of True Blood cast lining up to be interviewed on EJ’s show. You can view the new interviews by clinking on the links below:
- Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) (7/7/2014)
- Howie Deutch (True Blood director) (7/7/2014)
- Lauren Bowles (Holly Cleary) and Patrick Fischler (Actor, producer and husband of Lauren Bowles) (7/11/2014)
- Kate Barnow (True Blood writer) and Angela Robinson (True Blood writer) (7/12/2014)
- Carrie Preston (Arlene Fowler) (7/12/2014)
- Dale Raoul (Maxine Fortenberry) and Patricia Bethune (Jane Bodehouse) (8/8/2014)
- Amelia Rose Blaire and Bailey Noble (8/11/2014)
If you want to check out the previous True Blood stars interviewed by EJ, then please click here.
Source: EJ Scott – Podcast Interviews
(Photo Credit: EJScott.com)
June 27, 2014
Amelia Rose Blaire (Willa Burrell) Talks to Fox LA:
Fans of newly made vampire, Willa Burrell, will love this latest video from Fox LA! The actor who plays Willa, Amelia Rose Blaire, spills the beans on HBO’s True Blood Season 7. Make sure you watch the whole video to find out the scoop on the following:
- Whether wearing fangs is easy or not
- What Amelia thinks of Ryan Kwanten (who plays Jason Stackhouse)
- The fate of Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard)
- What is coming up in Episode 2 (entitled I Found You) of True Blood
Amelia also mentioned that Episode 2 will start off with what is fast becoming the most anticipated dream yet on True Blood!
Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!
Source: Fox LA – Amelia Rose Blaire Chats About Final Season Of ‘True Blood’
May 8, 2014
Willa Spills Her Guts as HBO’s Vampire Series Winds Up:
Recently, Zap2It.com scored an interview with True Blood newcomer, Amelia Rose Blaire (who plays baby vampire Willa Burrell). While she was quite vague about what she had to offer in what what will go down in HBO’s True Blood Season 7, there is still plenty of information to be gleaned from the interview. In a nutshell, this is what we can expect from Season 7 according to Amelia Rose Blaire:
- The ending will be out of control.
- Season 7 will pick up directly where it left off in Season 6 – so it looks like we will find out immediately what goes down at Bellefleurs with those Hep V infected vampires approaching.
- There will be more boundary pushing:
…being the final season of True Blood — which is a show that always pushes the boundaries — I think anything can happen and everything will happen.
- Season 7 will see a continuation of Brian Buckner’s vision of bringing the show back to being a story about the interaction between vampires and humans.
- There is STILL no news on how Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) will return in Season 7, with Amelia keeping very tightlipped over his storyline.
- Hep V vamps are certainly not zombies in Blaire’s opinion:
I mean, they’re definitely really creepy looking. Any time there’s actors playing the Hep-V characters on set, it just looks so scary because of all of the veins and everything and the way that they’ve made them up. But I don’t really know, because “zombies” for me implies dead in the brain. Like, that’s just not working and you’re kind of a walking body. I don’t think that the Hep V vamps, in my opinion, are like that.
Considering Amelia Rose Blaire admits to not yet seeing the final few episodes of True Blood Season 7, it can be expected that there are even more surprises in store!
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
True Blood Season 7 premieres on June 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.
Source: Zap2It.com – ‘True Blood’ Season 7: Amelia Rose Blaire promises ‘out of control’ series finale
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
April 2, 2014
Is Willa Involved With a Different Crowd Now?
It turns out that Amelia Rose Blaire was a fan of vampires and HBO’s True Blood long before she wowed the producers in her audition for Willa Burrell. Winning the part was just the icing on the cake, as far as she was concerned:
I had watched (“True Blood”) since the beginning, so I was a fan, and I knew everything that had happened in the previous seasons, and getting to work with HBO, I mean, it’s a pretty incredible package to be offered. I never expected to book something like this.
While she may have never dreamed of working on the True Blood set, we sure are glad she auditioned in the first place, since Willa has, over such a short period of time, become a fan favorite.
Now that Willa has gone from being daddy’s little girl to Eric Northman’s (Alexander Skarsgard) little girl, what else could possibly be in store for her in Season 7? According to Amelia Rose Blaire, it’s a new crowd to hang out with!
So far this season, I’ve gotten to work with a very different group than I worked with last season. The things I’m doing to prepare now are very different than what I did last season, because Willa’s in a different place.
Well, isn’t that intriguing? While Willa was mainly focused with Eric and the vampires directly surrounding him in Season 6, there is a whole other world of characters she could get mixed up with in Season 7 – especially now her new vampire daddy burst into flames at the end of Season 6! Will she be spending some time with Sookie (Anna Paquin) down in Bon Temps perhaps? Or will there be loose ends to catch up on with her father’s colleagues? Maybe she’ll help out around Fangtasia? There are many options for her this season.
But Amelia is keeping quiet about what else may be happening in True Blood’s final season:
I have no idea how it’s going to end or where it’s going. But we’re moving very fast towards something, and I’m excited to see what it is we crash into. I think it’s going to be the perfect end.
What would your perfect end be for True Blood? let us know in the comments below!
Sources: Trib Total Media – So Many Questions: Actress Amelia Rose Blaire gets to the point of ‘True Blood’s vampires
First To Know – Amelia Rose Blaire’s ‘True Blood’: Entering a World of Sex, Southern Drawls, and Vampires
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
August 26, 2013
Who Has Been Promoted to Series Regulars on True Blood?
It has been confirmed that Alexander Skarsgard (who plays Eric Northman) will be returning in Season 7, although in what sort of a capacity is yet to be seen. Showrunner Brian Buckner first announced he will return, but then backtracked by saying that the way in which he returns could be questionable.
But there are now three more names to add to the line up as series regulars for True Blood Season 7:
- Amelia Rose Blaire. Amelia plays newly turned vampire Willa Burrell, the daughter of the anti-vampire, Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) loving Governor Burrell (Arliss Howard). It will be very interesting to see how the dynamics between Willa, her maker Eric Northman, and her vampire sibling Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) play out over Season 7
- Karolina Wydra. Wydra played the vampire obssessed with Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten), Violet Mazurski. It seems Jason will be sexually frustrated a while longer with Violet being the ‘hard to get’ kind of vampire.
- Luke Grimes. James plays the newest vampire spunk, James. He and Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) are currently an item and many fans are excited to be seeing more of James in Season 7
Who do you think will last to see the end of True Blood Season 7? Who’s relationships will last? Let us know in the comments below.
Source: Enstars.com – ‘True Blood’ Season 7 Spoilers: Amelia Rose Blaire & Others Promoted to Series Regular Status [VIDEO, News]
(Photo Credits: HBO Inc.)
August 5, 2013
“Some Jaw Dropping Scenes Still to Come”, She Reveals!
So far in True Blood Season 6, we have seen Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) watch his sister Nora (Lucy Griffiths) have her last moments on earth, thanks to the government engineered Hepatitis V. Even though she was dying, she still begged Eric to stay with and comfort his progeny Pam Swynford de Beaufort (Kristin Bauer van Straten). Also thrown into this mix was his newly turned baby vamp, Willa Burrell (Amelia Rose Blaire).
Sarlene Leeds, from Rolling Stone magazine, had a sit down with Amelia Rose, a long time Truebie herself who now plays Willa, and asked her a load of questions about the people, the part and the parting of True Blood Season 6.
She’d always loved the show and watched it with her friends, so to be a part of something like that is a dream come true. Especially as she gets to be one of her favourites; a vampire! Amelia Rose says that she loves the time on set, especially with such names as Rutger Hauer and Arliss Howard there to work beside. Leeds was keen to find out if Blaire got any advice about starting out in the business of acting:
I talked a lot to Arliss , who played my father, and he gave me some great advice on the first day. Because I was nervous and I was like, “I want to do a good job. I want to prove that they made the right choice in hiring me.” And he pulled me aside and was like, “Hey, you’ve got the job, so anything you do, everything you do, is right. There’s nothing wrong. All of your choices from here on out, are right, because the character is yours.” And so that was really cool to have him tell me that, especially because he’s such a talented actor. It was so fascinating to watch him on set, because every single time he would do something different. He was very physical, always yipping and yelping [laughs] in his character, so having him tell me that was really special.
According to Sarlene Leeds from Rolling Stones magazine, the scene where Willa Burrell was turned from a human into a vampire, was quite beautiful. She then wanted to know what Amelia Rose Blaire thought of it:
It was a trip when I saw it because I don’t remember shooting that scene. We shot it in many different sections because with the blood, we couldn’t do it in one seamless shot. But seeing it afterward, I thought it turned out really well. I remember after I shot the scene, I got home and the next morning I woke up and I went through such a strange reaction. Like, I woke up really, really angry, and then I got really, really sad, and then I got really, really happy and then angry again. I was like, “Whoa, what is going on?” And then I realized, “I died last night!” So of course I’m going to have this extremely volatile reaction to that, and it was also a very similar reaction to the one Willa had when she woke up the next evening. She was really, really happy, then really, really mad, and then very betrayed, so I definitely had a parallel with my reaction afterward.
Usually, being a vampire on HBO’s True Blood means loads of slinky, sexy costumes. This year, the attire is a little different – a little more prison garb. Was there any costume envy for Amelia Rose Blaire?
I actually loved that nightgown. I got really attached to it, and all of the different stages of it. They had the first one, and then in the beginning of episode four, it started getting a little muddy around the bottom, and then the final one was all covered in blood. So by the time I had to go into the prison scrubs I was like, “I want to go back in the nightgown!” [laughs]. It was just so beautiful; Audrey [Fisher] just does a fantastic job, all of the costume department. But I love wearing costumes and anything puts you in a certain state of mind, so the prison scrubs definitely put me in a very specific state of mind, too. But I would love to get to eventually wear some kind of traditional, sexy vampire outfit.
Finally, Rolling Stone magazine wanted to know if there was any gossip Blaire could dish out for the remainder of True Blood Season 6:
There are definitely going to be a lot of things that are going to make people’s jaws drop, and people’s heartstrings are going to get pulled. And because I was a fan of the show from the beginning, something that I love about what [show runner] Brian Buckner has done is, he’s grounded it back in something that was very similar to what I loved about the show when it first came out, which was the humanity in the vampires.
I have a feeling Willa Burrell is going to be a very strong character in the long run; over the past two episodes, she single-handedly helped Eric, her father and a dying Nora to escape from Vamp Camp and remains poised to take a significant role in the ongoing human-vampire war as True Blood approaches its final episodes of the season.
For more Q&A with Amelia Rose Blaire, go to the source article below or click here.
Source: Rolling Stone magazine – Q&A: ‘True Blood’ Actress Amelia Rose Blaire on Vamping It Up
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc./John P. Johnson)