August 28, 2014
Kristin Talks About Pam and Eric’s Ending in the HBO True Blood Finale:
It seems for a show like HBO’s True Blood, there was much to cry about with Season 7. Besides the fact this would be the vampire show’s final season ever, many of the characters either lost their lives or had to deal with the loss of those loved ones.
But there was one story line that got a truly happy ending; that of vampires Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and her maker, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard). For Kristin, though, she had no idea where her character might end up by the end of Episode 10 (entitled Thank You):
It was a total surprise to me. I had no idea, and I tried to not have expectations, because that’s how you keep your sanity as an actress. I was just happy to be still on the show. You can never tell with an HBO show where it’s gonna go. To get to spend all that time with Alexander, have Eric and Pam together, and then to have so many varied emotions to play throughout the whole season? We’ve had the highest highs we’ve had in any year, and the lowest of lows we’ve had in any year. For an actress, it was a dream.
With Eric and Pam now running a giant corporation and selling their stolen New Blood product, what did Kristin think the moral to their story was?
The main thing that I felt was that Pam and Eric really do have an unconditional love that really does endure. In my mind, it was an immortal connection. That was what I really began playing from fairly early on, but it didn’t really sink in until year three when we saw Pam’s vulnerable side and when Eric was possibly dying. Because Alex and I got along, it really helped, and this last year, it was just really kind of a true love story that transcended a romantic relationship even.
Another person within her story arc also got a happy ending, that of Ginger (Tara Buck). Many fans have wondered how Pam might have reacted to this. Kristin had this to say:
There was a draft where she did have a reaction. He walks back into the office, and instead of not finding Pam, Pam said, “Did you just have sex with her?” I think Pam said something like, “I always thought it would’ve been louder.” [Laughs] Pam was a little surprised that there wasn’t the Ginger scream, which of course was the writers’ joke, that for once she didn’t scream. It was too much.
You can read the full interview Kristin Bauer van Straten did with Entertainment Weekly by clicking here.
What did you think of Pam and Eric’s story line? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!
Source: Entertainment Weekly – Kristin Bauer van Straten talks Pam’s ‘True Blood’ ending
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August 24, 2014
What Would You Rate as the Best and Worst Sex Scenes in HBO’s True Blood?
It’s hard to pick just a few stand out sex scenes in HBO’s True Blood – considering just how many have been dished up to us over the last seven years. But, after much research, here’s my top six list:
- BEST: Ginger (Tara Buck) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) finally get it on atop Eric’s throne in Fangtasia. Yep, I really didn’t think this hook up in Season 7 would be as thoroughly entertaining as it turned out to be. I’m not sure if it was Ginger’s undeniable glee, or the fact that she is just so damn excited that she is over and done with in a matter of seconds or if it’s because it was very obviously a nod to the whole vampire fangirldom out there.
- WORST: Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Lorena Krasiki (Mariana Klaveno) get bendy in Season 3. This one was just plain weird. And it made me want to throw up in my mouth just a little. Even just thinking about Bill twisting Lorena’s head all the way round as I am typing now is making me nauseous.
- BEST: Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) goes to visit Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) in her red riding outfit. Yeah, I’m pretty sure there was a spike in red riding hood capes in 2012 after Jessica wore hers in Season 5.
- WORST: Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) claws his way out of the grave to have sex with Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin). I am still surprised Sookie didn’t need hospitalization after that romp. All that dirt, and in all the wrong places…
- BEST: Jason Stackhouse has a sex dream about Eric Northman – while he’s in church! Yep, I know after six months the effects of vampire blood on a human has probably worn off, but I’m glad to over look that for the fact that these two hooked up in Season 7.
- WORST: Bon Temps has an orgy. Thank you very much Maryann Forrester (Michelle Forbes) for coming to Bon Temps in Season 2 and making me see things that I cannot unsee. Although, on a flip side to this one, we did get a hilarious scene with Jason posing as ‘the god who came’…
What were your best and worst sex scenes from all the seasons of True Blood? Do you think there will be any to rival your faves in the True Blood finale? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!
Alternatively, you can refresh your memory with E!Online’s list of True Blood’s craziest sex scenes by clicking here.
Source: E!Online – We Ranked True Blood’s 12 Craziest Sex Scenes Ever, From Neck Twists to Incest
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August 24, 2014
How Much Have Our Favorite True Blood Stars Changed From Season 1 to Season 7?
As we lead up to the final episode ever of HBO’s True Blood, let’s take a moment or two to look back over our fave True Blood characters who have managed to survive from Season 1 through to the Season 7 finale, Episode 10 (entitled Thank You) of the hit vampire show:
Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin)
For a human, there’s surprisingly little change for telepathic fairy Sookie:
Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer)
It seems consuming the blood of Lilith and then contracting Hep-V has actually improved Bill:
Alexander Skarsgard (Alexander Skarsgard)
He still smoulders, but we sure are glad Eric Northman ditched the long hair:
Pamela Swynford De Beaufort (Kristin Bauer van Straten)
While Pam has had to deal with many time eras via flashbacks, her everyday look has become more casual in Season 7 as opposed to Season 1:
Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis)
While his predilection to head scarves have remained (except for that short time when he rocked a modern Mohawk), Lafayette’s addiction to eyelashes and accessories has grown:
Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell)
Sam is sporting a few more grey hairs and a less structured style than in Season 1:
Arlene Fowler (Carrie Preston)
Gone is the red wig for Arlene. She has also shortened her hair and gone with a darker, less sunset shade of red:
Ginger (Tara Buck)
I thought Ginger had changed more than this over the seven seasons. Besides less eye make up in Season 7, she is still as blonde as ever:
Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer)
It seems that Andy has gotten buff since Season 1:
Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten)
Look how young Jason is in Season 1! Still as chiseled as ever in Season 7 though:
Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack)
Hoyt is another character who has grown up over the seven seasons, but his darker, broodier Hoyt in Season 7 is certainly more appealing than the puppy that tagged along behind Jason in Season 1:
Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll)
In Season 1, Jessica Hamby was a 17 year old virgin. In Season 7 Jessica is also a 17 year old virgin, it’s just she’s a vampire now. While she has explored her dark side in previous seasons, Season 7 brings Jessica back to a more innocent version of Jess:
Lettie Mae (Adina Porter)
Lettie Mae has always been partial to a good floral frock (even when passed out drunk), but gone are the hats in Season 7:
Who do you think has changed the most over seven seasons of HBO’s True Blood? Let us know in the comments below!
(Photo Credits: HBO Inc.)
August 23, 2014
Ginger the Screamer is a Fan Favorite – But What Got the Ball Rolling… erm… screaming?
In last week’s episode of HBO’s True Blood we saw a break from Ginger tradition. The Fangtasia waitress saw the end of an Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) dry spell – and rather than scream about it, she moaned. For three seconds. Before passing out on the fall in a puddle of fangbanging glory.
But where did that scream originate from? The actor who plays Ginger, Tara Back, admits it all started back in Season 1 with the death of Long Shadow (Raoul Trujillo). But it was really the second scream that cemented her role as Ginger the screamer. This event occurred in Season 2 when she shot Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis):
That was really the first scene that the scream made its way into the character’s profile. I screamed in the first scene of the season before, so season 1, but this was the first time Ginger had come back. I think it may have been written in the script that I screamed once, and I just thought it was funny. I thought it was funny she shoots him. She says she hates guns … she comes out … she’s so tough — trying to be so tough — and then personally I thought it was hilarious. But then she picks up the towel and brings him a towel and screams and looks at towel and screams because it’s so dirty. I just thought — the more she can scream the funnier it is when he’s the one who is shot and he’s laying on the ground — just … “Jesus Christ who is this woman?!”
So, there you have it, as far as Tara Buck is concerned, it was her second screaming incident that really made her character into the one we know and love so much today!
Let us know your fave Ginger screaming moment by commenting below!
And, if you can’t remember them all, why not check out this video of all Ginger’s screams to jog your memory (and burst your eardrums):
Sources: Huffington Post – “Slobbering on the Coffin” – Oddball Interview With True Blood’s Ginger, Tara Buck
YouTube – True Blood – Ginger Screaming (ALL SCENES / COMPILATION)
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August 18, 2014
Tara Buck Describes the Logistics of a Sex Scene with Eric Northman:
Well, wasn’t Episode 9 of HBO’s True Blood Season 7 interesting? For one cast member in particular, it was the climax of a promise made years earlier! If you haven’t watched the episode yet, you can read our recap by clicking here.
Tara Buck, who plays everyone’s favorite screamer, Ginger, finally got her moment on the throne with Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard). And – surprisingly – she didn’t even scream:
In the script, there was a wonderful note: Ginger doesn’t scream. Everybody’s expecting her to scream, so do something else. What they wrote was a high-pitched, almost electric sound that’s almost a little eerie. So we tried all kinds of things. I thought it would be fun if there was a moment where you think Ginger’s actually having a heart attack—you think it could be the end for her.
While Ginger has been an Eric Northman groupie for longer than most of us truebies, she admitted that for Ginger, the anticipation leading up to her sexual encounter with the viking vampire, may have been her very undoing – and why that sex lasted such a short amount of time.
With the deed completed in only a few short moments, in reality, it took hours of filming to get the scene just right. This meant that by the end of the day’s shooting, Tara’s core strength had gotten quite a workout:
I had the stunt double and was thinking to myself, “I only get three pumps. I am not letting somebody else come in here and finish this off.” [Laughs] So the only way to have a dismount is to slowly fall back. In my head, I imagined the funniest thing would be climax and then Ginger just falls out of frame. But we couldn’t shoot it that way. I had imagined a soft pad or something that I could just fall off of him onto. But when we were doing rehearsal, there was no pad there yet. So from the noise—the tea kettle, sort of hissing—she just sloooowly falls backward and then slides off of him. Mostly I slid off of him because I was trying not to get hurt in rehearsal.
Considering Ginger is the ultimate Team Eric groupie, Tara fully admits she ‘took one for the team‘ with last night’s encounter with Eric:
I do love that after everything that Ginger’s been put through, she finally got hers. As an actress who looks after her character, loves her character, feels very emotionally connected and attached, I am proud of Ginger. I feel that she worked very hard for that carrot at the end of the trail, and good for her. I also think Ginger became the archetype for Alexander’s fans, so for all the ladies out there, I took one for the team, and I couldn’t have been happier to do that. [Laughs]
You can read the full interview Tara Buck did with Entertainment Weekly by clicking here.
What did you think of the sex scene between Ginger and Eric in Episode 9 of HBO’s True Blood Season 7? Hilarious or cringe worthy? Let us know by commenting below!
Source: Entertainment Weekly – ‘True Blood’ postmortem: Tara Buck talks Ginger’s moment
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
August 15, 2014
Could an Original Cast Member Die in Episode 9 of HBO’s True Blood ?
It seems Episode 9 (entitled Love is to Die) will say a final goodbye to yet another original cast member of HBO’s True Blood! But will they die? It seems the devil is in the fine print of what TVGuide had to say about the upcoming episode recently:
With only two episodes to go, there are a lot of narrative threads to tie up, including the issue of Bill [Compton]’s mortality. I will only say this: At least one original cast member will say goodbye for good this week. In possibly related news, a longstanding love triangle will be resolved and you’ll see one of the show’s weirdest — and funniest — sex scenes between a long-unrequited pair.
How interesting is that news? With the admission of a long term love triangle also being resolved, one could assume that with Bill’s (Stephen Moyer) death, Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) finally chooses Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard). Consolation prize anyone? However, there is another love triangle going on at the moment – that of Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack), Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) and Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten). Perhaps TVGuide are referring to that triangle instead? Maybe Jess and Hoyt get back together and Jessica decides to move to Alaska to be with him? After all, it doesn’t specifically say the cast member will die.
And what of that sex scene, huh? Who do we know on True Blood that is part of an ‘unrequited pair’? Could it be Sookie and Eric? Probably not, since they have been intimate before. But it sure doesn’t leave many other options. Perhaps Arlene (Carrie Preston) and Keith (Riley Smith)? Especially since TVLine had this spoiler to announce:
Not everyone will get a happy ending on True Blood… but I think it’s safe to say that Arlene and Keith will be among the lucky few. Though we’re not going to get another pool table scene, this Sunday’s episode does show the effect Arlene’s relationship with Keith is having on her. (Spoiler Alert: She’s a very happy woman.)
But they haven’t been an item for very long, and many wouldn’t even really consider them as such. Oh, hang on a minute – what about Ginger (Tara Buck) and Eric? Now that would potentially be hilarious and weird!
Let us know your thoughts on this by commenting below!
Sources: TV Guide – Mega Buzz: True Blood’s Cure, an NCIS Return, and a Vampire Diaries Mystery
TVLine – Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Parenthood, Chicago Fire, True Blood, Glee, S.H.I.E.L.D., The Killing and More
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July 18, 2014
Ginger’s Story Unfolds in True Blood Season 7:
Ginger (Tara Buck) is one of those characters in HBO’s True Blood that you just love for no reason at all. But its in Episode 4 of this season, we started to see behind the over-glamored veil of Ginger’s fan-girl-dom surrounding Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard), Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and vampires in general, leading us to know her just a little bit better and love her just a little bit more.
We see smart and vamp-smitten college student Ginger walk into the video store owned by Eric and Pam only to realize that;
- They were vamps
- They were hiring
- Her life long dream of ‘being with’ a vampire could actually happen!
The scene with Ginger talking Pam’s ear off, about vampire movies, when Eric walks into the store it was described by Tara Buck as;
This is Ginger’s whole True Blood experience in this moment. [Laughs] At first Gregg [Fienberg] wanted it to be pretty subtle. And then we laughed, and we’re like, “You know what, let’s try not subtle, but it’s all internal. It’s still Ginger in 1996, so it’s not like a screaming over-the-top Ginger. It’s still a smart girl whose knees go weak and she can hardly stand up.”
The screaming things started way back in Season 1, quite by accident but it soon became ‘Ginger’s thing’;
She’s in that great scene where Bill (Stephen Moyer) stakes Longshadow (Raoul Trujillo), and he disintegrates, and I throw up. Sookie (Anna Paquin) is covered from head to toe in blood, so I think she and I both scream. It wasn’t a planned thing. When I came back, again it wasn’t necessarily there, but then I put it in. I started screaming, and then it became a running gag. I kept thinking, especially after Season 2, I was like, “I’ve got to stop screaming. How much can you scream before people want to put your eyes out?”
In this season we get to see so much of Ginger’s back story how she came to meet Eric and Pam by working for them in a video store that they owned in Shreveport for 10 years before Ginger came up with the idea, after the vampires had come out of the closet, that they should turn the store into a night club and call it Fangtasia! Ginger states:
“Eric Northman is nothing if he is not pure f–king sex on a throne…”
while wielding an amazing throne-like chair she had found and that sex sells!
The inspiration for Ginger’s looks in this episode were “Reality Bites” vs Goth/punk leading to her hair getting blonder, bigger and the make up bolder!
Tara in an interview with The Hollywood reporter revealed that one of her favourite scenes Happened in True Blood Season 4:
I do love when I was in Season 4, when Pam had a skin-eating disease and I have to give her shots. She has that wonderful pink coffin, and the witches start calling, and her coffin is shaking. I have no idea what to do to assist her, but I swore that I would protect her, so all I can think to do is jump on top of that coffin. It definitely sort of solidified the screaming.
From smart and sassy, to spunky and scream-worthy, I think we all can say there is a soft place for Ginger in all our hearts now.
Sources: TruetotheEnd.com – Tara Buck Talks Ginger’s Groupie Roots
The Hollywood Reporter – ‘True Blood‘s’ Tara Buck on Ginger’s Backstory and Infatuation With Eric (Q&A)
Entertainment Weekly – ‘True Blood‘ star Tara Buck talks Ginger’s past — and future
Vulture.com – True Blood’s Tara Buck on Screaming and the Spinoff Ginger Should Do With Pam
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June 1, 2014
HBO Teaser Video Shows Plenty of Bill Compton, But Eric is Still Elusive:
Well, HBO released the second official trailer video for True Blood Season 7 – and, yep, there’s still not a single sighting of Eric Northman (played by Alexander Skarsgard). They have upped the level of Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) appearances though and we’re not really sure what that all means yet.
This doesn’t mean the trailer video is boring though – quite the opposite in fact! There is PLENTY of action occurring from the very first second, right up until the close at 55 seconds. Here’s a quick break down for you:
- Sookie (Anna Paquin) seems to think she is the only person in town who knows so much about vampires and then concludes that a war has erupted.
- Speaking of wars, it seems there will be a battle between who will win Sookie over in the end.
- There is a whole bunch of happy shots – and this would indicate that something bad is probably just around the corner…
- Pam (Kristin Bayer van Straten) appears in brief snippets that give away absolutely nothing.
- A blonde woman is apparently being taken against her will – is it Ginger (Tara Buck) perhaps?
- Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) is eager to let people know that he belongs ‘here’ – just where ‘here’ is though could be anyone’s guess.
- That bit where we saw all happy scenes, yeah, I was right, it all goes down the crapper towards the end of this trailer with people being bitten and the Bellefleur’s looking like a bomb zone.
- There is a bomb exploding in front of Bill at what could possibly be Fangtasia.
- Bill tells Sookie that there will be some sort of a decent, and, as a result, ‘they’ will be greatly outnumbered. On what, who or where, we don’t know yet. It does seem that Bill is trying to make up his behavior towards Sookie in Season 6 here though…
You can check out the full trailer below. Let me know if I missed anything important or what your theories are for True Blood Season 7!
Source: YouTube – True Blood Season 7: Trailer #2 (HBO)
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
August 28, 2013
Last Chance to Meet True Blood Stars in Australia:
Yesterday TrueBloodNet announced the arrival of the exclusive pre-sale tickets for mail subscribers to the Club Fangtasia website. Today we can announce that 63% of the allocated VIP tickets are already sold – and normal sales haven’t even commenced yet!
Sales will be available to the general public from tonight (9pm AEST Wednesday 28th August) and will be available by clicking here. So Australian fans need to get in fast to secure your one and only chance to rub shoulders with True Blood celebrities in 2013.
In previous years Australia has held at least one True Blood convention along with Seamus O’Toole’s famous Club Fangtasia event. This year though, no conventions have been scheduled and with the limited amount of tickets available for this premium event, you will be kicking yourself if you miss out on this golden opportunity. And once the tickets are sold, not even the blood of Lilith herself of Ginger’s shrill screams will get you past the doors! However, regardless of whether you purchase VIP tickets or general admission, you are guaranteed a bloody good time!
As we confirmed yesterday, so far Club Fangtasia have secured Tara Buck (Ginger the screamer) and Jessica Clark (Lilith). Tara Buck enthusiastically took to Twitter yesterday to announce her excitement:
And while there are still 68 sleeps until Club Fangtasia’s Halloween event, there is still plenty of time for more True Blood stars to sign up.
Who would you like to see at this event? And have you got your costume sorted yet? I have, but I’m not giving away any clues. If you want to see who I will be dressing as, you will have to buy your ticket now and check out my costume on the night 😉
Source: Club Fangtasia – Facebook page
Tara Buck – Twitter
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
August 27, 2013
Tara Buck and Jessica Clark Confirmed as Attending Club Fangtasia This Year:
With the announcement of another Club Fangtasia event in Australia this year, fans have been anxious to find out prices along with which True Blood stars will be attending the event on November the 4th.
So when the following announcement was made on the Club Fangtasia Facebook page today, fans frantically began hitting refresh in their inbox, in anticipation of news:
Well, that email has FINALLY arrived and TrueBloodNet can confirm that the following True Blood stars will be attending Club Fangtasia at Seamus O’Toole’s this year:
- Ginger (Tara Buck) – yes, she had so much fun partying down under last year that she is glad to return to Club Fangtasia!
- Lilith (Jessica Clark) – here’s your chance to mingle with an actual goddess!
- A little birdy has told me that there just might be another True Blood star or two attending, so make sure you check back here regularly to find out more…
So What are the Ticket Prices?
Tickets are strictly limited, so make sure you get in early to purchase your one and only chance to meet True Blood cast members in Australia in 2013!
Source: Club Fangtasia – Mailing List
(Photo Credits: HBO Inc./ClubFangtasia.com.au)