Behind the Scenes Photos From the True Blood Finale

August 31, 2014

See All the Photos for Jessica and Hoyt’s Wedding:

Jessica and Hoyt wedding 20With HBO’s True Blood all dead and buried now, there isn’t much else to do on a Sunday night but sit back and remember the show. Here we have some photos to keep you going for a while, along with a thank you to her fans, Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) has posted her wedding photos for us to enjoy.

From Jessica’s blog:

Having this blog as a record of my early memories in Bon Temps — it means the world to me. I’ve got one last thing to share before I sign off for good. Pictures from my wedding! Can you believe it? Hoyt and I are married! It all happened so fast but I’m glad we took the leap. It just feels right to be on this journey with him.

You’ve all felt like my family, and even though you couldn’t be there to share the big day with me, I know you were all there in spirit.

By the way, my favorite picture is Hoyt sitting in Bill’s chair looking very “stately.” Perhaps he has a new calling — mayor? I may be overreaching, but I wouldn’t mind being first lady of Bon Temps…

Forever yours,

Jessica Hamby-Fortenberry

As well as these official wedding photos, StephenMoyer.net has also released some images of the behind the scenes look at Jessica and Hoyt’s Wedding, which you can view by clicking here.

Which are your fave pics? Personally, I love the group shot with everyone looking at the camera, except for Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) – wonder what he’s looking at?

Sources: Baby Vamp Jessica – Blog

StephenMoyer.net – Behind the Scenes Photos from True Blood’s Filming

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Deborah Ann Woll Thought Jessica Would End Up With Jason

August 28, 2014

The True Blood Finale Surprised Deborah Ann Woll:

Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) and Hoyt  Fortenberry (Jim Parrack) get married in HBO's True Blood Season 7 finale Episode 10 (entitled 'Thank You')For Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll), HBO’s True Blood ended with a wedding, but not to the person Deborah thought Jessica would be marrying. In Episode 10 (entitled Thank You) we find Jessica having her happily ever after with Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack), the man she glamoured a couple of seasons back after their relationship soured. But, according to Deborah, she thought the story would end a little differently:

If I’m really honest, I thought she’d end up with Jason [Ryan Kwanten]. It seemed the way it was going, and I also was so fond of that storyline and so fond of Ryan. This took me a little by surprise. I’d been trotting down one path, and I had to make a change… [The writers] had mentioned to me they were planning on bringing [Hoyt] back before the season started, and there would be romantic ties. I assumed that it would be a triangle ending in a different way.

While the marriage to Hoyt was a spontaneous one in order to allow her maker, Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) walk her down the aisle before he succumbed to Hep-V, Deborah Ann Woll had this to say about Jessica’s growth over seven seasons:

She was a girl who lived mostly on impulse when she was younger and let her feelings have her do whatever she needed to do in the moment. She had very little control. Certainly now, I think, she thinks before she leaps, and she understands when something is a vampire impulse that might not work in the modern world. That’s why this first episode was so interesting for her. It put her up against the one thing she couldn’t resist. In the end, I wanted her to be victorious.

Jessica managed to make it to the True Blood finale, but was Deborah ever concerned she might be killed off?

You worry a lot because it would be very heart-wrenching to many characters if Jessica died. Imagine the storyline for Bill if Jessica died. They could kill me off and have a field day with the results of that. I was always very nervous because it seems like such an emotionally powerful storyline.

What did you think of Jessica’s decision to chose Hoyt over Jason? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter – ‘True Blood’s’ Deborah Ann Woll on Series Finale: “It Was Not What I Expected”

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True Blood Finale: A Look Back on… Then and Now

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:

Anna Paquin stars as Sookie Stackhouse in HBOs True Blood Season 1 vs Season 7

Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer)

It seems consuming the blood of Lilith and then contracting Hep-V has actually improved Bill:

Stephen Moyer stars as Bill Compton in HBOs True Blood Season 1 vs Season 7

Alexander Skarsgard (Alexander Skarsgard)

He still smoulders, but we sure are glad Eric Northman ditched the long hair:

Alexander Skarsgard stars as Eric Northman in HBOs True Blood Season 1 vs Season 7

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:

Kristin bauer van Straten stars as Pam in HBOs True Blood Season 1 vs Season 7

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:

Nelsan Ellis stars as Lafayette Reynolds in HBOs True Blood Season 1 vs Season 7

Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell)

Sam is sporting a few more grey hairs and a less structured style than in Season 1:

Sam Trammell Stars as Sam Merlotte in HBOs True blood Season 1 vs Season 7

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:

Carrie Preston stars as Arlene Fowler in HBOs True Blood Season 1 vs Season 7

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:

Tara Buck stars as Ginger the screamer in HBOs True Blood Season 1 vs Season 7

Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer)

It seems that Andy has gotten buff since Season 1:

Chris Bauer stars as Andy Bellefleur in HBOs True Blood Season 1 vs Season 7

Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten)

Look how young Jason is in Season 1! Still as chiseled as ever in Season 7 though:

Ryan Kwanten Stars as Jason Stackhouse in HBOs Season 1 vs Season 7

 

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:

Jim Parrack stars as Hoyt Fortenberry in HBOs Treu Blood Season 1 vs Season 7

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:

Deborah Ann Woll stars as Jessica Hamby in HBOs True Blood Season 1 vs Season 7

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:

Adina Porter stars as Lettie Mae in HBOs True Blood Season 1 vs 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!

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True Blood’s Jim Parrack on Hoyt & Jessica & Why They May Not Last

August 18, 2014

It May Not be a Happy Ending For Hoyt & Jessica in HBO’s True Blood Finale:

Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack) and Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) get back together in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 9 (entitled 'Love is to Die')Many truebies were jumping up and down in excitement when Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack) and vampire Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) seemingly got back together in Episode 9 (entitled Love is to Die) of HBO’s True Blood Season 7. With only one episode left, fans were placing this story line in the ever growing ‘finished and packed away‘ pile.

Hoyt and Jessica’s relationship was doomed originally, but many fans hoped that with Hoyt returning in Season 7 after the death of his mother, Maxine (Dale Raoul), things would be different this time around. After all, Hoyt and Jessica have both changed over their time apart. Hoyt has manned up and learned how to stand on his own two feet and Jessica has explored the darker side of being a vampire. It seemed time for the pair of them to settle back down together.

However, actor Jim Parrack has ruffled the feathers a little by making the following statement to The Hollywood Reporter just recently:

I don’t think they’re meant for each other. In the beginning, what maybe Hoyt had to offer Jessica was acceptance, to look at her when she felt freakish and say, ‘you’re beautiful.’ That would help, and then beyond that, there’s no indication that these two are wired to do well together.

Oh. No.

While Jim does go on to say the thought the relationship had ‘potential’ and there was the possibility of a ‘hopeful ending’, it has left fans wondering if maybe Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) and James (Nathan Parsons) were the only characters getting a ‘happily ever after’ once True Blood concludes next week.

What do you think? Will Jessica and Hoyt live happily ever after? Or will Hoyt break her heart, leaving the door open for Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) to enter once more? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter – ‘True Blood’s’ Jim Parrack on Hoyt and Jessica: “I Don’t Think They’re Meant for Each Other”

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True Blood Season 7 Spoilers: Goodbyes, Weird Sex & Love Triangles

August 15, 2014

Could an Original Cast Member Die in Episode 9 of HBO’s True Blood ?

Tara Buck stars as Ginger in HBO's True Blood Season 7It 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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VIDEO: True Blood Season 7 Episode 8 (Almost Home) Sneak Peek #2

August 8, 2014

Feathers Are Ruffled in the Fortenberry Home:

Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) and Bridgette look at old photos in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 8 (entitled 'Almost Home')We have some promo stills and a sneak peek teaser video clip for HBO’s upcoming Episode 8 (entitled Almost Home) of True Blood Season 7!

According to the video, we find out something a little unexpected about Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack) when his new girlfriend, Bridgette, is looking through Hoyt’s baby photos with his ex-best friend, Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten).

After the sneak peek video, you can view the promo pictures in the gallery.

Synopsis:

With his prey in sight, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) is going to reconsider his end-game strategies against Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp). Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) will put her life at risk in hopes of saving Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) and Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis) are going to urge Reverend Daniels (Gregg Daniel) to join them in their V-fueled search for Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley).

Violet (Karolina Wydra) is going to eye payback against those who betrayed her, while an old love is reborn for others.

The episode was written by Kate Barnow and it was directed by Jesse Warn.

 

 

Sources: HBO Inc./Hypable – ‘True Blood’ season 7, episode 8 preview: Tension at Fortenberry’s

YouTube – True Blood Season 7: Episode #8 Clip (HBO)

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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 Sun – True Blood’s Jim Parrack Hopes Show Goes Out on a High Note

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VIDEO: True Blood Season 6 Episode 9 Teaser – ‘Scent of a Werewolf’

August 10, 2013

Terry Bellefleur’s Funeral Brings Bon Temps Together:

Joe Manganiello stars as Alcide Herveaux in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 9, entitled 'Life Matters'In this video teaser of HBO’s True Blood Season 6, Episode 9 (entitled Life Matters), we find the inhabitants of Bon Temps coming together for Terry Bellefleur’s (Todd Lowe) funeral.

Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) arrives and still wearing that black dress she wore to Fairyland with Billith (Stephen Moyer). So she must make it back okay. I wonder how Billith and Warlow (Robert Kazinsky) fared though?

She does appear to be a little late to the funeral though and has to take a seat next to Jane Bodehouse (Patricia Bethune) and Maxine Fortenberry (Dale Raoul). Sookie isn’ t seated for long when Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello) turns up, wanting to sit next to her. While Alcide impresses Jane and Maxine, Sookie isn’t as beguiled and announces she’s saving the seat next to her for her brother, Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten). But we all know Jason isn’t about to turn up any time soon!

So what do you think of this video teaser for HBO’s True Blood Season 6, Episode 9? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below.

Source: YouTube – True Blood Season 6: Episode #9 Clip – Scent of a Werewolf

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True Blood’s Deborah Ann Woll on Season 6 “Bigger, More Focused” Story Lines

July 3, 2013

Deborah Ann Woll on True Blood Season 6

True Blood is back and Season 6 is bigger and better than ever! Deborah Ann Woll, who plays Jessica Hamby, Bill Compton’s(Stephen Moyer) progeny. Jessica was turned into a vampire at the age of 17, so much of the fun with her character is burgeoning adolescence and the challenges of growing up.  Learning and controlling her vampire powers is difficult for Jess, and failed relationships with Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack) and Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) have been making her mature even faster.

Deborah Ann Woll shares some of what’s coming up in Season 6:

“I’ve noticed this season we’re kind of gathering into our story lines. I work with a lot more people this year. The story lines are bigger, more focused, where more people are focused on the same plot”.

Woll also comments on the evolution of Jessica, and teases what she will be struggling with in Season 6:

“Even though she’ll be 17 forever, time is what matures us. I like to think of Jessica as irrepressible, that you can’t really get her down. These terrible things happen, she does terrible things, she feels horrible about them, but somehow she’s able to rally her spirits and start again. I find that to be a really admirable quality. I think [in] this season that comes off in a big way. She’s gonna be really tested to see if she is mature enough to pick up the pieces and start again because every season she seems to be alone and looking for someone to be there for her and we’ll see who that is”.

Woll describes what it’s like to work with Ryan Kwanten, the hot Australian actor who portrays Jason Stackhouse on the show. Kwanten has become a fan favorite, making the bumbling, dimwitted, man-child Jason likeable, and even loveable. Woll is very complimentary on her co-star:

“[Ryan] is so excellent and he’s fun to hang out with as well. These are long days and 40 percent of them is just waiting around and it’s nice to have someone who is interesting and fun to talk to. He’s a smart, kind man”.

Another eagerly anticipated aspect of True Blood is the “baby-vamp-Jessica” vlog, which stars Woll. The vlogs, a sort of “video diary”, captures Jessica’s inner musings and daily struggles of living and learning to be a vampire. It is a stand-alone feature on HBO, but serves to deepen the character of Jessica outside of the show. Woll shares that the vlogs will be part of season 6:

“We will continue the vlogs into season 6. Those are really crazy shoots because we shoot them all in one day, so I do ten costume changes and 15 pages of words, so we shoot them all in one day. But they will be airing”.

Woll is sure to be vamping on screen in season 6. Who will be that “someone” to help Jessica pick up the pieces this time?

Source: CBSNews.com Deborah Ann Woll of “True Blood”: New season story lines are “a lot bigger”

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Video: Trueblood’s Jessica Hamby Vblog #1

September 17, 2012

Jessica talks breakups and growing up.

Hey Trubies in Jessica Hamby first Vblog she discusses Season 5 of HBO’s True Blood, but in particular, her break up with Hoyt Fortenberry. She talks about no longer being a baby vamp or an old married vamp but a teenage vamp! There is also news about her break up feelings:

“She is going to compartmentalize her breakup blues. She is going to pretend her breakup blues are locked away in a box and she is going to throw away the key, she said that’s the only way to cope with bad situations. She also said that feeling are like air they are here one minute and poof gone the next.”

She also introduced us to a frat guy from the party she is throwing named bobby from UNL. you can watch the video below or click on the source.

I, for one, think she needs to stay with Hoyt. What do you think of her new vblog you can comment in the comment section below?

Source: youtube.com– True Blood Season 5: Jessica’s Vlog #1

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