October 23, 2014
Check Out Sookie’s Clothes and Tara’s Fangs:
If you are in the Brownwood area of Texas leading up to Halloween, why not check out some authentic props and costumes from the set of HBO’s True Blood? Depot Liquor has the following items on display:
- Sookie’s Season 3 werewolf bar outfit. This ensemble includes a white lace shirt, blue jean skirt, wedge shoes and earrings as worn by Sookie actress Anna Paquin.
- Items belonging to Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley). Included is a slightly bloodied Vamp Camp suit and Rutina’s set of prosthetic fangs.
- A pair of bloody sunglasses that Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) wore in Season 5.
- A full glass of wine from Eric Northman’s (Alexander Skarsgard) Fangtasia bar.
- One empty Tru Blood bottle.
This display has only just opened up for the general public and are items were purchased through the True Blood props and costumes auction held back in August 2014. You can also participate in a True Blood themed taste testing at Depot Liquor. All the details are below:
The Depot Liquor gang [located at 1001 Vine Street in Brownwood], being huge fans of the show, is hosting a True Blood themed taste testing from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25th. The public, ages 21 and over, are invited to come in costume and to enjoy the tasting. So plan to dress up and visit Depot Liquor to see a part of Hollywood come to Brownwood and enjoy a little Halloween fun on Saturday.
Let us know if you visit by commenting below!
Source: Brownwood News – True Blood Wardrobe Pieces and Props on Display at Depot Liquor
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August 28, 2014
The True Blood Finale Surprised Deborah Ann Woll:
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”
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
August 24, 2014
Check Out These Photo’s of the True Blood Cast From BEFORE They Were on True Blood:
For many True Blood fans, the HBO vampire series introduced them to some amazing new actors. However, these actors weren’t all fresh from acting school. Some, like Denis O’Hare (who played villain Russell Edgington) had starred in many, many TV shows and movies before they were introduced to truebies via True Blood.
So lets have a look at some of them via Mashable’s recent list:
Before Anna Paquin was a telepathic waitress called Sookie Stackhouse, she won an Oscar when she was only a child in a movie called The Piano:
Stephen Moyer starred as Prouix the Architect in Quills alongside Geoffrey Rush and Kate Winslet long before he took on the role Bon Temps resident vampire Bill Compton:
Alexander Skaragard starred in many Swedish movies before starring as a male model called Meekus in Zoolander. However, his earliest role was that of Kalle Nubb in Åke och hans värld (Åke and His World). Of course, we all know him now as the 1000 year old viking vampire, Eric Northman:
Before Ryan Kwanten was a dimwitted southern deputy called Jason Stackhouse, he starred as Vinnie in a long time recurring role on Australia’s Home and Away:
Rutina Wesley may be known as Tara Thornton, the bestie of Sookie who managed to die twice in True Blood, but before that she was Raya Green in How She Move:
And as for Kristin Bauer van Straten who plays vampire Pam? Well, she will forever go down in history as Jillian, the woman with man hands in Seinfeld:
You can view more images of the True Blood cast by clicking here.
Source: Mashable – 11 ‘True Blood’ #TBT Photos That Definitely Don’t Suck
(Photo Credits: MiraMax, Fox Searchlight, Filmhuset AS, Seven Network Australia, Sienna Films, Castle Rock Entertainment)
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 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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August 12, 2014
‘Violet is Trying to be a Part of Jason’s World’:
For many fans of HBO’s True Blood, Episode 8 (entitled Almost Home) was a welcome relief. When Jason Stackhouse’s (Ryan Kwanten) possessive girlfriend, 800 year old vampire Violet Mazurski, bit the dust, there was much applauding and cheering. Not only did this mean Jason was free from her barbaric clutches, but Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll), Adilyn Bellefleur (Bailey Noble) and Wade Cleary (Noah Matthews) were also safe.
But what of Violet? Was she really as scary as many fans made out? Or was she merely misunderstood? After all, a lot can change in the world after 800 years. According to the actress who played Violet, Karolina Wydra, she was very misunderstood:
Violet is not evil—I think the whole thing with this season is Violet is trying to fit into Jason’s world, and she’s so wrong in that world. You see her make such mistakes even though she’s trying to be helpful. Like when Alcide (Joe Manganiello) dies and she tells Sookie (Anna Paquin) she’s lost hundreds of boyfriends, it’s so wrong what’s coming out of her mouth, but she’s trying. She’s trying to fit into this world. You see it when you finally see her house there in episode eight, her speech about where she comes from, and you realize she’s been with the most powerful men in history, and now she’s with a regular dude. She’s trying something different, she’s trying to walk away from what she knows, but she’s too worldly and been around for too long.
While Violet seems to be out of her depth in the world she now lives in, she ended up choosing a boyfriend, who, ultimately, is out of his depth just working out whether Santa is a supernatural creature or not. For Violet, who could have bought any man in power to his knees, being with Jason Stackhouse was sort of like slumming it:
She’s lived a long time and has had many powerful men over the years, and she’d normally never go for someone like Jason. She’s been with princes, aristocratic people — the most powerful men in the world. She’s trying something new with Jason… You see how she lives in the last few episodes. You see her house and her décor and you get an idea of the kind of woman that she is. Violet is trying to be a part of Jason’s world, and she so doesn’t fit into that world. What I love about their relationship is that they’re such an odd couple but there’s still a connection — there’s something there.
Because of her age as a vampire and her aggressive nature, there would be no walking away from Violet for Jason, so, in the end, one would have to die. Karolina was a bit disappointed she was the one to die – and at the hands of Hoyt Fortenberry (Jim Parrack), no less – but, at the end of the day, it was an epic death and one worthy of her character.
Before her death, she introduced a couple of young teenagers to her audacious house and sex dungeon. Karolina was most impressed – too impressed possibly – by the house and contents. The house, among other things, was once a safe haven for pregnant teens, an irony not lost on Karolina. But the sex dungeon was a whole other thing. Karolina had a ball helping find sex toys and torture devices for it:
Kate [Barnow] actually asked me what kind of torture devices we should get, so I went online and looked for Polish torture devices. It was so fun! The chair that Noah is in, normally, you would sit on these pointy, metallic things that would break into your skin. The torture devices in those days were just brutal.
Even though Karolina had fun researching this, how was she inspired to get into character?
I do visual collages that help me maintain the deep core of what’s going on with her, and I [visualized] an animal for her. She’s a black panther—the way they move, their eyes, and how they take their time with stuff. They’re very protective of their families, their little ones, and they’re nocturnal. The collages have to do with images of inspiration of who she would have been in the past, actresses that bring out her sexuality. There are many different things, images that I see that are like, that’s so Violet. Sophia Loren—her sexuality is very luscious, and with a lot of the makeup I’d ask for a cat-eye eyeliner—or a panther would be on there, and old Catholic symbolism. I had Anna Magnani. If you ever watch her work, when she got passionate, she was very passionate. She had a lot of intensity when she performed.
Sources: TrueToTheEnd.com – Karolina Wydra on Polish Torture Expertise and Playing Sex Dungeon Vanna White
The Hollywood Reporter – The actress tells THR this Sunday’s episode was a “shock”
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August 8, 2014
Feathers Are Ruffled in the Fortenberry Home:
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.
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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July 20, 2014
Find Out Who Sarah Newlin Will Meet Up With Unexpectedly in Season 7:
For fans of HBO’s True Blood, the return of Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) was met with mixed emotions. Some were glad to see this regular True Blood baddie return for Season 7, while others just wanted her dead already!
Regardless of your stance on Sarah Newlin, Anna Camp told TVLine there will be an unexpected encounter with her ex flame/nemesis, Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) coming up soon:
It’s not in a way that you would expect. It actually can be pretty funny and pretty sad. It’s very unexpected the way that I end up interacting with Jason this time around.
As for how that scene will eventuate, Anna Camp doesn’t elaborate, but she had the following to say about her story line involving Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) hunting her down:
She’s got Pam and Eric hunting her basically and the Yakuza…this season is all about survival. We’re going to see what it’s really like when she’s pushed to the end of her rope.
Or, perhaps when she’s pushed to the edge of her stiletto? When asked about whether there will be another crazy death scene like the one where she kills a woman using nothing but her shoe in Season 6, Anna told E!Online:
No! [Laughs.] This season, Sarah’s gone Buddhist. I think she’s left all of high heels in Texas… Maybe, we’ll see what happens if [Eric, Pam and Sarah] cross paths. I can’t say too much, but there will be some really fun scenes that hopefully people will be on the edge of their seats about.
How do you think Sarah Newlin’s story line will conclude in HBO’s True Blood Season 7? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!
Sources: TVLine – True Blood’s Anna Camp on Sarah’s ‘Unexpected’ Reunion With [Spoiler]
E!Online – Will Sarah Newlin Commit Another Stiletto Murder on True Blood?! Anna Camp Dishes on “Fun” Ahead
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)
June 30, 2014
What Happens When Alexander Skarsgard and Ryan Kwanten Suggest They Work Together:
Fans of HBO’s True Blood have heard many rumors about a certain scene that finally appeared in True Blood Season 7 Episode 2 (entitled I Found You). It entailed a certain sex dream involving Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) thanks to a vampire blood healing Eric performed on Ryan in True Blood Season 6.
Well, fans were not let down with this scene tonight!
And, according to Ryan Kwanten, the idea was, mostly, his and Alexander Skarsgard’s:
There was word on the street that a scene was coming, and to be honest, Alex and I had been — not necessarily begging to work together — but we’d been pondering the thought, “What if we were ever put in a scene where it was just the two of us? What would happen?” And this is what our illustrious writers came up with.
While it took a while to set this scene up, the filming of it only took a couple of hours. And most of that time was spent laughing. The scene has been described as ‘elegant’, Ryan was not expecting the scene to turn out that way at all – but he’s happy it did.
But why is Jason all of a sudden dreaming of Eric Northman? After all, it’s been a while since they shared blood – more than six months in fact! Kwanten had this explanation:
Well, obviously, Jason has had these dreams before, with other vampires whose blood he’s had. I mean, Eric’s gotten himself into some trouble, and I think Jason sensed that.
It all makes sense now. What were your thoughts on this scene? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: TVLine – True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten on Jason and [Spoiler]’s Shocking Sex Scene
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)