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!

(Photo Credits: HBO Inc.)

 

 

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True Blood Season 7: Lafayette Gets ‘Happily Ever After’

August 10, 2014

Nelsan Ellis Confirms a Happy Ending For His Character Lafayette:

James (Nathan Parsons) and Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis) get cosy in HBO's True Blood Season 7For fans of HBO’s True Blood, the biggest fear coming into Season 7, is which of their favorite cast members will survive to the very end. For Lafayette Reynolds fans, at least, it seems that there is a happy ending in sight for his story line. In recent episodes we saw the start of a new relationship with vampire James (played by Nathan Parsons). While Nelsan doesn’t truly confirm that Lala makes it to the very final episode of True Blood, there is confirmation of love for this flamboyant character:

He does get that happiness, and it’s a long time coming. He had to kill his last boyfriend [Kevin Alejandro]. This season for him is about redemption and taking command of his happiness… I think the relationship with Kevin’s character, [Jesus], was deeper, but I think the relationship with Nathan [Parson]’s character is more stable. I think it’s lasting. He’s in it for the long run, and you know there’s a lot of different things that will play into him being a vampire and living for how many years. But I think [with] this relationship, Lafayette is thinking, “I need to settle down. I’m done.” Lafayette used to be a prostitute, and I think he’s just like, “We love each other. Let’s just do it.” I think that they made a decision, and Bucky [showrunner Brian Buckner] was like, “We’re going to give him a happy ending” — no pun intended.

You can read the full interview Nelsan Ellis did with The Hollywood Reporter by clicking here.

Are you glad to see Lafayette get the happiness he deserves? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter – The actor promises “a happy ending” for his character’s new relationship when the series concludes.

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)

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Who Does Nelsan Ellis Channel to Become True Blood’s Lafayette?

August 7, 2014

HINT: It’s a Female Singer:

Nelsan Ellis looks fabulous as Lafayette Reynolds in HBO's True Blood Season 7For many fans of HBO’s True Blood, Lafayette Reynolds is a character that is loaded with flamboyance and fabulous one liners. Each season has seen Lafayette progress from one gorgeous look to the next. Fake eyelashes, loads of gold and outrageous scarves being part of his signature look. But how does the actor, Nelsan Ellis, get his Lala on? Recently The Hollywood Reporter asked him this very question, to which he replied:

I listen to Beyonce — “Partition” please — and then I’m sitting there and I’m getting all feminine. Rihanna used to be the one, but then this season, [Beyonce’s] album is so sexual and feminine and marvelous. It gets me to that place. They put the makeup and the eyelashes on, and I listen to “Partition,” and I’m doing the switch and the hand movements, and I turn into my mama, and I turn into Lafayette.

Well, there you have it! You can watch the video clip of Beyonce’s Partition below and decide for your self whether Nelsan has indeed channeled the former Destiny’s Child singer. Just be aware that this video is the explicit version, so is not entirely safe for work 😉

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter – ‘True Blood’s’ Nelsan Ellis on Series Finale and Favorite Lafayette Moments (Q&A)

YouTube/Beyonce VEVO – Beyoncé – Partition (Explicit Video)

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True Blood’s Nathan Parsons Discusses His Character’s Love Life

July 23, 2014

James the Vampire is in a Love Triangle with Jessica and Lafayette:

James (Nathan Parsons) and Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis) get cosy in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 5 (entitled 'Lost Cause' and previously titled 'Return to Oz')In Season 6 of HBO’s True Blood, we saw newly made vampire, Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll), falling for the brooding James (then played by Luke Grimes) while both were trapped in Vamp Camp. Now, with Season 7, it seems James has not only gotten a new look (with the role being taken over by newcomer, Nathan Parsons), but also a new direction in relation to his love life! While many fans have been busy wondering if Luke Grimes left because of other movie commitments or as a result of a diversion in character that he wasn’t expecting, for his replacement, Nathan Parsons, he is just happy to be on the hit show.

While James and Jessica have been turning into a boring old married couple getting comfortable with each other and the changing world around them, there has been one human that has been helping James: Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis). It is through this new friendship that we learn of how James was turned and how he is also bisexual. With one thing leading to another, we found Lala and James in the back of a car in Episode 5 (entitled Lost Cause) last week.

Recently The Hollywood Reporter got a chance to ask him all about this story line, and in particular the fact that gay relationships are not as openly physically portrayed on television even though there are now plenty of gay couples gracing our screens. Nathan had this to say:

We just had to be really careful about how we went about it. We didn’t want it to be uncomfortable to watch or over the top. It has to be something that is seemingly organic and loving, instead of just having sex for the sake of having sex. I think that was the difficult line to walk. It comes out of nowhere and we have to do it tastefully, and we all have to be comfortable with what’s happening. But Howard [Deutch], the director, was great about it. Nelsan and I just went along for the ride, and I think it turned out really well.

And this story is important and should be told and needs to be shared. It’s a story that’s being told all over the place, and TV doesn’t pay enough attention to it. The “Do I love this guy or love this girl?” and “Is this right or is this wrong?” becomes more important than the act itself, and that I think was really well done by the writer [Craig Chester] and Howard and Nelsan and myself.

While it seemed Jessica was pretty shaken up by catching out the pair, will there be a rekindling of their relationship? According to Nathan, no, there won’t be. Especially since Jessica will have a new situation to deal with. Nathan didn’t expand on what this would be, it makes fans wonder if maybe Jessica will contract Hep-V like Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and, more recently, Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer)? Or is he simply alluding to the fact that Jason’s (Ryan Kwanten) girlfriend, Violet (Karolina Wydra) knows all about the tryst he and Jessica had not long after Jessica discovered James and Lafayette together?

You can read the full interview Nathan Parsons did with THR by clicking here.

What do you think? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter – ‘True Blood’s’ Nathan Parsons on Sex Scene: A ‘Difficult Line to Walk’ (Q&A)

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)

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Order Your True Blood Funko Pop Figurines Now!

May 20, 2014

Pre-Order Sookie, Eric, Bill and More Now at HBO.com:

true-blood-pop-television-sookie-stackhouse-figurine_281We all know them, those cute little big headed figures of all our fave TV shows, games, comics and movie characters – well now True Blood joins their ranks!

You can order them through HBO.com right now with the following characters to become availible for shipping on the 11th of August 2014:

  • Sookie Stackhouse
  • Bill Compton
  • Eric Northman
  • Pam Swynford De Beaufort
  • Lafayette Reynolds
  • Alcide Herveaux

Each figurine retails for $9.99 and stands at 3.75 inches tall. According to Zap2It.com, these figurines will also be available for purchase in store at the following locations: Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Toys R Us, Hot Topic, Target, Walmart, 7-Eleven, Amazon.com as well as other specialty toy retailers.

You can pre-order directly from the HBO Shop online by clicking here.

I certainly can’t wait to get my hands on all of these!

Let us know which ones you will be buying by commenting below.

Sources: HBO.com – HBO Shop

Zap2It.com – HBO announces ‘True Blood’ Funko Pop! figurines: See a first look here

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Very First Photos of HBO’s True Blood Season 7!

May 9, 2014

Promo Stills from the Final Season of HBO’s True Blood Reveal Little:

True Blood Season 7 Promo Pic 1It’s that exciting time of year when HBO starts releasing all the delicious teasers in relation to the season return of True Blood! This year though it is both exciting and sad as this will be the very last time we get to squeal in excitement at the tasty morsels HBO are throwing our way.

While there are photos of all our faves: Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten), Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley), Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer), Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell), Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), there is nothing to show for those other faves whose lives hang in the Season 6 finale limbo. Since Brian Buckner confirmed that Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) will be appearing in True Blood Season 7, we have not seen a single glimmer of hope in any of the promotional ephemera released so far. The same thing can be said about Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten).

So, will they live or die in Season 7? And what of the others? What can we glean from the nine released pictures?

Only time will tell! You can view all the images below. Let us know your theories in the comments.

 

(Photo Credits: Tony Rivetti/HBO Inc.)

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MEMES: True Blood Season 6 – Episode 9 Quotable Quotes

August 15, 2013

Wasn’t HBO’s True Blood Season 6, Episode 9, entitled Life Matters, just the best episode so far this season? There were just so many quotes to choose from! Did I miss any?

TB S06E09 quote 2 Sookie Stackhouse

TB S06E09 quote 3 Eric Northman

TB S06E09 quote 6 Eric Northman and Jason Stackhouse

TB S06E10 Terry Bellefleur and Lafayette GIF

TB S06E09 quote 10 Steve Newlin

TB S06E09 quote 15 Pam 1

Source: Rachel Tsoumbakos – MEMES: True Blood Season 6 – Episode 9 #TBQuotes

(Photo Credits: HBO Inc./Rachel Tsoumbakos)

 

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Even Nelsan Ellis Gets Confused with True Blood’s Storylines

August 10, 2013

Lafayette Will be Back With a Vengeance in Season 7:

Nelsan Ellis stars as Lafayette Reynolds in HBO's True Blood Season 6Many Truebies have bemoaned the fact that the storylines in HBO’s True Blood have gotten more intricate and confusing with each successive season. But don’t fear, you’re not alone! Nelsan Ellis (who plays Lafayette Reynolds) is hearing you all loud and clear! When recently interviewed by Vulture.com, he had this to say:

Last season was a bit schizophrenic, with like fifteen storylines. Even when I watched the show, I’d get confused as to what’s going on. There was a lot happening in 51 minutes.

So Ellis is pleased that Brian Buckner has streamlined the plot for True Blood Season 6. A sentiment echoed by fans also. Nelsan reiterated the fact that the show is trying to get back to it’s roots.

But what about Lafayette? Many fans are lamenting the fact that Bon Temps’ most flamboyant character has been playing it low key in Season 6. Fear not, Ellis has confirmed that Lafayette will be bigger and better in True Blood Season 7.

So, is Nelsan Ellis as flamboyant as his character in real life? It appears not, since he was recently rendered speechless by the woman he calls the ‘queen of the universe’: Oprah Winfrey. When he recently had the talk-show host introduce herself to him on the set of their movie, Butler, Ellis was too shy to respond:

I was like, ‘Ohmigod, ohmigod, ohmigod’. I get nervous around people, especially celebrities. And I think Oprah is queen of the universe. I think she sits on the balcony of the heavens.

True Blood fans will certainly be glad to hear that Lafayette is back in Season 7 – and with rumors that Terry Bellefleur (Todd Lowe) isn’t the only major death occurring in True Blood Season 6, it’s nice to hear that Lafayette is safe for Season 6!

Source: Vulture.com – Nelsan Ellis Gets Confused by True Blood Too

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)

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MEMES: True Blood Season 6 – Episode 7 Quotable Quotes

July 31, 2013

So, what did everyone think of HBO’s True Blood Season 6, Episode 7, entitled In the EveningDid you find yourself laughing out loud? Crying into your Tru Blood? Let us know which quote is your favourite by commenting below!

TB S06E07 6 quote ~ Sarah Newlin

TB S06E07 9 quote ~ Eric Northman

TB S06E07 7 quote ~ Lafayette

TB S06E07 10 quote ~ Arlene

TB S06E07 12 quote ~ Pam & her therapist

TB S06E07 13 quote ~ Eric Northman

Source: Rachel Tsoumbakos – MEMES: True Blood Season 7 – Episode 6 #TBQuotes

(Photo Credits: HBO Inc./Rachel Tsoumbakos)

 

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MEMES: True Blood Season 6 – Episode 6 Quotable Quotes

July 24, 2013

TB Quotes HeaderHBO’s True Blood Season 6, Episode 6, entitled Don’t You Feel Me? was once again filled to the brim with quotable quotes, one GIF and some horribly sad bits – which one is your fave?

And is it just me, or is Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) stealing the show with all his one-liners this season?

TB S06E06 4 quotes ~Lafayette

TB S06E06 quotes ~ Jason Stackhouse

TB S06E06 8 quotes ~ Sookie Stackhouse

TB S06E06 9 quotes ~ Eric Northman

TB S06E06 12 quotes ~ Jason Stackhouse

TB S06E06 7 quotes ~ Terry Bellefleur

Source: Rachel Tsoumbakos – MEMES: True Blood Season 6 – Episode 6 #TBQuotes

(Photo Credits: HBO Inc./Rachel Tsoumbakos)

 

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