November 8, 2014
Ever Wondered What a Vampire Death Looked Like on the Set of HBO’s True Blood?
With the 11th November 2014 release date for True Blood: The Complete Series and True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season, there has been a flurry of competition activity in relation to this final event in the life (and death) of True Blood. But what extras are included?
Well, the sneak peek video entitled Tricks of the Trade has just been released to whet your appetite. The clip features Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pamela Swynford De Beaufort), Alexander Skarsgard (Eric Northman), and Karolina Wydra (Violet) and shows some of the behind the scenes work that goes into making True Blood so magic for the audience.
Let us know what you think of this video by commenting below!
Source: Entertainment Weekly – ‘True Blood’ Blu-ray extra shows how the special effects magic happens
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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 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]
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August 18, 2013
Who Will Die? Will We See Eric Northman in True Blood Season 7?
With only a short time to go until HBO’s True Blood Season 6 finale, fans are already wondering what will go down. Here at TrueBloodNet, we have all been curious to see how Brian Buckner will close a season that is already becoming a fan favorite.
Here are our predictions for what will occur in Episode 10 (entitled Radioactive), the season finale of True Blood:
- Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) won’t die, but will head on over to Honolulu to alert them about the Tru Blood contamination
- Billith (Stephen Moyer) will be chased by Lilth and her three bloody handmaidens throughout Episode 10. This will follow through into Season 7
- Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) will not appear much (if at all) in Episode 10, but will return in Season 7 as the top villain
- Considering how sad Kristin Bauer van Straten gets whenever she is asked about the demise of her maker, Eric Northman, in True Blood, perhaps it is actually Pam de Beaufort that will bite the dust?
- Warlow (Robert Kazinsky) will also die. And considering how sad he appears when Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) leaves for Terry Bellefleur’s (Todd Lowe) funeral, it could possibly be at his own hand
- Niall (Rutger Hauer) will appear right at the end of Episode 10
- Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello) will make a pass at Sookie, this will confuse her even more in regard to her feelings towards Warlow
- Some of the vampires that were feeding off Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) were infected with Hep V – this will lead to the big question: how will humans react to Hep V?
- Jason will only find out about his Hep V status when Violet (Karolina Wydra) starts getting the tell-tale blue veins
It’s highly likely we are completely off with our predictions and Brian Buckner has something else even more spectacular planned for us all in the True Blood Season 6 finale, but it’s still fun to dream.
What are your predictions for the Season 6 finale? And what are your predictions for True Blood Season 7? Let us know in the comments below,
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August 15, 2013
Two New Clips Arrive to Tease us About The True Blood Season Finale:
In the first clip, entitled A Pleasant Surprise, we find Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello) sharing a pleasant walk together through the cemetery after Terry Bellefleur’s (Todd Lowe) funeral. Poor Sookie is worried about her brother, Jason (Ryan Kwanten) and Alcide is doing the right thing by reassuring her that Jason will be just fine.
Alcide’s depth of understanding makes Sookie take pause – has she just found a suitor that doesn’t want her dead first?
The second clip is called No Shrinking Violet and starts with Violet (Karolina Wydra) feeding from Jason Stackhouse. It seems Jason is feeling the attraction to Violet that she promised would happen. But – true to her word – Violet is going to make her conquest a hard earned feat.
But before they can discuss matters further – Sookie shows up!
It gets all threatening and fangy for a moment but then Jason convinces Violet that Sookie is indeed his sister and Violet responds by laying her lips on the Sookster!
What do you think the outcome will be for the season finale of HBO’s True Blood Season 6? Let us know in the comments below.
Sources: HBO – Ep. 70 Clip: A Pleasant Surprise
HBO – Ep. 70 Clip: No Shrinking Violet
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